| Professional Support - Rita Proctor
born Rita has appeared at some of the world's top cabaret and theatre
venues, her last trip abroad saw her in Japan for a six month cabaret
Following her dance training in Leicester, Rita continued her studies
at the famous London Studio Centre. Before becoming a top choreographer
in her own right, she worked for such notable choreographers as Phil
Winston and the legendary Brian Rogers, including a season of "How
Tickled I Am" with Ken Dodd at the London Palladium. That particular
show has also seen two television screenings. In 1993 she appeared
in the Cannon & Ball 25th Anniversary Show at Blackpool's North
Rita has also appeared several times on television including The
Magic Comedy Strip for John Fisher assisting the world famous American
illusionists The Pendragons with guest comedian Joe Pasquale.
In recent years however, it is as a choreographer that Rita is in
most demand. She has also choreographed shows for Japan, Korea, Portugal
and Cyprus for the British Armed Forces as well as several productions
for cruise liners. She also choreographed several pantomimes for Pantoni
Productions, including seasons at Yeovil, Hayes and Canterbury.
For two seasons Rita choreographed the In House Floorshows for Haven
Holidays, her work being presented at twenty four of their centres.
She also choreographed over twenty four productions for Haven over
four summer seasons in Great Yarmouth.
She has choreographed a galaxy of stars including the international
Australian superstar Natalie Imbruglia, Jonathon Morris, Gladiator's
Wolf, Hunter and Panther, Craig Charles, Neighbours stars Lucinda
Cowden and Fiona Corke, Maureen Nolan and Yvette Fielding
In 1996, together with David Lee she was thrilled to present a most
innovative new Song & Dance show "Music Explosion 96"
for the Butlin's Holiday Worlds which paid tribute to the hit music
makers of that era, such as Take That, Boyzone, Eternal, Gloria Estafan
and even Blur & Oasis. In this show her energetic and sparkling
choreography charters new ground and has been most highly acclaimed.
She is currently working on a new production called "IT'S HITZ!"
with David Lee, again
The highlights of her professional career to date was being invited
to choreograph for the Grand Order of Water Rats. In July 1992 she
staged a "Can Can" as a finale' special cabaret at a Gala
dinner at the Savoy Hotel, hosted by the GOWR. Not only was she presenting
her work in front of an audience of top showbusiness luminaries, the
guest of honour was HRH Prince Michael of Kent, whose 50th Birthday
was being celebrated at the event.
Later that year, King Rat Bert Weedon invited Rita to present two
routines for the GOWR Annual Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on
Park Lane, both numbers receiving great praise from everyone present
on the night. Rita was also most honoured to present her dancers before
HRH Prince Philip at Windsor. Since then she has been invited to present
her dancers for these two illustrious orders on several occasions.
In 1997 Rita was honoured to present two special routines to the
memory of legendary American composer Jule Styne at the London Palladium.
Many corporate events fill her diary each year, one particular highlight
this year was an event for The Las Vegas Tourist Board at the Dorchester
Hotel in Park Lane which starred Russ Abbott.
In November 1998 she appeared to great critical acclaim as the legendary
American Busby Berkeley Film Star Ruby Keeler in the World Premier
of the musical life-story of Al Jolson "You Ain't Heard Nothin'
Yet" at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.
Last February she choreographed an exciting new UK touring production
of Warner Bros. Oh Yes It Is LOONEY TUNES Live On Stage!