Originally from Middlesbrough in the North East of England Nathan Johnston graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2010. After first graduating he went on to work with Punchdrunk in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’, in collaboration with English National Opera. In 2014, he began his circus career with Upswing Aerial as a hand-to-hand base, and is now an Associate Artist. Nathan has also worked with award winning contemporary circus theatre, Ockham’s Razor, in their outdoor show ‘Belly of the Whale’ in which he toured across the UK & Europe for 3 years. Nathan’s other performance credits include: Jorge Crecis, Secret Cinema, Corey Baker Dance, Rhiannon Faith, Levantes Dance Theatre, Nearly there yet Circus Theatre and Improbable Theatre/LA Opera.
Nathan’s choreographic debut was as Co-Choreographer with Jorge Crecis, making ‘36’ on EDge 11, which toured to Royal Opera House, Norway and Jordan. He then went on to be Choreography Assistant for the Opera ‘Petra Rocks’, Jordan. Nathan later received ACE funding to develop his work ‘Sleight of Hands’ which undertook a UK tour. Early 2020 Nathan worked as ‘Remount Choreographer’ for Scottish Opera’s ‘Nixon in China’. Other choreographic commissions include: Green Flag TV advert, London Studio Centre, Middlesex University, Upswing Aerial, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.