It’s almost time again for our summer workshop with BDC guest teachers from London’s West End. A fun filled inspiring day of performing arts workshops, with guest teachers bringing their stage experience and expertise to our studios. Suitable for students aged 13+
Past teachers include :
Training at Laine Theatre Arts & The Royal Ballet School, Carrie’s credits include: West Side Story (Salzburg Festival), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Mack and Mabel (UK Tour), McQueen The Play (St James Theatre, London), Mathew Bourne Swan Lake (International Tour), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (UK Tour), Beauty and the Beast (Hexagon Theatre, Reading), Some Like It Hotter (Zurich), One Mans Dream (Disney).
Chantelle’s theatre credits include: ‘Chicago’ (Garrick Theatre) Hunyak and Mamma Morton understudy. (Cambridge Theatre) Annie and Swing. Chantelle has also covered and played Velma Kelly and Mamma Morton at the Cambridge Theatre. ‘The Stripper’ (UK Premiere). Understudy Dolores Keller/Sherry Mendes/Annabelle Jackson. ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ (UK & International Tour). ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat’ (New London Theatre & UK Tour) Apache dancer, understudy and played role of Mrs. Potifar. ‘Summer Follies’ (Westcliffe Theatre) and Thursford Spectacular. Her choreography credits include feature film ‘Jimmys Hall’ directed by Ken loach; the film was nominated for the main Palme D’Or Award at the 2014 Cannes film festival. ‘The Blue Planet’ a new musical based on the famous children’s book and ‘Iceland’s Got Talent’. Chantelle has also been working with UK choreographer Lee Proud and was associate choreographer and resident choreographer to him on ‘Billy Elliot’ and assistant choreographer on ‘Mama Mia’, both in Iceland. Chantelle’s next project will be working on the UK and London production of ‘Rent’ as the assistant choreographer to Lee Proud and resident director for the 2016-2017 production.
Training at masters the twin’s credits include : Taio Cruz, ITV This Morning, Rita Ora, Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, Eastenders.
Training at LIPA Myron’s theatre credits include : Melanie C, Nokia, Robbie Williams, The Brit Awards, Thriller Live, X Factor
Joel is a principal dancer with international ballet companies and in the West End.
Joel has toured the world in many ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Most recently he played the principal character Mr Mistoffelees at the Palladium in London’s West End, in the 2015 production of Cats, alongside Nicole Scherzinger in the role of Grizabella.
Brendon originally trained at The Laban Centre as a Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet dancer and later trained all over the world in Street and Commercial dance styles (Hip Hop, Old School Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Break Dance, House Dance, Femme and Waacking). After a long successful career as a dancer Brendon turned his focus to the more creative side of dance and made the transition to choreography and direction.
Brendon’s career as a choreographer exploded and he has gained a vast range of experience including; commercials, television, feature films, music videos, theatre, live shows, fashion shows, crowd movement and featured artist movement.
Boasting credits such as Renault, Smirnoff, Diesel, Sky 1, Just Dance, Superdrug, Cemetery Junction (Ricky Gervais), Sky 1, RITON, and Virgin Media to name a few.
Claire originally trained in Musical Theatre at Italia Conti before beginning her career as an all-round sassy diva! Now her true love lies in the commercial world, specialising in all things Femme. Her professional credits include Panasonic, British Airways, Specsavers, Very.co.uk, Comic Relief, ITV This Morning, Big Issue as well as Music Videos, Corporate and Celebrity Events.
Claire has been carefully mentored by Brendon Hansford alongside the legendary Infinity8 Dance Collective mentorship programme where she began as one of the original members in the performance group. In this programme she has solely developed her unique sense of style merging girly commercial alongside her jazz and latin influences. Claire is now the Principle dancer at Infinity8 running two classes at Danceworks, London.
Her main focus is to encourage body confidence through feminine dance styles, bringing out your inner soul sister and sense of empowerment. The aim is to have fun and explore your individuality in a comfortable environment.
Fraser Murray trained at Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts.
Fraser has just joined the UK tour of Irelands Call. Prior to this, his credits include UK Tour – Puttin’ On The Ritz, Choreographer – WE DAY (Wembley), Assistant Choreographer So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam; Choreographer for Very and John Lewis and Assistant Choreographer for We Day at Wembley Arena and British Airways. His performing credits include The Living The Dream company at Westfield London; Several award shows including an appearance with Rita Ora; Appearing in Pixie Lott’s video for the song Nasty.
Theatre whilst training includes Mr Wilson in Half an Idea; Arielist/Ensemble in Wild Cherries; Ensemble in Aladdin; Ensemble in Windsor Castle Royal Tatoo. Cecco, an Indian and in the Ensemble in Peter Pan and Dance Captain & Ensemble in Cinderella at The Capitol, Horsham
Film roles include Featured dancer in Cuban Fury (Big Talk Productions) and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.