Women Singers in Global Contexts website
1997-1998: P'urhépecha language: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México.
1994: Teaching English as a Foreign Language: International House, London. Certificate Royal Society of Arts/UCLES TEFLA.
1993: Tanzanian arts: Bagamoyo College of Arts, Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Africa.
1985-1987: Puppetry: Cannon Hill Puppet Theatre, Birmingham, Puppetry, teacher: John Blundell.
1985-1992: Acting & Directing: The Actors Centre, London, Manchester and Birmingham.
1980-1983: Opera: Birmingham School of Music. Teacher: Janet Edmunds.
1973-1983: Alexander Technique: Chelmsford (Essex Schools String Orchestra) and Birmingham University.
1973-1979: Piano and Violin: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, Junior Music School scholarship, Piano and Violin.Grade VIII, Piano and Grade VIII, Violin, Royal Schools of Music, 1979.
1969-1978: Dance (ballet, tap, modern) Brenda Goddard School of Dancing, Essex.
- July 2019: Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara.
- 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). University of Winchester, UK [full-time, tenured.]
- Performing Arts, Contemporary Experimental Performance & Theatre; Applied Theatre; Music Theatre.
- Visiting Associate Professor: University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep-Dec: on leave from the University of Winchester), 2010.
- Visiting Lecturer, Departments of Music and Theater & Dance: University of California, Santa Barbara (Sep-June on leave from the University of Winchester), 2008-09.
- Research Fellow, Arts and Humanities Research Centre for Cross-Cultural Music and Dance, SOAS, University of London, 2005.
- 2000-01: Lecturer in Performing Arts, Dance and Performance Studies: South Birmingham College, Birmingham [part-time].
- 2000-01: Lecturer in Latin American and Caribbean History: Department of Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick [part-time].
- 2000-01: Studio Teacher, voice and singing: Birmingham Theatre School, Birmingham [part-time].
- 2000-01: Teacher, classroom music, drama/dance, and Choir Director: Camp Hill School (ages 11–18), Birmingham [part-time].
- 1995-1996: Head of Music, classroom teaching, Choir director, Orchestra conductor, Dance director, Piano accompanist for Mass: Bishop Challoner School (11–18), Birmingham.
- 1994-1995: Head of Music, classroom teaching, Choir director, Orchestra conductor, Wind band director, Dance director, piano accompanist for Mass: St Thomas Aquinas School (11-18), Birmingham.
- 1994: Teacher, drama and performing arts: Countersthorpe Community College (14–16), Leicestershire.
- 1983-1993: Actor, musician, puppeteer, musical director, composer, dancer:
- UK (Repertory, touring, community, children’s, educational, TV)
- [see section Creative Works Prior to 2003 for details].
- 1983-1993: Workshop leader: theatre arts, dance and music (including, Community arts facilitator and workshop leader, Artlink, West Midlands Arts, 1985-1991).
- 1979-1980: Choir director and piano accompanist: The College Singers, Writtle College, University of Essex.
Professor Ruth Hellier with Son Jarocho musician Jorge Mijangos, UCSB students, and the Harmony Project Ventura. May 2015. Photo by Sonia Fernandez.