Bird College Of Performing Arts

We strive to attain the high standards she established.

In 1946, at the age of 18, Doreen Bird founded the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts which trades as Bird College - Dance, Music and Theatre Performance. As well as her unwavering commitment to achieving high standards in dance and theatre performance for her college, Doreen Bird was also an active and much respected teacher, examiner, committee and council member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She was appointed examiner of the ISTD Modern Theatre Branch in 1957, National Dance Branch one year later and Imperial Ballet Branch in 1964. Doreen was a committee member of the Modern Theatre Branch from 1970 for 16 years. She examined in Great Britain, Canada and South Africa, and co-authored a range of syllabi for the ISTD at all grades. Doreen also served as ISTD Council member from 1970 to 1975.