Graeme Henderson


Graeme Henderson

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Graeme trained as a dancer, works as an actor and has now become a choreographer and director!! He was in the original David Merrick version of 42nd St at Drury Lane in 1984 as an ensemble member and later went on to play the leading role of Billy Lawlor opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.

In 2009 he choreographed a national and international tour of 'Singin' In The Rain' for UK Productions and also their pantomime 'Cinderella' at the Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke.
In 2007 he was very proud to have re-staged and choreographed the critically acclaimed UK Productions tour of 42nd St starring Paul Nicholas, Dave Willetts, Tim Flavin and Stephen McGann. This production will also be touring in 2012 with Graeme repeating his choreographic role and also his performing role of 'Andy Lee'.

He has assisted Olivier nominated choreographer Jenny Arnold on several projects including Jerry Springer The Opera  at the National Theatre and the Cambridge Theatre, London, the hit British feature film comedy 'Confetti' (in which he also appears!), the Channel 5 'Milkshake' Roadshow, and most recently he worked with her on the new Martin Freeman film 'Nativity' which was released this Christmas.

In 2008 he was delighted to have co-directed and co-choreographed 'The Wizard of Oz' with Tim Flavin at the Theatre Royal, Brighton for First Family Entertainment.

He was  honoured to stage a dance routine for Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright, Dame Diana Rigg, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Eileen Atkins in 'One Knight Only' at the Haymarket Theatre and has also put Barry Humphries, Jools Holland, Stephen Fry, Edward Fox, Timothy West , Prunella Scales, Joanna Lumley, Bill Nighy  - and many other luminaries - through their paces in the John Betcheman Variety Show at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

In 2000 he started his own tap company 'ghtap ltd' with Andrew Blackie. They are currently developing 'Artie Gwen and Lance' - a unique project updating the story of 'Camelot' to 1930's Chicago and told entirely through tap dance.

He has won two coveted Carl Alan Awards in recognition of his services to dance and was recently nominated for a third in the same category as Deborah Bull and Darcy Bussell. He regularly lectures and adjudicates for all the major dance societies and has taught at most of the major dance colleges in London including Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College, Arts Educational and the Urdang Academy, and is very proud to be an honorary member of the IDTA , BATD and the ADA dance organisations. In 2010 he was also delighted to be invited to teach at the inaugural IDS Dance Conference in Covent Garden.

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