MW Owner/Director & Class Leader
Karl has a tremendous passion and talent for dance.
He trained at Birds College, and specialised in ballet, Jazz and contemporary dance.
Karl went on to have a varied and very successful dance career, which has included touring with Sylvie Guillem in Bolero, West End shows including Cats, Song & Dance, Guys & Dolls, and as an original cast member of Billy Elliot. Karl also danced in the movies of Cats and Phantom of the Opera.
Karl has worked regularly with Billy Elliot choreographer Peter Darling on workshops for his new productions including Lord of the Rings and Charlie and Chocolate Factory.
Karl has also worked at the RNT in productions of Guys & Dolls and Oh What A Lovely War, and at the RSC in productions of Merry Wives of Windsor, and Coriolanus. Also as Puck in A Midsummers Night Dream for the Shyster Theatre company.
Movement Warrior classes has been running successfully in south west London for 5 years now, alongside delivering classes from the Balletboyz Studio in Kingston. Karl has also been guest teaching and choreographing at many performing arts colleges over the years, and also providing workshops for The Imagination Institute London.
As of summer 2017, Karl and Movement Warriors are now part of the faculty for the Royal Ballet International Summer School, at which Karl delivered workshops to high acclaim this year and will be returning for summer 2018 and on.
Karl’s goal is to pass on his knowledge and passion for dance to young people, using the philosophy he has put to work so successfully through Movement Warriors.
Janine trained at The Nesta Brooking school of Ballet, and at Arts Educational. She went on to have a long career in dance and musical theatre, both in Londons West End and at The Royal National Theatre. Productions include: Sugar Babies, Grease, Guys & Dolls, Oh What A Lovely War, Peter Pan, Candide, Chicago, and on film, Phantom Of The Opera.
Janine has teaching experience with the RNT, delivering Musical Theatre workshops. Janine also owned, ran, and taught, a successful and award winning Diddi Dance franchise in south west London, before starting MW wth Karl.
Janine & Karl also share two boys and 20yrs together, and many animals and plants on their treasured plot of land in beautiful East Sussex.