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David Harford – Music Theatre

David currently works at the National Theatre Drama and Ballet School in Melbourne. It was during his studies at the Ballarat Arts Academy that he first explored david harfordhis love for creating movement, choreographing the Ballarat Lyric Theatre production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Since that time, David has completed his BA in Musical Theatre and has gone on to direct and choreograph over fifty stage shows, including the multi award winning production Cats for Lyric, receiving Best Director, Best Choreographer and Best Designer.

Earlier this year David returned to Lyric once again to Direct & Choreograph & Design their highly successful critically acclaimed season of Hairspray.

David now prefers to focus on new Australian musicals, such as Tracy Harvey’s Call Girl the Musical which played for two successful Melbourne seasons, and PR!CK, which had a development season this year and will be performed at the Athenaeum in 2013.

In 2011 David became a company member and movement director of Present Tense. Earlier this year the collaboration enjoyed a hugely successful season of Chants Des Catacombes at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, with a sell out season and several five star reviews.

In December 2012 Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert Premiered at Theatre Works which had David focusing his knowledge of space and movement to tell the story of Australia and the life of cooking matriarch Margaret Fulton in a live working kitchen set.