Creative Team

Gwendolen Nelson

Ballet and Contemporary Teacher

Gwendolen is a professional contemporary and ballet dancer, teacher, and Movement Director/Choreographer working in live performance, opera, and film. Having trained in RAD and BBO ballet since the age of 4, Gwen went on to graduate with a First Class (BA) Honours Degree from DeMontfort University before continuing her training with world renowned London company The BalletBoyz. After many years performing as a freelance dancer with multiple UK based companies, Gwen moved into the world of film and TV, landing dancer roles in movies such as Summerland 2020, Last Night in Soho 2021, Last Letter from Your Lover 2021 and Doctor Strange 2 2022, and TV series Britannia 2 and Pennyworth. Most recently Gwen took the role of Choreographer for the 2023 movie The Boys in the Boat by Director George Clooney after her debut as Choreographer for Garsington Opera’s Youth Company in their 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Alongside her performance career, Gwen is an established ballet teacher for all levels. With an eye for detail, she enjoys coaching both dancers and non-dancers to learn, develop and achieve.