Judith Coleman emigrated from England to Canada in 1969. When Canadian friends and acquaintances heard of her dance background in both performing and teaching, they urged her to teach their children. At this point, Oxford School of Dance was born. The reputation of the School is well known throughout Western Ontario and beyond for the outstanding quality of both the students and teaching staff.
Judith has been teaching in Canada for 44 years and is a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) and Life Member of the British Association Teachers of Dance (B.A.T.D.). She is a Practical Teaching Supervisor for the RAD which allows her to pass on her years of experience to student teachers. Judith has numerous awards and certificates from her performances in Dance Festivals in England. She was also a performer of solo and group roles in professional Pantomime, Operatic, Drama, and Choral performances. Judith received a well rounded dance education and has professional teaching qualifications in ballet, modern, tap, and national character dance. These are subjects that she has taught along with ballroom and latin dance. Since childhood, Judith has had a passion for national/character dance.
Throughout her career, Judith has continued to study dance subjects including credit courses in dance anatomy, dance history, child psychology, and developmental aspects of movement at the University of Waterloo. She has regularly attended courses and seminars at the R.A.D. in London, England, numerous courses in Canada at the RAD, BATD, ISTD, and NBS.