Sadie Simpson Highland Scholarship Weekend Lecture Series – “An insight to being a Dancer on the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & the audition process” Lecture by Aileen Robertson
“An insight to being a Dancer on the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & the audition process”
Lecture by Aileen Robertson
Saturday 2nd October 2021 at 4.45pm UK time
Entry will start from 4.30pm.
The Lecture will be 1 hour with the opportunity for a short Q&A session at the end.
Please fill in your details in this link to register: https://forms.gle/D1ctyyLMavsqqAcp6
Non-members may attend at a cost of $10, this can be paid via the adhoc section of the website.
Aileen Robertson is well known in the United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. She adjudicates, examines, teaches workshops & conducts lectures throughout the World.
Aileen started dancing at the age of seven taking classes in all forms of dance. She began competing in Highland & continued her career by winning every Championship title in Scotland including the British Open, United Kingdom, Commonwealth & all Area titles. She also won the Mid Canada Championship in Winnipeg.
The highlight of her career was winning the World Junior Title in 1972 & continuing to win the Adult World Championship in 1974 & 1976. She also won the SOBHD Oscar award for Champion of Champions & was given a Civic Reception from Kyle & Carrick Council.
Aileen is a Fellow & Examiner of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance & was taught by Elspeth Strathern. She is a Life Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing & an Adjudicator on the RSOBHD Worldwide panel. She is Head Delegate on the Board representing FUSTA/Scotdance USA, & also serves on several Committees of the RSOBHD including the Technical & Judges Committees.
Aileen has a successful Dancing School based in Ayr. The Robertson School have had many successes in Choreography as well as training pupils to World class level.
Aileen is Dance Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & leads the Tattoo Dance Company to perform in Tattoos Worldwide. She has choreographed for Tattoos in Melbourne & Sydney Australia, Wellington New Zealand, Virginia, Basel, Zurich, Berlin, Lichtenstein, Dusseldorf, Oslo, Las Vegas & Shanghai.
One of her biggest Honours was having dancers perform for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations at Windsor Castle in 2016.
Aileen was honoured & privileged to become a Honorary Member of the FUSTA Hall of Fame in 2019. This was awarded to Aileen for representing FUSTA/Scotdance USA on the RSOBHD for 30 years.