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David Plumpton

DAVID PLUMPTON

Born in North Yorkshire, David is widely regarded as one of the foremost dance accompanists in the UK. In a Career spanning over 25 years, he has worked with some of the finest and most respected teachers and choreographers of his generation. Based in his home County, David is currently engaged as both company and school accompanist with Northern Ballet Theatre, additionally for the Northern School of Contemporary dance, as well as the Royal School's Associate programme.

David has worked with such international artisits as Darcey Bussell CBE and Jonathan Cope. An extensive list of leading teachers for whom he has played includes Deborah Bull CBE, Dame Beryl Grey, Gillian Lynne CBE, Marguerite Porter, Patricia Ruanne D. LITT. D.E., Marion Tait CBE, David Ashmole, David Bintley CBE, Sir Anthony Dowell CBE, Wayne Eagling, Christopher Gable CBE, Kevin Haigen, Niall McMahon, David Nixon OBE and Wayne Sleep OBE.

He has accompanied the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, New Adventures, Rambart Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theatre, New English Contemporary Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Additionally he has collaborated on education projects with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre.

Television credits include; A Master Class with Wayne Sleep (ITV), Men in Tights (Granada Television), Wonderland (BBC), and Dream Dancer (Sky).

As a composer, David has written four full length ballet scores; The Little Matchstick Girl, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid. He also composed the theme tune for A Master Class with Wayne Sleep (ITV).

David's work with leading vocational centres includes Central School of Ballet, Elmhurst School for Dance, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, SLP College and Pinapple Dance Studios. He is a regular class and examination accompanist for the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society and the British Ballet Organization and has played for regional and national courses for these respected bodies. for the past decade, he has accompanied the world renowned Yorkshire Ballet Seminars under the direction of David Gayle MBE and more recently Marguerite Porter.

David is passionate in his interest for dance, for working with teachers, professional performers and aspiring students. He is delighted to now have the opportunity to release a series of ballet class CD's which capture and embellish his belief that ballet class can be fun, exciting and above all else artistically emotive.

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BRP21CD
New! ROCK & POP FOR BALLET 2
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
Perfect music for your ballet class which lends great energy to every exercise.Everyone from David Bowie to Prince, Lady Gaga to Adele are among the iconic artists on this double length CD. Several tracks for each exercise.
BRP21CD

BSH23CD
New! SMASH HITS FOR BALLET
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
You will love Smash Hits for your ballet classes. There are theme songs from TV shows like Downton Abbey and Poldark; sound tracks from Pirates of the Caribbean and Pokeman. 33 unrepeated tracks incl. 11 for jumps and turns.
BSH23CD

BTS19CD
TAP SHOWSTOPPERS 1
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
An ultimate collect of musical hits perfect for your tap classes. Stairway To Paradise (An American In Paris), Let Me Entertain You (Gypsy), When I Get My Name In Lights (The Boy From Oz) and more.
BTS19CD

BTS20CD
TAP SHOWSTOPPERS 2
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
More awesome classic and contemporary musical hits. Includes Broadway Baby (Follies), I Wanna Be a Producer (The Producers), No Time At All (Pippin), Before the Parade Passes By (Hello Dolly!) and more.
BTS20CD

BML18CD
THE MUSIC OF MY LIFE
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
Your ballet class will come to life with 36 of David's favorite tracks including End Of the World, Solitaire, What the World Needs Is Love, Viva Las Vegas and more.
BML18CD

BTV17CD
TV THEMES FOR BALLET
Item Price: $29.00

By David Plumpton
Old and new TV themes, something for everyone! 36 tracks to dance to including Big Bang Theory, Charlie's Angels, Bonanza, The Golden Girls, Laverne & Shirley and more.
BTV17CD

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