Lindon Barr, dancer & choreographer

 8 September 2016

Lindon has been a dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey and Take That. He now works as the Head of Theatre School where he trained. Lindon explains more about his role and offers 3 tips for becoming a dancer.

"Build a profile for yourself and decide how you want to market yourself."

Hometown?

I am from and live in Essex.

What job do you do?

I’m a dancer and choreographer.

How did you become a dancer and choreographer?

I trained at Bodywork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge from age 6. I have also travelled to Los Angeles & New York to further my training and have done a huge amount of independent research into dance and choreography.

What qualifications do you have?

I have a National Diploma (Level 6) in Professional Dance, validated by Trinity College London.

What do you do for your job?

I started my career as a commercial dancer working for artists such as Mariah Carey, Take That, Little Mix & Cher Lloyd on their Music Videos and TV Appearances etc.

I love being able to express myself through movement 

For the past few years I have been working in theatre for productions including Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena Tour), Thriller Live! (West End) and ZooNation’s Into The Hoods (West End & UK Tour).

More recently, I have started working as a choreographer. I have just finished working as choreographer & associate director on the new West End musical - Exposure at the St. James Theatre, Victoria.

I also teach regularly around the UK and internationally and am currently the Head of Theatre School at Bodywork Company Dance Studios, Cambridge.

What is the best thing about your job?

I love being able to express myself through movement and also working with the next generation of performers.

And the worst thing?

The worst thing about my job is time. There’s never enough time to do everything!

How do I become a dancer?

1. First and the most important tip would be to train hard.

2. Do some research into your art form and learn the history of it. Who created it? Where did it start? What are the influences?

3. Finally, build a profile for yourself and decide how you want to market yourself.


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