Tina Finkelman Berkett
TINA FINKELMAN BERKETT grew up in New York City where she learned to love dance under the tutelage of Michele Cuccaro Cain at JAM Dance. She graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she double majored in math and economics.
Upon graduation, Tina became the youngest member of Aszure Barton & Artists, and performed with the company throughout the United States, including at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Spoleto Festival. She had the incredible honor of being a founding member of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance, with which she toured for two years. Mr. Baryshnikov continues to offer support to Tina, and recently acknowledged her contribution to dance by mentioning the work of BODYTRAFFIC on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS.
In 2007, Tina co-founded BODYTRAFFIC with Lillian Barbeito. BODYTRAFFIC has helped establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance, having commissioned over 30 original dance pieces by today's most distinctive and sought-after choreographers for the company's extraordinary group of dancers. Under Tina and Lillian's co-direction, and with Tina as a featured dancer, the company has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world and is internationally recognized for its high quality and diversity of work. BODYTRAFFIC was called “one of the most talked-about young companies - not just in LA, but nationwide” by The Los Angeles Times and "the dance company of the future" by The New York Times. The company has been profiled by and received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other notable publications about the world. In particular, Tina is often mentioned for being among today's finest dancers and leading her company with prowess.
BODYTRAFFIC has proudly built a strong presence in Los Angeles: in 2012 Tina and the company performed with The Los Angeles Philharmonic for its Opening Night Gala conducted by Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2014, The Music Center commissioned BODYTRAFFIC to create a site-specific work on the plaza outside Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with sculptor Gustavo
Glenn Edgerton (Artistic Director) joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago after an international career as a dancer and director. At the Joffrey Ballet, he performed leading roles, contemporary and classical, for 11 years under the mentorship of Robert Joffrey. In 1989, Edgerton joined the acclaimed Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), where he danced for five years. He retired from performing to become its artistic director, leading NDT 1 for a decade and presenting the works of Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Jorma Elo, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, among others. From 2006 to 2008, he directed the Colburn Dance Institute at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Edgerton joined Hubbard Street as associate artistic director in 2008; since 2009 as artistic director, he has built upon more than three decades of leadership in dance performance, education and appreciation established by founder Lou Conte and continued by Conte’s successor, Jim Vincent. Edgerton was awarded with an honorary doctorate of the arts degree from California Institute of the Arts in May 2016.
When David Parsons and Tony Award winning lighting designer Howell Binkley founded Parsons Dance in 1985, they knew exactly what they wanted to do: train dancers to develop the athletic prowess and technical skill that would engage audiences with the joy of it all.
He was a kid from Kansas City whose athletic talents surfaced early. He was a gymnast, a wrestler, a wild guy on the trampoline. When he was 9, his mother enrolled him in a summer dance program at Sunset Hill Academy, which was affiliated with the Missouri Dance Theater, a local presenter who often brought companies like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet, and Paul Taylor Dance Company to town. Through the Missouri Dance Theater, Parsons met Christopher Gillis, a longtime Paul Taylor dancer. Gillis encouraged him to come to New York City to learn more about dance, and to Parsons, it seemed like the right move. So, at 17, after graduating early from high school, he made it to New York on a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey School, an opportunity he further supported by cleaning the Ailey studios, accepting $100 a month from his grandmother and $40 a month from his brother, while also pumping gas on New York City’s Upper East Side. After Ailey, he understudied with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and then joined the company as a principal dancer. He stayed for eight years. During summers, he toured with MOMIX; he appeared with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mark Morris in the first White Oak tour; and he launched his choreographic career by setting work on the Taylor Company and on the National Ballet of Canada, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Batsheva Dance Company, and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Throughout his career, Parsons has created more than 75 works for Parsons Dance. He has received commissions from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, the Spoleto Festival, and Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam, among many others. In 2018, he received the Capezio Award, one of the most prestigious awards in dance.
After leaving the Taylor company, Parsons was a guest artist with New York City Ballet for four years before his artistic prowess led him to undertake such diverse work as choreographing Aida at Arena di Verona and producing and co-choreographing María de Buenos Aires at the Skirball Center, as well as creating the choreography for Fool’s Fire, a 1992 film directed by Julie Taymor. Perhaps one of his most thrilling assignments was choreographing and directing the dance elements for Times Square 2000, the 24-hour festivities in Times Square celebrating the turn of the Millennium. Since then, Parsons has participated in many projects, such as choreographing A Knight’s Tale, a new musical theater work directed by John Caird, who previously directed the Broadway and West End productions of Les Misérables and the London’s National Theatre’s production of Candide. Staged at Tokyo’s iconic Imperial Theatre in summer 2018, the work featured Japanese pop stars in leading roles.
Parsons credits Paul Taylor for inspiring him to create good work and for teaching him how to treat dancers fairly, to collaborate with artists in other disciplines, and to be a generous mentor to the next generation’s choreographers. When he and Binkley started their company, Parsons was already an accomplished choreographer whose talent for creating high energy, accessible work was in demand among presenters and was revered by audiences who, to this day, embrace the notion that important art can be joyful, profound and fun.
Broadway/ Theater Dance
Mr. Blankenbuehler is a proud recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical Hamilton. He is a three-time Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway productions of Bandstand, In The Heights and Hamilton for which he also received London’s Olivier Award. The recent production of Bandstand (director/choreographer) also received the Drama Desk and Chita Rivera Award for Best Choreography. Other Broadway credits include Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The People In The Picture, The Apple Tree, Annie, and the revival of CATS. Other theatrical work includes Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), the world premiere of the new musical FLY (La Jolla Playhouse), The Wiz (City Center Encores), A Little Princess (Andrew Lippa), and the international tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Upcoming projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.
Mr. Blankenbuehler served as choreographer for the Universal/Working Title feature film of Cats, starring Taylor Swift and Judy Dench among others. On television, Mr. Blankenbuehler co-produced and choreographed the Emmy winning limited series Fosse/Verdon (FX), starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. Other work includes the Lionsgate/ABC remake of Dirty Dancing, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, the Sopranos, MTV, Sesame Street featuring Janelle Monae, as well as many commercials. He has staged concert work for both Elton John and Bette Midler, and he conceived, directed and choreographed the hit Caesars Palace production Nights On Broadway.
Mr. Blankenbuehler is very proud to have recently premiered his first ballet entitled Remember Our Song, for the Tulsa Ballet company. As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Mr. Blankenbuehler is a recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre.
Christopher has won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, Calloway and is a 3 time Lortel winner. Best known for Newsies, he has been represented on Broadway 16 times with productions that include The Cher Show, My Fair Lady, SpongeBob Squarepants, The King and I, South Pacific, War Paint, Amazing Grace, Casa Valentina, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, and High Fidelity. Off-Broadway includes Dogfight, Altar Boyz, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick,tick...BOOM!, Adrift in Macao, 10 Million Miles. West End: The Kind and I, Sunday In The Park With George, South Pacific, Silence The Musical - off West End. As director/choreographer Silence: The Musical, Departure Lounge at The Public, In Your Arms, Radio Girl, and the world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter. Film: Coen Brothers’ Hail Caesar! (With Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson) , Isn’t it Romantic? (With Rebel Wilson and Liam Helmsworth), and Newsies, King & I, and The SpongeBob Musical all captured for film.
Christopher started dancing at 8years old and as a performer danced in Broadway and National Tours of Cats (Mistoffelees), Fosse, How To Succeed in Business (with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker), Guys and Dolls, Evita, performed in ballet companies, with Ailey rep, and fun fact, was a Star Search Grand Champion.
So proud to be a part of this as I love watching the upcoming talent out there and how they keep pushing dance forward in their unique, individual, glorious ways.
Sonya Tayeh is a New York City based choreographer and director. Since paving her professional career, her work has been characterized as a blend of powerful versatility and theatrical range.
Selected credits include: Moulin Rouge! Broadway (Hirschfeld theatre/Dir Alex Timbers), Sing Street Broadway (Lyceum Theatre/Dir Rebecca Taichman), Fall For Dance/City Center (Unveiling with Moses Sumney and dancers), Rent Live! (Fox Network/Dir Michael Grief and Alex Rudzinski), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova/Dir. Anne Kauffman), Face the Torrent for Malpaso Dance Co. (commissioned by The Music Center/LA), You'll Still Call Me By Name (commissioned by New York Live Arts and Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival), Martha Graham Dance Company's Lamentation Variation Series (Joyce Theatre), Hundred Days (New York Theatre Workshop/Dir. Anne Kauffman), The Skin Of Our Teeth (Theatre for a New Audience/Dir. Arin Arbus), Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party (City Center Encores!/Dir. Leigh Silverman), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre/Dir. Leigh Silverman)
Tayeh has directed and choreographed for world renowned music artists including Miley Cyrus (Directed and Choreographed The Gypsy Heart Tour), Florence and the Machine (Choreographed performances for The Brit Awards, The Voice and American Idol), Kyle Minogue (Aphrodite Tour)
She has gleaned many accolades for her versatile work, including two Emmy nominations for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, two Drama Desk nominations, an Obie Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards for “Outstanding Choreography” for her work on Kung Fu and The Lucky Ones.
Classical/ Contemporary Ballet
Tiler Peck is an award-winning principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, an actress, choreographer and designer. She added the title of curator to her ever-growing list of accolades when she launched and starred in the Los Angeles Music Center’s presentation of BalletNOW, a part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance At The Music Center program. Tiler also starred in the Hulu feature documentary, Ballet Now from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions with executive producer, Elisabeth Moss and director, Steven Cantor. She recently had the honor of choreographing the box office smash action movie, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
Ms. Peck was born in Bakersfield, California where she began her dance training at the age of two at her mom's dance studio. At the age of 14, she entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time. The same year, she became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet and in a few short months was asked to join the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. Tiler was promoted to Soloist in 2006 and to Principal Dancer in 2009 where she remains to this day.
Tiler made her Broadway debut as Gracie Shinn in Meredith Wilson's The Music Man at the age of 11 and also appeared on Broadway as Ivy Smith in the Tony Nominated On The Town. She portrayed the role of Louise in the Emmy-nominated production of New York Philharmonic’s Live From Lincoln Center production of Carousel and recently played the title role in Susan Stroman’s newest musical, Little Dancer, at the Kennedy Center. She is attached to star in the production, now called Marie, for its Broadway run.
Tiler’s most recent work can be seen in Season 7 of Ray Donovan where she appears opposite of Liev Shreiber and she will soon appear in the Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things. As a guest star, she was the first ballerina ever to appear on The Ellen DeGeneeres Show, she guested on Dancing with The Stars for three seasons, the Bravo TV show Rocco’s Dinner Party and on Julie Andrews’ Netflix series, Julie's Greenroom. She also starred in the film Ballet 422.
Ms. Peck had the honor of performing for President Obama at the 2012 and 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. She was the 2004 Mae L. Wien Award winner, the Janice Levin Honoree for 2006-2007, winner of the Leonide Massine’s Positano Premia La Danza for International Emerging Artists and a 2004 recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation- USA Dance Fellowship. In 2013, she was named Forbes 30 under 30 in Hollywood Entertainment and won the Princess Grace Statue Award. She also received the 2016 Dance Magazine Award.
Tiler developed and produces a daily ballet class, #TurnItOutWithTiler, initially aimed at helping people stay connected and moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show’s down to earth tone coupled with its very necessary purpose attracted the attention of A-list ballet enthusiasts like Jennifer Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr. and more who all recently guested on the show.
Ms. Peck is the designer of Tiler Peck Designs for Body Wrappers, a studio to streetwear clothing line that includes bodysuits, dresses, leggings, shorts, skirts, rompers and bra tops in addition to leotards and tutus. Her first children’s book was published on May 5, 2020 from Simon & Schuster called Katarina Ballerina. With the universal language of dance as a backdrop, the title character, Katarina, learns that with hard work and determination everything is possible and the qualities that make us different can often be our biggest strengths
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Radetsky began studying ballet in the San Francisco Bay area with Ayako Takahashi and Damara Bennett. At 15, he left home to train at Moscow’s Bolshoi Academy, under Pyotr Pestov, and at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C., under Roudolf Kharatian and Andrei Garbouz.
Radetsky joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in 1995 and its corps de ballet in 1996. He was promoted to Soloist with ABT in 2003, and retired from the Company in 2014. He also danced as a principal or guest principal with the Dutch National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Berlin Staatsballett, and several other international companies.
Radetsky was named Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company in August 2018. He has served as Director of the ABT/NYU Master’s in Ballet Pedagogy Program since 2016 and is a Company Teacher with American Ballet Theatre. He has taught for institutions such as ABT’s JKO School, the Royal Ballet School, Youth America Grand Prix, Dance Theatre of Harlem, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy, Adelphi University, Rutgers University, and Ballet West Academy. He has lectured at Woodburne Correctional Facility, University of California at Santa Barbara, and AMDA College and Conservatory. He has choreographed for the Julliard School, Bucknell University, and Under Armour athletic wear. He has written for Vogue, Newsweek, Playbill, Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Spirit, and the programs of the Paris Opera Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. He starred in the films Center Stage and Center Stage 3, in Mandy Moore’s music video I Wanna Be With You, the Starz television series Flesh and Bone, and Hallmark Channel’s A Nutcracker Christmas. He studied at Long Island University and St. Mary’s College, and served as a fall 2015 artistic fellow at NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts.
Raised in Laurelton, Queens NY began his formal dance training at the High School Of The Performing Arts known now as Laquardia High School of Art and the Performing Arts, The Alvin Ailey School and The Sommer Academie des tanz Köln, Germany. He was the first African American principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre and is Co-Artistic Director with master choreographer Dwight Rhoden of the internationally acclaimed Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He received a Tony Award nomination for his role in the Broadway original cast of Fosse, played the principal character of Tony in Twyla Tharp's Broadway production of Movin' Out, made his Broadway singing debut in the Burt Bacharach/Hal David-Ann Reinking/Scott Ellis production The Look Of Love and was a standout in recent Tony Award winning After Midnight. He graced the January 2016 cover of Dance Teacher Magazine.
With his technical virtuosity and statuesque expressive demeanor, The New York Times has hailed him as among the greatest dancers of his time. Lara Hartley poetically described him on Ballet Magazine website as "Moving sculpture, a body that is art, passing through time and space with power and grace - all parts connected, never stopping but heart stopping in beauty."
Richardson has been a principal dancer and an invited guest with many of the most prestigious companies in the world such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham, José Límon, The Frankfurt Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Swedish Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, The Washington Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and more. He has performed on the most important stages in the world such as The Metropolitan Opera, The Kennedy Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, The Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Teatro Massimo and the Kremlin Theatre. He is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in dance such as The Dance Magazine Award, Capezio Award, Ailey Apex Award, LA Ovation Award, Bessie Award, The YoungArts Alumni Award, and a 1986 Young Arts Finalist & Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He was invited to Israel to dance with Israeli dance icon Ido Tadmor, pianist Daniel Gortler and vocalist Adi Cohen for the 61st Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.
He has appeared as a celebrity guest performer and choreographer on hit TV shows, films, videos and stage productions such as "The American Music Awards", "The Oscars", Italy's AMICI, America, Australia and Israel's "So You Think You Can Dance", original cast member in Debbie Allen's musical Soul Possessed, Julie Taymor's opera Grendel as principal character Beowulf, Teatro alla Scala production of Moise e Pharoné with Roberto Bolle and conductor Maestro Riccardo as well as with Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Elton John, Aretha Franklin and many others. Films such as the Oscar winning Chicago, Julie Taymor's Across The Universe, Patrick Swayze/Lisa Niemi's One Last Dance, Charles Randolph Wright's (director MOTOWN) Preaching to the Choir and Fall To Rise. Richardson was a featured performer on the PBS special Jazz and the Philharmonic with a noted impromptu improv with vocal master Mr. Bobby Mcferrin.
He also recently choreographed and was co-creative director on the Sybille Szaggers Redford production of Way of the Rain at the Sundance Film Festival with notable musicians Will Calhoun, Chuck Palmer, Dave Eggar and the group OAR. Richardson is also a creative movement consultant for fashion brands Banana Republic, Jimmy Choo and more.
His video collaboration with the trumpet master, Grammy Award winner, Terrance Blanchard Magnetic shot by Nitin Vadukul was viewed with critical praise. Grammy Award winner Jill Scott's video Back Together featuring dancers from his company Complexions with acclaimed director Alan Ferguson; and as part of the creative movement team under director Mr. Stephen Galloway (collective Shift) for fashion icon Tom Ford and legendary bassist Nile Rodgers' video projects.
Mr. Richardson continues to give back as a Master Teacher with the All Stars Project NY, Young Arts Miami, Jacobs Pillow, United Way, on dance conventions -The Pulse, NYCDA, ASH and many others, as well as being a guest artist in residence at the new Glorya Kaufman School of International Dance at USC in Los Angeles, on a personal invitation from Ms. Kaufman. He is a guest professor in dance programs at such prestigious schools such as Julliard, Marymount, Skidmore and Harvard University. Richardson recently was invited to dance and speak for TEDTALKS IN PALO ALTO and will be featured as the character Sammy in the upcoming featured film sequel HighStrungFreeDance.
Kathryn Burns, aka Kat Burns, is a two-time Emmy winning choreographer for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She has choreographed over 150 episodes of TV including Key & Peele, Why Women Kill, The Morning Show, Drunk History, James Corden, Bill Nye Saves The World, Two Broke Girls, The Other Two, Better Things, Teachers, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Children’s Hospital, Another Period, Garfunkel & Oates, Stuck In The Middle, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp to name a few.
Other career highlights include directing and performing with the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend LIVE at Radio City Music Hall, co-producing/choreographing “Yes, it’s Really us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special”series finale, choreographing/casting Pharrell Williams’ “HAPPY” the worlds’ first 24 hour music video which won the GRAMMY for Best Music Video Of The Year, WEBBY award winning short “The Wire: The Musical” with Funny or Die, choreographing Rachel Bloom for her Primetime and Creative Arts EMMYS performances, and the 2019 opening number of Hollywood Week for Dancing With The Stars. Other artist work include Weird Al Yankovic, Lil Dicky, Logic, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Paulo Nutini, Bonnie McKee, Dead Man’s Bones and more.
She co-created/produced/choreographed/wrote/starred in one of the longest running mainstays at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater “Quick & Funny Musicals” which is still running monthly after more than a decade. Be on the look out for her new UCB dance variety show “The Raggle-Taggle Dance Hour”.
MARGUERITE DERRICKS is one of dance’s most highly recognized and respected working choreographers. She is the first and only choreographer to have received three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, and is also the recipient of five MTV Movie Awards for Best Dance Sequence. Marguerite’s television credits include Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, Amazon’s THEM: COVENANT, Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, HBO’s WESTWORLD, Netflix’s GLOW, Netflix’s revival of GILMORE GIRLS, Starz’s BLUNT TALK, the Emmy-winning BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and HBO’s hit series TRUE BLOOD. Her television episodic credits also include popular shows such as SUPERSTORE, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, CROWDED, MASTERS OF SEX, BUNHEADS, SCORPION, CSI: MIAMI, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, WILL AND GRACE, and DANCING WITH THE STARS. In the world of film Marguerite has choreographed some of the most popular movies of the last 20 years. Her work can be seen in the highly acclaimed comedy, POMS, starring Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, and Rhea Perlman. Her work has spanned from cult hits like SHOWGIRLS, STRIPTEASE and DONNIE DARKO to top blockbuster films such as the AUSTIN POWERS franchise, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, TROPIC THUNDER, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 13 GOING ON 30, and BAD MOMS 2.
Her presence in Las Vegas includes Cirque’s long running production of ZUMANITY and LE REVE which was voted “Best Production Show” for six consecutive years. Her theatre work includes HEATHERS THE MUSICAL which won rave reviews for its Los Angeles world premiere and had its Off-Broadway premiere in March 2014. She also choreographed the Broadway productions of WONDERLAND and A CLASS ACT.
Marguerite has choreographed for numerous awards shows including The Critics’ Choice Awards, The Oscars (with Hugh Jackman), The Emmys, MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice, TV Land Awards and VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.
In addition to her television and film work, Marguerite has worked with Grammy winning music icon Adele on CHASING PAVEMENTS which was nominated by MTV for Best Choreography in a music video. Marguerite’s other music videos include working with Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry. She also has had the pleasure of working with innovative commercial directors on popular spots for Clinique, Target, HP, Guitar Hero, United Healthcare, The Gap (featuring Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson), American Express, Pepsi, and more.
Christopher Scott is a three-time Emmy-nominated choreographer whose bold routines and fearless creativity step beyond the traditional boundaries of dance. He is most recognized for his innovative hip-hop duets and signature group routines that fuse dance styles on Fox’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. His upcoming projects include the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS with director Jon Chu and CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 directed by Chris Columbus.
Recent projects also include Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance, producing and choreographing Showtime’s dance drama film, ALL STYLES, co-choreographing Gwen Stefani's JUST A GIRL residency in Las Vegas, and Freeform’s hit drama GOOD TROUBLE.
Chris has worked with renowned artists such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Khalid, and Gloria Estefan. On film and television, his projects projects include the Emmy-nominated 82nd ACADEMY AWARDS, STEP UP 4: REVOLUTION, STEP UP 5: ALL IN, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW. His exciting and inventive choreography can also be seen in the acclaimed MICROSOFT “Surface/Surface Pro” tablet commercials and the viral hit “Safety Video” for VIRGIN AMERICA. Additional credits include choreographing 1,500 dancers for the closing ceremony of the inaugural EUROPEAN GAMES in 2015.
Chris’ frequent collaborations with Disney include choreographing the record breaking Disney Channel Original Movies TEEN BEACH MOVIE, TEEN BEACH MOVIE 2, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, and the TV series AUSTIN + ALLY.
Beyond his skills as a choreographer, Chris was an associate producer, choreographer and director for the first online dance adventure, THE LXD: THE LEGION OF EXTRAORINDARY DANCERS. The LXD has performed live on DANCING WITH THE STARS, The GLEE TOUR, The 82nd Annual ACADEMY AWARDS, TED TALK, and THE CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW.