Doreen Bird has been one of this country’s leading teachers of dance since 1945, when at the age of 17 she set up the Doreen Bird School of Dance. This later became the Doreen Bird School of Performing Arts in 1951, with six students enrolling on a full-time three-year course. The school is now internationally recognised as a centre of excellence. The award recognises her services to dance education.
Graduated Wednesday 3 November 1999