Jack Widdowson

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  • Jack started his career at Bern Ballet in Switzerland under the directorship of Cath Marston. In his second year, he toured a piece, Hexenhatz, to the Linbury Studio Theatre in Covent Garden.
  • He has also performed in the world renowned Salzburg Opera Festival, dancing in Handel’s Ariodante, (directed by Christoph Loy, choreographed by Andreas Heise), sharing the stage alongside opera stars such as Cecilia Bartoli, Katheryn Lewek and Rolando Villazón. The production also toured to the Monte Carlo Opera House where Jack took on the role of ballet master.
  • Jack is an active member of the freelance scene in Switzerland.
  • He will be co-directing and co-choreographing his first large scale theatre performance alongside Exequiel Barreras of Rotes Velo Kompanie in autumn 2021.
  • Since meeting Alex Frei during his 3rd year in 2011 as his Horton teacher, he has been assisting him in Horton and Fosse workshops in Paris and Bolzano each summer.

I really appreciated the interest the school took in me when I arrived back in 2008. I was perhaps not the most conventional dancer (technique or body shape), but I immediately felt as though it would be my second home. The teachers pushed me in way I never imagined, they taught me how to deal with and overcome injury, (which proved invaluable at certain difficult points in my career) and showed me that versatility is one of the most fundamental assets to being a successful dancer. Without Tring Park I would not be where I am today and I owe my career to the wonderful staff and students I met along the way!