Tom Jackson Greaves is a theatre maker based in the UK - specialising in creating cross-art-form, collaborative work with movement at its heart.
After growing up in Cornwall, Tom trained professionally at London Contemporary Dance School before working for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures where he toured as a performer in 4 productions, creating new roles and assisting creatively. This developed his interest in choreography and storytelling and as one of the winners of the New Adventures Choreographer Award in 2012 created a solo work ‘Vanity Fowl’ that was performed at Sadlers Wells.
Alongside performing for companies such as Kneehigh Theatre, Secret Cinema and Cameron McMillan, Tom dove into the world of choreography and movement direction for theatre. Over the last decade this has included collaborating on work at the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, Liverpool Everyman, Southwark Playhouse, Hope Mill Theatre and in the West End and on UK Tours as well as work with companies including Headlong, Wise Children, Hightide, The Paraorchestra and regularly with Kneehigh Theatre.
In the past few years Tom has began to direct and adapt work including The Neon Shadow (Kneehigh) and The Jungle Book (Watermill) alongside many musicals and plays. As part of this work he collaborates with extraordinary composer Dom Coyote and they continue to create new work together.
He has become known for making bold, inclusive and physical work whilst striving to work collaboratively, kindly and in a way that creates a safe, creative space.
He was nominated for the creative award as part of The Industry Minds Awards in 2021 and is the recipient of a Broadway World Best Choreography Award and the Marion North Mentorship Award which lead him to be mentored by choreographer Rafael Bonachela in Sydney.
Tom is an associate artist of the Watermill Theatre.