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Tom Idelson, dancer/actor | Zefunot Culture

Zefunot Culture assisted with Tom's tuittion fees for the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

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Tom was born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where, from the age of five he trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Character at Israel's top ballet school- 'Bat Dor', and started his professional career at the age of six performing with such companies as The 'Moscow City Ballet' and 'The Stuttgart Ballet'. He also appeared in numerous commercials, television and theatre productions and was fortunate enough to work with legendary directors such as Franco Zeffirelli and Oscar winner William Friedkin at 'The New Israeli Opera'. 

In September 2005, Tom moved to London to train at 'Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' where he graduated in September 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Performance (Musical Theatre). Whilst at Mountview, Tom won the 'Peter Coxhead Memorial Scholarship' and 'The Lionel Bart Foundation Scholarship'.

His Mountview roles included: Edgar Beane ("Titanic - The Musical"); Ko-Ko ("Hot Mikado"); The Beadle ("Sweeney Todd"); Bernardo ("West Side Story"); Demetrius ("Midsummer Night's Dream"); and 5th Man/colonel ("Terrorism").

Shortly after his graduation, Tom played Peep-Bo in the acclaimed all-male production of "The Mikado" directed by Thom Southerland at 'The Union Theatre', followed by Franny the Tranny in Andrew MacBean's new musical "Raindogs" at 'The Trafalgar Studios' as part of their MAD Fringe Festival. He then originated the role of Freddy Manski in the new musical "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" at 'Goldsmith Collage'. 

Most recently Tom played Dom Misiano in Kander & Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" at 'The Chelsea Theatre'.

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