Omari 'Motion' Carter

Omari 'Motion' Carter

Creative Director, Choreographer, Lecturer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced

Omari is a screendance practitioner and body-percussionist based in London (UK) and, for the past decade, has been choreographing, teaching and performing for music videos, film, television and theatre. A first class BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts led Omari to perform for 6 years in the West End and international touring productions of 'Stomp!'.

Omari’s choreographic work is influenced by hip-hop dance, urban culture and body-percussion practices. This combines with his 6 years of professional filmmaking experience to result in the purposeful creation of narratives told through dance and the camera.

As a filmmaker and editor, Omari has created digital-dance and documentary content for Breakin' Convention Hip Hop Theatre Festival (UK), Parkinson's UK, Dance Woking, Akademi Dance (UK’s leading South-Asian Dance Company) and Mouvement Perpétuel (Canada). As an independent choreographer and dancer, Omari has created works for Google, Britain’s Got Talent, Weetabix, Stanton Warriors, Greenpeace UK, Diabetes UK and ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora).​

As a soon to be graduate from the worlds first Master’s degree in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), Omari is associate lecturer in Screendance at the University of Lincoln, University of East London and will soon be leading the Dance and Technology module for BA Dance at LCDS.

Work History

Associate Lecturer - Dance & Technology Module - London Contemporary Dance School

Jun 2020 - Oct 2020

Associate Lecturer - Screendance Module - Lincoln University

Jan 2020 - May 2020

Associate Lecture - Rethinking Choreography: Bodies, sites and digital spaces. - University of East London - BA Dance (Urban Practices)

Sep 2018 - Mar 2020

Associate Movement Director - London International Gospel Choir

Feb 2017 - Dec 2017

Performer/Dancer - STOMP!

Sep 2011 - Sep 2017

Choreographer of Montage Youth Dance Company - Montage Theatre Arts

Feb 2015 - Jul 2017

Filmmaker - BCTV (Breakin' Convention Television)

Nov 2013 - Dec 2015

Choreographer and Dance Teacher - Young Actors Theatre Islington

Jun 2006 - Dec 2008

Education

Screendance - Master's Degree - London Contemporary Dance School

Sep 2018 - Mar 2020

Performing Arts - 1st Class Honours, Bachelor's Degree - London Metropolitan University

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Skills

  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Apple Final Cut X PRO
  • Video Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Camera Operating
  • Choreography
  • Cinematographer
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance
  • Dancer Portfolios
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Directing
  • Logic Pro
  • Poetry
  • Showreel
  • Teaching

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