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Tommi Sliiden is a former Swedish professional dancer. He was Skimbleshanks and a swing in the London production of Cats in the mid-1990s, and played Coricopat in the 1998 Cats film. Since retiring from performing, he is now a registered Osteopath.

Cats History[]

London - 06/1994 - Swing

London - 11/1994 - Swing

London - 04/1995 - Swing

London - 10/1995 - Swing

London - 10/1996 - Skimbleshanks

1998 Movie - 09/1997 - Coricopat

Biography (2017)[]

Tommi originally trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and worked as a performer in dance and music theatre for over 20 years internationally and in London's West End.

By the later half of his career, he developed a passion for the art of massage, in particular sports massage and its health benefits; and he also qualified as a Pilates instructor. It was this interest in integrating therapies which led him to later train as an Osteopath at the British School of Osteopathy, graduating in 2009.

In 2013, he officially graduated from University College London as one of the first students with the new M.Sc degree in Performing Arts Medicine, the first course of its kind in the world, focusing on the specific issues concerning actors, singers, dancers, instrumentalists and other performers.

Areas of special interest include breathing and voice. His M.Sc research project involved a previously untested and researched area: breathing whilst singing and dancing simultaneously, testing West End Musical theatre performers as they performed extracts from their shows.


  • Sarah Brightman: La Luna - Live in Concert (2001)
  • "Great Performances" .... Coricopat (1 episode, 1998)
  • Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998) Coricopat (segment "Cats")


London 1994–95 - Swing[]

London 1996 - Skimbleshanks[]

1998 film (Coricopat)[]

2020 'Cats in Quarantine' video ('Caramel' swing unitard)[]