The tailor made shows for Halikarnas by the best creative minds of the world are on Halikarnas The Club stage each day of the week with different concepts. The knockout shows team is a collective of selected dancers, acrobats and show girls from around the World. The crew prepared fort he Show in England for 2 months. All with special sound and light systems, 3D visuals, water screens, costumes and coreographies; there is a giant team behind the fantastic Halikarnas shows.
Known as one of the most multi-talented international choreographers/artistic directors in the industry today, Arthur Gourounlian is entrancing the world of dance with his visionary artistic skills combining Contemporary, Hip/Hop-Funk, Popping, Robotics with, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom, and Jazz. Arthur launched his career in Belgium before moving to the United Kingdom to become one of regions most sought after dancers. Arthur has performed or toured with everyone from Bananarama, Pussycat Dolls, Girls Aloud, Will Young, and Duffy to Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis. It wasn't long before Arthur stepped out of the background as a dancer and into the principle role of Choreographer for established and emerging musical artists in the United Kingdom, Europe and United States. Recognized as the “Energized Expert”, Arthur takes a leading role in casting, coaching, movement directing and choreographing music videos, World tours, viral media campaigns, and trade/fashion shows. Clientele include renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin, Diesel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Esprit, Mary Kay, Walker Crisps and Coca- Cola Corporation. As a media personality, Arthur has appeared on television and in motion pictures, fashion shows and advertising campaigns. Appeared in Britain's Got Talent, The 2010 Wella World-Wide Campaign, World Music Awards, television appearances include Children in Need, Celebrity X Factor, Brit Awards and The Royal Variety Show. Whether it’s New York, London, Paris, Milan or Hong Kong, Arthur uses his abilities and instruments of the trade to get your message across to a global audience. He approaches all projects or clients with his trademark extraordinary energy and motivation.
Gary Lloyd/ART DIRECTOR
Award winning Director/Choreographer Gary Lloyd has worked with many established artists which among others include: Victoria Beckham; Jennifer Hudson; Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Tom Jones; Robin Gibb; Leona Lewis; Peter Andre; Ray Quinn; G4; Will Young; Gareth Gates; Emma Bunton; Robbie Williams; Pink; Anastasia; Lemar; Rachel Stevens; Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield; Kelly Clarkson; Girls Aloud; Liberty X; Dani Harmer; All Angels, RyanDan; Blake; Faryl Smith; Ordinary Boys; Blue; Atomic Kitten; Basement Jaxx; ABC; Soul II Soul and S Club 8.
Danii Rothman/RESIDENT DIRECTOR
Dannii, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, enjoyed the experience of living, training and working in South Africa and Israel before she decided to further her dance career and moved to he U.K. Upon arrival in the U.K, Dannii trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts and later on completed a B.A. in Dance Studies at Middlesex University, focusing on Contemporary Dance and Choreography. Professional credits include: Thriller Live - Original Cast (Lyric Theatre London, UK Tour, European Tour) Dancing Queen (Monte Carlo, U.K Tour) C-12 Contemporary Dance Company (Soloist UK Tour) Spirit of Broadway (China Tour) X Factor- Joe McElderry (ITV) Spirit of Christmas (China Tour) Black Eyed Peas - Backing dancer (Wrotham Park) Cinderella (Royal Opera House, Manchester) La Passio' - Dance Company (Barcelona) Aladdin (Kings Theatre, Glasgow). Other Credits include: Bo Selecta- MJ Special, Channel 4 (Choreographer), M&S Fashion show (Dancer), Cemetery Junction – Feature Film (Dancer), Bollywood films ‘Run the Track’ ‘De Dana Den’ (Dancer), Appearance on Blue Peter and various pop videos in Israel.
Chris was born in Costa Rica, Central America but emigrated to the United Kingdom at the age of five where his passion in dance began as an Ice Skater. He competed at a professional level and came 10th place in the British Championships. With foundations in B-Boying, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Tap, Chris furthered his professional training at Bird College of Dance and Musical Theatre. During his time at Bird he was a part of the hiphop company RSDC, which performed at the Hip Hop championships at the O2 Arena in London. Since he left college in 2011 he has worked with artists such as Plan B, James Morrison, Ed Sheeran, CR2, Diana Vickers, MTV, Brit Awards, The X Factor, Ferrari F1 Show, Northern Tap Company and many more. He has also started training with Boy Blue Entertainment, a renowned Hip Hop dance company in East London. Chris is also part of another company called Break The Beat, the only tap company in the UK to fuse contemporary and b-boying with tap. Chris is looking forward to working for Halikarnas.
Daniel began dancing at the age of 16, teaching himself break dance and Hip-Hop. He went on to train at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where he obtained a first class honors degree in dance. Upon graduation he has been lucky enough to perform on a UK arena tour, a variety of music videos and Live Events, a European tour and a number of corporate events around the UK and Europe. He is now another talented member of Halikarnas Show crew. Dannii is grateful for the opportunity of working on the creative side at Halikarnas!
Is a dancer originally from Venezuela and has been living in Brighton for the last 11 years. She started her professional career in India working with various Bollywood Artist including Jay Sean as well as landing a small part in the Bollywood film R.A ONE, she has also been a cheerleader for IPL Cricket team Kings XI Punjab. On returning from India she worked with Spirit Production on the Show ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ at the Monte Carlo Casino. Before Halikarnas, Gabriela has also been a member of a Youth Hip Pop company based in Sussex and has performed at Brighton’s Breaking Convention.
Joseph began dancing at the age of 16. At first he started out with hip hop as a hobby then tried all other dance styles and realised he would like to pursue dancing as his career. He started training at Mandy Ellen Performing Arts College in Kent and graduated in 2011. During and after college Joe has been lucky enough to perform in Pantomimes, Tribute Acts, other various dance jobs and on a Cruise ship. Joe is delighted to be performing at Halikarnas.
Jordan started training when she was awarded a scholarship at Belcanto London Academy when she was 9 years old. This is where she gained professional experience, working in TV and film. At the age of 17 she continued her training at Reynolds Performing Arts in Kent where she appeared in various college productions and performances. Since leaving Reynolds Jordan has worked with Frameous Dance Company and The GFC GEMS Cheerleaders. Jordan is delighted to be performing at Halikarnas.
Natalie Davis began dancing at the age of three and went on to train at London Studio Centre. Originally from Oxford her career has taken her on incredible experiences including dancing in England’s biggest Christmas Show, performing for Amanda Holden, HTC, Mary Kay and NBA legends such as Kobe Bryant. She has also appeared in videos for artists such as Faryl Smith and Alisa. Her first professional job was for Sir Paul McCartney’s music video Ever Present Past. She has just returned from eight months dancing in a commercial girl group in Macau, China and now continues her adventures in Turkey dancing with the cast of Halikarnas.
Natalie Guy /DANCER
Essex born Natalie Guy, graduated from Masters Performing Arts College. Since her graduation Natalie has performed in shows such as Children In Need, One Night Only Cheryl Cole. The Hannah Montana London premiere and celebrated London Selfridges 100th year anniversary. A Halikarnas dancer Natalie, has also performed with John Barrowman in Robinson Crusoe at Glasgow’s SEEC Arena.
Penny Smart /DANCER
Penny is from Cambridge, England. She started her training at Bodywork Company Dance Studios and went onto the Cambridge Performing Arts course. Penny has just returned from working for six star cruise liner Crystal Symphony after touring the world. She has also worked for Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two London Cruise Liners on their Caribbean and Mediterranean tours and Costa Victoria on the South American tour. Her other theatre credits include: Treading the Boards as a soloist, Cinderella at the Cork Opera House, Aladdin, Wizard Of Oz, Young ones on Summer Holiday playing Karen, Seven Brides and Seven Brothers playing Dorcus, Moulin Rouge as lead female dancer, and MTV Busta Move .
Ricky Lee Loftus /DANCER
Ricky started dancing at the age of six at the Bright Sparks theatre school and then went on to train at Performers College. Since graduating from college Ricky has appeared in, Smile the Musical as Bob Freelander, P&O Australia World Cruise, Snow white and the Seven dwarfs, Glee the tribute musical in Dubai, Let's Dance for Sports Relief, Derby fashion week and Comic Relief live show. Most recently Ricky appeared in Britain’s got Talent in a dance group called Four Corners and was lucky enough to get into the semi finals. He continues his career at Halikarnas stage.
Rose Wild was born on the 6th July 1990 in Blackpool and has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She started out at the Barbara Jackson School of Dance, where she was lucky to perform in various summer seasons and shows. She then, at the age of 18, moved on and went to Laine Theatre Arts, where she took at 3 year Dance and Musical Theatre course and gained a national diploma. During these 3 years, Rose was very lucky and was picked to perform in The Royal Variety Show in 2008, backing dancing for Take That and Sir. Cliff Richard and performing in front of Prince Charles. Whilst Rose was still at college, she did 3 pantomimes, both in Blackpool and Cardiff, for UK Productions and for Kudos, where she had the role of Dance Captain for all. Her career then escalated and took her on many adventures when she graduated from Laine’s. Rose then worked at The Ventetian Hotel in Macau, Hong Kong for 8 months as dance captain of a commercial girl group. Rose is delighted to be performing at Halikarnas.