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The Creatives

Christopher Tendai

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Christopher Tendai started his training at the prestigious Urdang Academy in 2011 studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre (BaHons). Christopher graduated in 2014 and since then, he has been worked in both Musical Theatre and Commercial. (Hamilton, Matilda, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, In The Heights, Fleur East, Rita Ora, Hugh Jackman, Strictly Come Dancing). Now, Christopher is an aspiring Theatre Choreographer, and Movement Director, who’s ready to deliver a unique and original approach for the new era of the Industry. Christopher works solely on the connection of intention and movement. Every move has a purpose Behind it.

As a Motivationalist, Christopher aims to give back, motivate and Inspire the next generation of performers. He currently manages his very successful Course ‘Industry Ready’ with Graduate Success Credits in; The Westend, International and Commercial.

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Denzel Westley-Sanderson

Director

Denzel is an award-winning Theatre Director and workshop facilitator based in London. He trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, completing the MA Theatre Directing course in 2017. Following his graduation, Denzel was part of the resident directors’ pool at the Almeida Theatre from 2017-2018.

Denzel’s portfolio spans various genres and styles, including New Writing, Musicals, Opera, Devising, and Dance Theatre. He has notably collaborated with the CTC Dance Company, directing their show “Identity,” which won the award for ‘Exciting New Work’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2020, Denzel co-directed “Jesus Christ Superstar – The Concert” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and served as the Associate Director on “Dick Whittington” at the National Theatre. He returned to the National Theatre in 2022 as the Associate Director on “Small Island.”

Recognised for his direction, Denzel was awarded the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award and directed a UK tour of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” produced by ETT, Leeds Playhouse, and the Rose Theatre Kingston. Additionally, Denzel was the Sky Arts Associate Artist at Theatre Royal Stratford East and directed their annual pantomime in December 2023.

Directing Credits/Co-Director Credits   

 Punk Rock (Mountview), Stick Fly (Lamda)  Jack and the Beanstalk (Stratford East), Run, (Stratford East) A Christmas Carole- Workshop (Palace Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest  (UK Tour), Another F***ing Play about Race (Arts Ed), all the conversations we haven’t had yet  (Arts Ed), I… (Shipwright Theatre), A View from the Bridge (Mountview Studio -Second Year workshop project),  Beneatha’s Place (Mountview Backstage Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar the Concert (Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Co-Director  W/Timothy Sheader), Identity, (Turbine Theatre), I… (Tristan Bates Theatre), Identity (Forest Theatre Greenside Edinburgh –Award for Exciting Dance Theatre Work by FringeReview), Tiger Mum (Theatre 503), Much Ado About Nothing (Karamel Club,  Co Director W/ Stephen Jameson), Head, Shoulders, Knees and Elbows (The Bunker Theatre), Saturday (Karamel Club) The Chairs (The Custard Factory) 

Associate /Assistant/Creative Director Credits   

A Strange Loop (Barbican- Associate Director) Small Island, (National Theatre – Associate Director), Dick Whittington, (National Theatre, -Associate Director) – Equus, (Trafalgar Studios West End – Associate Director)

Hansel and Gretel (Regents Park Open Air Theatre -Assistant Director)

Equus, (Theatre Royal Stratford East and UK Tour) The Wild Duck, (Almeida Theatre – Resident Director), Trenches, (Bridewell Theatre- Associate Director) 

End of The Pier, (Park Theatre – Assistant Director), Jesus Christ Superstar, (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre -Creative Assistant.) 

Lisa Millar

Director & Dramaturge

A graduate of The London School of Musical Theatre. Recent theatre credits include: ‘Wonderland in Alice’ Theatre Peckham, Tinker Bell, The Other Palace , ‘Macbeth’ Thorington Theatre , ‘What the Dolls Saw’ The Pleasance, ‘The Darklings’, The Vaults, London. ‘Twelfth Night’ Trinity Theatre,

Film credits:
‘Host’ Living Record,’Sisters’ Lights Down Productions, ‘Sketch You Up’ and ‘Real Housewives of Broadway’ both YouTube Series.

As Associate Director:
Edie, Theatre 503, The Light Trail, Hope Theatre, ‘Harpy’, UnderBelly, Edinburgh, ‘Rent’ Bridewell Theatre Workshops:
‘Panto’ The Union Theatre
Hamstrung, Barons Court Theatre
At War With Myself, Hoxton Hall

JAC O’KODY

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

Having worked as both a Dancer and Actress Jac has performed in venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, The Royal Opera House and taking on challenging roles such as Marla Singer from Fight Club.

Her experience is now being put into her writing, choreography and artistic direction as she develops contemporary works. As well as producing her own work she has collaborated with events companies and co-produced with theatres like the Lyric, Hammersmith.

Jac has enjoyed collaborating with CTC in the past and is excited to be working as their Assistant Choreographer.

Shaun Rimmer

Sound Designer

Jessica Allen

Outreach Programmer

Kameleon Ink

Content Co-ordinator

Kali Websites

Website Designers

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