Loredo Malcolm started training at the age of nine at Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts in Jamaica. He moved to New York to pursue further training, graduating with his certificate in dance and performing arts. Loredo then understudied the role of Simba in Disney's The Lion King for four years touring Australia, Shanghai, and London's West End.
Loredo then performed in Production Company shows such as Mame, Follies and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He has also appeared in television commercials for Nokia, Colgate and Smirnoff Black.
In 2009 Loredo made it into the Top 9 dancers on television’s So You Think You Can Dance. He recently opened his Contemporary Company LOcREaDO Dance Company. He has taught at various dance schools including Patrick Studios Australia, Barbara Lynch, Robert Sturrock’s, The Space Dance, Urban Dance Centre, Step Up Dance, The McDonald College and Sydney Dance Company.
At 30 years of age Loredo is very grateful to be given the opportunities that he has had in his life and hopes to take things a long way. He is very pleased to have been a part of the cast of Chicago played The Spirit of Bob Fosse and traveled to Perth, Singapore and then to Hong Kong with Chicago The Musical Cast. Loredo is grateful to be given the opportunity to perform with some of the best musical theatre performers in the industry.
Loredo was also recently been offered a contract with the Brand new Australian Production of Hairspray The Musical as and Ensemble dancer and Understudying Seaweed. He also just finished a contracted tour with the Australian cast of Wicked the musical.
Loredo is now Dance Captain/Fight Captain/ Banzai Understudy and Swing in the Multi Million dollar Musical The Lion King.
LOcREaDO Dance Program has been in Sydney for 4 years, Brisbane recently in 2014, Now Melbourne for 2015, the Perth Later in the year. His Sydney Program is still Running with his Assistant Director Lauren Bartlette and soon to be Assistant director for our next Sydney Program in March Carly Cooper Smith.
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Since 2011, the LOcREaDO Junior Dance Program, a ground breaking dance company, has been enriching young Sydney-based dancers with more than a taste for . performance. In fact this company is fuelling young dancer’s insatiable hunger to confidently perform within a dance company, and in turn experience dance in the “real world”. Past and present Locreado dancers, who have been given the opportunity to represent the LOcREaDO Junior Dance Program, are strong, passionate performers – inside and out – and know what it takes to “cut it” in the competitive world of dance!
“I do what I do because I love it, not because I want to be the best” Loredo Malcolm 2012.
Who is LOcREaDo Dance and Program Company?
The meaning of the name LOcREaDO simply means “Loredo Creates”. The LOcREaDO Dance Company, founded in 2006, is the brainchild of Jamaican-born, Dancer and Choreographer, Loredo Malcolm, who started his dance training at the age of nine at Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts in Jamaica. Moving to New York in his teens saw him graduating with qualifications in dance and performing arts. Loredo then understudied the role of Simba in Disney's The Lion King for four years touring Australia, Shanghai, and London's West End. In 2009 Loredo made it into the Top 9 dancers on television’s So You Think You Can Dance. He has taught at numerous Australian dance schools including The McDonald College and Sydney Dance Company. In 2013, Loredo scored the prestigious role of Dance Captain with the internationally famed The Lion King, currently showing across Australia. Through commitment, determination and pure love of what he does, Loredo Malcolm is forging an incredible path for the future of the Australian dance landscape.
Locreado Junior Dance Program are looking for dancers who would like to dance in a professional, non-competitive, company-like environment. “Without the right experience a dancer will not be able to grow” Loredo Malcolm, 2013 firstname.lastname@example.org www.locreado.com.au
*SYDNEY 4 YEARS 2011-2015
*BRISBANE 4 MONTHS 2014-2015
*MELBOURNE 6 MONTHS 2015