David Leighton

Choreographer

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I started dancing at the age of 5 and haven't stopped since! As a child I was lucky enough to work on commercials, fashion shows, photo shoots and of course the competitive dance festival circuit! Since leaving college I love that my job has taken me worldwide, dancing on all aspects of the industry - Theatre: Fame Cambridge Theatre London, assistant to Arlene Phillips on Saturday Night Fever in New York, Vienna, Berlin & Cologne. Ruthie Henshall concert London, Anything Goes Manchester Apollo, Stephen Sondheim concert London. Fashion: Clothes Show Live, Cosmopolitan Show,British Fashion weekend, Style Awards, G-Star, Adidas. TV: Brit Awards, Top Of The Pops,CD:UK, Royal Variety Performance, VE Day Celebrations, Star's In Their Eyes, Lesley Garrett Tonight, A Princes Trust Gala, Noels House Party, The Generation Game, Michael Barrymoreseries. Film: Surviving Picasso with Anthony Hopkins. Commercials: Halifax, DFS, Bernard Matthews. Corporate events:  Ford, Mitshibisi, Citroen, Toyota, Mercedes, Seat, Allied Dunbar,World Disney, O2. Pop promos, Video & Tours: Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, Shirley Bassey,Take That, Girls Aloud, Billie Piper, Blue, Five, Atomic Kitten, Dina Carroll, Elvis Vs JXL,Steps.

Now as one of London's established leading Creative Director and Choreographer I enjoy working closely with each client to produce a unique individual style to the highest standards for any artist, production or promotional campaign. As a Dance Agent I represent the UK's best and well known dancers in the industry, casting each job carefully I work to any brief making the best and strongest cast for the client.

TV & Commercial credits include: Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" X Factor, Nokia 'N8 Pink'-Viral,Heineken 'Human Equalizer'-Worldwide, Britain's Got Talent Series 2011, T-Mobile 'Royal Wedding Dance'-Viral, Plan B-Brit Awards 2011, Nike Training Club Iphone App-Viral, Olly Murs"Thinking Of Me"-X Factor, Diana Vickers "My Wicked Heart"- X Factor, Katy Brand Is…….Shakira,Sing with Vanilla-Playstation Singstar, Faryl Smith "Wonderland"-Album, Ford Fiesta 'Zeitgeist'-Worldwide & Sunsilk 'Dancing'-South America.

Video credits include: Lorie "DITA", Nero "Guilt", Wolfgang "Dancing With The Devil", Scott Anson"Shine On", Talay Riley "Sergeant Smash", Eliza Doolittle "Skinny Genes", Taio Cruz feat. Kylie"Higher", Mylene Farmer "Oui, Mais Non", Shaeen "Last Train Home, Diana Vickers "My Wicked Heart", Marina & The Diamonds "Oh No!", Tinie Tempah "Frisky", Sophie Ellis Bextor "Bitter Sweet", HotChip "I Feel Better", Faryl Smith "Somewhere Far Away", Alex Gaudino "Moscow Never Sleeps" & "Destination Calabria", FrankMusik "Confusion Girl", Freemasons feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor "Heartbreak", Gathania "Blame It On You", Leon Jackson "Creative", Outsiders "Keep This Fire Burning", Kaiser Chiefs "Never Miss A Beat", Scouting For Girls "I Wish I Was James Bond",Sam Sparro "Black & Gold", Sonny J "Handsfree" & "Can't Stop Moving", Freemasons "Touch Me" & "Rain Down Love", Annie "Girlfriend", Booty Luv "Shine", Right Said Fred "I'm TOO Sexy 2007!",Martijn Ten Velden "I Wish I Would", Alibi Vs Rockerfeller "Sexual Healing".

Stage & Theatre credits include: A Beggar's Opera South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Marina & The Diamonds UK Tour, Aladdin Wycombe Swan-High Wycombe, Cats the musical Patichio Amphitheatre-Larnaca Cyprus, Jack & The Beanstalk Civic Centre-St Albans, West End Rocks UK Tour, The Christ Of Coldharbour Lane Soho Theatre-London, High School Musical South Holland Theatre-Spalding, Manumission Privilege/Amnesia-Ibiza, Peter Pan Churchill Theatre-Bromley,Cinderella Civic Centre-St Albans, Back To The 80's Kenneth More Theatre-Ilford, Cinderella New Victoria Theatre-Woking.

I continue working with HOB Salons throughout the year at Salon International and Alternative Hair Show at The Royal Albert Hall each year. I was asked to create apiece based on the painting The Death Of Actaeon performed in the main room at The National Gallery. I have given many workshops & lectures for IDTA, BBO, RAM, EDT and adjudicated for International Street Dancecompetition's & Janet Cram Awards for I.S.T.D. Specializing in Pas De Deux & Boys workshops I teach as a guest choreographer at various colleges throughout the year and holds master classes within the UK & Europe.    

www.davidleighton.co.uk

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