Urdang Academy

Sean Cheesman


Sean Cheesman is an internationally renowned Creative Director, Choreographer and Producer.

He has worked with some of the world’s top entertainers including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, TLC, Vanessa Williams, Carmen Electra, Tina Turner, Queen Latifah, Cher and Britney Spears. Sean also appeared and choreographed in the Warner Brothers film ‘The Bodyguard’ starring Whitney Houston.
Sean was one of the Producers and the Creative Choreographer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy on the TV show ‘Over the Rainbow’, airing in Canada. He is well known for his role as a Choreographer and judge on various television dance competitions such as ‘Dirty Dancing: Time of your Life’, the popular T4 show ‘Musicool’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

"I’m proud to be part of such a forward thinking college that prides themselves on technical excellence and success in the industry"

Sean Cheesman

His award winning choreography credits include:
MTV Music Video Award – Best Choreography (Michael & Janet Jackson’s ‘Scream’)
. Bob Fosse Award Nomination – Best Choreography (Michael & Janet Jackson’s ‘Scream’). MTV Music Video Award – Best Dance (Prince’s ‘Cream’)
. VH1 Video Award Nomination – Best Choreography (Prince’s ‘Get Off’)
. NAACP Image Award Nomination – Best Choreography (Whitney Houston’s ‘I’m Every Woman’).

Key Dates

Summer Courses

Pre Audition Course
Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 2018

Connect Summer School
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Connect UK Summer School
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Term Dates


Term starts: Monday 10th September 2018

Half term: week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018

End of Term: Wednesday 19th December 2018


All applications are now closed.  Online applications will reopen in September 2018.  Audition dates and times for 2019 entry will be confirmed shortly.

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