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PAUL CHANTRY

 Direttore Artistico Chantry Dance Company & School

PERFORMER:

After training at Central School of Ballet, Paul has worked with many notable choreographers throughout his career including Gillian Lynne, David Bintley, David Fielding and Laurent Cavanna. He was a founder member of Newcastle-based Dora Frankel Dance. Selected credits include:

  • ‘Apollon’ in ‘Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez’, Javier De Frutos (Sadler’s Wells and European tour)
  • ‘The Most  Incredible Thing’ for Javier De Frutos and The Pet Shop Boys, original and revival casts(Sadler’s Wells and European Tour)
  • ‘Ballo in Maschera’- Featured dancer and Assistant Choreographer (Royal Opera House)
  • ‘Tales of Hoffman’ (English National Opera)
  • ‘La Traviata’ Featured dancer (Grange Park Opera)

CHOREOGRAPHER:

Paul is co-Artistic Director of Chantry Dance Company, and was responsible for the creation of their debut performance at Sadler’s Wells, which was the creation of 5 pieces commissioned for the Chinese Calligraphy, Music and Dance Concert.  This high-profile debut occurred within 3 months of CDC’s formation. Following this, Paul has gone on to create full narrative works as well as abstract/thematic pieces for CDC, but finding his passion lies in story-telling.

Outside of CDC, Paul works in a choreographic partnership with Rae Piper. Together they have choreographed numerous productions. Selected credits include:

  • ‘Gangsta Granny’ for David Walliams and Birmingham Stage Company (Two UK tours & Garrick Theatre, West End)

WINNER – “Best Home Produced Show”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Touring Play”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Children’s Show”, What’s On Reader’s Awards

NOMINATED – “Best Young People’s Theatre Production”, UK THEATRE AWARDS

  • ‘Awful Auntie’ for David Walliams and Birmingham Stage Company (UK Tour)
  • ‘Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians’ (UK Tour)
  • ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden’ (Birmingham Old Rep & UK Tour)
  • ‘The Last Days of Mankind’ UK Premiere (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal)
  • ‘Glengarry, Glen Ross’ (Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal)
  • ‘The Merry Widow’ and ‘Die Fledermaus’ for the Philharmonia Orchestra and John Wilson (The Royal Festival Hall )
  • ‘The Queen of Spades’ Revival choreo. for Lucy Burge (Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma).
  • Anyone For Tea’ for Les Enfants Terrible (Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Festival)

TEACHER:

Paul is an experienced teacher with enhanced DBS check and full PLI who has taught at many of the top UK dance studios, vocational schools and international events, including:

  • Pineapple Dance Studios
  • Danceworks
  • Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
  • Elmhurst Ballet School
  • English National Ballet School
  • Central School of Ballet
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • MOVE IT
  • Art Studio Danza – Italy