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Andrea Mallen is the director of Dance In Education Services and and has over 22 years' teaching experience. Andrea is the creator of the Adept Portal and author of a wide range of resources. She is a consultant for several education authorities, TV Production companies, Performing Arts Schools and examination boards.
Andrea trained at the Laban Centre (London) graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Dance Theatre and an Advanced Performance Diploma. She obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education (Drama/English) from Bretton Hall, University of Leeds and holds an MA in Professional Education from Leeds Metropolitan University. She also holds Advanced Diplomas in Mentoring and Raising Achievement in Schools and is a qualified Internal Assessor, External Moderator and Examiner for a number of Examination Boards.
Andrea is one of only a handful of education professionals in Britain who teaches and trains pupils and teachers from Nursery/Foundation Stage to Masters Degree Level.
In 1997 she co-founded Dance In Education Services, a company formed to conceptualise, write, publish and distribute educational Dance resources to the compulsory and non-compulsory education sectors.
This level of success led to the formation of a publishing company which produces an array of dance resources including the international best seller 'Dance G.C.S.Easy'. Andrea has written numerous publications for an array of professional Dance companies, including Phoenix Dance and Northern Ballet Theatre.
Since its inception Dance In Education Services has become a leader in the field of dance publications and teacher training. Best-selling Dance in Education resources include:
Get Fizzical, Dance In Steps, Activ8: The Big Dance Number, Dance GCSEasy.
Andrea has been presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to regional, cultural Dance events.