Amanda Britton has over 35 years of experience as a dancer, teacher, rehearsal director, mentor and course leader. Having trained at the Rambert Academy, she joined Ballet Rambert in 1984. She went on to become a leading dancer, performing roles in works by Christopher Bruce, Merce Cunningham, Richard Alston, Glen Tetley and Trisha Brown among many others. On leaving Rambert she went on to create and perform a number of works with Siobhan Davies Dance Company.
After retiring from performance Amanda joined the faculty at London Contemporary Dance School, where alongside a full-time teaching role she completed an MA in Dance Education and Training. In 2005 Amanda returned to Rambert School as Head of Undergraduate Studies, assisting with the School’s transition into Higher Education and the delivery of the FD/BA(Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance programmes, validated by the University of Kent.
Amanda was appointed Principal and Artistic Director of Rambert School in July 2015. Since then she has initiated a period of rapid change at the School, both cementing the core philosophies of the training and opening doors for new developments, innovations and research, including the launch of two new postgraduate programmes, the MA Professional Dance Performance/Rambert2, and MA Dance Research for Professional Practitioners.
Amanda is passionate about widening participation and access to dance for all, and the School’s Learning, Participation and Outreach work has developed rapidly since its outset in 2016. In 2020, Rambert School and Rambert (Company) together launched Rambert Grades, a new contemporary dance syllabus for young people, which aims to develop creativity, expression, and wellbeing through a holistic and inclusive programme of technique, performance practice and creative exploration.