Miss Julie Tomkins
Fellow and Examiner for the ISTD also a member of the Latin American Faculty.
Born in Ipswich, as a child, Julie attended the Olga Willmot School of Dancing completing all her examinations with the ISTD both as a Juvenile and a Junior, also enjoying a successful competitive career.
Julie turned professional at 16, where she would continue to teach for Olga, winning the ISTD Scholarship and Pierre Trophy and becoming a fellow at the age of 27.
With Partner Martin Cawston she was a British and UK Closed Finalist also winner of the ISTD 10 Dance Trophy. They also were the Dance Team on board the QE2 and represented their country overseas on several occasions.
She was appointed an examiner in 1995 and has since gone on to examine, lecture, adjudicate and teach all ages, and abilities both professional and amateur in the UK and abroad.
Based in London Julie is now Principal of Club Semley Dance Academy an extension of the world renowned Semley Ballroom.