Jordan James Bridge

What have you been up to since graduating LCDS?
Since graduating LCDS in 2014 I would say that my journey has been extremely varied. Mainly I have been apart of national & international touring companies: Alexander Whitley, Tavaziva, Michael Clark and currently Company Wayne McGregor. But alongside this performing work I have had the chance to teach, choreograph and collaborate with some of the most incredible
artists within our industry. Creating dance films, photoshoots, masterclasses and workshops, it’s all been quite exciting.

How would you say your training has helped you to get to where you are today?
My training benefited me in many ways. I would say the technique training I had in the mornings at the school was great, but I would say my final year was where I really excelled. I had the opportunity to work with the fantastic Kerry Nicholls in my second term where I progressed leaps and bounds, and in my final term I had the chance to work closer with Tony Adigun from Avant Garde Dance which was a great final push before going out into the industry to try and find my way.

Do you have any advice for young dancers?
Yes… Always be your own biggest supporter, at the end of the day if you truly believe in what your trying to achieve, thats all that matters. There will be people that will tell you that you can’t or won’t, just prove them wrong by being the best you.

What did you find most inspiring or unexpectedly useful whilst at LCDS?
I would say that the opportunity to have a end of term sharing is super useful. The chance to create, share, explore and watch some of your peers is to me a very inspiring thing to be a part of. I think it really helps you progress as you see so much work which you can have choreographed, be a part of or witness.