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Europe

Carole Watson

CWatson@istd.org


Carole has been a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing since she was a student. After training at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts, she performed professionally before starting her teaching career. Carole has been an international examiner for the Society since 1995. Carole organises many events for our 674 members in 15 countries across Europe.

 
 

North America

Astrid Sherman

asherman@istd.org

Astrid co-founded Pro Arte in Vancouver, Canada, but is now resident in Los Angeles, USA. Astrid has been invited to present research at international conferences and workshops including the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). Astrid represents 255 members across Canada, the USA, Mexico, and the north America region.

Asia

Chua Zjen Fong

chua@istd.org


Zjen Fong competed professionally for 10 years, and he and his wife were undefeated 15 times Malaysian national Latin Champions. In 2012 they started their own school, My Dancesport Academy in Kuala Lumpur. The Society has 165 members in 10 countries across Asia.

 
 

Africa and the Middle East

Delia Sainsbury

dsainsbury@istd.org


Delia obtained Associates in Ballet, Modern, National, and Tap at Bush Davies School and the Performance Diploma in Drama, LAMDA. Delia holds Fellowship stats in Modern and Tap and received the International Imperial Award in 2004. She is the Director of the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town, South Africa. Her region comprises 122 members across six countries.

Australasia

Jess Walker

JWalker@istd.org


Jess has been teaching with the Society for 10 years and teaching in total for just under 16 years. She is the Director and Principal of Jazz, Ballet, and Tap at her school in Auckland, run alongside her Co-Director and husband.