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Craig Bartley

Craig’s career path has taken him from Feature film, to stage and theatre, from drama series on television to commercial endorsements.

After 13 years performing in London’s west end and then 7 years in the United States including musicals on Broadway and theatre tours, Craig has seen and done the lot.

Some of his UK theatre credits include such shows as the original 42ND Street, Me & My Girl, Mack & Mabel, La Cage Aux Folles, Man of La Mancha, Song & Dance, Grease, Follies Royale and many more.

He has toured as backing vocalist with such legends as Gladys Knight, Tom Jones, Jenifer Holliday, Melba Moore and Tommy Tune in the US and also produced, directed, devised and choreographed many productions for cruise lines, hotels and corporate events Worldwide.

Craig has also played featured roles in feature films, drama soap operas, commercials and two Royal Variety Performances. Well, he has actually performed for all the Royal family of the UK, Denmark, Spain, Monaco and Dubai.

As another forte and more recently, Craig is a professional adjudicator for the British and  International Federation of Music, Dance and Drama Festivals Worldwide with widespread knowledge in all genres.

Craig regularly lectures on dance and musical theatre subjects with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and is Vice-Chairman of the South East area Theatre Dance Council Committee.

In 2015 & 2016, Craig was commissioned to stage and choreograph the prestigious annual  International Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, working with over 500+ International dancers including Principals from the Royal Ballet, Matt Flint and the Lukas McFarlane Dance company. In 2017, Craig was once again asked to repeat this role to create some outstanding choreography and staging once again for the ISTD and RAD at the Royal Albert Hall to much critical acclaim.

Craig also choreographs and stages regularly for the professional tours for Opera and Ballet  International with productions such as ‘La Traviata’ (Royal Albert Hall), ‘Madame Butterfly’ (Royal Albert Hall), ‘La Boheme’ (Int. tour) and most recently six productions of ‘AIDA’ (Int. tours).

After being a specialist tutor at many colleges including Mountview, Elmhurst, Millennium, Urdang and many more, Craig then decided that he would open his own full-time vocational performing arts college, offering affordable training for students, hence his present role as full-time Course Director and Principal of Starquest Performers College in the South East.

Craig’s full credits and professional biography can be viewed on his website at www.craigbartley.com.

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