2019 Adjudicator – Jill Baldock
We are delighted that our adjudicator for the 2019 Tilehurst
Eisteddfod will be Jill Baldock. Jill is an adjudicator for both The
British and International Federation of Festivals and All England
Dance. Trained at the Hylton Bromley School in Merseyside
and the Royal Academy of Dance in London. She entered The
Sunshine Competitions (pre-All England) and gained seven gold
medals in the London finals.
Jill received a scholarship to attend ‘The Place’ (London’s Contemporary School of
Dance) and went on to teach contemporary dance for both Derby and Surrey Arts
Councils. She has also taught for The Italia Conti School and eventually went on to
own her own theatre school.
Her first professional dancing job was with the famous ‘Top of The Pops’ dance group
‘The Go-Jos’, working in TV, Film, Cabaret and West End. Shows include ‘Kiss Me Kate’,
‘Carousel’, ‘Oklahoma’ etc. Jill went on to become an International choreographer,
director and producer of theatre, cabaret and cruise shows.
She diverted her career into the music business, producing for both EMI and Virgin:
recording such artistes as Shirley Bassey, Ruthie Henshall, Bonnie Langford, Marti
Webb, Toyah Wilcox etc. During that time she also ran her own music publishing