BODYWORK COMPANY THEATRE SCHOOL FACULTY

Lindon Barr – Head of Theatre School

fac1Lindon Barr trained at Bodywork Company, Cambridge on a full scholarship and also at many studios in Los Angeles, USA in a range of dance disciplines from Ballet to Hip Hop. Lindon is a member of the Olivier Award Winning “Boy Blue Entertainment” and is also the artistic director and main choreographer of his own company “Elementz Entertainment”.

As a choreographer Lindon’s biggest credit to date was working on the new West End Musical – Exposure (St. James Theatre, Victoria). Other choreographic credits include Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Coca Cola, The London Fashion Festival, Vidal Sassoon & Love Box Music Festival. Lindon also worked with Maltese Artist, Brooke for her performance at the Bay Music Awards in Malta.

Lindon’s performance credits are extensive and include London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena Tour), Thriller Live (West End), Into The Hoods: Remixed (West End & UK Tour), The Five (UK Tour), The Mobo Awards, BBE: Legacy, The X Factor, Breakin’ Convention, Russian Classical Ballet Theatre & EA Sports. He has also danced for Artists such as Take That, Mariah Carey, Cher Lloyd, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Coldplay & Stooshe.

Lindon’s teaching credits include Pineapple Dance Studios in London, Westside Stage School in Ireland & Bodywork Dance Studios in Cambridge. He has also judged at many competitions including Essex Street Dance Champs, Kent Street Dance Champs, Midland’s Best Dance Crew & More.

Other personal achievements include competing at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas USA and becoming the National Adult Freestyle Champion.

Nikki McGowan – Theatre School Coordinator

fac2Nikki is a professional dancer and teacher who trained at Cambridge Performing Arts Bodywork and Middlesex University where she gained a BA Honours Professional Practice in Dance Education.

She has worked for Sony Music Productions Last Forever Video, Keep on Dancing Music Video and appeared numerous times in hair and fashion shows throughout the UK. She has also made an appearance on Hollyoaks and danced for Liberty X on Blue Peter. Nikki has also worked for Hammond productions performing in various professional dance shows in Dubai.

Nikki has recently choreographed a cabaret showcase that has toured London and Hertfordshire. Nikki has been teaching children and adults for over 8 years, part of this includes our Outreach Programme.

Nikki is currently our Outreach Coordinator and has been for the last 3 years. Nikki also has qualifications from the British Ballet Organisation (PTLLS) and is a Level 2 qualified Cheerleading coach.

Theatre School Faculty

  • Louise Howarth – Ballet & Contemporary
  • Rachel Dawson – Ballet
  • Melissa Bravo – Commercial
  • Kate Durrant – Contemporary
  • Elena Gavriel – Contemporary & Jazz
  • Nikki McGowan – Jazz
  • Jane Kerr – Jazz
  • Ashley Johnson – Musical Theatre
  • Beth Snook – Musical Theatre
  • Shean Williams – Singing
  • Jenny Edmonds – Singing
  • Lindon Barr – Street Dance, Commercial & Boys Ballet
  • Manny Tsakanika – Street Dance
  • Beth Filler  – Tap & Musical Theatre

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