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Matthew Bourne


Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. He is Artistic Director of New Adventures, and was was knighted in The Queen’s 2016 New Year Honours List for services to dance.

Career Highlights

Matthew is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a seven-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical. He started his dance training at the comparatively late age of 22. He danced professionally for 14 years, creating many roles in his own work. As Artistic Director of his first company, Adventures in Motion Pictures (1987–2002) he created many award-winning works. Further hit productions were created when New Adventures was launched in 2002, becoming the UK’s busiest and most successful dance company. In 2008 the charitable arm of New Adventures was established to increase opportunities that inspire young people with a passion for dance.

Last updated: 1st March 2018