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CHRIS WHITTAKER

multi award nominated 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. 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

 

- Chris is currently choreographer on the off west end premier production of '9 to 5' at the gatehouse theatre.

playing until october 1st

 - Chris will be choreographing 3 pantomimes this christmas -

Snow white - Chelmsford Civic theatre, (qdos) 

robin hood - kenton theatre, henley (immersion)

& Wizard of oz - Harrow arts centre, HArrow (immersion) 

- Chris will be returning to the gatehouse this christmas for the 3rd year, choreographing the london fringe premier of top hat, starring strictly's Joanne Clifton. more info coming soon.

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Credits

- CURRENT PRODUCTIONS -

9 TO 5 - The Gatehouse Theatre, London (1st September - 1st October)

TOP HAT  - The Gatehouse Theatre, London (13th December - 28th January)

WIZARD OF OZ - Elliot Hall, Harrow Arts Centre (16th December - 28th December)

ROBIN HOOD - Kenton Theatre, Henley-On-Thames (15th December - 28th December)

SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS - Civic Theatre, Chelmsford (29th Nov - 7th Jan) 

- PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS -

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

9 TO 5

**** the talented choreographer Chris Whittaker who manages to do wonders in the comparatively small space. MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW Patrick Honore

ANYTHING GOES

- NOMINATED FOR OFF WEST END BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD -

***** While Chris Whittaker's imaginative and energetic choreography again squeezes breathtaking routines (including some awesome tap) into the venue's traverse space. Jonathan Baz 

Chris Whittaker's slinky, high kicking choreography sets the small stage alight. THE TIMES

***** The spectacular song and dance routines. Choreography by Chris Whittaker is endlessly inventive and energetic, executed with distinction. GAY TIMES Richard Unwin

**** Inventive choreographer Chris Whittaker succeeds in making Anything Goes more of a dance musical than it has ever been before. MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW Patrick Honore

 

THROUGH THE MILL

*****The Trolley Song’ is a magnificent production number with the entire cast. REMOTE GOAT

 

GATSBY

The slick dance routines, choreographed by Chris Whittaker, are executed in a lively manner with the jazz age always in mind. MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

 

YOU WON'T SUCCEED ON BROADWAY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY JEWS

-  SHORTLISTED FINALIST FOR BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION, WHAT'S ON STAGE AWARDS 2015 - 

**** The superb choreography is delivered with pinpoint accuracy. THE UPCOMING

Chris Whittaker’s original choreography was impressive: energetic in a “Fame” medley, smart and sassy for “Take Me to Heaven” and dazzling in “Mama, I’m a big girl now. REMOTE GOAT

 

Singin’ in the Rain

- SHORTLISTED FINALIST FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHY, OFF WEST END AWARD - 

The other highlight of the second half is a glorious company tap dance routine to Broadway Melody in which Chris Whittaker’s imaginative choreography makes full use of the restricted space. - PUBLIC REVIEWS

In a company made up almost entirely of tap dancers, the choreography is particularly impressive - HAM&HIGH

 

The Apple Tree

- NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION, OFF WEST END AWARDS -

 ***** …the red hot choreography by Chris Whittaker is out of this world. ...thanks to Chris Whittaker’s sensational choreography. - MELLOWDAY LONDON

 ***** Choreographer Chris Whittaker have drilled the cast well and ensemble numbers are spectacularly staged. REMOTE GOAT

 When choreographer Chris Whittaker inserts a bunch of steps in act two, suddenly it becomes obvious what was missing from The Diary of Adam & Eve - dance. …. it is perhaps one of their best performances - there's nothing to fault about the music, the energy or the choreography. -  VIEW FROM THE GODS

 

Little Me

***** Chris Whittaker choreographs the agile cast to within an inch of the front row in a variety of apt styles from tap to Charleston to country and western, and there are clear signs of the Fosse influence emerging. ONE STOP ARTS

 

Assassins

Choreography subtly shines in a small space, Chris Whittaker uses his ensemble to enhance the intricate songs and add to their dynamic, something I wasn’t expecting. BARGAIN 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 and links to production rehearsal & promo footage

Choreography Showreel 2016

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CONTACT

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