James Bennett - Musical Theatre
James is currently working on a brand new musical film, Rocketman. He recently finished as Resident Director and Dance Captain on Tango Moderno the smash hit musical starring Vincent and Flavia. He originated the role of Tommy Arbunt in the UK and North American premiere of Strictly Ballroom the Musical. Other theatre includes: Dance Captain, cover Neil and Mr Schumacher in Dirty Dancing (UK and European Tour); Dance Captain for We Will Rock You (UK and European tour); Carmen (02 arena and Royal Albert Hall); We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); IQ and swing in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Santa Claus The Musical (Marina Bay, Singapore) and Dance Captain for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Birmingham Hippodrome).
Television includes: Ant and Dec, Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), Genie in the House (Nickelodeon) and Spooks: Code 9 (BBC); appearances on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night (BBC 1), Children in Need (BBC) and the The Paul O’Grady Show (Channel 4).
Film includes: See You Soon and Dance Party 2 (Universal).
Other work includes: the Xfactor 2012 Launch (Syco); the Wimbledon Olympics 2012 Opening; various music videos, including Out of Office and Duffy’s Well Well Well; advertising campaigns for Polaroid, Foxes Live, Wild in the City (Channel 4).
Whilst managing a number of shows as Dance Captain, James has also taught and choreographed for many schools and professional colleges both at home and abroad. He assists leading directors and choreographers as well as being employed a number of times to choreograph and direct shows himself for schools in Bangkok, Malaysia and Jakarta throughout the international school system in South East Asia.