Director / Co-Choreographer
Tarik is a multi-disciplinary creative and artist. He grew up training and then teaching at his mother’s dance school ‘Dance Explosion’ in Melbourne, Australia
Choreography credits include: Associate Choreographer for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (UK Tour – Curve Theatre), additional choreography for ink’d (Colchester Fringe), Make-A-Wish Australia Annual Gala (2015), Redken Brews Official Launch (Melbourne, Australia), and Resident Choreographer for FX Entertainment (2015). Tarik has assisted choreographers; Joey Pizzi, Tara Nicole Hughes, Rob Rich, Freya List and others.
Credits as Assistant Director include: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (The Hope Mill).
As a performer Tarik’s Film/TV credits include: ‘Angus’ in Mary Poppins Returns, The Little Mermaid (2023) and Big Night Of Musicals (BBC1). Tarik will appear as ‘Prince Abdullah’ in Aladdin Live! (Digi-Capture) upcoming release on Disney+. He will also appear in an upcoming Disney feature film currently in post-production.
As a performer his Theatre credits include: Scarecrow + Dance Captain in The Wiz (Hope Mill Theatre), Roy + in Coming To England (Birmingham Rep) Prince Abdullah in Aladdin (West-End), Twig in Bring It On (Australian Premiere), iNk’d (Colchester Fringe), MADIBA (Australian & New Zealand Tour), ZUP (La Compagnie Urbaine - Switzerland), The Lion King (Melbourne, Australia & Shanghai, China) and the choreographic workshops for Bat Out of Hell (West-End).
As a performer his Dance/Stage credits include: FKA Twigs (World Tour), Justin Bieber, Aston Merrygold, Keala Settle, Melbourne Fashion Week, Paul Smith, Samsonite, Pringles and many more.
Tarik is the founder of Artists of Colour Initiative (@aocinitiative), an Australian musical theatre scholarship program, that provides financial assistance and industry support to theatre performers based in Australia, that identify as Bla(c)k, Indigenous, or as People of Colour.