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07 October 2021

Jocelyn Prudence: our new Interim Director

We asked our new Interim Director some quick-fire questions!  

What most excites you about the challenges and opportunities of your new role at LAMDA?  

The opportunity to assist students and staff in the recovery from the constraints of the pandemic, to support the development and reach of a vibrant creative community and growth of the valued exams business which spans across the globe. 

What has been your previous background?  

Several senior management roles in higher education, most recently at the Royal College of Art, including Coventry, Lancaster, Northampton and Stirling Universities and the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association (UCEA). I am also a governor of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. 

Where do you see the future of LAMDA?   

Maintaining its position as a leading Drama school, embedding transformational change and continuing to provide exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers. And increasing global reach through the diversification and expansion of the LAMDA exams portfolio. 

What was the last play you watched?   

The Mirror and the Light, which was excellent. 

Why is LAMDA important to you?  

It’s a fascinating, diverse and lively community, transforming lives and doing great work. It is a pleasure to help take the institution forward in a fast-changing environment.