Acclaimed conductor John Rigby and celebrated director and choreographer Nikki Woollaston have taken time out of their hectic schedules to hold masterclasses and discussion sessions with Edge Hill University students.

Their impressive list of productions have included include Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park, Viennese Whirl with the Orchestra of Opera North and Bond & Beyond for John and Gypsy at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Anton Du Beke tour Ballroom to Broadway Tour and Pimlico Opera’s West Side Story for Nikki. Nikki also works as a mass movement choreographer with credits including the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the opening and closing ceremonies for both the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002 and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

St Helens-born conductor and musical director John was awarded Honorary Doctor of Arts by Edge Hill University in 2016. You can read more here.

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