Maggie Clunie Choreography
Glasgow born Maggie is a nationally renowned dance educationalist having taught BTEC Performing Arts, GCSE and A Level dance in London secondary schools for over three decades. Ex-pupils have continued their dance studies at institutions such as The Place and Trinity Laban and many are now successful performers and choreographers in established dance companies.
Prior to returning to Scotland Maggie was a Head of Dance, leading a department of four specialist dance teachers, organising performances with dance companies such as The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Matthew Bourne and students from the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. Maggie also qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher and was responsible for creating and delivering, bespoke Continued Professional Development for the whole school.
Maggie has been an examiner and moderator for the performance and choreographic elements of GCSE dance. She is currently Principal Examiner/Lead Assessment Writer for the current AQA GCSE dance unit 1 examination in Dance Appreciation, writing the Appreciation of Dance exam paper and mark scheme as well as leading a large team of examiners.
She co-authored an AQA student support book for GCSE dance, and has been involved in developing the new 2018 GCSE Specification for AQA dance. Maggie has delivered both online and face-to-face training in creative dance for specialists and non-specialists.
Maggie is the only moderator in Scotland for Arts Award, offered by Trinity College, London.
Maggie graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education with a major in dance, from what is now Edinburgh University.