Matthew Bourne : HEAD JUDGE

Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five - time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.

Scott Ambler

Scott is an Associate Artist of New Adventures and has performed a great deal of lead roles for the company and has also worked closely with DV8. Scott has created choreographed for New Adventures and has also choreographed for Phantom of the Opera and on the Olivier Award nominated Chariots of Fire.

Lez Brotherston

Lez is an Associate Artist of New Adventures and created works for both stage and screen. He has won awards for Swan Lake (Tony Award), Cinderella (Olivier Award) and Design for Living (Olivier Nomination).

Caroline Finn

Caroline is the newly appointed Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales. Finn has had a long established career as a choreographer making work on her own dancers and dance companies around the world.

Christopher Hampson

Christopher Hampson is Artistic Director for Scottish Ballet. He trained at the Royal Ballet School, danced with English National Ballet and has created  numerous award-winning works for Royal New Zealand Ballet, National Theatre in Prague and Atlanta Ballet that have toured the globe.

Etta Murfitt

Etta is Associate Artistic Director for New Adventures and Re:Bourne. Etta has created numerous roles for Adventures in Motion Pictures and New Adventures and was a founder member of Images of Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre and Arc Dance Company. Etta is an Associate Artist of Kneehigh Theatre.

Sharon Watson

Sharon is Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre. Sharon choreographs for Phoenix, her own company ABCD and for mass dance events (working with BBC and Coca-Cola’s Olympic Torch Celebrations in Leeds).