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The trailer for the first episode of Nordic Folksong – Tommy Franzen – is out!

The trailer for the first episode of Nordic Folksong is finally out! The official release is due in September. Big thanks to the creators Andreas Lindström and Emelie Krugly Hill. Have a look at the official website


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Nordic Folksong is a documentary series that explores the lives of Scandinavian creative individuals living in England.

England has the greatest density of Scandinavian emigrants in the world and many of them are creative artists or designers that are not known by the Scandinavian audience. This documentary is trying to lift those that not only dears to move to another country but who believes in themselves and their dream of succeed as a creative artist.

Tommy arrived in the UK in 2001 and  is probably mostly recognised as the runner-up of BBC 1’s “So You Think You Can Dance” 2010 but some might have seen him in Mamma Mia – The Movie.  After working professionally as a performing artist for 16 years, Tommy has in the recent years also dwelled into choreography. Most recently he choreographed for ZooNation’s “Some Like It Hip Hop”

He was nominated for an award by the Critic’s Circle’s “National Dance Awards” in the “Best Male Performance (Modern)” category for his efforts in the show “Goldberg” at The Royal Opera House and “Blaze” (in which he also choreographed) at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre

Tommy is working with the Russell Maliphant Company and is touring internationally with the show “The Rodin Project”. Tommy has also been nominated an Olivier Award 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

£20 for top price tickets for Flash Mob – Time Out

These tickets needs to be ordered by midnight tonight 27th May 2014. Flash Mob is playing at the Peacock Theatre in London from 27th May-8th June 2014.



I’ve been nominated an Olivier Award 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Dance

I’ve been nominated a Laurence Olivier Award 2012 for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for my efforts in Some Like It Hip Hop. It’s an immense honour for me and also for the fact that I’m in the same category as Sylvie Guillem. That means it will be very hard to win it but just being nominated is amazing enough for me.

Some Like It Hip Hop is also nominated for Best New Dance Show whereof  I’m one of the choreographers alongside Kate Prince and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. Additional choreography by Duwane Taylor and Ryan Chappell.

Fingers crossed we’ll win something!!

The Award ceremony will be at the Royal Opera House 15th of April 2012 and can be watched on BBC red button, Radio 2 and online.

The Russell Maliphant Company is coming to Huddersfield with The Rodin Project Monday 27th Feb

It’s the only chance to come and watch it up in the north a the moment. Would love to see you there!

Click on the link below to book tickets.

Sternberg Clarke – Dance Month Q&A: Tommy Franzen from So You Think You Can Dance

Click HERE to get to the Sternberg and Clarke’s blog.

Dance to this – Tommy Franzen at Cloud Dance Festival 2011

“Since SYTYCD Tommy Franzen has been busy. He’s just about to start 4 weeks of the ZooNation’s new show ‘Some Like it Hip Hop’ as co-lead, dance captain and choreographer and we caught up with him at Cloud Dance Festival in Summer ( Here he is talking about his work with Royal Ballet soloist Kristen McNally, performing her piece ‘Don’t hate the player, hate the game’ and showing us how to do some moves. Get your crash mat and knee pads out. You’ll need them.”


Come with me behind the scenes of the “Some Like It Hip Hop” rehearsals!


Opens 20th October 2011 at Peacock Theatre London and is on until 19th November 2011. Book your tickets here:

Some Like It Hip Hop website now Live!

ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop will preview at the Birmingham Hippodrome 13th – 15th October and will then run at the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre 20th October – 19th November.

Book your tickets here

Sky Art’s documentary on @sadlerswells including @lizziegough Teneisha Bonner and myself rehearsing for ZooNation’s “Some Like It Hip Hop”

Just copy the link below and paste it into the web browser to watch Sky Art’s 8 minute documentary on Sadler’s Wells.

Tommy and Charlie Quickstep SYTYCD UK 2010 plus VT and judges comments

Tommy Franzen and Charlie Bruce’s Quickstep routine week 5 of So You Think You Can Dance UK 2010. Video clip also includes the judges comments.

Choreography: Karen Hardy
Music: Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx