Director of
Grand Scale Ceremonies
And
Productions of
Circus, Dance and Theatre

Marlise McCormick

I tell human stories presented by artists of superhuman virtuosity.

I am a Canadian creative director and I have built my career specializing in creating and directing grand scale ceremonies and productions of circus, dance, and theatre. I create, produce, and collaborate on local and international stages – from avant garde, to more commercial storytelling and from the tiniest, most intimate of theatres to the grand vastness of stadiums.

Simply put, she is an extraordinarily talented choreographer and visionary creator. From the grand scale of Olympic Ceremonies to the subtleties of intimate theatre, Marlise demonstrates that she has risen to the very top of her field.

M. Kulich, Executive Producer, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pacific Games

Some of the amazing clients and projects that I have worked with

Cirque Du Soleil
45 Degrees
Olympic Photo by Jenna Hauck / Black Press Media, used with permission of the photographer
Watts
DAE
Havas
Illusionist
FIFA
Siegel
Axis Theatre
The David Foster Foundation
Two Sparrows Media
Dansfestival
Victoria Commonwealth Games
Montreal Expos
Cafe Diablo
Food for Famine

Latest News

  • Less than 2 months of Zooming, writing, re-writing, translating, planning, composing, fabricating, designing, choreographing, counting, cueing, installing, hiring artists, changing acts, waiting for apparatus, problem solving, laughing, whatsapping, sending messages, images, hearts, hugs, calling, emailing and loving was all revealed on Oct 22, 2021 in......

Above all else, Marlise is a joy to work with. She is a deeply sensitive, and attuned visionary creative director, with her feet firmly planted on the ground. There is no shortage of industry people with grand visions, but as a producer the question quickly becomes, 'at what price?' Marlise has honed 30 years of theatrical experience into one simple mission: crafting grace, beauty, and awe into elegance.

P. Johnson, Producer, OneDome