Jonathan Watkins

Awards

2016 Southbank Sky Arts Award for best new dance production for 1984 
2016 National Dance Award Critic Circle for ‘Best Classical Choreography’ 2003 Irene Newton Award 2002 Usurla Morton Choreography Award  
2000 Kenneth MacMillian Choreography Award

Nominations

Nominated for Best Dance Production at Manchester Theatre Awards 2016

 

 


Born in South Yorkshire, Jonathan trained at The Royal Ballet School before graduating into the Royal Ballet Company. He danced and created work there for 10 years and now works across dance, theatre and film.  


1984 - Northern Ballet
Jonathan Watkins gripping production employs subtleties of gesture; posture and phrasing to create a thoroughly modern take on George Orwell’s classic’
— ★★★★ The Telegraph
Kes - Crucible Theatre
Watkins develops a symbolic language which, in its latter stages, becomes genuinely too powerful for words.
— ★★★★ Independent

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Imperfect Perfection (Dance Film) Conceived by Jonathan Watkins
She-Wolves Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Arisocrats Donmar Warehouse (London), Dir. Lyndsey Turner
1984 (DVD) Northern Ballet

2017

Production

Company

Road (Revival) Royal Court (London), Dir. Jim Cartwright, Des. Chloe Lamford, Wigs & Hair/Makeup Des. Susanna Peretz
LSC Ballet (Short Film) London Studio Centre

2016

Production

Company

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

2015

Production

Company

Crash Texas Ballet Theatre Hall, US
Northern Trilogy Northen Ballet & Linbury Studio Royal Opera House
Musance Sadler’s Wells, London

2014

Production

Company

Kes Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Present Process Ballet Manila, Philippines
Coriolanus Donmar Warehouse Dir. Josie Rourke

2013

Production

Company

Eventual Progress Ekaterinburg Ballet, Russia
People National Theatre, London Dir. Nicholas Hytner
Georgia Hardinge - River Island Television Commercial Dir. Alex Turvey
The Machine Manchester International Festival