Phaedra Petsilas was born in Athens, Greece where she trained in ballet and contemporary dance. She then moved to the UK to continue her training and then pursue a career in dance education and choreography.
She gained a BA (Hons) in Dance from Chichester University, and followed this with an MA in Dance Studies from Laban, where she specialised in choreography, scenography and aesthetics.
She has also obtained a PGCE in post-compulsory education. Phaedra is an experienced dance educator with expertise and insight in both practical and academic aspects of dance who has a passion for dance education and training. She thrives on mentoring and supporting dance students to achieve their full potential as fully rounded, creative and thinking dance artists.
Phaedra Petsilas is Head of Studies at Rambert School where she is responsible for the academic provision, as well as research and professional development. She is a member of the senior management team of the School and as part of her role she has been developing the research culture, playing an active role in promoting the strategic vision of the School.
Phaedra is currently a PhD candidate at Roehampton University focusing on the politics of dance education.