IVAN DE FREITAS
Ivan trained at Middlesex University and London Studio Centre where he won the Lia Williams Cup for best performance in a musical.
Theatre credits include: Merv and alternate Wally Strand in Strictly Ballroom (original West End cast, Piccadilly); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Theatre); Razoul in Aladdin The Musical (original West End cast Prince Edward); creating the role of the Dodo in Wonder.Land (original cast National Theatre/MIF); Dance Till Dawn (original cast, Aldwych/UK Tour); creating the role of Willie Lopez in Ghost the Musical (original cast, Piccadilly/UK Tour); creating the role of Dinero in Sister Act(original cast, London Palladium); Never Forget(original cast,Savoy/UK tour); Zorro the Musical(original cast, UK tour); Saturday Night Fever(Asian tour); Footloose(original West End cast, Novello and Playhouse); Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour); Saturday Night Fever(Apollo Victoria/Asian Tour); Bombay Dreams(Apollo Victoria/St James Theatre Broadway); The King and I(UK tour).
Creative/Dance credits include: Resident Director Dance Till Dawn; Resident Fight Coordinator and Assistant Resident Director Ghost the Musical: Choreographer for Bucks Fizz (Album launch and pop video, Kara and Artem’s show dance Strictly Come Dancing final; Assistant Choreographer to Karen Bruce on Dick Whittington/Snow White (London Palladium), Fat Friends the Musical (UK Tour), Tango Moderno (UK Tour), Ant and Dec Saturday Night Take Away, Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre & UK tour), So You Think You Can Danceboot camp, Strictly Come Dancing launch and final show (2010-2015), So You Think You Can Dance, Saturday Night Fever (Madrid) and Footloose (UK tour); Assistant Choreographer to Richard Marcel on BBC’s Sport’s Relief; Choreographic consultant to Vincent Simone and Artem Chigvintsev. Show dance final Strictly Come Dancing; Co-Founder Tango Argumentino with The Flying Gorillas (World Tour). We are thrilled to have Ivan as one of our patrons, here at Red Academy. He is excited to share his passion, knowledge and experience with the students. A great talent and supporter of the school.