In 2010 we were delighted to announce that the accomplished writer, playwright, actor and director Steven Berkoff was to become our first official Patron.
Since founding the London Theatre Group in 1968, Steven Berkoff has created numerous adaptations for the stage, as well as his original stage plays which have been performed internationally in many countries and languages. Berkoff’s adaptations include Kafka’s Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. He has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus – also playing the title role Richard II, Hamlet, Macbeth and Oscar Wilde’s Salome. Berkoff’s original plays include East, West, Messiah: Scenes from a Crucifixion, The Secret Love Life of Ophelia and Decadence, Harry’s Christmas, Massage, Acapulco and Brighton Beach Scumbags. His trilogy of solo shows: One Man, Shakespeare’s Villains and Requiem for Ground Zero have been performed in venues all over the world.
Not to limit his distinguished career to the stage, Berkoff has acted in a number of films, including A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Octopussy, Rambo, Under the Cherry Moon, Absolute Beginners and The Krays. He directed and co- starred with Joan Collins in the film version of his play Decadence and in 2011 the blockbuster The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Berkoff has written a variety of books, including the production journals I am Hamlet and Meditations on Metamorphosis, as well as autobiographical books Tough Acts, My Life in Food, Free Association and recently published Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent and his book of poetry entitled: You Remind Me of Marilyn Monroe.
Dance For All is a hub of expertise that you can dip into at any age and level, from the complete beginner to the experienced professional and Steven Berkoff says he is “thrilled to be a Patron” and that Dance For All is a “wonderful school.”
Find out more about our weekly children, teen and adult classes or our three year full-time professional course which is the longest running full-time dance course in Scotland to offer an HND in Professional Dance Performance alongside a complete Professional Dance and Teacher Training.
Scotland’s renowned dance critic Kelly Apter said of our 2013 show:
The diversity was remarkable… I wasn’t bored for a single second
“Join Us! With your hard work, flair and dedication, we will reward your unique talent with unsurpassed knowledge, skilled artistry, accredited qualifications, the finest training and an unrivalled dance college experience.”
Tracy Hawkes, Principal Director RTS ARAD SDS IdB(1) founded Dance For All in 1985 – discover more about our dance school. Tracy has performed and taught extensively in schools and dance companies here and abroad, including Basic Space Dance Theatre, Napac Ballet and Durban City Ballet. Find out more about Tracy and her inspirational faculty…