Jack Horner’s work as an Artistic Director and Associate has spanned the globe.
With a performing career extending over 15 years of stage and screen, he has worked on numerous world-renowned stages from London’s musical West End, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Royal Opera House to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium and the O2 Arena.
As Circus Captain and original cast member he has opened ‘Love Never Dies’, ‘Batman Live’ and ‘Wendy & Peter Pan’ and as well as the revival cast’s of 'Barnum' the musical in Chichester’s Festival Theatre and ‘Chess’ at the English National Opera’s Coliseum Theatre.
Working under so many influential creatives, Jack has mastered his skills to become an Artistic Director & Choreographer. He has worked on productions including ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at the Shakespeare's Globe, ‘Mamma Mia’ in London's West End, ‘The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe’ at the Birmingham Rep and ‘Wendy & Peter Pan’ for the RSC.
Being inspired daily by the remarkable artists and creative teams he works with, Jack brings enthusiasm, understanding and compassion to all that he does.
He is the Founder & Artistic Director of AcrobaticArts UK, a Circus Production & Entertainment Agency.
CONSULTANT & Teacher
Jack has worked as a circus consultant for over 10 years. His experience in the circus arts allows him to work as a technical consultant in aerial and acrobatic performance.
As an Aerial Director he has consulted on Wendy & Peter Pan at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Antony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe and the Three Musketeers at the rose Theatre Kingston. As an Acrobatic Choreographer he has consulted on the Wizard of Oz at the Palladium and Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre.
Jack teaches and regularly with the National Centre for Circus Arts. He recently taught Rita Ora for a Moulin Rouge event, in which she swung on a trapeze.
Check out Jack’s Creative Resume
DIRECTor & Choreographer
Jack’s creative abilities allow him to be an Artistic Director, Choreographer & Creative Director. He works in Events, Theatre, Commercial, Film & TV.
As a Creative Director, in 2016 he directed the grand opening of Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 in Miami.
As an Artistic Director he wrote and directed the National Youth Circus show 'A Sweet Heist' - which was voted 'Best Direction' in the Widow Stantons Best of 2015. In 2016 he return to direct the sell-out National Youth Circus show 'Out Foxed'.
Check out Jack’s Creative Resume
With a passion for excellence in the Circus Arts and over a decade as a performer, Jack has a wealth of experience.
His skills have taken him all over the world where he has performed in a diverse range of productions, from London’s West End in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’, to touring Europe as an Aerialist with pop star Mika and playing the lead role in Disney’s ‘Jetix Live’.
Jack has earned a strong reputation and has worked alongside a host of talented commercial & event companies, industry producers and theatrical directors.
He has a keen eye for detail, an adept knowledge of movement and the ability to adapt to wide variety of genres.
See Jack’s Credits
Jack formed AcrobaticArts, the UK’s leading Acrobatic, Aerial and Circus Arts agency in 2011.
A hand-picked collective of the world’s elite Acrobatic, Aerial & Circus talent, Creative Directors, Choreographers & Technicians, AcrobaticArts is a leading supplier of circus entertainment and consulting, providing extensive knowledge and unforgettable acts to private, corporate and commercial clients, theatre, TV & film.
Jack is the Artistic Director of AcrobaticArts. - Circus Entertainment Events Agency. Over the years has gained a strong reputation as a creative professional and has enjoyed the opportunity of working alongside a host of talented commercial & event companies, industry Producers and Directors; as a Creative/Artistic Director, Circus Consultant, Choreographer, Acrobatic/Movement Specialist and Show Captain. Below are his credits;
THE CAT IN THE HAT - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - CURVE LEICESTER / ROSE THEARE KINGSTON
CHESS MUSICAL - CIRCUS CONSULTANT - ENO / MICHAEL LINNIT & MICHAEL GRADE
GALA LAUNCH - CURATOR & DIRECTOR - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS
MOULIN ROUGE (RITA ORA) - AERIAL DIRECTOR & TEACHER - DAVID ADKIN LTD | FAIT ACCOMPLI
HOUSE FESTIVAL - CIRCUS CONSULTANT - SOHO HOUSE GROUP
CIROC VODKA- CREATIVE DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - CIROC SHOW / WORLD CLASS MIAMI
OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB - DIRECTOR - CIRCLE, AUCH CIRCA FESTIVAL, FRANCE
OUT FOXED - CURATOR & DIRECTOR - NATIONAL YOUTH CIRCUS, LONDON
BLOWN AWAY - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - METTA THEATRE, UK TOUR
WENDY & PETER PAN - AERIAL DIRECTOR & TEACHER - ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
A SWEET HEIST - CURATOR & DIRECTOR - NATIONAL YOUTH CIRCUS, LONDON
AIR/WATER|FIRE/EARTH - CO -DIRECTOR - NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS
MAMMA MIA - ACROBATIC CONSULTANT - JUDY CRAMER, LONDON
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS - STUNT CAPTAIN - UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA - AERIAL CONSULTANT - SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE. LONDON
THÉRÈSE RAQUIN - AERIAL CONSULTANT - THEATRE ROYAL BATH.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - CIRCUS CONSULTANT - AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP. UK TOUR
DUE FOSCARI - CIRCUS CASTING - ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. LONDON
LIGHTSEEKER - CIRCUS CASTING DIRECTOR - RESORT WORLD SENTOSA. SINGAPORE
BARNUM - CIRCUS CAPTAIN - CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE.
BATMAN LIVE - CIRCUS CONSULTANT - NICKGRACE / WARNER BROS. WORLD TOUR
OLYMPIC CEREMONIES - AERIAL CAPTAIN - LONDON 2012 CEREMONIES.
CARMEN - FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER - IMPACT OPERA / YVONNE ARNAUD.
BATMAN LIVE - CIRCUS CAPTAIN - NICK GRACE / WARNER BROS. WORLD TOUR
WIZARD OF OZ - ACROBATIC CONSULTANT - REALLY USEFUL GROUP. LONDON PALLADIUM
THREE MUSKETEERS - AERIAL CONSULTANT - BUD MARTIN/ ROSE THEATRE. LONDON
LOVE NEVER DIES - CIRCUS CAPTAIN - REALLY USEFUL GROUP. LONDON ADELPHI THEATRE
National Centre for Circus Arts - BA (First Class Hons) in Circus Arts
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama - Foundation Degree in Theatre Studies
Teesside Tertiary College – BTEC National Diploma in Popular Music
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