Resume

 

 DIRECTOR-CHOREOGRAPHER-SHOW DESIGNER

  • International career spanning three decades
  •  Visionary, storyteller with a passion for movement, music, creating visual images
  • Specialist in large scale televised events as designer, director and choreographer
  • Dance – Choreographer and Director – Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Street, Hip Hop, Break-Dancing
  • Circus Arts – Direction in Movement and Interpretation
  • Theatre – Movement Director
  • Film and television – Direction in movement and dance
Currently:

In development

  • Uplift Festival; One Dome Touring Show  2018- Australia and  Los Angeles, USA.
  • B-Boy Short Film-Vancouver, Canada
 Successful record of:
  • designing and delivering sophisticated projects in the arts, entertainment, and live event industry requiring tight, non-negotiable deadlines, at any scale, on time and on budget.
  • creating shows in dance, music, theatre and circus
  • presenting in stadiums, formal theatres, big tops, convention centres and outdoor venues
  Versatile:
  •  Ability to work with performing groups of all sizes
  • Ability to create and direct for performing artists of all disciplines – dancers, actors, circus artists and musicians
  • Facility in creating and directing works ranging from soulful intimate solos to powerful images with casts of thousands
  • Exceptional team builder with strong network of composers, visual content producers, lighting design, sound engineering, costume design, logistics and operations specialists, cast co-ordinators, performers

 

Selected Credits

Large Scale Televised Events

  • 2012  FIFA  World Cup Opening Ceremony with Cirque du Soleil – Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 2012  International World Food Day Opening Ceremony – Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 International Earth Day- Choreography Mass Cast of 30,000 – Montreal,Canada
  • 2010 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Vancouver, Canada
  • 2010 Canada Day 2010 – Vancouver, Canada
  • 2008 International European Dance Festival – Opening Ceremonies – Netherlands
  • 2007 International Dance European Festival – Opening Ceremonies–  Netherlands
  • 1994 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies – Victoria, BC
  • 1990 Montreal Expo Baseball Team Opening Ceremonies – Montreal, Canada
  • 1989 Montreal Expo Baseball Team Opening Ceremonies – Montreal, Canada
  • 1988 Montreal Expo Baseball Team Opening Ceremonies – Montreal, Canada

 Productions

Role:  Show designer, and/or director, and/or choreographer

    • Axis Theatre, 2017, Hamelin  Musical theatre- Vancouver, Canada
    • New Image College, 2016, Piece of My Heart,  Drama  – Vancouver, Canada
    • UBC, 2016  Insomnia– Physical theatre workshop, Vancouver, Canada
    • 20th Century Fox 2016, Minority Report – Vancouver, Canada
    • Hope Foundation Gala, 2016- Vancouver, Canada
    • Seven Tyrants Theatre, 2015 Ebenezer – Vancouver, Canada
    • Cirque du Soleil Evénements Spéciaux-
      • Montreal, Canada
      • Moscow, Russia
      • Cape Town, South Africa
      • Baku, Azerbaijan
      • Toronto, Canada
    • Cirque du Soleil 1991-93 Nouvelle Experience – Montreal and  Las Vegas
    • 5D Global Film Studio, 2014 Creative consultant, Los Angeles, USA
    • Hobeon Dance 2013 – Netherlands
    • Ground Zero Circus Productions, 2013 -Toronto, Canada
    • World Food Day 2012 – Vancouver, Canada
    • Fluor Centennial 2012 – Dallas, USA
    • David Foster Foundation 2011 – Vancouver, Canada
    • Axis Theatre, Vancouver, Canada-1995 to present
      • The Number 14
      • Raven Meets the Monkey King
      • Hamelin
      • RIP
      • King Arthur’s Kitchen
      •  et  plusieurs événements spéciaux
    • Fontys Netherlands Dance 2006-07-08 – Amsterdam, and Tilburg, Netherlands-  Contemporary Ballets :
      • Northern Lights
      • The Moon and the Man
      • Shadowplay
      • Ispirito – Mozart’s Requiem
    • Fontys Netherlands Circus – 2007-08- Tilburg, Netherlands
    • Holland Kaaravan Touring Festival 2005, 2006 – Café Diablo (Musical theatre) Amsterdam, North Holland Tour.
    • Underground Circus Vancouver, Canada – 1995 to present
    • Apogee 2002 –  CirqueOn Air – Montreal, Canada et Santa Barbara, USA.
    • Microsoft 2000 – Seattle, Los Angeles, USA
    • Kaleidoscope Theatre 1992-1994- Victoria, Canada
      •  Grease (Musical)
      • A Midsummer’s Night Dream – (Physical theatre)
      • West Side Story (Musical)

 Television  

Role:  Director, and/or choreographer, and/or actors’ movement coach

  • Movement specialist -20th Century Fox& Amblin  2016- Minority Report TV series
  • Director, Choreographer-FIFA 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Camera Direction, Director and Choreographer – The David Foster Foundation Variety Show – 2011 Vancouver
  • Associate Director, Choreographer–  Olympic Ceremonies- 2010 Vancouver
  • Choreographer, movement coach – Comcast Corporations- 2005-06 Vancouver
  • Choreographer – Bread and Butter Productions – Godiva’s -Television series – 2005 Vancouver

Special Events  Designer, Director and Choreographer: Delivery of international special events for 25 years. Detailed resume is available upon request.

Dance Choreographer   Contemporary, Classical, Modern- Jazz Dance: International dance choreographer and dance teacher for 30 years.Detailed resume is available upon request.

Artistic Director   Artistic direction for 2 separate compagnies

Dancestreams – Vancouver Island, BC – a national touring dance company with a  repertoire of works in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and musical theatre

Éviedanse – Montreal QC – an international touring dance -theatre company (Canada, Europe and the Middle East)

Additional Skills

Musician (Clarinet) player: member of various community concert bands. Ability to read music and orchestral scores

Specialty Dance Classes: Created and designed “Dancing with Parkinsons” dance course in Vancouver BC, Canada

Personal Information

Nationality: Canadian
Spoken languages: English, French
Written languages: English, French

Education and Formative Dance Training

  • Bachelor of Arts/Honours Music – University of Ottawa
  • Certified Teacher of the Lynn Simonson Modern Dance Technique, New York City
  • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Montreal
  • Limon Dance Institute, New York City
  • Alvin Ailey School of Dance, New York City
  • Martha Graham Dance School, New York City
  • Ottawa Classical Ballet, Ottawa