CURRENT NEWS

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2018/2019 has been an extremely exciting academic year for us all at The Creative Dance Company...

 

April 2019 saw 15 students set sail on the MSC Lirica to perform on The Broadway Theatre stage and travel round the Mediterranean! 'Cruise Team 2019' represented Creative Dance wonderfully and a great time was had by all.

This is what they had to say...

"The 'showboat' was absolutely incredible"

"Loved it. Loved it. Loved it"

"It was AMAZING"

Our exhilarating year ended with our annual full school show on Saturday 29th July, this years' show was "Dancing Through The Decades". Our wonderful students performed to family and friends at The John Leakey Hall, Dulwich Prep. 

With our 20th anniversary approaching we have no doubt that 2019/2020 will be an equally exciting year!

ALUMNI

We are very proud to be able to say that we have a number of ex-students working in the industry with graduates going on to train at various professional colleges including; Arts Educational Schools London, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Bird College, Legat School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Urdang Academy, Millennium Performing Arts College, London Studio Centre and Central School of Speech and Drama.

JAMIE MCDONALD

Jamie began her training with Creative Dance in 2000 when her mother Valerie McDonald launched the company to provide a local school for children with a love for the Arts. Jamie went on to become a Teaching Assistant and then Dance Teacher at Creative Dance before training full time at Millennium Performing Arts London. Since graduating in 2010 Jamie has performed with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, featuring in productions such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker!, Sleeping Beauty, Early Adventures and Cinderella. Other credits include The Phantom of the Opera UK tour, Kiss Me, Kate UK tour, Grange Park Opera and Garsington Opera. 
Creative Dance holds a very special place in Jamie’s heart and she will always be grateful for the ten years she spent there.

SASHA MORGAN

After Creative Dance Sasha moved to London to train at The Urdang Academy and to gain a degree in Dance and Musical Theatre. Her third and final year has easily been her favourite because of the opportunities she's been lucky enough to have, such as dancing in a professional music video and dancing for Dua Lipa at the Brit Awards! It’s been difficult but also amazing, and she never would have experienced any of it if it hadn’t have been for the Creative Dance Company! She is two months away from graduation and in the midst of auditions, in addition Sasha is looking forward to getting her yoga teacher training in the coming months!

EMILY LANGHAM

Since graduating from Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick, Emily was lucky enough to be cast in the Chichester and UK Tour production of Mack & Mabel, where she understudied the lead role, Mabel. Emily then went on to play Rumpelteazer in a UK/European tour of Cats. Following that, she spent three months in Toronto performing in Mrs Henderson Presents, before playing Young Carlotta and understudying Young Sally in Folliesat the National Theatre. Emily is currently in rehearsals as Lillian Gish for a production ofThe Biograph Girl, which plays a short run at the Finborough Theatre.

PAIGE SMITH

Paige started dancing 15 years ago at The Creative Dance company where every weekend she was surrounded by people who were like family to her! When Paige was a little older, she was allowed to assist Valerie which was a dream come true. She went on to train professionally at The Urdang Academy when she was 18 and continued at the Creative Dance but now as a teacher and was appointed the position as Head Of Dance. Since leaving college Paige has been lucky enough to perform in shows such as BARE, performed in concerts and most recently finished a contract with the prestigious Carnival UK group as a lead vocalist on their leading cruise ships. Paige says she wouldn’t be the performer or the person she is today if it wasn’t for those Saturdays she spent at The Creative Dance Company!

PAST PERFORMANCES

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals4

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals4

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals3

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals3

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals2

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals2

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals1

Cruise 2019 - Rehearsals1

Disney 2017 - Chandelier 2

Disney 2017 - Chandelier 2

Disney 2017 - Barn Dance 2

Disney 2017 - Barn Dance 2

Disney 2017 - Dancers

Disney 2017 - Dancers

Disney 2017 - Full Group

Disney 2017 - Full Group

Disney 2017 - Seniors

Disney 2017 - Seniors

Disney 2017 - Chandelier

Disney 2017 - Chandelier

Disney 2017 - Barn Dance

Disney 2017 - Barn Dance

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - School Song

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - School Song

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - It's Possible

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - It's Possible

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Mary Poppins.

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Mary Poppins.

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Chicago

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Chicago

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Lion King

Puttin' On The Ritz 2018 - Lion King

Dancing Through The Decades - Immortals.

Dancing Through The Decades - Immortals.

Dancing Through The Decades - Cotton Eye

Dancing Through The Decades - Cotton Eye

Dancing Through The Decades - Me Ole' Ba

Dancing Through The Decades - Me Ole' Ba

Dancing Through The Decades - Boogie Won

Dancing Through The Decades - Boogie Won

Dancing Through The Decades - Friend Lik

Dancing Through The Decades - Friend Lik

Dancing Through The Decades - Nina

Dancing Through The Decades - Nina

Dancing Through The Decades - Higher Gro

Dancing Through The Decades - Higher Gro

Come Alive 2018

Come Alive 2018

Come Alive 2018

Come Alive 2018

Come Alive 2019

Come Alive 2019

Come Alive 2019

Come Alive 2019

Come Alive 2019

Come Alive 2019

2019 Cruise Team (MSC Lirica)

2019 Cruise Team (MSC Lirica)

2019 Cruise Team (MSC Lirica)

2019 Cruise Team (MSC Lirica)

2000 Creative Dance Show

2000 Creative Dance Show

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2003 Her Majesty's Theatre

2003 Her Majesty's Theatre

2001 Creative Dance Show 2

2001 Creative Dance Show 2

2001 Creative Dance Show

2001 Creative Dance Show

2001 Creative Dance Show 3

2001 Creative Dance Show 3

2003 The Rhythme of Life Queen's Hall Theatre

2003 The Rhythme of Life Queen's Hall Theatre

2003 The Rhythme of Life Queen's Hall Theatre 2

2003 The Rhythme of Life Queen's Hall Theatre 2

2003 The Mayor's Command Performance Assmbly Halls Theatre

2003 The Mayor's Command Performance Assmbly Halls Theatre

2003 Creative Dance Celebrates the Arts Queen's Hall Theatre

2003 Creative Dance Celebrates the Arts Queen's Hall Theatre

2004 The Best of Creative Dance Company Assembly Halls theatre

2004 The Best of Creative Dance Company Assembly Halls theatre

2003 Summer Sensations Queen's Hall Theatre

2003 Summer Sensations Queen's Hall Theatre

2005 Around the Wolrd in 80 Minutes Assembly Halls Theatre

2005 Around the Wolrd in 80 Minutes Assembly Halls Theatre

2005 Creative dance Show Tunbridge Wells

2005 Creative dance Show Tunbridge Wells

2005 Drury Lane Theatre

2005 Drury Lane Theatre

2007 Her Majety's Theatre

2007 Her Majety's Theatre

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2007 The Creative dance Show

2007 The Creative dance Show

2008 Creative Dance Preview Show

2008 Creative Dance Preview Show

Croydon Dance Festival

Croydon Dance Festival

2007 Euro Disney Paris

2007 Euro Disney Paris

2010 Benenden Hospital

2010 Benenden Hospital

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2018 The Sinden Theatre

2013 Creative Dance Show

2013 Creative Dance Show

2013 Creative Dance

2013 Creative Dance

2014 Creative Dance Show 4

2014 Creative Dance Show 4

2007 Creative Dance Cabaret

2007 Creative Dance Cabaret

2014 Creative Dance Show 2

2014 Creative Dance Show 2

2014 Creative Dance Show 3

2014 Creative Dance Show 3

2014 Creative Dance show

2014 Creative Dance show

2011 One Night Only

2011 One Night Only

2010 Royal Albert Hall]

2010 Royal Albert Hall]