Kim Gavin is a British Director/Choreographer and former ballet dancer. He was the creative director of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic closing ceremonies.
Kim Gavin is the son of a plumber from Ilford in east London. He was brought up in Bournemouth. He and his wife live in Surrey and has four children, Hannah, the eldest is following her fathers footsteps training at Laine Theatre Arts. Kim Gavin trained at the Royal Ballet School. He followed a career as a dancer on television and in the theatre.
In 1997 Gavin directed and choreographed the musical Oh! What A Night.
In 2002 he choreographed the West End musical 125th Street. He is currently artistic director for Take That's live performances and has been since 1992.
- Olympics Closing ceremony: we’ve had the wedding, now it’s time for the disco Cole Moreton , The Daily Telegraph, 11 Aug 2012.
- Profile: Kim Gavin, director of Olympic closing ceremony BBC News 13 August 2012.
- Gavin: profile of Cultural Olympiad ceremony director Daily Telegraph, 16 August 2012
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