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Educator & Lecturer

Along with a rich and diverse background as a choreographer and performer, Anthony holds a Masters's Degree in Dance Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Professional Theatre Dance.  This makes Anthony a highly regarded and much sought-after educator. 

Anthony is currently the Creative Course Director and Head of Musical Theatre at ROM Theatre Arts, as well as a lecturer in dance and musical theatre practices Bird College and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He is also a BA research co-ordinator at Bird College. 

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Anthony's approach within education is to promote individual growth not only the demands of the modern performance industry, but for the challenges of the modern world. This means establishing a safe working environment, where classes are both challenging and inspiring for the learner and with an approach to support learner progression


His pedagogical approach integrates the body and mind to develop and enhance technical skill and creativity, centring students in this methodology.  This has led him to develop and pioneer the Somatic Jazz practice.​

Anthony also has an interest in advancing teaching practices away from traditionalist, top-down, patriarchal models, embedding feminist and queer perspectives in his teaching approach.  He actively challenges students creative processes to broaden Modern Musical Theatre practices. Critically examining how it is currently presented and what it could be through progressive pedagogic values. A particular interest in expanding and refocusing binary gender roles in performance situations as well as incorporating current movement trends into his lectures.

Having trained as a multi-disciplinarian in the theatre arts, Anthony understands the breath of training required and the need for creative autonomous working.  As a successful performer himself in commercial West End and International theatre he appeared in productions including Billy Elliot, Cats, My Fair Lady and Top Hat. Working on productions created by industry leading practitioners including Arlene Phillips, Peter Darling, Trevor Nunn, Ellen Kane, Bill Deamer, Matthew Bourne and as Dame Gillian Lynne's resident choreographer on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Anthony has first hand experience in what has been and what is currently required in the modern performance landscape.


Additionally, Anthony is an acclaimed Choreographer and Theatrical Director credited with UK tours and international productions, which provides further valuable insights and knowledge which he is able to draw from.

Within his teaching practice, Anthony regularly lectures in the following:

  • Musical Theatre Technique (Drama, Dance and Singing combined),

  • Musical Theatre Project (Constructing, devising and producing concept musical productions),

  • Acting Through Movement

  • Acting Through Song

  • Jazz Technique (Luigi, Fosse and Mattox influences)

  • Tap Dance

  • Jazz Repertoire

  • Audition Preparation

  • Casting and Self Taping 

  • Gender and Performance

  • as well as Artistic Direction, Theatrical Direction and Choreography when creating and devising productions for student performances.

Anthony is also adept at working with terminology and elements pertaining to the Estill model of singing.

As a guest lecturer, Anthony has also worked at the following institutions and conservatoires.

Arts Ed ArtsEd
GSA Guildford School of Acting
University of Chichester
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