Choreography 

Wayne is a choreographer who creates narrative driven dance-theatre works. He blends a sophisticated physicality that is world class with text to tell stories that connect with its audience. 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.
 Starting with a script, Wayne crafts movement that examines the text—revealing the subtext and the unsaid through movement. Wayne then uses both the text and the movement to layer the narrative to produce work that aims to push the boundaries of what dance-theatre can be. 

Movement Direction

Wayne’s work for his company has a strong focus on narrative and text and this line of enquiry means he regularly seeks work as a Movement Director for plays. To date he has worked as a Movement Director on productions at Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Performance

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

Development

Wayne teaches on the National Centre for Advanced Training schemes on both the Ipswich and Laban programmes. He has also taught and led workshops at Codarts Rotterdam, Beijing Dance Academy,  London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban, Mountview Academy of the Theatre Arts and London Studio Centre. Wayne also teaches regularly for professional dance companies and open professional platforms throughout the UK. 
Wayne regularly leads workshops based on his work and practice for dance, theatre and physical theatre groups across the UK and beyond. To find out more about the content of these workshops click here to view the workshop pack.
If you wish to book a workshop please contact the company on contact@wayneparsonsdance.com

Wayne Parsons full CV