ALI GOLDING is a Choreographer, Movement Coach, Performance Facilitator and Dance Scientist. She has over twenty years professional experience, with credits encompassing Feature Films, Drama and Musical Theatre, T.V, the Music Industry, Light Entertainment and high profile Trade/Award Shows.
Ali has choreographed video promos, live and pre-recorded television shows including T.O.T.Ps, Dance Energy and The Lottery Show, and staged varied productions from nightclubs to roadshows, small scale theatres to concert arenas.
Artists with whom she has worked include; Sixties icon Twiggy for ‘If Love Were All’, which completed a successful run on Broadway, pop diva Kylie Minogue, boyband Damage, Tony Award winning Broadway star Nathan Lane and multi faceted Adrian Lester for ‘Loves Labours Lost’, international singing star Sarah Brightman, Royal Albert Hall Concert and World Tour 2001, Ab Fab actress Helen Ledderer, jazz singer Laura Zakian. Directors Ali has worked with include Kenneth Branagh, Beban Kidron, Pedro Romhanyi, Desmond Barrit (RSC) and Micha Bergese (Dome Show). Ali featured on screen coaching young performers on the ITV series of ‘Dinky Dancing’. View her showreel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35yo2cxkOgw
She is a recipient of three choreographic awards; 1996 Lisa Ullmann dance award sponsored by Gillian Lynne to work in New York with Edmond Kresley (American Dance Machine), 1999 The Arts Council of England for ‘Loves Labours Lost’, 2003 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Bursary as a choreographic mentor.
An independent guest speaker ‘Move It’ Olympia 2006 and director of a Masterclass in 2009. She has also been several times an elected member of Equity’s Choreographers Committee.
Ali is a highly qualified and experienced dance and movement coach, equally at home working with trained dancers, performers who have no formal movement background and those who have difficulties with movement processing, using all her skills to enhance individual progress within any given context.
Ali trained at Laban, regarded internationally, as a conservatoire of excellence for progressive movement and choreographic training graduating with a 1st Class BA Hons. She has choreographed and taught for many of the leading London dance and drama institutions including Mountview Academy, Guildhall School and ALRA. Ali was for over a decade Head of Dance at the London School of Musical Theatre, from it’s inception as a one-year vocational training Ali developed the dance curriculum especially for the LSMT course and mentored the dance department. Ali has most currently been teaching Musical Theatre to the BA students at TrinityLaban and working as a professional associate artist of the Royal Academy of Dance.
More recently in her professional development she has acquired additional skills and qualifications; a Masters in Dance Science graduating with Distinction and a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs. Ali is a practice-based dance science researcher for the Charity MEfA. In this capacity she has been an invited guest presenter at a number of conferences representing the charity and independently reporting on the background research and impact a dance programme has had on children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). As a Developmental Dance Movement Specialist, Ali is the Director of the MovementWorks Organization. MovementWorks focuses on disseminating researched work in this field, taking it into mainstream, special educational needs and community settings. Ali is also a published writer. For more information visit www.movementworks.org