Our Writers | Georgina Butler
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Georgina Butler – Writer/Dancer/Dance Writer
Georgina Butler is a writer and dancer based in the UK. She started dancing as a toddler and has complete Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) classical ballet qualifications to Grade 8 with ‘Distinction’ and holds the vocational major qualifications. She also has Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) qualifications in modern and jazz dance and is trained in contemporary dance technique.
Georgina is a First Class Honours graduate of the world-famous Royal Academy of Dance. Accepted onto the Academy’s Dance Education Degree programme in 2014, Georgina achieved ‘Distinction’ at both Certificate and Diploma levels and was awarded an academic scholarship bursary by the RAD’s Faculty of Education.
Georgina is also a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she studied Sociology. While she was a student at this prestigious university, Georgina continued to dance – and even completed a dissertation exploring gender in classical ballet.
After graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Georgina trained as a journalist before building up a wealth of experience writing content for newspapers and websites. Now an established dance and theatre writer, she previews and reviews productions from the likes of English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. She works with these companies, and others, to advocate dance whenever the opportunity may arise by writing features and interviewing dancers. Significant interviews have included former Royal Ballet dancer and current English National Ballet artistic director Tamara Rojo, celebrated English National Ballet lead principal dancer Daria Klimentová and British dancer and choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne.
As a dance teacher, Georgina teaches people of all ages and abilities - from tiny tots to advanced vocational students and adults. She takes great pride in sharing her enthusiasm for learning, perfecting, performing and watching dance with every dancer she meets. She endeavours to help everyone in her classes recognise their strengths and progress positively.
Georgina is passionate about dancing, writing and learning. As a member of Dance UK and a professional member of People Dancing, she is an advocate of all types of dance – especially ballet. One of her favourite quotes is: “Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
Most of her time is spent writing or dancing but when she is not in front of her laptop or in the studio, Georgina is an avid reader, self-confessed nail polish addict and eager theatre-goer.
To learn more about Georgina and read her work, visit http://georginabutler.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter @GeorginaLButler and Instagram @glbdancewriter
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