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Ruth Mills

Lecturer in Musical Theatre & Modern Ballet

 Ruth is a BA Hons graduate of London Contemporary Dance School, and in 2019, graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Master in Education; Learning and Teaching in Performing Arts.

Ruth began her early performing arts training as a musician, dancer and gymnast, going on to become an acclaimed musician and one of Scotland’s leading dancers and award-winning choreographer. Ruth has over twenty years of professional experience as a dancer/performer/musician and has performed extensively both in the UK and internationally. Her artistic work spans the worlds of Contemporary Theatre & Dance, Musical Theatre, Film and Music video. She has been teaching dance and choreography in RCS since 2011 and in 2012 received a Future Leaders in Dance award from One Dance UK. She has led the Dance strand of the BA and MA Musical Theatre Programmes since 2018 and teaches for the Modern Ballet department.

Recent Choreography and Movement Direction credits include; The Pajama Game, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife and BA and MA Musical Theatre Showcases; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, A Thriune (This Womens Work); Studio Firchlis and Dance Base Scotland, Are Ye Dancin – Suitcase Stories; Tron Theatre Productions, Becoming; Shiny Productions, Shakespeare Shuffle; BBC 2 Artist in Residence and Shaper Caper, Blow Off; Julia Taudevin and the Traverse, For Now I Am; Marc Brew Company, Traces of Places; Marc Brew Company and Ballet Cymru, GRIT The Martyn Bennett Story; Pachamama, Real World Records and Regular Music, CUT; smallpetitklein Dance Company, Whatever Gets You Through The Night: Pachamama, The Arches and Regular Music, Tin Forest, JUMP; National Theatre of Scotland, BOLT; RM Hubbard and Chemikal Underground Records, Dah no Tri: Eastside FIlms, Time, Lists of Three; Interdependent Records, BIRTHDAY SUIT; Eastside Films, Edinburgh Media Base and The Far Lows; Creeping Bent Records and Glasgow Film Theatre.