Andrew Davidson – Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva

Andrew is an Australian musician and theatre practitioner based in London, UK. He is a Senior Lecturer in Acting and Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting (GSA), University of Surrey. He is the former Head of Dramatic Arts at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).

Andrew’s professional qualifications in Dalcroze Eurhythmics include the Diplôme Supérieur Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD), Switzerland; a Master of Music and the Dalcroze Licence from Longy School of Music, USA; and the Professional Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Dalcroze Australia. Andrew also holds the Professional Certificate in the Kodály Concept from the British Kodály Academy (BKA).

As a musician, Andrew composes, plays piano for dance, and has taught music at all levels. He has trained and examined Dalcroze teachers in Australia and the UK, and is a guest lecturer, consultant, and external examiner for degree programmes and CPD courses. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons I) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and studied composition with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney.

As a theatre practitioner, Andrew directs plays, operas, and musicals, and teaches acting across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a university conservatoire. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and is a graduate of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Andrew is studying for a PhD at the University of Surrey. His research is published with open access in Arts,  Research in Dance Education, Stanislavski Studies, and Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. He has presented papers at conferences in Australia, Canada, Poland, Switzerland, UK, USA, and online. Andrew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and the Royal Society for Arts (FRSA).