Creating useful people

002: Jessica Wheeler, principal of Elmhurst Ballet School

August 23, 2018 Season 1 Episode 2
Creating useful people
002: Jessica Wheeler, principal of Elmhurst Ballet School
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Creating useful people
002: Jessica Wheeler, principal of Elmhurst Ballet School
Aug 23, 2018 Season 1 Episode 2
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Show Notes

Creating ‘thinking dancers’ at world-leading dance school.

Jessica Wheeler is the principal of the prestigious and world-renowned Elmhurst Ballet School, and has been since 2010. Under her leadership the school has received glowing OFSTED reports, record-breaking exam reports, and even received a royal visit! After studying contemporary dance at Trinity Laban she started her career in dance education. Jessica has created a set of videos for Teachers TV, and OFSTED has described her as a ‘highly effective leader’.

In this podcast we discuss Jessica’s creative and musical influences, childhood ambitions and role models, as well as moving schools and changing her definition of success.

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