Pia DriverResident Director, Swan Lake
Pia trained at The Central School of Ballet, where in her second year she was awarded the coca-cola summer intensive scholarship to train at the Martha Graham School, New York. She joined New Adventures in 2002 for the International Tour of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake and has performed in many roles since. Pia is rejoining us as Resident Director for Swan Lake 2018/19.
Theatre credits include: Assistant Choreographer and Dancer in La Boheme (Royal Albert Hall); Associate Choreographer for The Phantom of the Opera UK tour; Associate Choreographer for ICON dance; Dance Captain and Dancer in Faust (Royal Opera House). For Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures – Dance Captain and Dancer in The Car Man (London, UK Tour and Ravenna); Dance Captain and Dancer in Edward Scissorhands (London and UK Tour); Dance Captain and Flossie and in Sleeping Beauty (London, UK tour and America); Liquorice Lady in Nutcracker (London and UK tour); Rehearsal Director and Dancer in Swan Lake (World tour). Understudy and The Swing girl in Adam Cooper’s Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells); Rehearsal Director for Shobana Jeyasingh dance company; Dancer in Turandot (Royal Opera House); Shark in West Side Story (Bregenzer Festspiele); Dancer in Notre Dame de Paris (Dominion theatre).
Commercial and Television credits include: Kylie Minogue’s Fever world tour. The MTV (Frankfurt); Top of The Pops (London); Smash Hits (London); The Brits (London); and The World Music Awards (Monaco) Ceremonies. Featured Dancer in Strictly Dance Fever (BBC); The Royal Variety Performance; An Audience with Robbie Williams; How not to live your life (BBC): Performing for artists such as Shirley Bassey, Moloko and Christina Aguilera.
Film Credits include: Featured Ballet dancer, Flamenco dancer and Masquerade dancer in The Phantom of the Opera; Harem Girl in Alexander The Great; Spanish Princess in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake 3D; Featured Zombie in World War Z; Dancer in Anna Karenina; Dancer in Great Expectations; Dancer in Matthew Bourne’s Christmas; Flossie in Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty; Delores and Shirley in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man.
Central School of Ballet
For NEW ADVENTURES
- Swan Lake – 2002-06, 2009/10 (Rehearsal Director) Ensemble, Cover Girlfriend (2009/10)
- Nutcracker! – 2008 Liquorice Lady
- Sleeping Beauty – 2012, 2015/16 (Dance Captain) Flossie
- Edward Scissorhands – 2014/15 (Dance Captain) Charity Upton, Darlene Upton
- The Car Man – 2015 (Dance Captain) Monica, Delores, Shirley
- Swan Lake 3D – 2011 (Rehearsal Director) Spanish Princess
- Matthew Bourne's Christmas – 2012
- Sleeping Beauty – 2013 Flossie
- The Car Man – 2015 Delores, Shirley