Choreographer / Performer / Instructor

Amir Giles is a performer and choreographer drawing on contemporary dance, contact improvisation and capoeira, several vernacular partner dance forms including tango and swing, as well as funkstyles such as floating, waving, liquid and popping.  His  experience spans performance, collaborative devising, movement direction and choreography for television, film, theatre, opera, performance art and research projects.


Trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Amir has worked for choreographers such as Arthur Pita, Kate Flatt, Kim Brandstrup, Alex Reynolds and Jenni Wrenn for companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Slanjayvah Danza, Sugarfoot Stompers and Livid Productions.  Roles include Tony Piccinni in Arthur Pita's 'Worlds Greatest Show' at the Royal Opera House and on tour, swing dancer in the upcoming MARVEL Avenger's sequel, MR Gomerez in ITV's Mr Selfridge, and understudy to Edward Watson in a Royal Ballet production of Metamorphosis, at ROH and Joyce Theatre, New York.

Choreographer & Movement Direction

Amir has worked with Paramount Pictures, Boy George, Film Four, The Live Theatre, Harbringer Theatre Company, Royal College of Music, Kate Flatt Productions, Library Theatre Company, the Linbury Theatre Royal Opera House, Watford Palace Theatre and Greenwich Dance Agency.  Amir has produced and choreographed several of his own works, shown at Kings Place, RichMix, Pulse Festival, Ipswich Playhouse, Rojo y Negro Tango festival and The Place. 


Amir has extensive experience with several vernacular partner dance forms specialising in Argentine Tango and Lindy Hop.

He has taught at The Royal Ballet School, The Royal College of Music, Body Guard - The Musical, The Royal Ballet and for productions at the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall, multiple major Tango schools in London as well as guest teaching in Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Spain. 

Examples of performance commissions include appearences with acclaimed quartets Counterpoise and with Matthew Sharp at Opera North and Kings Place, and for high profile events at Leicester Square Hippodrome and the Buddah Bar, Dubai, performances for the Princess Royal, and a collaboration with Strictly Come Dancing's Nicole Cutler. For five years he directed 'Jango', a successful dance organisation that ran events, classes and performances around London and the UK.