Gary Clarke
Company Champion

 

Gary Clarke is an acclaimed British Choreographer, Dancer and is currently the Artistic Director of Gary Clarke Company. His theatrical dance works have toured extensively both nationally and internationally to critical and audience acclaim.

Gary has received a multitude of awards for his work including A UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance (COAL), A Critics Circle National Dance Award (COAL), A Herald Angel Award (the Troth) and The Brian Glover Memorial Award. He has created stage and site-specific work for a number of companies and organisations including The National Theatre, Opera North, Sky Arts, Akademi, Hull City of Culture and The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gary has also worked as a movement specialist on a number of large scale feature films including World War Z, JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and The Mummy. His performance credits include work with Lea Andersons’ The Cholomondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Productions, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Candoco Dance Company. In 2017, Gary was appointed as an Honorary Fellow at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

I am thrilled to be collaborating with Anajli as their new ‘Company Champion’ as they step into this next exiting phase of development. Inclusivity, visibility and diversity is an integral part of our sector growth and I believe Anjali is at the forefront of breaking down barriers for dance and disability. The company’s rigour, professionalism, artistic flair and integrity are all qualities of which we can learn from as we aim to grow into a more progressive and well rounded industry. My time working with Anjali has always been a rich and enlightening experience and something I deeply treasure as a developing dance artist. My contact with company continues to broaden my thinking, push my artistry and deepen my understanding. I am honoured to be a part Anajli’s bright and prosperous future and wish them the best of luck in their future ventures.

Gary Clarke

Artistic Director of Gary Clarke Company

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