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Linda stepped down as Principal of the Linda Shipton School of Dancing in Ipswich after an extremely happy 38 years. This was a role she took up after training at the Bush Davies Schools, and briefly performing in the West End. She was a founder tutor of the highly acclaimed Suffolk Ballet Scholars and taught continuously on the Scheme until its closure in 2008.
Having had considerable success training students for professional careers, she is proud to have many past pupils dancing worldwide, including a Principal, First Soloist and First Artist in the Royal Ballet Company, as well as soloists & dancers in European Ballet Companies, West End, Film, Television, Choreographic and Teaching posts.
Linda has been a Grade & Vocational Examiner for the Imperial Ballet Faculty of the ISTD since 2002, and has also been the ISTD East Anglian Area Organiser, being responsible for arranging Teachers Courses in the East Anglian region.
She is thrilled to be a member of the teaching faculty of Evolution Foundation College, and thoroughly enjoys working with the students to further their Classical training.