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 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, Michael McIntyre and for big audiences like the Royal Family, as well as on world-known channels like BBC for the BBC Music Awards, on ITv and Channel 4. From hip-hop to ballet, dancing is his passion and will always be.
Benjamin is a nice Southern boy who grew up in East Atlanta-sometimes playing sports, sometimes getting into trouble, but always dancing. After college, his ambitions brought him to LA where he began his career dancing and modeling commercially in campaigns for Jordan, American Eagle, Armani, Adidas, Budweiser, and more. Benjamin has worked in every facet of the industry in his 8 years in LA, from tours to TV shows, movies, and award shows with artists like Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Rita Ora, and Dillon Francis. When not at the gym, you can find Benjamin in line for sneakers or sifting through vintage stores. He is incredibly grateful for this opportunity to share and connect with people through MAGIC MIKE LIVE. You can find him at: @bencarterdance
Chelsea Phillips Reid
Chelsea Phillips Reid hails from 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 featured vocalist with Celebrity, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines. Favorite roles include: Pam in 50 Shades! The Parody, Fay Apple in Anyone Can Whistle, and Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business…Chelsea was a featured singer in Vegas! The Show at Planet Hollywood. She is thrilled to join the cast of Magic Mike Live. Instagram: @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 Rugby World Cup. Jackson enjoys playing ‘proper’ football, swimming and the occasional sunset beach walk. He can be a bit of a trouble maker, 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).
JD is originally from Seattle, Washington where he played sports since childhood including gymnastics, football, wrestling, martial arts, and track & field. He has been dancing for 21 years, gaining 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.
Originally from Peculiar, Missouri, Jesse first appeared on stage as a Christmas tree in his kindergarten’s holiday extravaganza. Shortly thereafter, and much like a fairy tale, he started his career serving as the arm candy for every major Disney princess throughout the Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disney Resorts. Fulfilling a childhood dream, Jesse ran away from the Magic Kingdom and joined the circus as a professional clown touring with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. After playing numerous national/international tours, cruise ships, theme parks, weddings and jesters and zombies (Oh my!)… Jesse once again finds himself in a “magic” kingdom of sorts. This time, as host to the wonderful men of Magic Mike Live!
Jordan Kai Burnett
JKB is thrilled to be making her Vegas debut. She recently received critical acclaim for her performance as ‘Edward’ in “Scissorhands: The Musical.” She also received a Gregory Award nomination for her performance as Heather Mooney in “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion the Musical” at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle. She is the star/creator of the NSFW puppet web-series, “Penelope, PCSA,” and with her writing partner, Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, she is the co-creator of “Daisy & Jordan’s Sunday Brunch of Shame,” which has played to rowdy sold-out houses in both LA and NYC. JKB is a student of UCB, The Groundlings, and has a BFA from Emerson College. For more performance credits and a good time, check out www.jkaib.com. Mostly, she would love it if you’d follow her band, @StopThrust, then pop over and say hi at @JkaiB.
Kyo Dominick was born in Brooklyn, New York. He’s a 24 year-old charismatic, debonair gentleman that loves to perform every chance he gets. His New York roots make him who he is and you can see it in every move he makes. When Kyo is not working he enjoys cooking and giving back to his community with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Liinda Garisto is Dancer and Percussionist from Toronto and is thrilled to be joining Magic Mike Live. She has performed in numerous live shows, such as STOMP OUT LOUD (Las Vegas), Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce (Las Vegas) and Ne-Yo “Mr. Smith” Tour. Her TV/Film credits include: Jane the Virgin, Glee, 82nd Academy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, and Step Up 3D. Liinda has appeared in music videos for Aloe Blacc and Katy Perry and in national commercials for H&R Block and IHOP. Liinda thanks her family and friends for their continued support and the entire cast and crew of MML.
Pat Packing, “The Dancin’ Barber,” is a professional dancer and a celebrity 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. Dancing for over 10 years, he trained in Latin Ballroom and expanded to the Hip Hop dance community before entering the professional dance industry in 2013. Since then, he has worked in television and on live stage performances. When he’s not on stage or cutting hair, you can find Pat traveling, watching a ton of movies, working on his fitness, and exploring his foodie desires.
Ryan was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He is excited to open MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS, directed by Channing Tatum. Ryan began his dance training at age 12 at Center Stage Dance Company, and he is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He is a company member of Rasta Thomas’ “Bad Boys of Dance,” and he was in the original cast of the first National Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL. Ryan is excited that you are here to learn more about his journey.
Ryan was born and raised in Salinas, California before moving to Bend, Oregon and his current home in Los Angeles – now he’s on his way to Las Vegas! Ryan loves action/ outdoor sports and is without a doubt an adrenaline junkie. He has a horribly offensive sense of humor 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 also has an obsession with Blues 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 subsequently to Los Angeles. He has toured with Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai, danced for Jennifer Hudson, 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 LAS VEGAS 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.