Pop star waltzes into town this month
Pop star Pixie Lott will soon waltz into Wimbledon in a new production of Puttin’ On The Ritz!
Pixie will be joined by her Strictly Come Dancing dance partner, Trent Whiddon along with fellow dance champion professional Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor.
The production will run at New Wimbledon Theatre from Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 May.
Puttin' On The Ritz features music from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Songs include Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth of the Blues, Swanee, Night and Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade and Puttin’ On The Ritz
Pixie Lott (right) is an MTV Music award winning and Brit Award-nominated singer and songwriter. She rose to fame with the release of her debut single, Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) and her second single, Boys and Girls, which both went straight to number one.
Her debut album, entitled Turn It Up was awarded 'gold' status and is now a multi-platinum selling album. Pixie was recently awarded a further number one with the hit song All About Tonight. Pixie has written tracks for other artists, including Lisa Hordijk (the winner of the Dutch X Factor) and Alexandra Burke.
She has also made a number of TV appearances including The Royal Variety Show, National TV awards, Graham Norton, Alan Carr: Chatty Man and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Most recently Pixie starred in BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing.
Trent Whiddon is an award-winning Australian dancer and choreographer. He was a lead dancer and company manager of Burn the Floor for 13 years including the Broadway production. Has choreographed for, So You Think You Can Dance, Satisfaction on a Dance Floor and the E-trade commercial with Kevin Spacey. Most recently Trent has completed touring with the Strictly Live tour after a successful first season on Strictly Come Dancing partnering Pixie Lott.
Kristina Rihanoff is a world finalist professional ballroom dance instructor, choreographer and author. Rihanoff joined the professional cast of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 and in 2014 Kristina was a finalist with her partner Simon Webb. After seven years, Kristina is the longest serving female professional on the show.
Kristina was also the lead in the west end show, Burn The Floor together with Robin Windsor, a professional Latin and Ballroom dancer , best known for his appearances in Strictly Come Dancing. Robin is also known for starring in the successful West End production of Burn The Floor with his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.
May 10, 2015