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Chris Whittaker

http://www.whittakerchoreography.com

Chris is an award winning West End and international choreographer, with many years experience working on a variety of productions for both theatre and television. Chris trained at London Studio Centre before beginning his career as a performer, after several years as a performer he became assistant choreographer to Adrian Edmeads for CBeebies and began to developed his own style as a choreographer. Eventually leaving performing to follow his career in choreography, Chris is now a highly respected and sought after musical theatre choreographer working with a long list of directors and companies developing new shows and mounting new productions of many classic musicals.

In 2018 Chris won best choreographer at the Off West End Awards for his work on Top Hat. Chris’ choreography credits include; The Adventures of Pinocchio (UK tour); Cry-Baby (Arts Educational); Seussical (Southwark Playhouse); Dick Whittington (Kenton Theatre, Henley); Top Off The Pops:West End Bares (Shaftesbury Theatre); Live & Let Hedge (Savoy Theatre); Oh My Nellie Bly! (World Premier, Bridewell Theatre); West Side Story (Bishopsgate Institute); Talk Of The Town: Judy’s Back (Live at the Hippodrome); Peter Pan (UK open air tour); Sister Act (Stockwell Playhouse); Jungle Book (UK tour); Top Hat (Gatehouse Theatre); Snow White and the Dwarves (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford); Wizard of Oz (Harrow Arts Centre); Robin Hood (Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames); 9 to 5 (Gatehouse Theatre); Ruby Strippers:West End Bares (Novello Theatre); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Italian Gardens, Guildford); Wind in the Willows (UK open air Tour); Blondel (Union Theatre); Judy! (Arts Theatre, West End); Shout! (Associate Director/Choreographer, UK tour); Aladdin (Millfield Theatre); Anything Goes (Gatehouse Theatre); Hamlet - the rock musical (Italian national tour); Give My Regards To Broadway (Gatehouse Theatre); Peter Pan (UAE international tour); Through The Mill (Southwark Playhouse); Lucky Stiff (Lylian Baylis Theatre); You Won't Succeed On Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews (St. James Theatre & International); Singin' In The Rain (Gatehouse Theatre); Gatsby (Arts Theatre); A Catered Affair (London Theatre Workshop); Beauty & The Beast (also associate director, UAE international tour); Romeo & Juliet (Ashcroft Theatre); The Apple Tree, Little Me (Rose and Crown Theatre); Assassins (The Pleasance, London). Original workshops of Grimm, Gossamer & Berlin Non Stop.

This year Chris will also be choreographing The Wild Party for the Royal Academy of Music and the UK tour of Alice in Wonderland, as well as currently developing new musical Push!.