Kazia Galina Rudewicz LRAD Examiner and Tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance

At eleven years of age Kazia embarked on a vocational dance training programme at the Hammond School, Chester having received a Talented Child Award from the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.

In 1989, having completed secondary education, Kazia continued her vocational training at the Central School of Ballet in London.  At the end of her first year, she was privileged to be selected to attend the Kirov Ballet School, St. Petersburg for an intensive summer course in Classical Ballet training and Pas de Deux.

After six years of intensive training geared specifically towards a career in performing, Kazia chose to extend her training to the teaching of dance at the College of the Royal Academy of Dance, London.  In 1995 she graduated as Outstanding Student and was awarded the Jerwood Foundation Prize for Choreography and Personal Achievement.  In addition to receiving a Diploma in Dance, she was elected a Licentiate of the Academy.

Kazia then moved to the South West of England where she worked closely with RAD Examiner, Rosemarie Franklin, at the Classical Ballet Centre.  During this time she freelanced extensively in Bath and Bristol teaching RAD ballet and ISTD Modern Grades and Jazz Awards.   Kazia was invited and agreed to become a tutor of the Dance Faculty at Marlborough College International Summer School for several years.

Following Rosemarie Franklin’s retirement, Kazia became Principal of the Classical Ballet Centre.  During this time she was responsible for the concept, choreography and design of two major dance productions.  Aspects of her choreographic concepts feature in the book “Staging Dance” published 1998.

In 2005 Kazia was appointed a Grades Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance.  It was during the same year that she returned to Northern Ireland and became a freelance teacher.

In 2010 Kazia was appointed a CBTS Tutor for the Royal Academy of Dance and in 2013, following a rigorous selection process, became a CPD Tutor for the new Grades 4-5 Syllabi with the Academy.

Kazia Rudewicz is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). She has an Enhanced Disclosure in line with government legislation. A Child Protection Policy is in place and can be viewed at each venue. Kazia Rudewicz subscribes to the RAD Code of Professional Practice which outlines an  ethos of integrity, competence and professionalism.


How personal information is obtained:

– Via email;

– Via telephone conversation (manually noted and filed)

– Via text message;

– Completed registration forms.

  1. A) Personal information we hold

– Your child’s full name, date of birth and any medical conditions.

– Your home and/or mobile telephone number, home address and email address.

Why is this information required?

– Your child’s date of birth is required in order to allocate the most suitable ballet class.

– Mobile telephone numbers are stored onto the ballet school mobile phone. It is essential that contact can be made with parents in the event of an emergency or for any unforeseen situation which may result in a student becoming anxious or worried.

– Mobile phone numbers are also required so that parents can be regularly updated with general information relating to the ballet school.

– An email address is required as a quick and convenient method of communication.

– A home address is required for information which can only be posted. For example, ballet exam certificates.

– The Royal Academy Of Dance (RAD) will require your child’s first and last name and date of birth if they have been entered for a RAD ballet examination. This information is used to allocate each exam entrant with a personal ID number. The RAD does not share your child’s personal data with any other organisation.

  1. B) Consent

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– It is mandatory that a parent/guardian completes this section of the registration form. Details are printed clearly. Parents/ guardians have been given the choice to opt in or out.

– Detailed information regarding consent is printed out clearly and placed on permanent display on the ballet school notice board at each of the studio venues.

How is personal information and consent stored?

– Registration forms completed manually are filed.

– On email and text messages which have appropriate security measures in place.

For how long is personal data and consent retained?

– For a maximum of three months after a pupil leaves the ballet school.

– After three months, personal data is deleted.

Parents are required to give written confirmation when their child wishes to terminate ballet lessons.

Personal data is held for three months for reasons outlined below:

– To notify parents if fees have not been settled.

– To post ballet exam certificates

It is our duty to:

– Keep our privacy notice under review and update as necessary.