Be The Best You Can Be

Get in touch

Contact Details

New Adventures 2019

Matthew Bourne wishes you all good luck

Still image for this video
Click below for images of children preparing for the Nutcracker through to the performance.
Roger Ascham in the media

Sir Matthew Bourne

Photographer: Hugo Glendinning

Gavin Eden



Gavin Trained professionally from the age of 14 with the Royal Ballet Senior Associates and at London Studio Centre from 16. 


For Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures he played Kevin Boggs and Gerald Monroe in Edward Scissorhands, Cupid and Yellow Gobstopper in Nutcracker and a Cygnet in Swan Lake. Gavin now enjoys working regularly for the company’s education department working with people from a broad range of ages and backgrounds.


Theatre credits outside of New Adventures include: The Addams Family (UK Tour); 42nd Street (Paris); Hairspray (UK Tour);  We Will Rock You (West End); Cats (Germany); Mischief  (London); Shall We Dance  (London); and dancing in various production with English Nation Opera


TV and Film credits include: Swan in Swan lake The MovieThe Paul O’Grady ShowBeyond the Sea , and So Graham Norton.





Michela Meazza


Michela was born in Piacenza (Italy) and trained at Accademia Domenichino da Piacenza , London Studio Centre, the Gulbenkian Course and the Advanced Professional Course with Aterbaletto. 


Main stage credits for Matthew Bourne include: 

Irina in “The Red Shoes”

The Queen in “Swan Lake”

The Stepmother in “Cinderella”

Lady H in “Dorian Gray” 

Joyce Monroe “Edward Scissorhands” 

Glenda in “Play without words”

Sugar in “Nutcracker”

Lana in “The Car Man”


Michela has taken part in several research and development workshops for the National Theatre.


She has also worked as movement director for:

“Murder Ballad”  at the Arts Theatre , “Cymbeline” at the Globe Theatre (both directed by Sam Yates) 

“Boa” at Trafalgar Studios (Dir Hannah Price) 

“Workshop” for a new production for the Michael Grandage Company

“Everyword “Festival at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool for a new play by Colette Kane (dir: Ellen McDougall) 

Assistant to “Ann Yee" on Orpheus and Eurydice at the Old Vic Tunnels in 2011.

 She has choreographed for music videos and short films by new artists.


She regularly teaches dance classes and workshops for Matthew Bourne’s Company and Birkbeck University.


Michela was nominated for “Best Contemporary Dancer” at the Critics’ Circle Award 2012