Jazz Dance Company
London Studio Centre’s Jazz performance group.
The Company was established in 1994 to present a limited season of evening-long programmes of jazz dance. Performances are toured throughout the UK at established theatres. The challenges of learning to be part of a creative team in a company environment and appearing on the professional stage are the culmination of the students’ training.
London Studio Centre has an impressive record of students successfully finding work in the mainstream of commercial theatre. Graduates have performed with classical and commercial jazz companies, such as Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Canada, Djazzex, Holland, Souls in Motion, Zoots and Spangles, JazzXchange, Bounce and ZooNation. Many others have been employed in leading West End shows, such as Cats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Wicked, Daddy Cool, Chicago, Kiss Me, Kate, The Lion King, We Will Rock You, La Cage aux Folles, Crazy for You, Fame, Fosse, Grease, Joseph, Riverdance, Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever.
The company performs works which have been specially commissioned by experienced, professional choreographers from the dance world. These have included Lee Alexander, Kevan Allen, Adrian Allsopp, Stewart Avon Arnold, Chris Baldock, Darren Charles, De Napoli Clarke, Vikki Coote, Alistair David, Gail Davies, Donald Edwards, Matt Flint, Lizzi Gee, Diane Hampstead, Alan Harding, Dollie Henry, Robert Hylton, Ellen Kane, Mavin Khoo, Anthony van Laast, Gavin Lee, David Leighton, Gary Lloyd, Sam McAvoy, Drew McOnie, Stephen Mear, Mandy Montanez, Adam Murray, David Needham, Shaun Niles, Robert North, Lynne Page, Sean Parkins, Katie Pearson, Ian Piears, Kate Prince, Simeon Qsyea, Paul Roberts, Paul Robinson, Gareth Walker and Sheron Wray. Musical directors and vocal coaches who have worked with the company include Phil Bateman, James Draisey, Philip Foster, John Rigby and Andy Smith.
Course Consultant: Anthony van Laast
Course Director & Artistic Director, The Jazz Dance Company: Robbie O’Reilly
London Studio Centre
5 Nether Street
Tally Ho Corner
London N12 0GA