Patron of Evolution Foundation College
Mr Ian Waller
Mr Ian Waller – Patron of Evolution Foundation College
Ian trained and graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 1991. He is currently Associate Director of the West End Hit Musical ‘Annie’. Before this Ian was Resident Director on the International Tour of Singin in the Rain and and recently returned from the Far East, Australia & New Zealand for the arena tour of Walking with Dinosaurs. Previous to this Ian was the Resident Director on the International tour of Mamma Mia! In between these jobs Ian managed to put his dancing shoes on again to appear in Tom Hoopers new screen adaptation of the musical Les Miserables.
Other credits include Assistant Director/Choreographer on Sponge Bob Square Pants (UK Tour). Spamalot(Palace Theatre). Resident Choreographer on Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace). As dance captain on productions ofMiss Saigon (UK Tour), The Full Monty (UK Tour), My Fair Lady (Drury Lane), West Side Story (Prince Edward and UK Tour), Tommy (Shaftsbury), Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftsbury), Hot Shoe Shuffle (UK Tour), Eating Raoul (Bridewell), Me and My Girl (UK Tour) and Scrooge (Manchester Opera House).
Ian has also appeared in My One and Only (Piccadilly) and Singin’ in the Rain (National Theatre, Olivier) where he understudied and played the role of Cosmo. As well as a one off gig with Tap Dogs in Copenhagen.
TV includes, Victoria Wood Christmas Special (ITV), Musicool (CH4), National Lottery Lucky Stories (BBC),Blue Peter (BBC), Generation Game (BBC), The Geeks (ITV), This Morning (ITV), The Barrymore Show(ITV), Talking Telephone Numbers (ITV), The Olivier Awards (BBC), The Royal Variety Show(BBC), Pebble Mill (BBC). He has also appeared in an internet advert for the airline Easyjet.
Films includes: Featured character in the recent Pet Shop Boys Pop Video ‘Monkey Business‘, Assistant Choreographer for ‘Paddington 2‘, Actor/Dancer in ‘Les Miserables’ the film and a dancer in the Kevin Spacey movie “Beyond the Sea” (in the first dance number Ian is wearing the brown trilby! (Look hard or you will miss him!).
Choreographic credits include Cinderella (Kings Theatre Glasgow), Sleeping Beauty (Kings Theatre Glasgow),Cooking with Elvis (Whitehall) with Frank Skinner, Stones in his Pockets (US Tour), Girls Night Out (UK Tour), Grease (P&O Cruises), Song for Barnet (Millenium Dome) and several productions at Polka Theatre for Children.
Ian is also on the teaching staff of several professional colleges in and around London. These include, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy, London Studio Centre, Bodywork (Cambridge) and Tiffany Theatre College.