Wayne Parsons

Wayne Parsons

Choreographer/Movement Director

  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Wayne is a choreographer who creates narrative driven dance-theatre works. He seeks collaborations with people who have an interest in visceral story-telling to create works that deal with narrative through movement, text and stage design.

Works include A Vestige that was a commission for Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival and was premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in London, the duet Meeting, which was premiered at The Place Theatre, London as a part of Resolution! 2013 and was a finalist at the 6th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. In 2008, Wayne created and danced the solo Visiting Then for NDCWales. Preceding this commission, he choreographed Publicly Private Me and Chrysalis, which were toured by NDCWales in 2007 and 2006, respectively. Wayne has also made works for London Studio Centre, Intoto Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance School, Arts Active Cardiff and Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company amongst others.

In the past Wayne's work has been supported through the Choreographic Development Fund from DanceEast, Arts Council England, English National Ballet, Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, The Place and he is currently a recipitent of the Ideas Enterprise Fund from East London Dance. 

Wayne’s long-term engagements as a performer include five years of domestic and international touring with National Dance Company of Wales (NDCWales), three years with Richard Alston Dance Company and Wayne moved to Australia on an invitation by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela to join Sydney Dance Company for a year.

Wayne has also worked with Motionhouse, Yorke Dance Project, SmallPetitKlein, Joe Moran Dance, Oguike Dance, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Mark Bruce Company and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and performed works by the likes of Jacopo Godani, Itzik Galili, Stephen Shropshire and Stephen Petronio amongst others.

Wayne is a teacher on the CAT Ipswich programme. He has also taught and led workshops at Codarts Rotterdam, London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban and London Studio Centre. Wayne also teaches regularly for professional companies and open professional platforms throughout the UK.

Work History

Dancer - Mark Bruce Company

Jun 2013 - Oct 2015

Dancer - Alexander Whitley Dance Company

Feb 2014 - Sep 2015

Choreographer - Arts Active, Cardiff

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

London Contemporary Dance School - Choreographer

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Choreogrpaher - London Studio Centre

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

Dancer - Sydney Dance Company

Jan 2011 - Apr 2012

Dancer - Richard Alston Dance Company

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Dancer/Choreographer - National Dance Company of Wales

Aug 2003 - May 2008


  • Choreography
  • Direction
  • Movement