Sound of Music
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Arlene Phillips


Arlene Phillips, OBE first big success came when she formed the dance group Hot Gossip. Since then her career has been exciting and varied: directing, producing, writing, choreographing, presenting and above all, always creating.

Theatre Choreography- Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Starlight Express, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, EFX at the MGM Grand, Matador, Time, A Clockwork Orange (R.S.C.)

Arena and Concert Director– British entry Eurovision Song Contest, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, The James Bond Gala, Midsummer Classics at the Royal Albert Hall, The Bratz UK Arena Tour, Black goes with Everything, and the choreography for An Evening with Gedeminas Tarandas (Bolshoi Ballet).

Ceremonies – Director of Choreography for the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, Staging of Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Official Theme, Amigos Para Sempre.

Film Choreography– Arlene has worked with the directors John Huston (Annie), Ridley Scott (Legend) Clint Eastwood (White Hunter, Black Heart), Ken Russell (Salome’s Last Dance) and Terry Jones (Monty Python’s Meaning of Life).

Television Credits– include Ken Russell’s The ABC of Music, The Benny Hill Show, The Hot Shoe Show, the US syndicated Dancin’ To The Hits, The Kenny Everett Video Show featuring dance group Hot Gossip with Sarah Brightman, Blue Peter, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa & Friends, Lesley GarrettA Night At The Opera and An Evening With Michael Ball, The Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show, The Prince’s Trust, Children in Need, Party in the Park and the legendary Party at the Palace.

Music Videos– AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Erasure, Aretha Franklin, Boy George, Whitney Houston, Joan Jett, Elton John, Kiss, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Queen, Cliff Richard, Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Robbie Williams. Arlene has choreographed over one hundred TV commercials in England and America including, 7-up, American Express, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Levi Jeans, Vidal Sasoon and Yellow Pages.

TV Appearances- Judge on So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Dance Fever, Grease:The School Musical and DanceX (a show she created with Bruno Tonioli). Presenter of a number of Awards including The NTAs, Oliviers, Mum of the Year, Children of Courage The South Bank Show and The Inspiration Awards. Panellist on shows including Loose Women, Rhod Gilbert, Never Mind the .Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You

Branding- Alana Dancing Star a series of children’s dance books for Faber, an exclusive clothing range for Marisota, fashion jewellery for QVC and an all in one Dancing with Colour make up kit for VIE at Home.

Twitter @arlenephillips

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