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BIO

Jordan Langford

He / Him

Northern, queer, working-class Director/ Choreographer 

Jordan is passionate about working with new writers and new work, fusing music and text.

Jordan is a member of Stage Directors UK, the Movement Directors Association, and the Young Vic Creators Program.

Originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Jordan graduated as Head Boy from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013. Following a successful career as a performer, Jordan has been working as a creative for the past five years. He completed his MA (achieving Distinction) in Contemporary Directing Practice at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

Director credits include: BUILD A ROCKET (GMFringe Award Nominee - UK Tour including Wonderville - West End, New Wimbledon, Leeds Playhouse and Edinburgh Fringe Festival); GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (The Scottish Institute of Theatre, Dance, Film and TV); THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY (Mas Alba, Barcelona); ROBIN HOOD (Leeds Conservatoire in conjunction with City Varieties); SWEET CHARITY (Festival Theatre Studios, Edinburgh - The Scottish Institute of Theatre, Dance, Film and TV); DICK WHITTINGTON (Leeds Conservatoire in conjunction with City Varieties); INK (Courtyard, Rose Bruford); AT LAST, IT'S SUMMER (Workshop and Concept Album recorded at Abbey Road Studios / Capitol Records, Los Angeles starring Kerry Ellis, Jason Manford, David Bedella, Anita Dobson & Janie Dee) and HAPPY (R&D and Community Tour, Sheffield Crucible).

 

Associate/ Assistant Director credits include: AT LAST, IT'S SUMMER (Ian Talbot OBE - Semi-staged Concert production of a new musical at the London Palladium) THE TEMPEST (Corrine Kilvington - Site-specific production for Theatre Space North East) and THE PASSENGER (Walter Meierjohann - Audio/Visual Installation at Manchester Jewish Museum).

Choreography/ Movement Director credits include: AT LAST, IT'S SUMMER (London Palladium); CINDERELLA (Brighton Metropole); THE TEMPEST (Movement Director - Site-specific production for Theatre Space North East); SWEET CHARITY (Festival Theatre Studios, Edinburgh - The Scottish Institute of Theatre, Dance, Film and TV); THE WIZARD OF OZ (UK Open-Air Tour); ALADDIN (Brighton Centre); PETER PAN: THE MUSICAL (European Tour); SECRET SANTA: THE FROST FILES, SNOW WHITE and PETER PAN, all at the Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne. Jordan worked as Associate Choreographer for MSC CRUISES and currently holds the position of Creative Associate Director at BRICK LANE MUSIC HALL in East London, where he has choreographed and staged pantomimes, variety shows and summer seasons.

Observerships and Shadowing includes: EVITA (Curve Theatre, Leicester) 101 DALMATIANS (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); OTELLO (Royal Opera House).

Producer credits include: BUILD A ROCKET (Award-nominated UK Tour including Wonderville - West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), SONGS4SOI (Actors Church, Covent Garden).

Jordan is a recognised Adjudicator of Dance Competitions and Festivals. Recent Adjudication credits include: TDCI Scholarships; UK National Championships; Ultimate Victory Dance Championships; StarzUK (International and UK competitions); Magnetar Events; Solent Dance Festival; Strictly MT Festival; All Stars Dance Competition; Huntingdonshire Festival of Dance and the Arts; Ash Dance Festival; LaVolta Dance Events; Dance Equality.

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Jordan held the position as Artistic Director at The Talentz Theatre Company, Kent for five years from 2014 – 2019. He programmed and worked on a variety of full-scale productions, including at the Edinburgh Fringe and was instrumental in the planning and execution of further projects.

Jordan is Project Coordinator of a yearly outreach project, commissioned by Brick Lane Music Hall and partnered with The Boleyn Trust. Delivering facilitation and workshops to schools in East London.

Jordan holds a Certificate of Education (Education, Training and Skills Sector) from the University of Hull, which makes him qualified to teach at Further or Higher Education level. Workshops include: Spirit Young Performers; The Hammond; City Academy, Sadlers Wells; Leeds Conservatoire; Rose Bruford College; Emil Dale Academy; London College of Music; Scarborough TEC College; Leicester College of Performing Arts; StarzUK Associates; Step Up Performing Arts Academy and York College.

 

Jordan is also a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist.

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