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Will Kemp

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An accomplished dancer, Will Kemp began his dance training at the age of nine with Elizabeth Harrison, a Fellow of the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance (FISTD), and later joined The Royal Ballet Senior Associates as well as The Royal Ballet Upper School in England. His dancing credits include the role of the Gypsy Lover in Fredrick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House, and after graduating from the Royal Ballet school, he joined Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP) for the creation of Matthew Bourne’s award- winning production of Swan Lake.

As a Principal Dancer, Kemp portrayed the lead in Swan Lake, in both Broadway and West End productions and danced the role of James in Highland Fling at the Sandler’s Wells Theatre. In addition, he originated the roles of the Angel in Cinderella in both the West End and Los Angeles productions, Angelo in The Car Man at The Old Vic in England, and Anthony in Play

Without Words at the National Theatre. Finally, Kemp danced in gala favorite, Spitfire at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, The Old Vic and National Theatre.

For choreographer Will Tuckett, Kemp created Ratty in Wind in The Willows at the Linbury Theatre and the West End, the Narrator in The Soldier’s Tale at the Linbury Theatre as well as a Japan Tour, and Stromboli in Pinocchio at the Linbury Theatre and on BBC Film. For choreographer Matthew Hart, he portrayed both the Grandfather and Narrator in the revival of Peter and the Wolf alongside Sergei Polunin at the Royal Opera House.

On stage, Kemp starred in the West End revival of Equus, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and the late Richard Griffiths, and on film he appeared in Van Helsing, alongside Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale and Mindhunters, alongside Val Kilmer and Christian Slater. His additional film credits include: Step Up 2: The Streets, The Midnight Man, Slumber, The Secrets of Emily Blair, and Miguel and William. On the small screen, Kemp’s credits include TV movies “Unveiled,” “Petals on the Wind,” “Christopher and His Kind,” “Peter and the Wolf,” “The Soldier’s Tale,” “HR,” “Non- Stop,” “Kristin’s Christmas Past,” “Grace” and the miniseries “The Great Fire” as well as “The Prisoner.” His TV series credits include “90210,” “Nikita,” “New Tricks,” and most recently “Code Black,” “Reign” and “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”

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