Royal Academy of Dance Launches New Leadership Training Initiative

UK-based dance education organization, Royal Academy of Dance, held Power in Motion event sponsored by London Women’s Forum to inaugurate the new program.

LONDON (December 11, 2023) — Leading dance education and training organisation Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has launched RAD Leadership Training, an exciting initiative which uses the power and influence of movement to help corporate leaders take their leadership skills to the next level.

Designed for high potential and senior executive leaders in the corporate sector, RAD Leadership Training will initially be delivered by Movement in Practice, an educational platform designed by dance psychologist, Dr Peter Lovatt.

Drawing on the parallels between business and dance, RAD Leadership Training’s creatives and academics will utilise their expertise in dance education and training to help participants unlock their version of high performance, giving them renewed confidence in their abilities to confront challenges, achieve sustained performance and cultivate potential in others.

The programme was launched with an event sponsored by London Women’s Forum (LWF), the networking and thought leadership platform for senior female executives in the financial services sector in London and beyond. The event, Power in Motion, coincided with the LWF’s twentieth anniversary and was attended by members and partners of LWF and other executives from the corporate and dance sectors.

Beginning with welcome speeches from RAD’s Chief Executive Tim Arthur and Jane Karczewski Chair of London Women’s Forum Board, Power in Motion featured an insightful presentation by Dr. Michelle Groves RAD’s Director of Education which explained how to harness the power of stillness.

An inspiring talk with Dame Darcey Bussell followed, with Bussell giving a personal account of how she handled her career change and transition. After a Q&A session, participants were then treated to performances by English National Ballet’s Soloist Precious Adams. Adams took to the RAD’s state-of-the-art Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre stage to perform an excerpt from the seasonal ballet, The Nutcracker.

The RAD’s Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre at its HQ is home to the training programme, providing an ideal versatile space with high-end facilities to match. For more information about the RAD’s Leadership Training programme and venue hire opportunities visit hirerad.org.

“This launch marked a historic milestone for the RAD. For the first time in our illustrious history, we integrate leadership training with the rich influences of dance education.”Tim Arthur, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the most influential dance education and training organisations in the world with a strong global membership in 85 countries. Established in 1920 to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.


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