Women Singers in Global Contexts website
Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism, and Performance (OUP)
Removing the Mask: The Viejitos Dance as Ideological and Political Tool in Post-Revolution Mexico 1920-1940
Postgraduate Certificate of Education
- 1997-1998: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
- 1994: International House, London. Certificate Royal Society of Arts/UCLES TEFLA.
- 1993: Bagamoyo College of Arts, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Africa.
- 1985-1987: Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre, Birmingham, Puppetry, teacher: John Blundell.
- 1985-1992: The Actors Centre, London, Manchester and Birmingham.
- 1980-1983: Birmingham School of Music, Voice/Opera, teacher: Janet Edmunds.
- 1973-1983: Alexander Technique, Chelmsford and Birmingham.
- 1973-1979: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, Junior Music School scholarship, Piano and Violin. Grade VIII, Piano, Royal Schools of Music, 1979 Grade VIII, Violin, Royal Schools of Music, 1979
- 1969-1978: Brenda Goddard School of Dancing, Essex: ballet, tap, modern, character.
- July 2013: Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- July 2011: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- 2002-2011: Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor, USA equivalent), Full-time: University of Winchester, UK. Performing Arts, Contemporary Theatre and Performance; Applied Theatre; Music Theatre.
- 2010: Visiting Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep-Dec: on leave from the University of Winchester).
- 2008-2009: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Music and Department of Theater & Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep-June on leave from the University of Winchester).
- 2005: Research Fellow, Arts and Humanities Research Centre for Cross-Cultural Music and Dance, SOAS, University of London.
- 2000-2001: Lecturer in Performance Studies, Dance, Performing Arts, South Birmingham College, Birmingham.
- 2000-2001: Lecturer in Latin American and Caribbean History, Department of Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick.
- 2000: Studio Teacher, voice and singing, Birmingham Theatre School, Birmingham.
- 2000: Teacher, classroom music, drama/dance, and Choir Director, Camp Hill School, Birmingham.
- 1994-1999: Undertaking fieldwork for doctoral research in Mexico. Extended periods.
- 1995-1996: Head of Music, classroom teaching, Choir director, Orchestra conductor, Dance director, Accompanist for Mass, Bishop Challoner School, Birmingham.
- 1994-1995: Head of Music, classroom teaching, Choir director, Orchestra conductor, Wind band director, Dance director, Accompanist for Mass. St Thomas Aquinas School, Birmingham.
- 1994: Teacher, drama and performing arts, Countersthorpe Community College, Leicestershire.
- 1990-1991: Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Drama in Education – full-time student.
- 1985-1991: Community arts facilitator and workshop leader, Artlink, West Midlands Arts.
- 1983-1993: Professional actress, musician, puppeteer, musical director, composer, dancer: UK (Repertory, touring, community, children’s, educational, TV).
- 1983-1993: Workshop leader: theatre arts and music.
- 1979-1980: Choir director and piano accompanist, The College Singers, Writtle College, University of Essex.
Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco with Son Jarocho musician Jorge Mijangos, UCSB students, and the Harmony Project Ventura. May 2015. Photo by Sonia Fernandez.