Wayne Parsons

Wayne Parsons is a director, choreographer, movement director and facilitator with over 20 years of experience working in the dance and theatre.

Wayne graduated from London Contemporary Dance School before embarking on a performance career that spanned 13 years working for some of the world’s leading dance companies and choreographers. During his time as a performer he worked with National Dance Company Wales, Sydney Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and many more.

Since establishing VOXED Wayne has guided the company through multiple indoor and outdoor creations through his collaborative and inclusive approach. VOXED have since been the recipient of multiple grants and commissions. He has secured partnerships with organisation across the UK including The Place, East London Dance, Swindon Dance, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Pavilion Dance South West. Wayne has secured commissions for VOXED’s work from organisations like BBC Arts, One Dance UK and Arts Council England.

Alongside the work he creates for VOXED, Wayne receives commissions from a large variety of groups from youth theatre and dance groups, undergraduate, post-graduate students right through to community dance collectives for the over 60’s.

Wayne regularly teaches in a variety of context. More permanent engagements have been with the Centre For Advanced Training, where he spent five years across the Ipswich and Trinity Laban Schemes. He has been a guest lecturer at conservatoires and universities across the Uk including London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School of Contemporary Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Cumbria University and Beijing Dance Academy. He has also taught classes for companies including New Adventures and National Dance Company Wales.

Wayne was an Associate Artist at Swindon Dance 2018-2020 and is a Commissioned Artist at Swindon Dance 2020-2022

PAST PERFORMANCE CAREER

Wayne’s long-term engagements as a performer included five years of domestic and international touring with National Dance Company of Wales (NDCWales), three years with Richard Alston Dance Company and Wayne moved to Australia on an invitation by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela to join Sydney Dance Company.

Wayne has also worked with Motionhouse, Mark Bruce Company, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Yorke Dance Project, SmallPetitKlein, Joe Moran Dance, Oguike Dance and performed works by the likes of Jacopo Godani, Itzik Galili, Stephen Shropshire and Stephen Petronio amongst others.

WAYNE PARSONS FULL CV

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