An East London-based dancer has ascended to the dizzying heights of Hollywood with a starring role in Disney's latest film.

Royston is a singer, dancer, choreographer and the owner of international talent agency RnD Creatives. Currently living in Stratford, he is set to appear in Disney's Aladdin reboot alongside Will Smith.

However, this isn't the first time Royston has worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness. He has choreographed music videos and live stage performances for artists including Rita Ora and MNEK.

Now, his latest role is set to transform Royston's life and career. We sat down with him to discuss dance, music and Hollywood ahead of the release of the new Aladdin film.

When did you start dancing?

I've been dancing since I was a spring chicken. My first professional job was at the age of 15, working with my mentor Priscilla Samuels.

You have roots in London - how has this affected your career?

Living in London has been a major part of my career and work ethic. Living in such an eclectic and fast-paced city, there's no stopping your hustle or drive, it's go, go, go! I've been blessed to see so many different cultures which have all influenced my style in music and choreography, not to mention my overall mindset.

You've choreographed music videos for the likes of Rita Ora - do you have a video you're most proud of?

I've been in this career for so long that every time I do a job it becomes my favourite. I love to work with Rita, MNEK and Jamelia to name a few! They're all special friends and it's been a blessing to watch their journeys.

How did you become involved in the new Aladdin movie?

I got involved with the Aladdin movie through a great friend, the film's choreographer Jamal Simms. He literally gave me a call and voila - I was doing a movie! I can't thank him enough for his trust in me and my agency, RnD Creatives.

Was this your first experience with Hollywood?

I've been lucky enough to work in Hollywood before on music videos and shows but this was my first big motion picture. I was definitely like a kid in a candy store at times, not just because it was Hollywood but it was Aladdin, my childhood favourite! The set was incredible and the cast were all so welcoming, talented and caring. It really did exceed my expectations.

What was it like working with big name stars such as Will Smith?

Working with all the cast and crew was amazing, the casting was phenomenal! Naomi Scott and Mena Massed who play Jasmine and Aladdin took their roles to new heights. Being on set with 'The Fresh Prince' was like nothing else I've ever experienced, I grew up with that show, I wanted to be in it! This was 1,000% one for the books, it's something I'll never forget.

What's next for you?

Right now it's festival season, so I'm preparing my acts for tour. I've also been workshopping a new movie that's coming out at Christmas on Netflix! Plus, I'm going on a theatre tour with the amazing show 'SLIPHOP' by Zoonation, all whilst running my agency 'RnD Creatives' and working on my own EP (finally!). It's an exciting time right now and I'm really proud to say that.

Disney's Aladdin is showing in cinemas from Friday, May 24.