Professor Robert Ely was appointed the fifth Principal of Rose Bruford College in 1993 after a career in theatre and education covering approximately twenty years. His work in design was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1978. After many years of innovative and pioneering theatre work and training, he founded the Arden School of Theatre in 1989.

A former student of the Metropolitan University of Manchester and the University of Salford, he was appointed a Professor in 1996 and a Distinguished Honorary Professor of Theatre by Stephen F Austin University in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors. In 1997, he was given the Freedom of the State of Texas for services to education.

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