Paul SmethurstResident Artist
Paul Smethurst [p-AW-l smEth-hURst]
Paul joined New Adventures in 2005 and has worked for the company as a dancer, character principal, dance captain and rehearsal director.
He has also worked extensively as a mentor, teacher and workshop leader in the creative learning sector. In 2015 Paul transitioned to a career in Arts Management and Education, working for New Adventures as Projects Manger and Resident Practitioner.
Paul has recently taken up the post of Resident Artist for New Adventures; strategically and creative leading on all their Children, Young People and Community projects.
Creative credits include:
For New Adventures: Dancers in Residence (Choreographer and Project Manager, Sadlers Wells Theatre); Cinderella: A Museum Adventure (Choreographer and Project Manager, IWM Duxford, North and London); Family Lives (Choreographer, Birmingham Hippodrome); Our Hands (Choreographer, Sadler's Wells Theatre)
Other: 9 to 5 (Choreographer, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe); Company Scenes 2016 - (Director, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Merrily We Roll Along (Choreographer, Chandler Theatre, RCS); The Choir (Movement Director, The Citizens Theatre); Urinetown (Choreographer, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe); Showstoppers (Director/Choreographer, Lusaka, Zambia); Company Scenes 2015 (Choreographer, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); The Bodyguard (Assistant Choreographer, Adelphi Theatre)
Previous performance credits include:
For New Adventures: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (Rehearsal Director and Character Principal); Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (Character Principal); Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! (Ensemble); Matthew Bourne’s Christmas, Channel 4 (Featured Dancer)
Other: 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Performance Captain); The Bodyguard, Original West End Cast (Dance Captain/Swing); Opera North’s Carousel (Featured Dancer/Actor); Imagine This, Original West End Cast (Swing); ENO's Marriage of Figaro, Faust, Death of Kilnghoffer, Onegin and Candide (Actor/Dancer)