Training: Douglas started dancing at 3 and at 16 chose to pursue dance as a career, embarking on a three-year course at Performers College, Essex. He represented the college in the ISTD Gold Star Tap Awards, winning the Victor Leopold Cup two years running. Whilst at college, Douglas began his professional career performing in two summer seasons, two pantomimes and on live television, including a solo on The Big Big Talent Show in which he devised his own choreography, and The 1995 Royal Command Performance.
Dance includes: at 19, after completing college, joining the original West End cast of Tap Dogs, as the first ever British member of the troupe. Subsequently he toured with Tap Dogs all over the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, Japan and the UK, eventually performing in Australia, where the show originated. Also, recently, featured tap dancer in Take That’s Circus Tour.
Television includes: BBC1 red campaign show idents and he has filmed and choreographed commercials for a wide range of products across Europe.
Choreography includes: assistant choreographer on The Prince’s Trust Gala (Buckingham Palace 2007) and tap choreographer for Viva La Diva starring Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins, coaching the ‘Divas’ on their tap (2008 tour). He was seen putting both through their paces on a recent South Bank Show special. Douglas has worked extensively with top choreographer Kim Gavin on corporate shows for Toyota in Bologna, Paris and London. Also, performer and co-choreographer of the tap routines in Strictly Gershwin (2008 world premiere, Royal Albert Hall).
Douglas is delighted to be back working on Tap Dogs.