I’m writing to share the news that Eunice, our wonderful Dean since 2017, has decided to step down. It goes without saying that we shall miss her enormously.

Eunice has been associated with BADA for many years, teaching on both the Midsummer Conservatory Program and the London Theatre Program, before joining Christopher Cook as Joint Dean, and then assuming the role as sole Dean the following year.

We have been immensely fortunate to have her energy, wisdom and commitment during what has proved to be some of BADA’s most challenging years.

Eunice has worked tirelessly to expand BADA’s offer and to strengthen ties with its alumni. Under her guidance, BADA has launched three exciting new courses: Greek Theatre, Black British Theatre, and the Shakespeare in London Program.

Eunice led BADA through the two immensely challenging Covid years, with repeated lockdowns, during which we had to close our doors to students. During those difficult days, she created dozens of online opportunities for BADA’s alumni to come together and hone their skills with online masterclasses and workshops, alongside a rich stream of Conversations – with BADA Patron Brian Cox, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Antoinette Chinoye Nwandu, Miriam Margolyes and Sir Patrick Stewart, among many others. She also directed more than twenty online Shakespeare readings with BADA alumni.

BADA has now successfully emerged from the pandemic with higher student numbers than ever before with a great deal of credit for that going to Eunice’s tenacity, resilience and creativity.

So Eunice leaves us in a very strong and vibrant state in which to face the future. We are all extremely grateful to her for her strong leadership, her tireless care for students and faculty, and her deep commitment to the BADA family.

We all wish her well in her future adventures.

Maggie Whitlum, Interim Chair of the Trustees
British American Drama Academy


Please note the Board will be announcing Eunice’s successor next week.