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Nick French

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Faculty Vice Chair

Nick French is Vice Chair for the ISTD Tap Committee and is a member of the ISTD Theatre Faculty Board.  

Nick is Head of Musical Theatre and Tap Dance at Bird College in Sidcup and has been responsible for the choreography of musicals such as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, West Side Story, Curtains, Cabaret, Hot Mikado and Sweet Charity in addition to directing – choreographing Thoroughly Modern Millie, Barnum, Promises Promises, White Christmas, Dames at Sea, Legally Blonde and Catch Me If You Can

Nick hales from Portsmouth and his early training was at the Southsea School of Dancing and the Victoria School of Dancing. He then trained at Laine Theatre Arts and went on to work in West End musicals. During his training he worked abroad and appeared in several pantomimes throughout the UK. Nick has also appeared in films as well as television specials. 

Nick is an examiner for both the Tap Dance and Modern Dance Faculties, examining and lecturing throughout the UK and Internationally. He is part of the creative team responsible for the new Tap Grades and has also been on the adjudicating panel for the Marjorie Davies Star Tap Awards, for the Janet Cram Awards and for the Grandison Clark Awards. He also holds the Cert. Ed Degree in Post Compulsory Education.