Associate Artist

Gary Clarke (c) Matthew FordGary Clarke

Winner of the 1998 Brian Glover Memorial Award, Gary Clarke is currently regarded as one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance artists, enjoying great appreciation for his work as a choreographer, director, performer, mentor, teacher and facilitator.

A graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, he has developed a reputation for creating extraordinary dance work of various sizes and scales which has received praise from critics, audiences, producers, national dance agencies and venues in the UK and abroad.

Gary Clarke’s Company has more recently received Strategic Touring Funding from Arts Council England for a 2 year national tour of COAL.

Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miners’ strike, COAL is a riveting dance theatre show which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.

Watch the trailer here.

Full details of the tour can be found here.

Gary’s impressive body of work includes Parade (2004), Horsemeat (2006), COAL (2009), 2 Men & a Michael (2010), Bagofti (2011) and Menage a Trois (2012), all of which have received both critical and audience acclaim and have toured extensively both nationally and internationally.

As a dancer he has performed with many major companies, including  The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs, Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, Bock & Vincenzi, Retina Dance Company, balletLORENT, and the Nigel Charnock + Company.

Gary can also be seen as a zombie in Hollywood blockbuster World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.

Gary’s website