Thomas Heyes
BA (Hons) Dance and Drama

Edging Forward onto the dance scene

Tom embraced the opportunity to begin his career in dance whilst still studying. His commitment to his course and extra-curricular studies with the dance group EdgeFWD led to an early breakthrough in the professional dance scene.

As a member of the Chorley Boys Dance Company, Tom discovered Edge Hill’s Dance and Drama course when he saw EdgeFWD perform at a North West dance festival. As a student, he then became an instrumental member of EdgeFWD, and this involved working to live briefs and creating performances for venues across the North West.

Throughout his studies Tom engaged with several professional choreographers, performers and stage designers. His dedication to developing and experimenting with multidisciplinary art forms was noticed by those that worked with him. This led to further opportunities and, following a successful audition, Tom is now touring with Ben Wright’s bGroup in Points of Echo.

“Tom is one of those rare talents. It has been a great pleasure to work with him so soon after his graduation from Edge Hill University. I believe that this particular bGroup project really allows him to shine, and that is a blessing for both audiences and myself as a director.”

Ben Wright, Ben Wright’s bGroup