ARLENE PHILLIPS

Director / Choreographer

Arlene Phillips directed and choreographed SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER the stage musical, in London and New York. She was also the director and choreographer for STARLIGHT EXPRESS at the Las Vegas Hilton and US National Tour.

She directed the concert tour of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, which featured Sarah Brightman in Japan, Michael Crawford in Australia, Great Britain and the USA, Elaine Paige and Michael Ball in Great Britian, and the most recent US Tour with Michael Bolton. She was also the director Michael Flatley's acclaimed arena production of LORD OF THE DANCE and the creative director for EFX at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

As a Choreographer, her works include feature films, television, music videos, commercials, concert arenas and the stage. Her West End choreography credits include: TIME, MATADOR,  the smash hit musical GREASE, both in the West End and on Tour, and the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE with music by U2. She has choreographed STARLIGHT EXPRESS in London, New York, Germany, Japan and Australia.

Gedeminas Taranda invited Arlene Phillips to choreograph two pieces for PILGRIM - a company of Bolshoi and Kirov dancers.

To date she has choreographed fourteen films including ANNIE, Monty Python's MEANING OF LIFE and the Petshop Boys IT COULDN'T HAPPEN HERE. Her numerous television credits include specials or series for Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lesley Garrett, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Benny Hill, The Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show, Ken Russell's ABC of Music, The Princes Trust Concert, the award winning Hot Shoe Show, the Kenney Everett Show with Hot Gossip and the US syndicated series Dancinz' to the Hits.

Her many videos include work with The Bee Gees, Duran Duran,  Erasure, Aretha Franklin, Boy George, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Freddie Mercury and Queen, Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Robbie Williams.

Arlene has also choreographed over one hundred commercials in England, Europe and the USA including: Dr Pepper, 7-Up, Coca Cola, Levi Jeans, Burger King, Vidal Sassoon, Yellow Pages and American Express.