david

leighton

I started dancing at the age of 5 and haven’t stopped since! As a child I was lucky enough to work on commercials, fashion shows, photo shoots and of course the competitive dance festival circuit! Training at Laine Theatre Arts I got to work professionally with Kim Gavin, Alan Harding and Anthony Van Laast.

I love that my job has taken me worldwide, dancing on all aspects of the industry – Theatre: Fame Cambridge Theatre London, assistant to Arlene Phillips on Saturday Night Fever in New York, Vienna, Berlin & Cologne. Ruthie Henshall concert London and Anything Goes Manchester Apollo for Stephen Mear, Stephen Sondheim concert London. Fashion: Clothes Show Live, Cosmopolitan Show, British Fashion weekend, Style Awards, G-Star, Adidas. TV: Brit Awards, Top Of The Pops, CD:UK, Royal Variety Performance, VE Day Celebrations, Star’s In Their Eyes, Lesley Garrett Tonight, A Princes Trust Gala, Noels House Party, The Generation Game, Michael Barrymore series. Film: Surviving Picasso with Anthony Hopkins. Commercials: Halifax, DFS, Bernard Matthews. Corporate events:  Ford, Mitshibisi, Citroen, Toyota, Mercedes, Seat, Allied Dunbar, World Disney, O2. Pop promos, Video & Tours: Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, Shirley Bassey, Take That, Girls Aloud, Billie Piper, Blue, Five, Atomic Kitten, Dina Carroll, Elvis Vs JXL, Steps.

 

Now as one of London’s established leading Creative Director and Choreographer I enjoy working closely with each client to produce a unique individual style to the highest standards for any artist, production or promotional campaign. As a Dance Agent I represent the UK’s best and well known dancers in the industry, casting each job carefully I work to any brief making the best and strongest cast for the client.

 

I continue working with HOB Salons throughout the year at Salon International and Alternative Hair Show at The Royal Albert Hall each year. I was asked to create apiece based on the painting The Death Of Actaeon performed in the main room at The National Gallery. I have given many workshops & lectures for IDTA, BBO, RAM, EDT and adjudicated for International Street Dance competition’s & Janet Cram Awards for I.S.T.D. Specializing in Pas De Deux & Boys workshops I teach as a guest choreographer at various colleges throughout the year and holds master classes within the UK & Europe.