In and Around Covent Garden caught up with Kimberly Wyatt, Pussycat Doll and judge on Sky 1’s Got to Dance, at the recent launch at I.N.C. Space of D.inc. Wear, a range of dance-inspired, ready-to-wear fitness clothing, which will feature in her much-anticipated new show, Revolution, which runs from 6 May at the Theatre Royal on Haymarket for six consecutive Sundays. Her co-judge on Got to Dance, Adam Garcia, is also starring in the show along with an ensemble of twenty über-talented, hand-picked performers.
Can you tell us a bit more about your upcoming West End show?
Revolution is going to be very futuristic with lots of different types of dance. I’m also going to be trying new things. (Viewers will have already seen Kimberly and Adam Garcia showcase their talent on Got to Dance.)
How would you encourage someone to get into dance that may never have tried it before?
Fitness comes down to embracing a lifestyle you can enjoy and dance definitely provides this. It also allows you to learn about your body. It is so important as well to find a good class and a good teacher.
Was dancing your first love?
Yes, I started dancing at 7. I began with ballet and it really is the foundation of all dance. I haven’t had the opportunity just yet to go to the Royal Opera House but I would really love to experience it.
Tell us about your connection to Covent Garden?
I’m a good friend of Chris Manoe (founder of I.N.C. Space and creator of the D.inc. Wear range) and we held auditions at I.N.C. Space when we were looking for British dancers a year ago. I also performed a number with Rock of Ages recently and introduced the show. I love hanging out in Covent Garden’s pubs with friends and shopping for vintage clothes and jewellery. I still live in LA but I would consider moving to London full-time in the future.
What has been your best dance experience to date?
It’s really hard to choose, I’ve had some incredibly proud moments. Dancing with Adam Garcia on Got to Dance this year was a really special experience.