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Director of arts education

Margaret Olivia Semple, British Director of arts education. Certified teacher. Research director Extemporary Dance Threatre, London, Kent, England, 1988. Member National Curriculum Department Education, Science Physical Education Working Group, Bonnie Bird Choreographic Awards United Kingdom; fellow Royal Society of Arts, 1992, Laban Guild, United Kingdom, 1992 (president).

Background

Semple, Margaret Olivia was born on July 30, 1954 in London. Daughter of Robert Henry and Olivia Victorine (Shuffler) Semple.

Education

Advanced diploma in education, London University, 1981. Master of Arts, Sussex University, 1986. Doctor of Education (honorary), De Montfort University, 2000.

Career

Teacher Inner London Education Authority, 1975-1979, advisory teacher, 1979-1980, head faculty arts, 1980-1987, deputy principal, 1987-1988. Director Arts Council, Gulbenkian Foundation, Commission for Racial Equality, London, 1989-1990. Head of education Arts Council of Great Britain, since 1991.

Director learning experience The Dome, 1997-2001, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, 1997. Commissioner Department Civil Service, since 2001. Patron Council for Dance Education & Training, Essex, England, since 1987.

External examiner Laban Center, London, 1986-1995. Director Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, 1997. Board directors Teacher Training Agency.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Choreographer (dance) Grace & Glitter, 1987, Southern Arts Association, Bracknell, England, 1988, Eastern Arts Association, Ipswich, England, 1988. Performer Danger Women at Work, 1988.

Membership

Research director Extemporary Dance Threatre, London, Kent, England, 1988. Trustee Barnado's Charity, 1998, Rambert Dance Company, 1998, Royal Society Arts, 1999, Sadlers Wells Theatre, 1998, The Roundhouse Trust, 2000, The Arts Educational Schools Trust, 2000. Member All Souls Group, Oxford, Windsor Leadership Trust, British American Project.

Chairman National Youth Theatre, 2000. Member National Curriculum Department Education, Science Physical Education Working Group, Bonnie Bird Choreographic Awards United Kingdom. Fellow Royal Society of Arts, 1992, Laban Guild, United Kingdom, 1992 (president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: African dancing, reading.

Connections

father:
Robert Henry Semple

mother:
Olivia Victorine (Shuffler) Semple