Simon Harper Public Relations

Simon Harper is from Marston Green, Birmingham, where, aged six, a dance company visited his school to deliver a short workshop. A few days later he spied on a church hall ballet class whilst keeping goal during a football match with his twin brother and school friends. A talent discovered, and instantaneously in love with dance, theatre and the performing arts, he went on to train at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance between 1985 and 1988.

Simon ran away to a Hungarian circus in Mexico for his Equity card, and returned to the UK where for eighteen years he enjoyed a successful and varied career as a performer in national tours and in London's West End, dancing in musicals such as Gypsy, Me and My Girl, Grease, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 42nd Street and Chicago the Musical.