Dang Syllabus

meet the team

Welcome to The Dang. This is an exciting new venture for Solange Urdang and a team of exceptional individuals with an abundance of experience across dance, theatre and performing arts education.

meet the team


Solange trained at the Urdang Academy Lower and Upper Schools and The High School of Performing Arts in New York. She enjoyed a successful career in dance, theatre and music before going on to study art.

Becoming CEO of the Urdang Academy in 2001, Solange has made it into one of the UK’s most prolific vocational colleges. She implemented the move to The Old Finsbury Town Hall in Islington from Covent Garden, the expansion into the Urdang 2 premises, and the recent acquisition with City, University of London.

Solange has spent her career pushing boundaries, building cultural bridges and sits on various panels promoting and developing diversity in the performing arts. She is co-founder and co-director of The Black British Theatre Awards, The Black Theatre & Film Directory, founder of Link Artists Agency and patron of several organisations.

Solange Urdang
CEO and Founder

Nathan comes from the Midlands and has had a career that has encompassed performing, teaching, choreographing, examining, and adjudicating.  As a specialist in tap and musical theatre dance Nathan taught at Urdang Academy for 12 years and was the Director HE Programmes.

In his role as Managing Director for the Dang he oversees the development of the syllabus and the running of the academy.  In addition, he is an adjudicator for BIFF, a trustee for All England Dance, and an ISTD Examiner.  He was awarded a MA from Middlesex and a PhD from Roehampton Universities.

Dr Nathan James
Managing Director
Georgina Alexiou
Theatre and Dance Syllabus Administration Manager
Sam Francis
Principal Examiner - Street and Commercial
Jaquie Hadlow
Principal Examiner - Musical Theatre
Claudimar Neto
Industry Advisor
Omar Okai
Industry Advisor

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