Our Workshop Leaders

Polly Bennett

Movement Director, Choreographer and Practitioner

Polly Bennett is a movement director, choreographer and practitioner working across the broadest applications of movement.

From professional theatre to amateur performance Polly creates physical worlds for theatre, dance, live performance and film.

She was Assistant Movement Director on the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. She was Mass Choreography Assistant on the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and Mass Cast Choreographer on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympic Opening Ceremonies.

Her recent theatre credits include Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams) with David Tennant, A Streetcar Named Desire (Royal Exchange) with Maxine Peake, Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory) with Tom Hollander, The Deep Blue Sea (National Theatre) with Helen McCrory, People, Places and Things (National and West End) with Denise Gough, Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s) with Kit Harington and The Maids (Trafalgar Studios) with Uzo Aduba. She is Associate Movement Practitioner at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

As a movement coach she has appeared on Gareth Malone’s The Choir: Best of British (BBC), Fazer’s Urban Symphony (Royal Albert Hall/BBC) and worked on The Queen’s Coronation Concerts (Buckingham Palace/BBC) and the Festival of Neighbourhood (Southbank Centre.)

In 2017 Polly will be assisting Toby Sedgwick on the choreography of Stan and Ollie, a film about Laurel and Hardy starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.