BILLY ELLIOT | CHANNEL 4'S BALLET BOYZ | ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET | K-BALLET
Tom trained at Central School of Ballet.
On graduating he joined K-Ballet Company in Japan before returning to the UK to take up a contract with English National Ballet and embark on a freelance career. Most prolifically, Tom became the third of Channel 4's Ballet Boyz (with William Trevitt & Michael Nunn), before taking on the role of Billy's Older Self in the multi award-winning West End musical Billy Elliot.
In 2009 Tom left Billy Elliot to pursue a teaching career and shortly after became a full-time member of the Ballet Faculty at Bird College. Tom left Bird College after being offered the post of Head of Dance at Bodywork, Cambridge but opted instead to take on the role of Head of Graduate Performance at Tring Park. Tom continues to work as a freelance guest teacher for English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and many of the UK's awarding bodies and dance institutions.
Tom works closely with bbodance where he has recently developed the new Musical Theatre syllabus and has also worked with the Royal Academy of Dance where he was part of the Continuing Professional Development Working Group.
Tom has a degree in Dance & Culture from the University of Surrey, a PGCE from the University of Greenwich, a Diploma in The Art of Classical Ballet from Central School of Ballet, has RTS status with the Royal Academy of Dance and has recently been asked to be an examiner for bbodance. Tom was also shortlisted for the directorship of the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET)