Wendy O'dowd

Wendy started her full time Dance training at the Dance School of Scotland after being a junior associate at Scottish Ballet. She then continued her studies at Laine Theatre Arts. 

Her professional career as a dancer took her around the world as well as performing in London. Returning home, she embarked on her teaching career.

After continuing her teaching qualifications Wendy became a duel examiner for the ISTD in 2004 and has progressed to examining at Vocational and DDE level exams. 

Wendy is also on the teaching teams for both ISTD Modern and Tap faculties and has delivered student and teacher courses both in the UK and Internationally, allowing her to teach in many countries all over the world. 

Wendy has extensive teaching experience and she has taught at many schools and full time colleges. Alongside Wilkes Academy, she also teaches at Italia Conti, GSA (extra curricular) and is a teacher training tutor at Bird college and Laine theatre Arts.  

Wendy has always had a passion for conditioning for dancers, injury prevention and rehabilitation which naturally led her towards Pilates and she became a qualified Pilates Mat teacher in 2019. 

Wendy is also a qualified RAD teacher and certified PBT teacher.