BIOGRAPHY

Raymond has worked in television, musical theatre and classical ballet. He danced with the National Ballet of Portugal and in musical theatre productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company; the London Palladium; National Theatre and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, as well as in Stuttgart, Hamburg and Zurich. His credits for German television include Tatort and Zorc and he choreographed for the UK television show, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet for the BBC. Raymond’s other choreographic commissions include working for Ballet Black (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House), the National Ballet of Portugal; Hong Kong Ballet; Sommer Tanz Fest (Switzerland); Staatstheater Karlsruhe, East London Dance(Stratford Circus), Artelier at the Music Room, The BrideWell Theatre and the King’s Head Theatre in London. He also choreographed for the film ‘Lilting’ starring Ben Whishaw.  Raymond has been guest teacher for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures; Richard Alston Dance Company; Hong Kong Ballet; Akram Khan and The National Ballet of China; Ballett de Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe; Ballett de Niedersachsische Staatstheater Hanover; National Ballet of Portugal; Singapore Dance Theatre; English National Ballet; DV8, Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, Random Dance, Carlos Acosta and Friends at The London Coliseum, Yuan Yuan Tan and Fang Yi at Sadlers Wells and the New English Ballet Theatre. He teaches Professional Ballet at DanceWorks in London and was the Chief Ballet Master for Ballet Black for 10 years. He is also currently a Ballet Lecturer at the London Contemporary Dance School.

Unbroken Silence had its American premiere at YourMove Contemporary Dance Festival in Hoboken, New Jersey, in October 2015. It is also with great pride and pleasure that one of Raymond’s pieces had its premiere in the Far East. And Thereafter….(originally created for Ballet Black for their Linbury Theatre season at the Royal Opera House) was premiered in Hong Kong at the 7th Lotus Elegance Demeanor Art Festival in February, 2016.

 

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