Every year, BOP offers additional learning experiences for our Residency participants as part of as part of the weeks program
This year we are also delighted to announce our two special guest Choreographers/Teachers
From the world of Musical Theatre - JASON PENNYCOOKE and from the world of Hip-Hop Theatre - SHAUN PAUL SMITH.
Our special guest Choreographers will each present a workshop, teaching their differing styles, techniques and a section of choreography that shares the essence of dance in Musical Theatre & Hip-Hop Theatre.
** An exciting opportunity to be inspired and learn with industry professionals and seasoned performers **
JASON PENNYCOOKE – Guest Choreographer/Performer – Musical Theatre/Jazz
Jason was nominated for an Olivier for the role of Bobby Dupree in Memphis - The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He was also Olivier and What's On Stage nominated for the role of 'Jacob' in 'La Cage Aux Folles' at The Playhouse Theatre and has 3 affiliated "Best New Musical" Olivier nominations for shows he choreographed, Soul Sister, Porgy and Bess and The Big Life (also What's On Stage nominated).
More recently, Jason has choreographed a new production of Five Guys Named Moe at Edinburgh's Christmas for Udderbelly Ltd, and was last seen playing Benny Southstreet in Guys & Dolls at The Phoenix Theatre 2016, starring Rebel Wilson and can be seen on Gareth Malone’s hit BBC 2 reality show “The Naked Choir” as one of the lead mentors.
Jason reprised his role of 'Paul' in Kiss Me Kate for the BBC Proms 21 at The Royal Albert Hall, which was aired on Christmas Day on BBC 2, and can still be viewed on the BBC Proms website.
West End and Broadway), Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre at The Mill Belfast), Help the Heroes St. George’s Day charity match with Alexandra Burke and 380 Dancers (Twickenham Stadium), Community Shield Opening Ceremony with Misha B and 200 dancers (Wembley Stadium), I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Saw the Sky (TRSE), Sammy (TRSE), Half a Sixpence (UK tour), Aida (Dorset Opera Company). Michael Jackson’s ‘MJ Day’ charity performance (The Hippodrome and Hammersmith Apollo), UK Garage Awards, Fame Academy Boot Camp and UK Unsigned Completing the Band.
Other Theatre credits include: Kiss Me Kate ( Chichester Festival Theatre and The Old Vic) Cats (UK tour), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Five Guys Named Moe (Noel Coward Theatre), Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre and 1st UK Tour), Soul Train (Victoria Palace Theatre), The Big Life (Apollo Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East), Hey Mr Producer (Lyceum Theatre), Stomp (Vaudeville Theatre), The Rat Pack (Savoy Theatre, Adelphi Theatre and U.S Tour), Robin and the Seven Hoods (Leicester Square Theatre), Simply Heavenly (Young Vic), Golden Boy (Greenwich Theatre), Elegies and Punks and Raging Queens (The Globe), Sammy (TRSE), Time Flows (Trinity Buoy Wharf), White Folks (Tricycle Theatre), Forever Young (Nottingham Playhouse), and Phoenix Dance Company
Film and T.V includes: Sammy in Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine), Shopping (Paul W..S Anderson), All About The Mckenzies (London Live), and Stay Lucky (YTV).
Commercials: Chupa Chups (Here Kitty), Halifax (Our House), Ford KA, Coca-Cola (70’s Wedding), Fox Kids (Listen Up Y’all).
Radio: The Big Life (BBC World Service), Anthony Newley Birthday Celebrations (BBC World Service).
Commercially Jason has danced with and for Mel B, The Spice Girls, Moorcheeba, Toni Braxton, Eternal, Michael Jackson, Muse and many others and is Guinness World Record holder for choreographing 800 dancers performing for Help the Heroes charity match Bath v Wasps 2011 at Twickenham Stadium with Heather Small of M-People.
www.jasonpennycooke.com | Twitter: @ThePennycooke
SHAUN PAUL SMITH - Guest Choreographer/Performer - Hip-Hop Theatre/Jazz
Shaun began his formal dance training at Harlequin Stage School in Worcester, then went on to full time professional training at London Studio Centre, London, graduating in July 2008.
Since then, Shaun has led a very impressive career as a performer, choreographer, teacher and mentor working internationally and on many of our stages and teaching in the top dance colleges and dance studios (Pineapple/Studio 68) in London and throughout the UK.
Shaun is a recognized and in demand dance teacher, who continues to share his vibrant and creative energy with his unique fusion of hip-hop, Jazz and theatre dance.
Theatre credits include:
Zoonation's 'Into The Hoods - Remixed' (Resident Director- UK Tour) Tommy Franzens 'Smile' (Assistant director/choreographer, Sadlers Wells), ZooNations 'The Mad Hatters Tea Party' (Dance Captain - Royal Opera House , Linbury Theatre),
ZooNations 'Groove On Down The Road' (Assistant Director QEH Southbank centre), 'I Can't Sing - the X Factor Musical' (Dance Captain - London Palladium), Boy Blue Ent Production 'The Five And The Prophecy Of Prana' (Barbican), 'Blaze Streetdance Sensation' (Australia and Germany tour)
ZooNation's 'Some Like It Hip Hop' (Sadlers Wells and UK Tour), 'Shoes The Musical' - Ensemble/Swing (Sadlers Wells) Zoo Nation's 'Into The Hoods' - Swing (Royal Festival Hall), 'West Side Story' - Swing (50th anniversary UK Tour), Boy Blue Ent production 'Pied Piper' (Theatre Royal, Stratford).
Commercial Credits include:
Kidz Bop UK (Choreographer), The Voice 2017 (Assistant Choreographer), Take That (Brit Awards) Justin Bieber (X Factor), Andy Mineo (O2 Arena), LMFAO (Let's Dance and Britain's Got Talent), Cher Lloyd (T4 On The Beach and BRMB Live), JLS (Summertime Ball), Cheryl Cole, (Children in Need), Katie Perry (X Factor), Professor Green (Mobo Awards), Cheryl Cole '3 Words. (Music Video)
Watch more videos of Shaun on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/212829174
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@Twitter : shaunpaul1100
For further details and to Register your place on the Residency go to our
BOP Jazz Summer Residency Information Page