Nick Kyprianou’s professional dance training began at the BRIT School, and he has performed in high-profile events such as the London Metropolitan Police Charity Gala and at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking. At the University of Chichester, Nick achieved a 2.1 in Dance, BA (Hons), specialising in Queer Identity and was awarded the William Northam Prize for his outstanding contribution to the University and wider community.
Nick has become a versatile dance artist, having experience of creating choreography, dance films and a range of contemporary dance techniques. Jasmin Vardimon’s work and how the body is immersed in a nexus of ideas, when performing, is of great interest to Nick; understanding the relevance of music, costume, lighting and other components to enhance a piece. Working with this company Nick has been able to learn firsthand many of Jasmin Vardimon’s processes. Having experience in many different dance styles, as well as acting, helps to inform his work, enabling him to create unique and engaging material with a fresh movement vocabulary.
Nick has written for the Place, Bellyflop Magazine, Dance Matters and is regular contributor to the Wonderful World of Dance and London Calling. Nick continued his professional development at Trinity Laban, developing his artistry further whilst teaching dance and managing, producing and administrating various projects. He is currently working with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne as the Audience Engagement Coordinator. Working closely with Matthew Bourne, New Adventures and Re:Bourne staff and dancers, EMG and presenting touring venues, Nick is supporting Matthew Bourne’s artistic vision by developing and enhancing engagement with audiences. Seeking to increase its diversity and improve access, championing digital innovation and excellence within the organisation.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost
This quote, by American poet, best describes Nick’s journey through life, understanding that things happen for a reason and with the power of hard work. To be involved in the arts is to embrace a portfolio career and demonstrate versatility in many skills. The arts is an important part of education and Nick hopes to support arts companies and organisations to engage people of all ages and abilities.