Linda Jamieson

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Linda Jamieson

Director & Choreographer, R.A.D.T.C

Mrs. Jamieson has earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in Psychology and English, the other in Theological Studies. She has completed Master degree courses in Educational Psychology and in Physical Education. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Dance, London England, and was granted their Teaching Certificate with Distinction. Her ballet training includes the teacher's course at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and R.A.D. Major syllabus work with Miss Ellen Andrews, A.R.A.D., Advanced Teacher and Examiner with the Royal Academy.

Her teacher, Gladys Forrester, a former Ballerina with Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company who later became a CBC Choreographer prepared Linda very well for a career in dance. From age ten to sixteen, Linda danced regularly on such television shows as "Time Of Your Life", "Razzle Dazzle". "The Billy O'Connor Show" and "Juliette". She has also performed in Touring companies across Canada and has danced in various productions at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto.

Linda began dancing at the age of 5 after immigrating from Scotland. She quickly became accomplished in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre and of course, Highland Dancing. By age 17 she had won 12 Championships including Ontario 4 times, Canadian 4 times, The U.S. Open, Scottish Championship and The British Open before winning gold at the World Championships in Scotland.

Her extensive Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre training includes 12 years of Professional training with Broadway Choreographers, Karin Baker of "42nd Street", Lisa Gennaro-Evans, "A Little Night Music", Peter Gennaro "West Side Story", and Chris Chadman, "Guys & Dolls". This instruction from her friends and mentors on Broadway led Mrs. Jamieson to choreograph 30 musicals for Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata.

As a dance educator with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Linda petitioned the Ministry of Education in Ontario and wrote Curriculum Guidelines every year for 20 years until the Ministry finally recognized dance as a legitimate subject in Ontario schools. She then developed the Dance Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 and was thrilled to be invited to teach the Summer Course in Dance for Elementary and High School at the Faculty of Education, Queens University in Kingston.

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