Year 3 D.Phil. working on Soviet politician Ekaterina Furtseva
M.A. in Russian studies (S.S.E.E.S., University College London), 2013-4
A.R.C.M. in piano and voice (Royal College of Music, London), 1973-7
Journalism as dance critic published in the Daily Telegraph since 1992, The Spectator 2014-6, BBC etc, and The Arts Desk (theartsdesk.com) 2009-13, as site creator/editor and dance/classical/theatre critic. Also foreword to Michael Meylac (translated Rosanna Kelly), ‘Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes: Stories from a Silver Age’ (I B Tauris, 2016).