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Our Think Tank members

Frederick Way, Jessica Allen, Malcolm Hill, Melanie Curtis, Miranda Hill, Peter Meager, Roswitha Wetschka, and Vivienne Saxton


Meet some of the LGBTQIA+ Think Tank team as they share their thoughts on LGBTQIA+ inclusion in dance.

Meet the team


Our mission statement

The LGBTQIA+ and Gender Think Tank is comprised of staff members, faculty committee members, and external stakeholders, brought together by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing to help increase LGBTQIA+ diversity and inclusion within our organisation and the dance industry as a whole.

As we acknowledge that our organisation is neither representatively diverse nor fully inclusive, our think tank intends to focus on exploring the following obstacles.

Read our full statement


The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and more. The organisation also delivers training opportunities for teachers and other young people, creating LGBT+ positive resources for schools, colleges, and other youth settings. Get equipped in being fully LGBT+ inclusive in your practice and find out more here.

Fawcett Society

Fawcett is the leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights, promoting a society in which individuals can fulfil their potential regardless of sex. Visit their website.

Government Equality Office

UK government campaigning for women and equalities. Visit their website.

The Beaumont Society

The Beaumont Society is a national self-help body run by and for the transgender community. It supports the transgender community, together with their partners and families, as well as advising and training on transgender issues. Visit their website.

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society

GIRES is a volunteer operated membership charity that, in collaboration with the other groups in its field, hears, helps, empowers and gives a voice to trans and gender non- conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families. Visit their website.

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation, formerly known as The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF), is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Visit their website.

Press For Change

Press For Change provides legal advice, training, and research to trans people, their representatives, and public and private bodies. Visit their website.


A national charity supporting lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. Visit their website.


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