Programme Director Performing Arts
Ruth Torr leads our Acting and Music degree courses at UCA Farnham. She lectured at Middlesex University for 11 years and was recognised by the University for teaching excellence and awarded the role of teaching fellow. She has recently been awarded the HEA Senior Fellowship.
Ruth has significant experience of curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within drama, performing arts and dance departments.
She read BA (Hons) Drama and Dance at the Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, following a European tour of her devised physical theatre piece. Ruth then spent time with Temba Theatre Company, and completed her MA Dance Studies, focusing on choreography and anthropology.
As well as being an experienced theatre maker, Ruth also holds professional experience of arts policy and funding, having worked for Arts Council England on project applications, and supporting theatre makers in realising their plans. She continued to perform (previously as an actor with the English National Opera) and make her own work, through her own company and as a director/collaborator on other projects. Her current interests include movement direction as part of traditional theatre and film practice.