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Andrew Christie
Christopher Larsen
Desmond Kelly
Donald Edwards
Gareth Griffiths
Jane Rosier
Laura Purkiss
Marion Rainer
Marion Tait
Nick Carter
Rory Mackay
Tom Rogers
Victoria Marr

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Gareth Griffiths

Gareth trained at London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a BA in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. Dancer with Matthew Bourne’s highly acclaimed The Nutcracker for Adventures in Motion Pictures at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Gareth has worked further with AMP as Education Co-ordinator for the new versions of Swan Lake and Highland Fling for the UK national tour and London West End Season.

Since 1995, as a Community Dance Artist with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Gareth has led workshops across the UK, in Hong Kong and in South Africa.

In 1999, Gareth reunited with Matthew Bourne and became Children’s Musical Stager for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of  Oliver.

Working extensively throughout the UK and at The Place, London, Gareth is also currently teaching A Level and GCSE Dance at Joseph Chamberlain College, Josiah Mason College, and Elmhurst School for Dance.

On Ballet Hoo! Gareth has assisted Desmond Kelly and Marion Tait in the reconstruction of the main dance sequences in a 'user-friendly' language, and has been involved in leading rehearsals in phase 2 of the project.

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