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CHRIS WHITTAKER

award winning West End and

International choreographer

choreographer

and MOvement Director

 

After many years as a performer and assistant choreographer Chris is now fast emerging as a top choreographer in his own right. His position in the industry as a highly sought after choreographer was cemented in 2015 when he was shortlisted for the best choreographer award in the Off West End Awards. Chris was awarded the 2018 Off West End best choreographer award for his work on Top Hat. His work now sees him choreographing all over the world and most recently in London's West End. 

 

 
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LATEST NEWS 

Some more very exciting new coming soon, please check back or follow chis on twitter for more info

- WINNER -

Chris has been awarded the 2018

off west end award

best choreographer for top hat  

 

- latest production announced - 

 broadway world have announced the details of

'give my regards to broadway'

premiering in June 2018. 

 

- Chris is currently working on 'sister act' for Amta, performance dates 13th june - 16th june, stockwell playhouse.

 

- CHRIS IS delighted to be reuniting with immersion theatre this summer to choreograph the uk tour of peter pan. more information coming soon.

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Credits

- CURRENT PRODUCTIONS -

SISTER ACT - Stockwell Playhouse (13th-16th June) AMTA

PETER PAN - UK TOUR (SUMMER)

- PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS -

JUNGLE BOOK - UK TOUR

TOP HAT  - The Gatehouse Theatre, London 

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS - Civic Theatre, Chelmsford  

WIZARD OF OZ - Elliot Hall, Harrow Arts Centre

ROBIN HOOD - Kenton Theatre, Henley-On-Thames 

RUBY STRIPPERS (LIONS, TAMERS & BARES) WEST END BARES - Novello Theatre, London

9 TO 5 - The Gatehouse Theatre, London

BLONDEL - Union Theatre, London 

WIND IN THE WILLOWS - UK tour (including Blenheim Palace) 

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Guildford

JUDY! - Arts Theatre, London

SHOUT! - Associate Director/Choreographer - UK national tour

BERLIN NON STOP - Workshop, Collaborative Artists

ANYTHING GOES - The Gatehouse, Ovation Productions

ALADDIN - Millfield Theatre, Edmonton

PETER PAN - UAE tour, S4K International

THROUGH THE MILL - Southwark Playhouse, Skye Productions

LUCKY STIFF - Lillian Baylis Theatre, London Studio Centre

GRIMM - Workshop, Arts Ed, Collaborative Artists

BEAUTY & THE BEAST - UAE tour, S4K International (Also DIRECTOR)

SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Musical Theatre Academy

ROMEO & JULIET - National & International tour, S4K International

THROUGH THE MILL - London Theatre Workshop, LTW productions

PINOCCHIO - UAE Bookfair, S4K International

GATSBY - Arts Theatre, London, Ruby in the Dust productions

JUNGLE BOOK - International Tour, S4K International

YOU WON'T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY JEWS - St James Theatre & International tour, Collaborative Artists

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Gatehouse, Ovation Productions

THE APPLE TREE - Ye Olde Rose & Crown, AllStar Productions

A CATERED AFFAIR - London Theatre Workshop, Ltwproductions (UK PREMIER)

MARTY MACDONALD'S FARM - National Tour, Honalee Media

LITTLE MEYe Olde Rose & Crown, AllStar Productions

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY - Warren Venues, Brighton fringe festival

ASSASSINS - Pleasance Theatre, 2nd Company Productions

- TEACHING - 

- Chris is deputy head of dance at The MTA,

whilst being a guest choreographer/teacher at Arts Educational, Mountview,

Guildford School of Acting and many others.

 

 

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REVIEWS

-TOP HAT (2017)-

 

Chris Whittaker's sublime choreography (assisted by Susannah Owen) has, in my experience, never been better.  It is, after all, a dancing show, and this is work of the very highest order, easily the equal of anything else available in the capital. - THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE - Julian Eaves

Choreographer Chris Whittaker manages the magnificent tap routines and dreamy ballroom numbers in the intimate space with great panache - THE REVIEW CHAP

Right from the opening number when Lay faultlessly catches his cane in mid-air, it is clear that the choreography (by Chris Whittaker) is going to be something special. Together and with the ensemble they regularly bring the house down, especially in the number ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’ - LONDON THEATRE PUBS

Whittakers work on this show is fantastic, the dance numbers match those of the West End and it wouldn’t look out of place in a full scale production. I look forward to seeing more of his work - POCKET THEATRE

 

-9 to 5 (2017)-

 

Chris Whittaker’s intelligent and exciting choreography hits the delicate balance the show needs, and I think it is one of the reasons the show stays at such a high energy throughout. - WEST END WILMA 

Talented choreographer Chris Whittaker who manages to do wonders in the comparatively small space. - MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

 

-Blondel (2017)-

Chris Whittaker’s choreography combines energetic, Kids-from-Fame-ish cavorting with flashes of invention. - THE TIMES

The group scenes are also incredibly well choreographed by Chris Whittaker. There’s not much space on the Union Theatre stage but every inch of it is used fully and often with wit and invention. - LONDON THEATRE 1

-anything goes (2016)-

 

Chris Whittaker’s slinky, high-kicking choreography sets the small stage alight. - THE TIMES (Sam Marlowe)

Inventive choreographer Chris Whittaker manages to inject dance moves into so many other often-too-often static numbers, such as the opening ‘Bon Voyage’. He succeeds in making Anything Goes more of a dance musical than it has ever been before. - MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

The stunning choreography of Chris Whittaker is vital in bringing it to life. - BRITISH THEATRE

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Pictures above are taken by a selection of photographers including Scott Rylander, Darren Bell, Roy Tan, Pamela Raith & David Ovenden. Performances include Blondel, Judy!, Anything Goes, Little Me, You Won't Succeed.., Singing' In The Rain, Apple Tree, Gatsby and many others. 

Chris would like to thank all casts, crew and fellow creatives that have helped him to work on such incredible shows.

SHowreel

Choreography showreel, footage from recent Top Hat production

 and links to production rehearsal & promo footage

Chris Whittaker Choreography Showreel

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CONTACT

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