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Paul Harris
Artistic Director

 

 

Paul Harris is a leading figure in the world of dance and is one of the most sought after dance teachers and choreographers in the World. He was the main Mentor in the 'Kick Boxer to Ballroom Dancer' episode of the multi award winning 'Faking It' and has appeared on the BBC's hit series 'Strictly Come Dancing', in the capacity of teaching the teachers. He is the winner of the prestigious 2008 Carl Alan Award for Choreography

London Theatre of Ballroom is a natural combination of his two enormously successful backgrounds, in that Paul Harris was one of the most successful comptitors ever in the world of Ballroom Dancing and a successful actor. He was the British, United Kingdom and International Junior Champion in both Ballroom and Latin American Dancing, the United Kingdom and West European Amatuer Latin American Champion and was the winner of the British Pofessional Exhibition (Theatre Arts) title.

He then studied jazz, ballet, tap and Historical Dance before studying acting full time at drama school, after which he worked extensively as an actor including 3 National tours of West End productions, before combining his two backgrounds to form London Theatre of Ballroom and to concentrate on his work as choreographer (specialising in working with actors). This has led not only to London Theatre of Ballroom being very successful, but also to Paul being responsible for some of the most high profile film choreography of the last decade.

He choreographed the famous 'laser scenes' for Catherine Zeta Jones in 'Entrapment and the now famous wand to wand combat sequences for 'Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix'. He has also choreographed dance sequences for some fo the biggest stars in the World including Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Zoe Wannamaker, Brittany Murphy and many times for award winning actor Robert Lindsay for'My Family' and also for the hit 50th annioversary production of 'The Entertainer' at the Old Vic theatre. His other film and televison credits include 'The Other Boleyn Girl', 'Inkheart', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Jane Eyre', 'Bleak House', 'Miss Austen Regrets' 'Lost In Austen' and many more.

London Theatre of Ballroom is the brainchild of Paul Harris and he is proud of their achievements over the last 12 years and their continued committment to presenting Ballroom Dancing as performing art. He saw the entertainment possibilities of Ballrom Dancing many years before 'Strictly Come Dancing' and London Theatre of Ballroom received critical acclaim from both London and National press, as far back as 1996.

 

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