Polly Bennett is a Movement Director and Choreographer working nationally and internationally. She holds an MA in Movement from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is Associate Movement Practitioner at the RSC.
For Headlong: People, Places & Things (National Theatre / West End).
Theatre includes: Henry V (RSC / Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Royal Exchange), Blush (Underbelly), Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Deep Blue Sea (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Doctor Faustus (Duke of York), The Maids, Celebrity Night at Cafe Red (Trafalger Studios), Yen, Plaques and Tangles, Hang (Royal Court Theatre), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep), Three Days in the Country, Nut (National Theatre), The Famous Victories of Henry V, A Mad World My Masters (RSC / UK Tour), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Birmingham REP / West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre / Paines Plough), Pan Oedd Y Byd Yn Fach (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Dunsinane (National Theatre Scotland / International Tour), Helver's Night (York Theatre Royal), Pomona (Orange Tree Theatre), The King's Speech (Chichester Festival Theatre / Birmingham REP / UK Tour), The Kingmaker (St James Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Theatre503), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough), Ragnarok (Eastern Angles), Mock Tudor (Pleasance / Theatre503), Hysteria (Hampstead Theatre), Acis and Galatea (Iford Opera), Lobsters (Peep), Mudlarks (Bush Theatre), and Don Juan Comes Back From the War (Finborough Theatre.)
Other work includes: Gareth Malone’s Best of British (BBC), Fazer’s Urban Symphony (Royal Albert Hall/BBC), The Queen’s Coronation Concerts (Buckingham Palace / BBC), Festival of Neighbourhood (Southbank Centre.)
Polly was Assistant Movement Director for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Mass Choreography Assistant for the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and Mass Cast Choreographer for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and Paralympic Opening Ceremonies.