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Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
22/26 Paul Street

+44 (0)20 7377 1577

Get directions on how to find us

If exiting from Old Street tube station, please take Exit 4 from the station and turn onto City Road South.

Executive Office

Ginny Brown Chief Executive Officer
Ginny Brown (ext. 809) gbrown@istd.org 
Liz Dale

Director of Dance
Liz Dale (ext. 895) ldale@istd.org

Keith Stephenson

Director of Finance & Operations
Keith Stephenson (ext. 805) kstephenson@istd.org

Janne Karkkainen

Director of Examinations
Janne Karkkainen (ext. 860) jkarkkainen@istd.org

Louise Moulton

Director of Education
Louise Molton (ext. 844) lmolton@istd.org

Gemma Matthews

Director of Membership & Communications
Gemma Matthews (ext. 807) gmatthews@istd.org


Executive Assistant
Gloria Taplin (ext. 806) gtaplin@istd.org

Dance Directorate

Michaela Ellis Artistic Projects Manager
Michaela Ellis (ext. 896) mellis@istd.org

Acting Head of Faculty Development - Cecchetti
Catherine Hutchon chutchon@istd.org


Head of Faculty Development - Imperial Classical Ballet, Greek and National
Pippa Cobbing (ext. 802) pcobbing@istd.org

Lisa Harrison-Jones

Head of Faculty Development - Modern Theatre and Classical Indian 
Lisa Harrison-Jones (ext. 892) ljones@istd.org

Jason DiMascio

Head of Faculty Development - Tap
Jason Di Mascio (ext. 804) jdimascio@istd.org


Head of Faculty Development - Disco, Freestyle, Rock n Roll & Street 
Amanda Tapp atapp@istd.org

Malcolm Hill

Head of Faculty Development - Latin American, Ballroom, Sequence
Malcolm Hill mhill@istd.org

Finance & Operations

Roza Kobel

HR Manager 
Roza Kobel (ext. 816) hr@istd.org


Finance Manager
Anthony Shayler (ext. 851) ashayler@istd.org


Finance Business Partner
Christian Levy (ext. 850) clevy@istd.org 


Accounts Payable/Receivable Oficer
Joseph Alfonso (ext. 853) jalfonso@istd.org


Accounts Payable/Receivable Officer
Dalha Mohamed (ext. 855) dmohamed@istd.org

Laura Henderson

ISTD HQ Receptionist (Mon-Wed)
Laura Henderson (ext.800) receptionHQ@istd.org


ISTD HQ Receptionist (Thu-Fri)
Katie Barrett (ext.800) receptionHQ@istd.org


ISTD HQ Facilities Manager
Emelda Nwankiti (ext. 812) enwankiti@istd.org 

UK Examinations

Melanie Curtis

Head of UK Examinations
Melanie Curtis (ext. 871) mcurtis@istd.org


UK Examinations Manager
Yannis Malavakis (ext. 878) ymalavakis@istd.org

Amanda Adams

Senior UK Examinations Officer
Amanda Adams (ext. 880) aadams@istd.org


Dancesport Examinations Officer
Sarah Brown (ext. 879) sbrown@istd.org


Examinations Officer (UK Centres)
Sadie Serridge (ext. 874) sserridge@istd.org

Georgina Winterborne

UK Examinations Officer
Georgina Winterborne (ext. 875) gwinterborne@istd.org


UK Examinations Officer
Laura Miah (ext. 876) lmiah@istd.org

International Examinations

Evangelia Drakouli

Head of International Examinations
Eve Drakouli (ext. 862) edrakouli@istd.org


International Examinations Manager
Metaxia Ypsilanti (ext. 882) mypsilanti@istd.org

Alex Batts

International Examinations Officer
Alex Batts (ext. 867) abatts@istd.org
(Europe – Ireland; Asia – China [mainland, Hong Kong, Macau], India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Middle East – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates; Caribbean – Barbados, Saint Lucia, Trinidad; Africa – Seychelles)


International  Examinations Officer
Theodora Siora tsiora@istd.org
(Europe - Cyprus, Greece)


International Examinations Officer
Stephanie Russo (ext. 864) SRusso@istd.org
(Europe – Spain, Gibraltar; North America – Mexico; Oceania – Australia, New Zealand)


International Examinations Officer
(North America – Canada, USA)

Negin Vaziri

International Examinations Officer
Negin Vaziri (ext. 865) NVaziri@istd.org
(Europe - Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland)

 Chelsea Fox

International Examinations Officer
Chelsea Fox (ext. 863) cfox@istd.org
(Europe – Denmark, Germany, Malta, Norway, Portugal; Africa – Kenya, South Africa)


International Examinations Officer (Dancesport)
Julie Harries (ext. 868) jharries@istd.org

Education & Training


Head of Teacher Training
Suzanne Priest (ext. 838) spriest@istd.org

Mavis Saba

Professional Development and Events Manager 
Mavis Saba (ext. 832) msaba@istd.org

Joely Stevens

Professional Development Co-ordinator
Joely Stevens (ext. 833) jstevens@istd.org


Professional Development Assistant

Valentina Grecchi

International Professional Development Co-ordinator
Valentina Grecchi (ext. 836) vgrecchi@istd.org


International Professional Development Assistant


Learning Experience Designer 
Levinna James (ext. 837) ljames@istd.org 

Gemma Bridge

Initial Qualifications Co-ordinator
Gemma Bridge (ext. 834) gbridge@istd.org


Teacher Training Officer
Yolande Binks ybinks@istd.org 


Higher Qualifications Co-ordinator 

Membership & Communications



Membership Manager
Nigel Joseph (ext. 891) membership@istd.org

Nick Hurd

Membership Coordinator
Nick Hurd (ext. 823) membership@istd.org

Tamsin Moore

Design & Publications Manager (Mon, Tue & Wed)
Tamsin Moore tmoore@istd.org

Richard Czapnik

Senior Graphic Designer 
Richard Czapnik (ext. 821) richardc@istd.org 


Senior Marketing Manager
Jacquiline James jjames@istd.org

Katie Andrews

Marketing & Communications Officer
Katie Andrews (ext. 822) kandrews@istd.org

Customer Services & Quality Assurance



Head of Quality Assurance
Sophie Azam (ext. 840) sazam@istd.org


Quality Assurance Manager
Gemma Ward (ext. 841) gward@istd.org 


Customer Service Officer 
Complaints & Result Enquiries complaints@istd.org


Quality Assurance Officer
(Dancesport, International Examinations, and Special Needs)
Tolu Alabi (ext. 846) talabi@istd.org

Applications for Reasonable Adjustments (ARA) ara@istd.org


Quality Assurance Assistant


Quality Assurance Officer
(UK Theatre Examinations) 
Sabena Sengupta (ext. 847) ssengupta@istd.org


Quality Assurance Assistant
(UK Theatre Examinations) 
Jake Hacene (ext. 843) jhacene@istd.org


Professional Qualifications Manager
Selvet Tufan (ext. 845) pqmanager@istd.org


Professional Qualifications Officer
Arif Ahmed Sunny (ext. 842) asunny@istd.org


Professional Qualifications Officer
Morgan Taylor (ext. 830) mtaylor@istd.org


Quest Applications Analyst
Matt Kudzio (ext. 849) questdev@istd.org

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