Governance & Policies
London Studio Centre Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridget Espinosa’s Memorial Trust (BEMT), which is a Registered Charity (Charity number: 803577).
London Studio Centre Ltd.
Registered office: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ.
Registered in England No. 3787251
Trustees of the BEMT
|Richard Fairbairn||Partner, Lester Aldridge LLP|
|Yvette Rathbone||Freelance Copywriter & OCR Examiner|
London Studio Centre Board of Governors
In accordance with London Studio Centre's mission statement and the fundamental principles of the school laid down by Bridget Espinosa, members of the Board are qualified to ensure that the Theatre Dance Course remains at the forefront of professional theatre training and continues to produce students equipped to fulfill the exacting demands of a professional performing career.
|Mark Baldwin||Artistic Director, Rambert Dance Company|
|Dr. Stephanie Jordan||Professor, Roehampton Institute|
|Dr. Wayne Sleep OBE||Choreographer and dancer|
|Bob West||Former Casting Director for Cameron Mackintosh|
London Studio Centre Policies
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London Studio Centre is committed to providing access and encouraging individuals from all backgrounds regardless of their financial or socio-economic circumstances. LSC actively creates opportunities to increase access from under-represented or disadvantaged groups in line with its equal opportunities policy.
London Studio Centres’ target groups include, but are not limited to; people from lower socio-economic groups, people from low income backgrounds, under-represented ethnic groups and males.
The college is committed to providing financial support to students who require it, in the form of:
- Providing eligible students with London Studio Centre Tuition Fee Scholarships. LSC uses the income assessments of Student Finance to provide a fair and transparent facility of awarding scholarships.
- Removing barriers that might deter applicants from applying to the college. London Studio Centre is committed to widening participation, as such LSC has a fund for students who fit within its target group. The fund provides scholarships towards student tuition fees.
- London Studio Centre also provides a number of scholarships for its summer school and Saturday programmes, these are advertised throughout a range of dance schools and sources to provide access to those that may not have the financial provision to attend.
London Studio Centre understands that outreach provides information, encouragement and motivation to applicants who may not normally have access. As such, the college delivers a range of general, targeted and specific activities throughout the country at various schools and in various techniques – including free schools workshops.
LSC engages in outreach activities to promote its provision at a range of education establishments, college/HE careers days, fairs and dance exhibitions. In line with LSC’s Access Policy, the college identifies and visits potential applicants from all social and cultural backgrounds. It also provides applicants with the chance to view and experience the college’s work through; open days, free taster days and boys’ days, summer schools, and Saturday classes for 4-18 year olds. National public performances also provide applicants with an opportunity to access the work of the college.
The aim is to provide every opportunity for applicants to access and engage with the college, this includes video applications and international auditions.
London Studio Centre is committed to valuing and protecting the well-being of the individual. Encouraging diversity in both students and staff in an inclusive and safe learning and working environment, where everyone can achieve their full potential and feel equally respected.
London Studio Centre does not accept or tolerate bullying or harassment and every effort is made to prevent it in any form. The college is committed to promoting a supportive and open environment where individuals are able to report incidents in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and dealt with in confidence.
London Studio Centre is committed to equal opportunities for disabled people. As such the college provides an environment free from discrimination of any kind on the grounds of disability. The college promotes a positive and welcoming environment to all in its shared Staff/Student Code of Conduct and in conjunction with its equal opportunities policy.
London Studio Centre values and respects the rich diversity of its students, staff and alumni, understanding that this inclusive, supportive and nurturing environment results in a motivated, productive and creative workplace for both staff and students.
London Studio Centre is committed to providing students with an environment where freedom of expression and speech (within the law) are protected, but balanced with the need to ensure that the college is free from harm and hatred. It provides access to a range of visiting lecturers from around the world. It values the experience and diversity of opinion they bring, to spark academic discussion and debate among staff and students.
In conjunction with London Studio Centre’s Equal Opportunities Policy, the college is committed to creating an environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where diversity is valued.
LSC is committed to maintaining and developing strong links with the performing arts industry to ensure that its educational provision meets the needs of the industry and maximises students’ opportunities for employment and advancement.
London Studio Centre welcomes applications from students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and provides a supportive environment that emphasizes inclusion and accessibility in line with its equal opportunities and disability policies. SpLD may affect students’ learning in dance, through difficulties with spatial awareness, retaining movement sequences, understanding of time, organisational skills and/or working memory.
London Studio Centre is committed to teaching dance in a healthy and positive environment. Students and staff are required to support that commitment. In this context, we address disordered eating and potential eating disorders, and support students confronting such problems. We also acknowledge the impact of eating disorders on the college community and provide additional support to staff and students where necessary.
Full policies are available, please contact the Director for further information.