Jonathan is a professional dance artist, movement director and choreographer who has worked for many major British dance companies including, Richard Alston Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rambert Dance Company. In 2007 he was the first contemporary dancer to be nominated in the dance category of the South Bank Show / Times Newspaper Breakthrough Award, in 2008 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and went on to become the first contemporary dancer to win the Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Male Dancer. He was nominated twice more as Best Male Dancer by the Critics Circle in 2011 and 2012.

In 2008 Jonathan founded an education project DanceSpinner: a tool which is now being used by over 200 UK schools to explore and create choreography. Since leaving Rambert in 2012, Jonathan has become a part time tutor at the Architectural Association and is founder member of both New Movement Collective and Goddard Nixon – an acclaimed choreographic collaboration with fellow Ex- Rambert dancer Gemma Nixon. As a Movement Director he has worked for the National Theatre on the play Strange Interlude, as dance associate on Sam Mendes’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their 2014 season production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. www.jonathangoddard.com