Gavin is the son of a plumber from Ilford in east London. He was brought up in Bournemouth. He and his wife are divorced with a child called Hannah Gavin, who is following her fathers footsteps training at Laine Theatre Arts. Kim Gavin trained at the Royal Ballet School. He then did a term at the Arts Educational School at 17 before getting a job as part of the Original cast of cats. He then followed a career as a dancer on television and in the theatre.
In 1997 Gavin directed and choreographed the musical Oh! What A Night.
In 2002 he choreographed the West End musical 125th Street. He is currently artistic Director for Take That, coming up with the circus concept etc.
- Olympics Closing ceremony: we’ve had the wedding, now it’s time for the disco Cole Moreton , The Daily Telegraph, 11 Aug 2012.
- Profile: Kim Gavin, director of Olympic closing ceremony BBC News 13 August 2012.
- Gavin: profile of Cultural Olympiad ceremony director Daily Telegraph, 16 August 2012