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Ian West

Ian West is a performer and choreographer. He is the choreographer on The Play What I Wrote.

Ian trained at Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts.

Choreography credits for theatre include: Cinderella – I Married A Numpty (Òran Mór); The Full Monty (UK and Ireland Tour); Last Tango In Partick (National Theatre Of Scotland); Cinderella (Kings Theatre Glasgow); Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Kings Theatre, Glasgow); Pent Up (Dundee Repertory Theatre); IFEST (Blackpool); Crocodile (Roxy Agogo); Clyde 1 Live (SECC Arena) and Pulse, Eiderdown Dance International Glasgow (Tramway Theatre) and The Blues Brothers (UK Tour). Ian was also the dance captain for Olivier award-winning show The Play What I Wrote and is delighted to be back choreographing the show 20 years later.

Choreography credits for television include: Princess Mirror Belle (BBC) to be Released 2022; BAFTA nominated Molly And Mack (CBBC); Taking The Next Step (CBBC); BAFTA winning The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC) and Digby Brown (STV).

Choreography credits for film include: BAFTA nominated Waitress (Independent).

Ian choreographed and directed multiple projects for  the Glasgow Commonwealth Games including the Tom Daley ambassador performance (Fruit Market, Glasgow); the royal performance for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Emirates Arena); the Commonwealth Mascot press launch (BBC Scotland, Blue Peter); the Queen’s Baton Relay (Holyrood Parliament); Countdown with Sir Chris Hoy (ITV’s Daybreak) and Clyde And Friends (Scottish Tour).

Ian’s performance credits include: Mephisto (Riverside Studios); London

OVO, Royal Millennium Performance (O2 Arena); The Roundhouse Gala (Round House, London); Aladdin (New Theatre); Bernard Haitink Farewell Gala (Royal Opera House, London); Barnum (Devonshire Park Theatre); Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Royal Opera House); Jack And The Beanstalk (Alhambra Theatre); Cavalcade (Sadler’s Wells Theatre). Ian worked extensively for the Walt Disney Company on The Golden Mickeys, Hercules The Musical, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Disney Dreams and Morty and His Madcap Musical (DCL).

TV and film credits include: The Bill, London’s Burning (ITV); Dogging Around (BBC); Leprechauns (NBC Entertainment); Feel The Force (BBC2 Scotland) and The Flying Scotsman (Verve Pictures).­

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