Kay Ball – Principal

Dip L.C.D.D F.I.S.T.D.
Registered member R.A.D
Examiner I.S.T.D.

Kay Ball trained at the London College of Dance & Drama, after graduating she taught for a number of prestigious schools in the West Sussex area. She has been principal of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing since January 1986.

Kay is qualified to teach Classical Ballet (RAD & ISTD), Modern, Tap and Classical Greek, and is an examiner for the Classical Greek & Modern Faculties.

She has sat on the Classical Greek Dance Association Faculty Committee of the ISTD since February 1988 and took over as Chair of the Faculty in 2001 and one of the CGDAF representatives on the ISTD Theatre Faculties Board. Kay became Vice Chairman of the Theatre Faculties Board in 2007 and was voted Chair of that Board this year (2015).

In 2008 Kay was appointed onto the Board of Trustees of ISTD Council and in September 2014 became Chair of the ISTD Teacher’s Benevolent Fund.

In 2015 Kay was awarded Imperial Theatre Award, which is the highest accolade the ISTD can present to a member given for outstanding achievements and service to the society.

As Principal of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing her first priority is to provide enjoyment for the children and encourage a happy and friendly atmosphere throughout the school.

Carol Vasko

Dip. L.C.D.D., L.I.S.T.D.(Ballet, Modern) A.I.S.T.D.(Tap)
Registered member RAD F.I.S.T.D. (Greek), Examiner ISTD

Carol trained at London College of Dance, graduating with an overall teaching grade of Distinction, and the winner of the Audrey MacBeath Award for Most Promising Teacher.

She spent two years teaching in Canada as Head of Ballet at a studio in Northwest Ontario. Since her return to the UK, Carol has worked as a freelance teacher, privileged to work in some of the most respected dance studios in Hampshire and Sussex.

Carol is qualified to teach Classical Ballet, Classical Greek, Modern, Tap & National, and is experienced in teaching Choreography, GCSE and A level Dance.

Carol is an active member of the Classical Greek Dance Faculty, she is the current Vice-Chairman; and is a representative on the Theatre Faculties Board of the ISTD.