Jordi Guitart - Head of Jazz
Jordi came to England from Barcelona in 1990 and trained as a dancer at Bodywork and The Urdang Academy. His professional career has taken him all over the world both as a dancer and choreographer. As well as a string of cabaret shows, cruises, fashion and trade shows, pop videos, film and TV, Jordi has also had the privilege of working in the “West End” in hit shows such as, “Saturday Night Fever”(played the part of Jorge and covered Caesar) and “La Cava”(ensemble and first cover Tariq). In 1999 he played to an audience of over 8000 people every night at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway in one of the largest productions of “Fame” ever to hit the stage. He's also toured as Bernardo in " West Side Story" and as Judas in " Jesus Christ Superstar. Jordi’s passion for musical theatre continues as he recently found himself involved in yet another exciting new project, soon to hit the west end, “Hell sing” , where he was assistant choreographer to Mark Battershall and Geoff Coleman(as seen on TV in Pineapple Studios). A new version with a new choreographer Jason Pennycooke was unveiled at Move It on Saturday 12th of March 2011 and Jordi was again assistant choreographer, and main choreographer on the newest incarnation of the Show for their 12th of May Showcase at the Bloomsbury Theatre. He had also worked on the new series , Louie Spence’s Showbusiness ( being God!!! ).
Currently Jordi is working as a teacher and choreographer for many of the main dance and performing arts colleges in the UK and abroad, including “Ballet West” where he is head of the jazz department and Expressions where he is Head of Dance. He also runs his own, successful, part time dance school, “TGS” with his wife Nicola. Just recently he co-directed and choreographed, “ Stars Falling” at the Key Theatre. Jordi is about to embark in yet another West End musical to be called “ The Golden Voice” with his great friend Nick Fogarty in what has been a labour of love for many years!!!
A couple of summer ago he took his Ballet West Company to perform at the Videopolis stage in Disney Paris. They performed his production of " Star Cross'd Lovers" , a modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet.
He has just finished working with the Fulbridge Academy on " Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and choreographing a Boxing Charity Gala.
A very busy 2014 with choreography for a couple of appearances at the Royal Albert Hall , and Sadlers Wells beckons apart from choreography for another West End Musical called " Best Of Friends".
Currently just finished choreographing Jessica Steele( The Voice) first public appearance and a Variety Show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane ,London and EPA's appearance at Move It.
Jordi has been teaching at Ballet West for the last 21 years and looks forward to another 21!!!!