Dinah has been a professional actor since 1970. She has been a member of both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and has extensive TV credits. During the last 10 years she has combined this with directing and teaching at the School. She works with young musicians to enable them to play with confidence and ease in performance. She is the Chairperson of the Advisory Board to the 'Ecole des Ecoles', the Association of European Drama Schools. Dinah has been involved in a collaborative teaching project at the School since 2009, encouraging connections to be forged between the Music and Drama departments. Dinah is a Creative Director of the Innovative Conservatoire.