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Third Year Company Success

This year our third year companies have toured across the UK, from Yeovil to Luton, Brecon to Gravesend before bringing their productions home to London. Their final shows were held in prestigious theatres in central London; including The Peacock, The Place and The Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre at Sadlers Wells. Each company has worked with a series of professional creative teams to help direct and choreograph the shows, as well as coordinate costumes, lighting, sound, sets and logistics. The tours provide the students with a great opportunity to experience first hand what it would be like to be in the cast of a full scale production, gaining knowledge about theatre procedures, touring life and learning skills required from professional theatre performers.

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Images Ballet Company photography: rehearsal photos by Adrian Hobbs and marketing photos by Pari Naderi

Images Ballet Company have worked with choreographers including:

  • Morgann Runacre-Temple (choreographic credits include: Ballet Ireland, English National Ballet and Ballet Central)
  • Jonathan Watkins (choreographic credits include: Northern Ballet, Ballet Black and New York City Ballet)
  • Sally Marie (choreographic credits include: Protein Dance, Jasmin Vardimon and Tilted Productions)

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INTOTO Dance photography: production photos by Fiona Whyte

INTOTO Dance, contemporary dance company have worked with choreographers including:

  • Eleesha Drennan (choreographic credits include: National Dance Company Wales, recipient of the prestigious Sky Academy Arts Scholarship culminating in the creation of a new dance production: Channel Rose)
  • Gemma Nixon (choreographic credits include: Rambert Dance Company, Goddard Nixon and New Movement Collective)
  • Freddie Opoku-Addaie (choreographic credits include: Ballet Boyz, Siobhan Davies Dance, Random Dance and Royal Opera House)
  • Luke Brown (choreographic credits include: Luke Brown Dance)

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Jazz Dance Company photography: stills from video by Joseph Edwards

Jazz Dance Company have worked with choreographers including:

  • Matthew Cole (director and choreographic credits include: West Side Story UK tour, Footloose UK tour, Never Forget UK tour)
  • Kane D. Ricca (choreographic credits include artist such as: The Wanted, Pharell William and Bon Jovi)
  • Matt Flint (choreographic credits include: Tell Me On A Sunday at The Watermill & UK tour, West End Heroes at The Dominion and Brass Leeds City Hall)
  • As well as Kevan Allen, Ryan Francois, Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, Jono Kitchens, Dax O’Callaghan, Regan Shepherd and Nikki Trow

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Seedtime photography: production photos by Mark Douet 

Seedtime, music theatre company have worked with a creative team that includes:

  • Director Luke Fredericks (directing credits include Bat Boy: The Musical at Southwark Playhouse, Carousel at Arcola Theatre (nominated for four 2014 Off West End Awards and nine 2014 Broadwayworld.com Awards), The Revenge Of Sherlock Holmes! at Hoxton Hall and Jekyll And Hyde at the Union Theatre)
  • Musical Director: Lee Freeman (musical director credits include: Miracle on 34th Street UK tour, Jewish Legends UK tour, Cool Rider: The Cult Musical Sequel [West End] and Copacabana UK tour) 
  • Choreographer: Chris Whittaker (choreographer credits include: Through The Mill at the Southwark Playhouse, Gatsby at Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. And at Christmas this year Chris will choreograph Anything Goes upstairs at the Gatehouse)

 

“The thing I most enjoyed was seeing the progression of the show from opening until closing night and also as a company our confidence grew along the way. Performing in different sized venues helped me take on notes quickly and the fact that our pieces were so different to each other made me a more versatile performer” Stacey Walsh, Jazz Dance Company 2016