Tori Johns

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Training  

 

The Royal Ballet School 

Lower School White Lodge & Upper School Covent Garden (1998 - 2006)

Junior Associate (1994 – 1998)

Awards 

RAD Phyllis Bedells Bursary - Winner (2002)

Young British Dancer of the Year - Commendation (2004)

Associate of The Royal Academy of Dance (2005 to present)

Biography

Tori is a graduate of The Royal Ballet School and has worked with The Royal Ballet. Whilst training she gained the prize of 'The Phyllis Bedells Bursary' from The Royal Academy of Dance, also gaining a place in 'The Young British Dancer of the Year' competition. Tori has a notable career in musical theatre, appearing in the UK & European tour of 'CATS,' as a principal character in 'Phantom of the Opera' in London's West End and invited to perform in The Royal Albert Hall 25th Anniversary production. She works as a dance lecturer/choreographer in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, also running workshops for professional performers at The Dance House (National Dance Company Wales). Tori is a visiting professional at Ballet Cymru.

Performance | Stage

The Royal Ballet Company (2003 -2006):

Manon, Sylvia, La Fille Mal Gardee, Jewels, Symphony in C 

David Ian Productions (2007 - 2008):

CATS UK Tour - Swing

CATS Italian Tour - Cassandra

        

Cameron Mackintosh (2008 - 2009):

The Phantom of the Opera - Meg Giry                 

The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Production - Ensemble

                                     

Hello Cabaret (2017)

Hello Cabaret in the Park - Solo Singer

Performance | Film | Television 

Take That(2019)

Greatest Hits Live Tour - Singer

Boom Cymru & S4C (2017)

Shane a’r Belen Aur - Dancer

Trust Productions (2018)

Pretty Vicious “Move” music video - Solo Dancer & Choreographer

Cameron Mackintosh (2011)

The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Production - Ensemble

 

Victory Line Media (2016)

Ten Millennia ‘Can’t Live Without Your Love’ music video - Dancer 

Mark James Works (2017)

Martin Carr ‘Future Reflections’ music video - Solo Dancer

Choreographer | Movement Consultant

 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2016)

The Marriage of Figaro – Dora Stoutzker Hall - Choreographer

 

Olympus Theatre Bristol

West Side Story - Choreographer - (2016)

Pippin - Choreographer - (2017)

 

On in 5 Productions (2017)

Constellations – Sherman Theatre - Movement Advisor

 

Victory Line Media (2016)

Ten Millennia ‘Can’t Live Without Your Love’ music video - Choreographer 

 

Hello Cabaret (2017)

Hello Cabaret in the Park - Choreographer 

Mark James Works (2017)

Martin Carr ‘Future Reflections’ music video - Choreographer

Carlam LTD (2018)

Horse of the Year Show - finale

Choreographer

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Showcase - Choreographer (2018)

Working - Dance House (2018)

Pippin - Gate Theatre (2019)

And the World Goes ‘Round - Gate Theatre (2019)

Company - Gate Theatre (2019)

Choreographer

Other Room Theatre (2018)

The Effect - Choreographer

RCT Theatres (2018)

Miss Julie - Movement Advisor

Creative

Volcano Theatre Yr Odyn Artist Award

Flash by Morgan Thomas - Collaborator & Artistic Mentor

Performances: Volcano Novemberfest 2016, Atrium Theatre University of South Wales 2017, Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival 2017

Yeah Yeah Theatre Company

Co-founder (2017)

Arts Council Wales Research and Development grant, Wales Millennium Centre (2017)

Arts Council Wales Research and Development grant, Wales Millennium Centre (2018)

Arts Council Wales Research and Development grant, (2019)

Age Cymru: Gwanwyn Arts Festival

Theatre Maker 

Yes Dear’ Recipient of a Gwanwyn Arts Festival grant, to create a piece of movement based performance, with a group of older persons. Created via our theatre company Yeah Yeah (co-founders Tori Johns & Morgan Thomas). The work to conform to, then break negative preconceptions of older persons.

Dates: Devised & performed May 2018

 

 

Lecturer

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2015 to present) 

MA Musical Theatre, teaching dance and musical theatre repertoire.

 

GAMTA Glasgow Academy Musical Theatre Arts (2009-2014)

HNC & HND Musical Theatre, teaching all years of the Full Time professional training course.

Including jazz, ballet, pointe, tap, pas de deux, contemporary, body conditioning and repertoire. 

 

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (2015 - 2017)

Level 3 Dance and Musical Theatre, Foundation Degree Dance, Foundation Degree Musical Theatre and BA Performing Arts. Including ballet & jazz.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (2017 to present)

BA Musical Theatre, BA Perfformio, MA Musical Theatre, MA Perfformio. Ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning.

 

Audition Panel

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2015 to present)

Assessor of movement and dance for MA Musical Theatre intake.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Cardiff Campus (2017 to present)

Assessor of movement and dance for BA Musical Theatre, BA Perfformio, MA Musical Theatre, MA Perfformio.

GAMTA Glasgow Academy Musical Theatre Arts (2009-2014)

Assessor of movement and dance for HNC & HND Musical Theatre intake.

Gower College Swansea (2017)

Mock audition assessments for BTEC Musical Theatre students, in advance of drama school auditions. Member of the professional panel, my role to assess movement and dance.

Visiting Professional | Masterclass | Tutor | Facilitator

Hijinx Theatre (2018 to present)

Tutor for Hijinx Theatre, teaching varying styles and repertoire.

Professional Dance Theatre Workshops (2016 to present)

Leading weekly classes at National Dance Company Wales Dance House / Ty Dawns. Sessions for professional dancers, graduates and those studying at degree level. Seperate classes for both musical theatre repertoire / jazz and ballet.

Ballet Cymru (2017 to 2018)

Teaching ballet and musical theatre repertoire to dancers on the Pre-Professional programme.

 

National Youth Theatre Wales: Aspire, Musical Theatre Residential Weekend (2018)

Tutor for musical theatre dance repertoire. Working with NYTW Aspire students, with sharing of performance work at close of weekend.

National Youth Theatre Wales: Artworks Valleys Kids (2017)

Co-facilitator for physical theatre and dance workshops for participants of Artworks Valleys Kids. Co-facilitating with Jain Boon, Tonya Smith & Morgan Thomas.

Gower College Swansea (2017 to 2018)

Preparing BTEC musical theatre students for drama school auditions. Teaching jazz, musical theatre repertoire and audition technique.

Hello Workshops (2016 & 2017)

Masterclasses teaching jazz technique and musical theatre repertoire.

Wonderland Studios (2017)

Ballet tutor, open classes.

Just One Theatre Arts (2017)

Masterclasses teaching repertoire from ‘CATS.’

The Big Talent (2015)

Choreographer for musical revue ‘All Grown Up.’

The Vibe (2016)

Masterclasses teaching jazz technique and musical theatre repertoire.