Wayne Philip Colin SLEEP

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1948-07-17
Education West Hartlepool Tech Sch, Royal Ballet Sch Richmond Park (Leverhulme scholarship)
Publications N/A
Recreations N/A
Clubs Groucho
Style Dr Wayne Sleep, OBE
Career dancer, choreographer; joined Royal Ballet 1966 and in 1973 became princ dancer in over 50 leading roles incl: Puck in The Dream, Jester in Cinderella, Blue Boy in Les Patineurs, Petrushka, Alain and Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardée, Dr Coppélius in Coppélia (ENB tour) 1994; roles created for him by Sir Frederick Ashton incl: Koila in A Month in the Country, G R Sinclair in Elgar's Enigma Variations, Squirrel Nutkin and one of the Bad Mice in the film The Tales of Beatrix Potter; worked with other choreographers incl: Dame Ninette De Valois, Sir Kenneth Macmillan, Rudolph Nureyev, Joe Layton, Norman Main, Nigel Lythgoe; choreographer of: David and Goliath (London Contemporary Dance), dance sequence in Death on the Nile, The Hot Shoe Show (BBC TV), Harry Nilsson's The Point (and played leading role, Mermaid), Savoy Suite (Savoy Theatre reopening benefit for ENB) 1993, Promenade (for ENB Sch Festival) 1994, Alice in Wonderland (Nat Youth Ballet) 1997; acting roles incl: Ariel in The Tempest (New Shakespeare Co), Truffelino in The Servant of Two Masters, title role in Pinocchio (Birmingham rep), Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer (BBC Radio), the Soldier in The Soldiers Tale (Festival Hall), The First Great Train Robbery, The Virgin Soldiers, original co of Cats 1981, Song and Dance 1982, Emcee in Gillian Lynn's Cabaret (West End), Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Festival Brighton, Leeds and Nottingham) 2002, played in numerous pantomime seasons; formed own dance gp with nat and int tours under the names of Dash, The Hot Shoe Show and Bits and Pieces 1982-85, made several guest appearances, directed Carnival for the Birds (Royal Opera House), toured UK with cabaret show, revival of Song and Dance (West End and UK tour) 1992, Hollywood and Broadway - The Musicals (with Lorna Luft) 1992, directed royal ballet gala for Benesh Dance Notation charity 1993, Wayne's World of Dance tour 1993, Hollywood and Broadway Part II (UK tour) 1994, starred in and choreographed royal charity gala 90 Years of Dance 1995, own dance company tour Dance 1995, directed and starred in royal charity gala A Night of Stars (HM's Theatre) 1997, Hollywood and Broadway Part III (UK tour) 1997, starred in Le Fil Mal Gardé (Scottish Ballet) 1997, directed and starred in Lord Mayor of London charity gala A Celebration of Dance (Britten Theatre) 1997, directed and starred in Wayne Sleep Gala 50 Winks at Wayne Sleep 1998, directed and starred in Dash to the Coliseum 1998, Wayne's World of Classic Ballet tour 1998, starred in Aladdin Blackpool Grand 1998, directed and starred in Aspects of Dance (UK tour) 1999, choreoraphed Carousel (nat tour) 2000, star and choreographer Ready Steady Dance (UK tour) 2001, directed Dame Beryls Gray's 75th Birthday Gala (Sadlers Wells) 2002; fndr Wayne Sleep Dance Scholarship 1998, jazz ballet and tap teacher and coach; compere own radio show LBC 1987-97, subject of Special South Bank Show 1998; Show Business Personality of the Year 1983, two entries in Guinness Book of Records; Hon DUniv Exeter, Hon BA Teesside Univ 1999; FRSA
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