Originally from Switzerland, Anton is a professional dancer with a Swedish nationality and is fluent in French, German, Swedish and English. Anton started his dance career as a break-dancer at the age of 13. Today, Anton is a professional dancer working in London where his career as a dancer started. Anton has performed for various artists and TV shows, including artists like Fifth Harmony and comedians like Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre and for big audiences like the Royal Family, as well as on world-known channels like BBC for the BBC Music Awards, ITV and Channel 4. From hip-hop to ballet, dancing is his passion and will always be.
Benjamin is our southern gentleman from Atlanta, Georgia. After college, he moved to LA to pursue his career on stage and camera. Finding success, Benjamin has been featured modeling around the world on screen, billboards, and in magazines. He’s danced in music videos and award shows, toured arenas with high-profile artists, and joined the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas in 2019. He enjoys working on his body, nurturing his mind, and is an avid sneaker and streetwear collector. Benjamin’s grateful he gets to perform and share this tasteful message of female empowerment and sexuality through dance.
Brandon is a professional dancer from Iowa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. After working in product development for John Deere for three years, he quit his boring desk job and moved out west for a more fun and exciting life. His dreams of stardom took him to Los Angeles where he quickly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, working in TV, film, print and live stage performances. He’s appeared on TV’s most popular networks, including NBC, ABC, the Disney Channel, FOX, VH1, E!, SPIKE and Bravo. Brandon has had the honor of performing with artists like Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Natalie La Rose and many others. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys going to the gym, cheering on his Chicago sports teams and playing golf.
Chelsea Phillips Reid
Chelsea Phillips Reid grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where she began performing as a child with Dolly Parton at Dollywood. After performing at multiple theme parks, Chelsea toured internationally as “Jenny the Music Teacher” with Sesame Street Live! She was also a production vocalist with Celebrity, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines. Chelsea was a featured singer in Vegas! The Show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Chelsea also co-hosts the comedy podcast “The Side Hustle with Chelsea and Sarah,” which explores the weird, wacky, and wonderful jobs your favorite performers have to work while getting the jobs they want…you know…showbiz jobs! She is thrilled to be an original cast member of MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas. Follow Chelsea on Instagram and TikTok: @chelseaphillipsreid.
Originally from Indiana, David has been seen performing on stage and national television with numerous artists including Madonna, Bastille, Neil Patrick Harris, the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” and Shaun T. Performing has taken David around the world to train with teachers like Popin Pete, Mr. Wiggles, and choreographer/artist development expert Robin Dunn. David recently finished performing in the iLuminate “Artists of Light” Saudi Arabian Tour, as well as the lead male track in the Off-Broadway hit, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT. He couldn’t be more excited to be joining the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas. Follow him at www.itsdavidterry.com or @itsdavidterry
Jackson was born in 1984 and grew up in the little town of Peterborough, England. Jackson left home at the age of 16 for London to pursue his dream of professional dancing and acting. To date, he has had an amazing career working with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Whitney Houston, Little Mix, Robbie Williams, and Take That, among others. Jackson has performed on multiple top-rated UK TV shows over the past 10 years and has been lucky enough to perform at the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup. Jackson enjoys playing proper football, swimming, and the occasional sunset beach walk. He can be a bit of a troublemaker, is extremely cheeky, and never says no to a night out. His prize possession and equal number one love is his Harley (equal to Mum, of course).
Jaclyn Marfuggi is an LA-based actress and stand-up comic, host of Hollywire News and the “What’s Your Jersey?” and “Where Should We Eat?” podcasts, and choreographer and Plyojam Dance fitness instructor – keeping those Brentwood housewives in their skinny jeans! She has appeared on BRAVO, TruTv, FOX, SiriusXM Radio, and recently in A Wiseguy Christmas, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. She’s performed as “Adriana La Cerva” at SopranosCon and toured the world performing for the troops, been the featured for comedian Mike Marino at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Count Basie Theater, and frequents the stages at HaHa Comedy Club, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and The Laugh Factory. She also portrayed “Britney Spears” in The Hollywood Fringe Festival musical Les Deux You Remember This, where infamous celebrity personality Perez Hilton called her performance “Truly authentic!” Jaclyn is truly honored and excited to be joining the MAGIC MIKE LIVE family! Follow her on social media @Jaclynmarfuggi.
JD is originally from Seattle, Washington where he played sports since childhood, including gymnastics, football, wrestling, martial arts, and track and field. He has been dancing for more than two decades, with experience in the styles of breaking, popping, locking, and hip-hop, and is still a student of dance, constantly learning new styles and concepts. JD also dances with his crew, the Massive Monkees, and has won numerous b-boy competitions nationally and internationally, including: 2004 World B-Boy Championships, 2012 R16 World B-Boy Championships and 2013 Hip-Hop International World Championship.
Lake was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He started training in dance at the age of 12 under 24-7 Danceforce. At 18, he was sought after by Janet Jackson’s choreographer, which landed him his first professional gig to dance alongside Janet herself. In 2010, he moved to LA to pursue his career and shortly after booked his first world tour with Jennifer Lopez. Since then, he has performed with other artists, including Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. He enjoys surfing, playing the guitar and cruising at the beach.
Meredith is a dancer, aerialist, choreographer, and actor from southern California. She holds a B.A. in Dance as well as a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, both with cum laude honors. Meredith’s career as a performer has taken her around the world and she can be seen in music videos, fitness programs, commercials, TV, films, live shows, and tours. Some of the artists she’s worked with include: Katy Perry, P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, and Daft Punk. Meredith also toured with Taylor Swift on the Speak Now World Tour. Other favorite projects include: “Mad Men,” “The Masked Singer,” “BURLESQUE,” Radio City Christmas Spectacular, LA Opera, and Burger King. Her aerial credits include: Honda, “American Idol,” American Music Awards. Meredith’s choreography and consulting work include: Mary Kay Seminar, Skechers, Tokyo Disneyland, and the Chase Center Opening. Meredith also assists world-renowned director and aerial choreographer, Dreya Weber.
“The Dancin’ Barber,” Pat Packing is a professional dancer and a licensed men’s hair groomer from Los Angeles. Pat was born in the Philippines but raised in Southern California where he found his roots in both dancing and hair grooming. After dancing for more than 15 years in Latin, hip-hop, and jazz, Pat entered the professional dance industry in 2013 and earned several stage and TV credits before joining the Las Vegas company of MAGIC MIKE LIVE in 2017. When he’s not on stage or cutting hair, you can find Pat traveling, watching a ton of movies, working on his fitness, and being a foodie.
An original cast member of MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas, Ryan was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Ryan began his dance training at age 12 at Center Stage Dance Company and is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He is a former company member of Rasta Thomas’ “Bad Boys of Dance” and was in the First National Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL.
Ryan was born and raised in Salinas, CA, and spent time in Bend, OR and Los Angeles before moving to Las Vegas to join the original cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE. Ryan loves action and outdoor sports, is an adrenaline junkie, and is always looking for a good laugh. Ryan comes from a family of mechanics and loves his motorcycle and old cars. His love of death metal got him into playing drums, but he’s also obsessed with blues music and is a bit of a hip-hop nerd.
Sebastian started professional training at the School for the Performing Arts in Puerto Rico at the age of 15. In 2011, Sebastian relocated to Chicago and later to Los Angeles before moving to Las Vegas to join the original cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE. He has toured with Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai, danced for Jennifer Hudson and Todrick Hall, and performed for companies like Reebok and Oakley. Sebastian is excited to merge his passion for dance and fitness with his innate Latin fire on the MAGIC MIKE LIVE stage.
Director & Conceiver
Channing Tatum is known for his work both on the screen as an actor and behind the scenes as a producer.
Most recently, Tatum was seen starring in Matthew Vaughn’s film KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE and Steven Soderbergh’s film LOGAN LUCKY. He has also starred in films including FOXCATCHER, 21 JUMP STREET, HAIL CAESAR!, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, THE VOW, STEP UP, among others.
In 2014, Tatum announced his production company, Free Association, with his two partners, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Free Association produced films including, 6 BALLONS, LOGAN LUCKY, 22 JUMP STREET, the MAGIC MIKE Live franchise, among others. On the television side, Free Association has produced COMRADE DETECTIVE and STEP UP: HIGHWATER.
Upon the MAGIC MIKE brand, Free Association launched MAGIC MIKE LIVE at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in 2016.
In 2016, Tatum created Born and Bred Vodka in partnership with the Grand Teton Distillery.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Director & Conceiver
Reid Carolin wrote and produced Magic Mike (2012) and Magic Mike XXL (2015). He won a 2011 Peabody Award for writing and producing the HBO documentary, Earth Made of Glass. His other producing credits include Logan Lucky (2017), 22 Jump Street (2014), White House Down (2013), Ten Years (2012), and Stop Loss (2008). In 2014 he and Channing Tatum founded the production company, Free Association, under which they have a handful of upcoming projects that Reid is either directing, writing, or producing.
Co-Director and Choreographer
Alison grew up in South Florida with musician parents. She found her love of dance at an early age and it hasn’t let up. She moved to Los Angeles to study on a Joe Tremaine Scholarship and learn about as many dance styles as she could. This lead to a successful dance career in film, television, and with artists such as Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot and Miley Cyrus. She is a proud member of the all female hip-hop crew The Beat Freaks, as well as the Groovaloos. Some of her choreography credits include P!NK, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. She has choreographed episodes of Mindy Project, Lip Sync Battle, and The Sing Off. She loves film and to date has worked on 10 features. Along with her partners Teresa and Luke, she choreographed both Magic Mike films and collaborated with Channing Tatum on the creation of Magic Mike Live. She is beyond excited for this new venture and can’t wait to share it with the world!
Teresa Espinosa is a proud native of Dallas, Texas. After graduating from CalArts, she has been working professionally as a dancer and choreographer for the past 21 years. Teresa, who early on in her career at the age of 24, was nominated for an EMMY AWARD for contributing choreography to Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope HBO Special, as well as traveling the world as one of her dancers. This auspicious start, was a tell-tell sign of a very successful and exciting career. Teresa’s extensive list of accomplishments includes working with renowned artists of our time, such as, Prince, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Pink, Rihanna, Limp Bizkit, Usher, Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sofia Carson. Her work as a dancer and choreographer have also appeared on numerous television shows, award shows, commercials, and films. Some of these credits consist of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The X Factor, America’s Best Dance Crew (Beat Freaks), Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, Kid’s Choice Awards, Old Navy, Nike, You Got Served, End of Watch, Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar, Magic Mike, and Magic Mike XXL. Espinosa’s latest work can be seen on the hit TV show, Lip Sync Battle: Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Anthony Mackie. And when she is not busy working in the industry, she continues to pay it forward to the next generations, by regularly teaching at the legendary Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.
World champion Martial Artist. After dancing for only 6 months Luke booked Britney Spears’ “Circus Tour” at the age of 16. Since then, Luke has toured and worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, and many more, Performing on countless shows from The Academy Awards, AMA’s to the Super Bowl and working with big brands like Nike, Mcdonalds, Disney, Nickelodeon, Samsung to name a few. Luke has Choreographed for Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale” Tour, JBalvin “Energia” Tour, Both Magic Mike films and helping create live Las Vegas show. Now 25, Luke is a husband and a father who’s bicoastal from Los Angeles & Atlanta, & enjoying every moment given.
Musical Supervisor / Arranger / Composer
Jack Rayner is a Los Angeles based music producer who specializes in television, film, and live productions. His choreography background gives him a unique short-hand in working with choreographers and directors. This has landed the 36 year old producer the title of remixer for high profile world tours including Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour,” Britney Spears “Till The World Ends” and Avril Lavigne’s “Best Damn Thing Tour.”
Producing music for major companies and customizing audio to promote their brands is a common task for Jack. MAC Cosmetics, Reebok, NIKE, Beachbody, and Sexy Hair are just some of the product lines that entrust their music needs to Mr. Rayner. Jack has also worked on the box office films “Magic Mike” and it’s sequel, “Magic Mike XXL” as well as several other films.
Mr. Rayner has a heavy television resume working on performance based competition reality shows. He works as the year-a-round producer, remixer, and editor for the #1 NBC show America’s Got Talent for 8 seasons as well as multiple episodes of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Tru TV’s “Fake Off,” Fox’s “American Idol” and Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Currently, Jack is working on Lips Sync Battle Season 3, America’s Got Talent season 12 and Magic Mike LIVE opening in Las Vegas, 2017.
Born in Dublin Ireland, where her father Fran was already a successful musician and her mother Valerie a fashionista, Rachel came into her own artistry as an award winning Production Designer in the film industry over 17 years ago.
Recent film and TV credits include Book Club starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, the Ninth Life of Louis Drax with Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul, and the eclectic edgy series Magicians.
Building immersive worlds and storytelling visually professionally has lead Rachel into alternative opportunities with select interior design, visual consultation, custom art, fabrics and furniture. Magic Mike Live is Rachel’s first Production Design for theatre and a first in designing around so many shirtless men.
She currently lives in Vancouver BC with her unmarried husband Paul and is the proud owner of two parking spots.
Rob has been a Production Designer for Live Entertainment for over 15 years and his work has been seen by millions of people worldwide, earning him an Emmy nomination. He, along with his partner, Anita La Scala, cofounded ARDA Studio, which provides production design and concepts for large international spectacles as well as countless theatrical presentations of all sizes throughout the United States and abroad. Highlights include collaborating on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and leading the production design team of the Russian Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. ARDA Studio provided the scenic design for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre, featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. Recent credits include; Cheddar Broadcast Booth at the New York Stock Exchange, Brian Henson’s Puppet Up! And Human Nature’s Jukebox, at the Hard Rock and Venetian and Hotels in Las Vegas, as well as Frankie Moreno Under the Influence at Planet Hollywood. ARDA also provided multiple concepts for themed experiences at Evergand’s Ocean Flower Island Theme Park in Hainan, China, and the production design for the Big Apple Circus 40th Anniversary Show.
Anita is a native New Yorker and Production/Scenic Designer for Live Entertainment, Broadcast, Theatre and Sporting Ceremonies. She has earned an Emmy nomination for her work which has been seen both nationally and internationally. She co-founded ARDA Studio with her partner, Rob Bissinger, focusing on visual and environmental design, scenery and creative concepts for large scale projects. They collaborated on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and led the production design team for Russia’s Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Other Production Design credits include Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. ARDA also designed multiple concepts and experiences for Evergrande’s Ocean Flower Island Theme Park in Hainan, China. Recent highlights include: Cheddar Broadcast Booth (New York Stock Exchange), Brian Henson’s Puppet Up! (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Human Nature’s Jukebox (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Frankie Moreno’s Under the Influence (Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas), The Big Apple Circus’s 40th Anniversary Show (Tour). Anita has also designed the four time Superbowl Champions 2012 NY Giants Opening Ceremony at MetLife Stadium, NJ as well as themed broadcast sets for Canon’s NAB show in Las Vegas.
A look behind the scenes of many of the biggest pop acts of our time, would reveal a four-time Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Marina Toybina. Marina’s creations are seen worldwide in A- list concert tours, primetime television, films, music videos and numerous museums. After collaborating with high-profile artists on their world tours and establishing herself as a prominent designer for prime- time Television, Marina won her unprecedented fourth consecutive Emmy Award in the Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special category for her work on the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show featuring Katy Perry and Missy Elliot at the 2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Marina has had the honor of working with many legendary artists on their world tours, including Taylor Swift’s “Red” World Tour, Carrie Underwood’s “ The Storyteller” and “Blown Away” Tours, Justin Bieber‘s “Believe” Promo Tour, Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon” Tour, and Katy Perry’s “California Dreams” and “Prismatic” World Tours. In addition to this, Marina has created designs for Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, P!NK, NeYo, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and many more.
Marina’s recent venture includes the cast of Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Directed by Channing Tatum and Alison Faulk.
While establishing herself in the music industry, Marina also made a name for herself in prime-time Television. Marina has designed for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” for several seasons, “The X Factor US,” and most recently NBC’s “World of Dance” produced by Jennifer Lopez. She has worked with artists on numerous awards shows, including but not limited to Selena Gomez for Billboard Awards and Dancing With the Stars, Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood for multiple Grammy Awards, EMA’s and Brit Awards, Usher for Billboard Awards, David Guetta feat. NeYo and Akon for Billboard Awards, P!NK for the American Music Awards, Katy Perry for Grammy’s and Justin Bieber on The Voice, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Billboard Awards.
Marina’s work has been featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine and has garnered high-profile coverage in publications such as US weekly, People, Rolling Stone Magazine, ELLE Brazil, Vogue Russia, Apparel News, NY Times, Country Weekly, NY Post, LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Weekly, LA Weekly, USA Today and more.
Originating from Moscow, Russia, Marina and her family moved to Arizona at the age of 11. Marina’s parents worked hard to afford her opportunities when she made a bold choice to follow her aspirations to become a fashion/costume designer. She moved west to Los Angeles and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Marina hopes her story will inspire young people to follow their dreams in the face of fear, doubt and or adversity.
Aerial Choreographer & Aerial Apparatus Designer Contributing Creative Direction for “Closer”
Dreya Weber is a highly acclaimed Aerial Choreographer, Designer, Creative Director and Performer. She recently designed and choreographed the aerials for Cher’s most recent Las Vegas run “Classic Cher,” as well as Pink’s Billboard Awards performance of the hit single “Just Like Fire.” She has trained and choreographed Pink’s aerial numbers since 2004, and conceived and choreographed Pink’s infamous “Glitter in the Air” & “Try” performances for the 2010 and 2014 Grammy Awards respectively. Dreya was associate choreographer for Michael Jackson’s “This is It” and choreographed aerials for all of Pink’s record breaking international tours as well as those of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue. Her aerial choreography has been featured on the Billboards, MTV VMA’s, BET’s, AMA’s, the Kids Choice Awards and the televised Inaugural Ball for President Obama.
The daughter and granddaughter of engineers, Dreya continues to explore ways to use traditional aerial apparatus to innovate visual tapestries.
Philip is a lighting designer based in London but works all over the world. Some of his recent work includes: Blanc de Blanc (Sydney Opera House/ Hippodrome London); Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company); Limbo Unhinged (Adelaide Fringe Festival); Limbo (International Tour) The James Plays (National Theatre of Scotland – International Tour); Hairspray (UK & Asia Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbican London & US Tour); Fraulein Julie (Schaubuhne Berlin & Barbican London); Terminus (Public Theatre NY); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe); Milk, Swallow, Ciara (Traverse Theatre Scotland); The World of Extreme Happiness, Love the Sinner (The National Theatre of Great Britian) Five Guys Named Moe (London) Jackie the Musical (UK Tour); Mr. Burns, Before The Party (Almeida Theatre London); The Seagull (Regent’s Park London) The Member of the Wedding (Young Vic London); The Boy Who Fell into A Book, Pastoral, Roller Diner (Soho Theatre London); The Twits, Liberian Girl, God Bless The Child, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, No Quarter (Royal Court Theatre London)
DON S. GILMORE (Production Manager) has provided Production Management and Technical Supervision for over 350 Broadway, touring, regional, commercial and construction projects in the U.S. and abroad. Notable projects include: Broadway: An American in Paris (Show Carpenter), Pippin (Show Carpenter), Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays (Broadway & HBO), Guys & Dolls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pirate Queen (Prod Carpenter), Dracula the Musical, Sinatra (Radio City). Road: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Phantom of the Opera (Advance), A Christmas Story the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US Tour & Grand Ole Opry Nashville), 42nd St., The Producers, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Tallest Tree in The Forest, Guys & Dolls, Hair, Billy Crystal 700 Sundays. Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live, Mat Franco – Magic reinvented Nightly, Puppet Up! Uncensored, Paul Zerdin – Mouthing Off, Frankie Moreno – Under the Influence. Other: The Laramie Project, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – SoHo NYC; Times Square New Years’ Eve & Ball Drop. Don lives in NYC with his wife, actress Rebecca Holt, and their three children: Luke, Max and Ruby.