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Maggie Kinloch to leave Royal Conservatoire of Scotland after 10 years

Maggie Kinloch Maggie Kinloch
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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland deputy principal Maggie Kinloch is leaving the organisation after 10 years.

The conservatoire’s principal, Jeffrey Sharkey, praised Kinloch’s contribution to the “quality and ground-breaking diversity” of the school’s work, which he described as “game-changing”.

“Thanks to her passion for challenging boundaries and tackling inequality, Scotland’s national conservatoire is now one of the world’s most progressive performing arts institutions,” he said.

Kinloch was made director of drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama – the conservatoire’s former name – in 2005, before becoming vice principal in 2009 and deputy principal in 2013.

Kinloch has previously held positions at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Arts Educational Schools in London, where she was head of the school of acting.

At the conservatoire, Kinloch has been credited with leading “groundbreaking curricular reform” and with the design and introduction of the UK’s first degree for deaf performers.

Kinloch said: “The decade I have spent at RCS has been the best of my life. The vision of the institution remains astounding and I wish Jeffrey and the team continued good fortune.”

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