James Bennett

Musical Theatre – Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Britain’s Got Talent, Spooks

After graduating from college James was delighted to join the West End cast of We Will Rock You. He has since worked in the West End in Hairspray playing IQ and then swing, (Shaftesbury theatre), Carmen (02 arena and Royal Albert Hall), as the Dance Captain on the UK and European tour of We Will Rock YouSanta Claus the musical in Singapore (Marina Bay theatre), Dance Captain on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Birmingham Hippodrome), and most recently Dance Captain on the record breaking tour of Dirty Dancing.

Some of his Film/TV credits include: dancing on Britain’s Got Talent 2013, the launch of Xfactor 2012, the opening of the Wimbledon Olympics 2012, the Paul O’grady show, John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night, and Children in Need. Acting includes Genie of the house for Nickelodeon, and Spooks Code 9 for BBC. Dancing in the musical film See you soon and Dance party 2 DVD for Universal.

He has also done advertising campaigns for Polaroid, and Foxes liveWild in the City for Channel 4, and has appeared in various music videos, including “Out of Office” and Duffy’s “well well well”. He also works regularly for the government and military helping in their training, through acting.

Whilst managing the above shows as Dance Captain James has also taught and choreographed for many schools and professional colleges both at home and abroad. James has been employed a number of times to choreograph and direct shows for schools in Bangkok, Malaysia and Jakarta throughout the international school system in South East Asia.