Dr. Carol Martin
Tel: 020 7326 8063
Qualifications and Position:
LRAD, BA (Hons), MA (Dist.), PhD
Head of Research
I joined the RAD in 2000, having completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in dance studies at the University of Surrey. My first career was as a freelance dance teacher but my long term goal was always to teach in higher education where I could pursue my interests in dance history and cultural studies. Over the last twelve years I have been involved in the design and validation of programmes of study for onsite students and distance learners, drawing on my extensive background in both the private and public sectors.
My main area of responsibility is in co-ordinating staff research and professional development, working with the Director of Education, Dr. Anne Hogan, to build a dynamic, research-active Faculty of Education. Our departmental research aims are wide-ranging, from developing inclusive dance practices to ensuring the preservation of dance legacies using digital technology. We are developing a diverse research community drawing on both traditional text-based models and work-based and action-based methodologies.
Teaching and Management:
BA (Hons) Ballet Education (dissertation supervisor)
Master of Teaching: Dance (Module Co-ordinator MTD701)
Research Interests and Projects:
I am currently editing my PhD thesis ‘Matriarchy and Nation: Mothering English Ballet 1920-1939’ for future publication as well as preparing papers on the historical development of dance teacher education and training in the UK.
External Examiner for the MA Performance and Choreography at the University of Bedfordshire
Committee member of the European Association of Dance Historians and ther Society for Dance Research
Pathways to Teaching Dance: Move It (London, 10th March 2012)
The Professionalisation of Dance Teaching in the UK: Research Conference: Farnborough Sixth Form College (Farnborough, Surrey, 11th June 2012)
Matriarchy and Nation: the Royal Academy of Dance 1920-1939. British Dance Institutions: Past, Present and Future. Society for Dance Research (London, 19th May 2012)
Double Agent: Richardson, Ballet and Ballroom. Society for Dance Research (London, 16th February 2013)
British Ballet Pedagogy: philosophy, history, practice. Panel presentation. Council of Organized Researchers for Pedagogical Studies of Ballet. Paris 19-23 June 2013.
Martin, C. 1998 After the Event. Dance Now 7 (1), 35-41.
Martin, C. 1999 Mark Morris’ Dido and Aeneas in Adshead-Lansdale, J. (ed) Dancing Texts: intertextuality in interpretation. London: Dance Books.
Martin, C. 2001 What’s in a Name? Dance Gazette 1, 22-25.
Martin, C, White, J. & Dyke, S. 2007 Continuing Professional Development. Dance Gazette 2, 6-7.
Martin, C. 2008 Proving Their Worth. Dance Gazette 1, 42-43.
Martin, C. 2010 The Journey So Far. Dance Gazette 1, 20-22.
Martin, C. 2010 The Next Ten Years. Dance Gazette 1, 25.
Martin, C & Roy, S. 2011 Over the Rainbow. Dance Gazette 3, 33-35.
Published Conference Papers
Martin, C. 1997 After the Event: reconstructing Ashton’s ‘pasr’ in Jordan, S. (ed) Preservation Politics: Dance Revived, Reconstructed, Remade. Proceedings of the Conference at the University of Surrey Roehampton November 8-9, 1997, 41-51.
Martin, C. 2009 From Bourdieu to the Maternal Imaginary: re-positioning the ballet teacher. Cord Conference: Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy. 25-27 June, de Montford University.
Martin, C. 2009 Back to the Future: ballet, pedagogy, progress? Faculty of Education Conference: Continuity and Change in Dance Teacher Education. 24th October 2009, Royal Academy of Dance, London.
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