Being a Freelance Dance Artist
What To Expect?
In this session we will be discussing my journey as a freelance dance artist. From working in the commercial industry to creating work for theatre and developing community projects. We will look at the audition process, discuss some of the jobs I’ve worked on and there will be plenty of time for questions.
Former dancer with Take That and The X Factor, choreographer and mentor@garethwoodward
Gareth Woodward, originally from Nottingham, started dancing at the age of 16. At the age of 21 he broke into the industry professionally and in recent years has gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the business including Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Coldplay, Take That, The X Factor and The Voice UK. He has also appeared in commercials for Cartoon Network, Nokia, Morrisons, Cadburys and featured in hit Bollywood movies. Throughout these experiences Gareth has had the opportunity to work under top choreographers such as Tony Testa, Fatima Robinson, Adrian Wiltshire, Kim Gavin and Aicha Mckenzie, gaining valuable knowledge helping him develop, not only as a dancer/ performer but as a choreographer and creative artist. Gareth has always had an eye for choreography. Whether creating a piece for Breakin’ Conventions’ national tour or choreographing a corporate fashion event for John Lewis, Gareth creates work that is diverse and unique.