JORDAN JAMES BRIDGE
Director, Choreographer, Filmmaker
Jordan has become a leading light for the JLC professional development programme, delivering on all formats since his debut in January 2023, and most recently has both danced and created new choreography for international dance stars for the launch of the BALLET NIGHTS autumn season 2023.
We look forward to continuing to platform Jordan’s ever increasing ambitions as a creative throughout 2024.
Jordan James Bridge is multi award winning choreographer and performer using the medium of dance for stage, fashion & film. After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School with a First Class BA Hons in Contemporary Dance, he started pursuing his performing career. Working for Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Tavaziva Dance, Michael Clark Company and Company Wayne McGregor to where he is present. Jordan has toured extensively worldwide performing works by Wayne. Entity, FAR, Atomos, Tree of Codes, Autobiography, Living Archive and Outlier.
Jordan has had the chance to be involved in many projects ranging from fashion, screen and stage alongside his touring work; +/- HUMAN at the Roundhouse in London in collaboration with The Royal Ballet. ‘This is Not a Show’, a collaboration between Nick Knight, Gareth Pugh. ‘Winged Bull in the Elephant Case’, a recorded performance for BBCTwo & BBCiPlayer. ‘SOMA’, a live performance for COS Stores at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. ‘Living Archive’ - An AI Experiment working closely with Google Arts & Culture. English National Opera’s rendition of ‘Orpheus & Eurydice’. ‘Torus’, collaboration with Nick Knight & fashion designer Fredrik Tjaerandsen. ‘Next Steps’, menswear fashion for Esquire style by Catherine Hayward and shot by Ruth Ossai.
Choreographically, during 2017 Jordan choreographed a live performance piece named 'GAIA' for Lift Off Dance Festival and choreographed & directed a multi award winning dance film entitled 'Us' which has been screened globally. 'Us' has won 'Best LGBT Short' in the South Film Arts Academy Festival 2019 and 'Best Choreographer of a Dance Film' for the New Renaissance Film Festival 2019.
During 2020, Jordan was invited to choreograph a solo work entitled ‘Locked Down’ as part of a digital triple bill for the Lawrence Batley Theatre alongside The Northern Ballet & Gary Clark, co-commissioned by Studio Wayne McGregor. This dance film won ‘Best Choreography’ at The New Renaissance Film Festival 2021’. He’s also had the privilege of being invited as a guest artist by international ballet sensation Alessandra Ferri, to create and perform a solo entitled ‘Falling Rooms’ at the Armonie D’Arte Festival, Italy. Jordan has also had the opportunity to generate the movement direction for fashion brand Paul Bert in ‘FRAU TROFFEA S/S21’ for London Fashion Week.
In 2021, Jordan had the privilege of choreographing and starring in two official music videos, ‘Start Again’ by Tom Ashbrook & ‘Calling U’ by CENKK. The dance film Séance was born in collaboration with director Rick Guest and an underwater shoot in collaboration with Merrick d’Arcy-Irvine. In October 2021, he also created the choreography for a Bloomberg advertisement for their mobile app Bloomberg Connects. As a performer, Jordan was involved as a dancer for ABBA Voyage and for the sequel to Captain Marvel entitled The Marvels for Walt Disney Studio’s.
So far during 2022, Jordan was asked to choreograph for XPropaganda's latest music video 'Only Human' in collaboration with cinematographer Ray Moody. Jordan is looking to secure funding for the first stage of R&D for his project-based company Jordan Bridge Dance on a new creation for stage, bringing queer rave culture and diversity at the heart of the work.
Jordan likes to have his work speak from a personal place. An intrinsic movement language and nuances of interconnectivity, sensuality and queer culture drives his creative process, absorbing from own experience and leaning in with an abstract approach to both movement and stylistic decisions which fundamentally ground the work.