GUEST TEACHERS

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Lucy Banfield

Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, firstly as a professional Ballet Dancer, then moving into Musical Theatre, Film, TV, and working Commercially. Lucy has had the pleasure of working with and assisting many notable Choreographers including Susan Stroman, Rob Ashford, Lucie Pankhurst, Carlos Acosta, Twyla Tharp, Andy Blankenbuehler, Adam Cooper, Javier Frutos, Karen Bruce, Arlene Phillips, Matthew Cole, Andrew Wright, and Kim Gavin.

 

Training: English National Ballet School/ Laine Theatre Arts


Choreography credits: Associate Choreographer and Resident Choreographer for Guys and Dolls (West End, UK Tour, Tel Aviv & Chichester), Associate Choreographer for Grease (Royal Caribbean & David Ian Productions), Assistant Choreographer for MGM Story (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Re-stager for Footloose (UK Tour), Assistant Choreographer for Love me Tender (UK Tour), Assistant Choreographer for Film Flashback (Jean Ann Ryan Productions), Assistant Choreographer for Malibu Waves (Jean Ann Ryan Productions), Assistant Choreographer for Dirty Dancing (Holland), Associate Choreographer for Angelina Ballerina the Mousical (UK Tour and Australian Tour), Associate Choreographer for Vampirette (Manchester Opera House).

Theatre credits: Featured Dancer in Sinatra (Palladium), Ensemble in Dance Til' Dawn (Aldwych Theatre), Ensemble & Dance Captain in Guys and Dolls (Chichester), Assistant Dance Captain, Hunyak & Swing in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Ensemble & Understudy Judy in White Christmas (Michael Rose Ltd), Featured Dancer in Katherine Jenkins Believe (UK Arena Tour), Company & understudy Slaughter Girl in Shall We Dance (Sadlers Wells), Ensemble in Candide (English National Opera), Dance Captain & Ensemble in Desperately Seeking Susan (Novello Theatre), Ensemble in the Original West End cast of Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre), Ensemble & Understudy Brenda in Movin’ Out, Featured Dancer Maria in Saturday Night Fever (Apollo Victoria), Ensemble in On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall), Featured Ensemble in Contact (Queen’s Theatre), Maria,
Connie & Shirley in Saturday Night Fever (Koln, Germany). Lucy has also performed with the English National Ballet Company.

Television Credits: Game of Thrones, Strictly Come Dancing for Kylie Minogue, The Royal Variety Show, Financial Times, HSBC, Very Important People, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, Dancing on Ice, Dance X Credits, Dancing in the Streets and Strictly Dance Fever.

Films:  Disney's Cinderella, Disney's Artemis Fowl, and Centre Stage.

Lucy was Dance Captain/Dancer for 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Closing Ceremonies (London Olympic Stadium). She is the Choreographer & Consultant for BLOCH photoshoots here in the UK, and also has a Diploma in Event Management!

In 2020, Lucy created ‘CLASS’, teaching wonderful dancers, via Zoom, during the Covid-19 lockdown. Being passionate about bringing opportunities, that wouldn’t usually be available, to those who love to dance, it’s a venture she’s very proud of, and is looking forward to nurturing further.

Lucy is so proud & excited to be co-creator of The Summit Dance Competition with her amazing best friend Kimmi. Together they are passionate about nurturing future generations, helping them achieve their dreams, always having fun along the way.

 

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Jo Goodwin

Jo Trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom where she was head girl and winner of the Eileen Rose Cup for Musical Theatre.

 

Most recent Credits;

Assistant Director- Sunset Boulevard Movie ( Curve, Leicester)

Associate Choreographer- Funnygirl ( Theatre Marigny, Paris)

Associate Choreographer Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard and Happy Days- The Musical ( UK Tours)

 

Other Theatre Credits Include:

Sweet Charity ( West End) Crazy For You ( West End) The Producers (West End) Hello,Dolly!

( Regents Park, Open Air Theatre) On The Town ( Theatre du Chatalet,Paris) Funnygirl

( Chichester) Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi  (Union Theatre,London) Street of Dreams

( Arena Tour) Guys and Dolls ( Theatre Marigny,Paris).

 

Television Credits include:

Ant and Decs Saturday Night Takeaway, The Olivier Awards, Children In Need, The Broadway Proms, An Audience with Al Murray, The Alan Titchmarsh Show,The Olympic Torch Concert and Jo was also a mentor on the CBBC  series All Over The Workplace.

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Lucy Jane Adcock
 

LUCY JANE ADCOCK is an experienced West End performer and has appeared in a multitude of West End productions. Her theatre credits include: Sylvia in AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING, (UK Tour), Carmen, u/s Charity in SWEET CHARITY at The Royal Exchange, Manchester, Miss Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS (Tel Aviv),  Mimi and u/s Miss Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS (Phoenix Theatre, West End and UK Tour), u/s Mrs Wormwood and Mrs Phelps in MATILDA THE MUSICAL (Cambridge Theatre, West End), Pinkette, u/s Pinky and Mrs Cunningham in HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL (UK tour), Judy Turner u/s Cassie in A CHORUS LINE (London Palladium, West End), Featured dancer and u/s Madge in TOP HAT (UK tour and Aldwych Theatre,West End), featured vocalist in Ruthie Henshall’s SOUNDS OF HOLLYWOOD (UK tour), Hunyak in CHICAGO (Cambridge Theatre, West End), ensemble and u/s Ali in MAMMA MIA (Prince of Wales, West End), Dinah in STARLIGHT EXPRESS (UK and Scandinavian tours) u/s Serena and Miss Bell in FAME (Aldwych Theatre, West End) Original cast of TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (Victoria Palace Theatre, West End) and Silly Girl in DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (international tour).

 

Other work includes: Carabosse in SLEEPING BEAUTY, Roses Theatre, Tewekesbury, Choreographed DICK WHITTINGTON Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, BRIDGET JONES - THE MUSICAL (workshop) THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (workshop) assistant choreographer for LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD (Grosvenor House for Private Drama) Assistant to Alan Burkitt on BBC’s STRICTLY COME DANCING and original cast recordings of TOP HAT and TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT.  

 

She also teaches and choreographs at various colleges and performing arts schools across the UK and can be seen as a guest tutor at many of the venues of the ‘Can You Dance?’ tours. She holds a weekly Musical Theatre Jazz class at Base Studios for graduates and professionals.