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We are so thrilled to have Nathan M. Wright join us as one of our key choreographers for our 2018 LAUNCH Summer School.

Nathan M. Wright is a highly respected and much nominated Choreographer and performer, working extensively in Large Scale Events, Film & Television and Musical Theatre.

Nathan is currently the Head of Choreography of the Opening Ceremony for The Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018.

Most recently The Artistic Director for both Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. He was the Director of Mass Choreography for the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi, leading a team of 20 internationals and over 10,000 performers. As a Mass Choreographer, he worked on the 2015 Opening Ceremony of The Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea; The 2015 Eleven Arches; The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games; The 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi Handover Ceremony and Oman’s National Day. As Segment Director, Nathan directed The Finale Segment Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver, featuring Michael Buble; the Athlete’s Parade at the 2007 Special Olympics, Shanghai and the Athlete’s Parade at the 15th Asian Games in Doha. Nathan has also served as Director of Choreography for John Lewis’ 150th Anniversary event, which took place in Birmingham 2014.
In addition to his work in Large Events, Nathan also works in film and television. He performed as “The Wicked Faced Boy” in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, alongside Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman, and acted as a Motion Capture Artist for George Miller on his Academy Award winning film Happy Feet. Most recently, Nathan worked as Associate Choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. His choreography for television includes ITV’s Breathless; So You Think You Can Dance Australia; The 2010 Helpmann Awards; The Sydney & Melbourne Comedy Festivals and the highest rating episode of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.

Nathan’s West End Theatre credits include: Crazy For You (Watermill Theatre), High Society (The Old Vic, WhatsOnStage and Broadway World nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical); The Rocky Horror Show Live (The Playhouse/European and Australian tour, Broadway World Nomination for Best Choreography in A Musical); Xanadu (London Premiere at Southwark Playhouse); Fing’s Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Stratford East); Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola, What’s Onstage Nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical); The Tailor Made Man (The Arts Theatre, Broadway World Nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical) and the 40th Anniversary Production of The Rocky Horror Show, the choreography of which was used in multiple productions all over the world.

Nathan’s Australian credits include Xanadu (The Hayes Theatre), Guys & Dolls (The Production Company), The Rocky Horror Show – starring Craig McLachlan, Avenue Q (Arts Asia Pacific, Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical & Green Room Award Nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical). David Campbell’s On Broadway Tour (Luckiest Productions); Sing On Through Tomorrow (Neil Gooding Productions); Not Quite Out Of The Woods and Pennies’ from Kevin (Sydney Theatre Company); Gutenberg! The Musical (Neil Gooding Productions, Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Choreography in a Musical).

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