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Gareth Walker

Gareth Walker

Show director & choreographer Gareth Walker has made his mark on the world of dance.
 This year he worked for LOCOG on the 2012 closing ceremony for the London Olympics and Paralympics where he was the Associate Director and also directed and choreographed the sell out Steps tour.

Gareth has used his experience and years of studying to develop his distinctive style, and experiment with a variety of genres. Trained in musical theatre as an actor, singer & dancer, it soon became apparent that dance was to become his passion, he graduated from the London Studio Centre with distinction.

Gareth began his professional career when he was cast in the original West End cast of Saturday Night Fever, playing and understudying all of the lead roles. After two years in the West End, Gareth started traveling Europe on tour as a backing dancer for chart topping acts including Pink, Take That, Emma Bunton and Will Young. He performed at some of the countries most prestigious events such as Royal Variety Show, and appeared on TV programmes SMTV, CD:UK, Stars In Their Eyes & Top Of the Pops.

Gareth’s experience led to him becoming one of the UK’s top choreographers. His path started when he was invited to assist Kim Gavin on “Take That’s “The Ultimate Tour,” “Beautiful World” and the “Circus” Tours. From there he was in huge demand and went on to choreograph countless shows including The Brit Awards, Toyota’s World Trade Shows, Trevor Sorbie, and L’Oreal’s 50thAnniversary Celebrations. He was requested to choreograph many artist’s tours including as both Anastacia and The Nolan’s UK & European tours. Gareth’s success and reputation keeps growing as does the demand for him. He show directed Mika’s stadium tour and in 2009 he directed and choreographed the sell out “Here Come The Girls starring Lulu, Anastacia and Chaka Khan. Other Here Come The Girls tours followed featuring the above artists as well as Gloria Gaynor and Heather Small.

Gareth’s choreography has since been seen on the majority of dance performances on major UK TV shows, including: “So You Think You Can Dance” (BBC1), “Don’t Stop Believing” (Channel 5), “The Royal Variety Show” (BBC1), Take That’s Brit Award performance 2011, “Sing If You Can”(ITV) and many more.

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We hold auditions throughout the year and offer places as we go. Our auditions are all day on a Saturday from 10am- 3pm (finish times variable) and the fee is £35. You are only required to prepare two things: one musical theatre song with sheet music and one monologue of your choice. You will then take part in an open jazz class. Remember we are looking for trainability. You do not have to be perfect. The audition fee is £35 which you will need to pay online by filling in the form below.The audition fee is non-refundable.

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