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Jonathan Watkins

Jonathan Watkins

Director & Choreographer

Born in South Yorkshire, Jonathan trained locally before attending The Royal Ballet School. He graduated earning a place with The Royal Ballet in 2003 where he danced and created many roles.

For 1984 - Southbank Sky Arts Award for best new dance production 2016.
National Dance Award Critic Circle for ‘Best Classical Choreography’ 2016
Nominated for Best Dance Production at Manchester Theatre Awards 2016
Kenneth MacMillian Choreography Award 2000
Usurla Morton Choreography Award 2002
Irene Newton Award 2003


Imperfect Perfection (Dance Film)

Conceived by Jonathan Watkins

She-Wolves Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Donmar Warehouse, London

Dir. Lyndsey Turner

1984 (DVD) Northern Ballet
Road (Revival) Royal Court, London
Dir. Jim Cartwright
Designer: Chloe Lamford
LSC Ballet (Short Film) London Studio Centre
1984 Northern Ballet, Leeds
1984 (Television) BBC Four
Discover Me (Film) Listeners Project
Drome ‘Step by Step’ Television Commericals
Rankin Film
Iphone Dance Series Conceived by Jonathan Watkins

Texas Ballet Theatre Hall, US

Northern Trilogy Northen Ballet
Linbury Studio
Royal Opera House
Musance Sadler’s Wells, London
Kes Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Present Process Ballet Manila, Philippines
Coriolanus Donmar Warehouse
Dir. Josie Rourke
Eventual Progress Ekaterinburg Ballet, Russia
People, by Alan Bennet National Theatre, London
Dir. Nicholas Hytner
Georgia Hardinge - River Island Television Commercial
Dir. Alex Turvey
The Machine Manchester International Festival
Diana and Actaeon The Royal Ballet, London
Together Alone Ballet Black UK Tour
Dir. Martin Lawrence
Sofa (Short Film Series) Random Acts, Channel 4
Bunker (Short Film Series) Random Acts, Channel 4
Dancing with Titian (Television) Imagine series, BBC 1
Route 67 The Slice Project
Get Hole (Music Video) Japanese Voyeurs
As One The Royal Ballet, London


‘Jonathan Watkins’ gripping production employs subtleties of gesture; posture and phrasing to create a thoroughly modern take on George Orwell’s classic’

★★★★ The Telegraph



‘Watkins develops a symbolic language which, in its latter stages, becomes genuinely too powerful for words. The newspapers Billy delivers come flying back, first held aloft by the ensemble to suggest the snap and thrust of wings; then later containing the fish and chips which he buys instead of placing his older brother’s bet, leading directly to the destruction of the kestrel’

★★★★ Independent


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