Tom Jackson Greaves
Tom was born in Cornwall, trained at London Contemporary Dance School and is a director/choreographer working worldwide. He is an associate artist of Kneehigh Theatre and The Watermill.
Tom started his career as a performer with Matthew Bourne’s ‘New Adventures’ creating roles and performing in Cinderella, Nutcracker, Early Adventures and Sleeping Beauty. Other performance highlights include Kes at the Sheffield Crucible and Tristan and Yseult for Kneehigh.
In 2018 Tom will announce his new company The Joy Club - a home for his creations and collaborations. The debut show for the company is currently in development and is a vivid, modern reworking of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Shadow.
His past credits as a director include: Run For Your Life (Kneehigh); Neptunalia (Cscape Dance Company); Seven Deadly Sins (UK Tour) and Vanity Fowl (Sadler’s Wells).
Work as choreographer/movement director includes: Wise Children (WiseChildren); UBU Karaoke, The Dancing Frog (Kneehigh); Sweet Charity, The Borrowers (The Watermill); Son of Rambow (The Other Palace); A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (The Watermill Ensemble); Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Manchester); Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Conquest Of The South Pole (Liverpool Everyman Rep Company); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse, UK tour & The Vaults); Boudica, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare’s Globe); Frankenstein (Wiltons Music Hall & The Watermill); The Life (Southwark Playhouse); Peter and the Starcatcher (Northampton Royal & Derngate); The Ostrich Boys (Coventry Belgrade); Juicy and Delicious (Nuffield Theatre); So Here We Are (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Glass Menagerie (Headlong); When We Were Women (The Orange Tree); The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival); Cabaret (RWCMD); Beauty and the Beast, Defect (ArtsEd); Footloose (University of Chichester); Shadowthief (Barnsley Civic); Kerry Ellis at the Palladium (London Palladium); LIFT (Soho Theatre); Harvest Fire, The Seventh Muse (Youth Music Theatre UK) and music videos and live performances for C. Duncan, Boy George and Clare Maguire.
Looking towards 2019 Tom is also looking forward to working on Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Southampton & UK tour), Zog The Dragon (UK Tour), Macbeth (Watermill Ensemble) and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour).
Tom has choreographed short works for events, training institutions and youth companies including: A Maltese 50th Birthday on Manoel Island (2018), West End Bares (2017), English National Ballet Youth Company (2017), CPA Studios (2016), The MTA (2015), ArtsEd (2014) and Dance Academy Russia (2014).
Tom was a winner of the New Adventures Choreographer Award 2012, a recipient of the Marion North Mentorship Award at the Bonnies in 2015 and received a. Broadway World Best Choreography Nomination for his work on Fiddler on the Roof at the Liverpool Everyman.