Tom HobdenOverture Facilitator
Originally from Sudbury in Suffolk Tom trained at De Montfort University and continued his dance education at London Contemporary Dance School with a MA in choreography and a PGCE at Suffolk University. He a is a choreographer, dance educationalist, mentor and national leader in community dance practice. Tom is most known for his unending energy, enthusiasm and ability to work and connect with anyone.
Tom has had the pleasure in leading and supporting work for organisations including: Dance East, Royal Ballet School, Ballet Boyz, Studio Wayne McGregor, Gecko Theatre, ISTD, Trinity Laban, Suffolk Art link, Dance United, Suffolk University. Tom has also collaborated with artists including: Alexander Whitley, Matthias Spurling, Tom Dale, New Art Club, Darren Ellis amongst others. Tom was associate artist at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and DanceEast from 2015 – 2017, a Clore graduate in June 2017 and is currently a Questlab artist for Studio Wayne McGregor 2018/19.
Most significantly in his career Tom has led five large scale (250+ participants) intergenerational performances, is the Artistic director of his own dance company UNIT and is a lead artist for The Royal Opera House.