Xavier McGettigan is the director of Attitude Dance Company, and has directed and choreographed productions for the company including Dear Diary, Ours, Transience: a Triple-Bill, Timeless, (dis)connect, On The Move, SIGNIFICANCE, The Man About Town and Headcase as well as multiple events such as RAW Melbourne's MAGNIFY and IMPACT, 100 Years of Dance for the Impetus Youth Awards and the Geelong Dance Showcase.
He has choreographed extensively for musical theatre, including Shrek the Musical for St. Joseph’s College, Wizard of Oz for Geelong Grammar School, Legally Blonde Jr for Wyndham Theatre Company, Fame and The Wedding Singer for Altona City Theatre, Game On and Once Upon a Mattress for the GSODA Junior Players and Fiddler on the Roof for Geelong Lyric Theatre. Xavier was also the Musical Director for ADC’s Ours, Humdrum Comedy and Left Bauer Production's Gilligan's Island: The Musical and Altona City Theatre's Heathers the Musical.
Xavier graduated from the Full-Time Course at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance in 2012, and teaches regularly at Impetus Dance Theatre, Kardinia International College, Debbie Lee's School of Dancing, Saint Ignatius College and Adult Ballet Studio Geelong. He has also been a guest dance teacher and choreographer at most secondary colleges, primary schools and dance schools in the Geelong region.
He has appeared on stage in multiple productions, including as a musician and ensemble cast member for Stage Art's Saturday Night Fever, Fall: Catch Me with choreographer Stacey Carmichael in Blink Dance Theatre's Soft Landing, Forbidden for Collision Dance Collective, "Paul" in Centerstage Geelong's A Chorus Line, "Georg" in Spring Awakening and a "Bad Idea Bear" in Avenue Q, both for Parcell Productions, and as "PFC Louden Downey" and “Louis Ironson” for Geelong Repertory Theatre's A Few Good Men and Angels in America.
Xavier was nominated for a Music Theatre Guild of Victoria award for his choreography of The Wedding Singer and received the "Best Judge" award in the online video competition DANCE& for La Republique Internationale des Arts.