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.
After playing soccer for most of his youth, Blake Varga began training in the performing arts at the age of 13. Under the guidance of his mother Joy Varga, one of the country’s leading dance tutors, he soon poured his passion and dedication into a life in the performing arts. He appeared as a resident performer on “The Voice” and “Australia’s Got Talent,” and in performances with Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian’s film clips “Choir” and “Let Me Drink.” He also performed alongside Rita Ora at the ARIA Awards. Blake graduated from full-time training at Dance Force in 2016 on the Gold Coast Australia. Within a week, he flew to Sydney where he successfully auditioned for his first musical, making his professional debut in the Australian production of The Bodyguard. He then went on to perform on Celebrity’s Reflection Cruise ship around Italy and the Greek Islands for 10 months and returned to perform with Strut and Frets production of Life the Show.
After touring with MAGIC MIKE LIVE throughout Australia and North America, Blake is excited to make his full-time debut in the role of “Mike” in Las Vegas. Keep up with Blake on Instagram @Blake_varga.
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.
Clare was born and raised on the Central Coast in NSW Australia, where she began taking dance class at the age of three. In 2015 she was selected to represent Australia in the World Championships of Performing Arts in LA and was delighted to receive the award of Grand Champion Dancer. At 18, Clare moved to Sydney to attend Ettingshausens Pro full time and to further her professional career.
Clare has made appearances as a dancer in the commercial for the TV show “Dance Boss” and has also appeared on “The Voice Australia” and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Clare was cast in a leading role in the stage production of Love is Love and in Loredo Malcom’s Locreado Dance Company, as well as being a featured dancer in Guy Sebastian’s video “Choir.” Clare has toured Australia and North America with MAGIC MIKE LIVE and is honored to join the flagship production in Las Vegas. She would also like to take this opportunity to thank her family for their ongoing love and support always!
Handing award-winning comedian Crystal Powell a mic is like lighting a fuse under a powder keg – the results are explosive! Born and raised in rural Texas towns, Crystal proudly embraces her roots as a down-home girl with a heart as big as her dreams. Her talents have taken her far from small-town life to venues across the country. When she hits the stage, she mixes relatable everyday situations with personal anecdotes and trending topics that send her crowds into fits of laughter.
The Prairie View A&M University graduate earned the moniker triple threat by adding actor and singer to her dossier. Recently appearing on Discovery + for the Puppy Bowl and snagging roles in the 2020 Lionsgate movie #2MinutesofFame with Katt Williams and KeKe Palmer; the 2018 film My B.F.F. starring Malik Yoba; Ball Don’t Lie featuring Nick Cannon, Ludacris and Rosanna Arquette; and making a guest appearance on the Emmy-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2016, she was chosen from hundreds to represent one of the best comics around the country for Kevin Hart’s nationally syndicated hit TV show, Hart of the City, on Comedy Central. She’s also made several guest correspondent appearances on FOX’s Dish Nation, competed as a contestant on Season 15 of “America’s Got Talent,” and recently starred in her own travel series for Peacock, “Soulful and Funny.”
Crystal has packed venues nationwide, performing at L.A’s Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, the San Diego Civic Center, and the Los Angeles, Ontario, Palm Beach, Arlington and Houston Improv Comedy Clubs, to name a few and was chosen as a feature comic for the prestigious Laugh Out Loud comedy festival in 2018. She has appeared alongside comedic powerhouses such as Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Donnell Rawlings, Mike Epps, Earthquake, and Dean Edwards.
Comedy is more than a career choice; it is a way of release and healing for Crystal. She lost both parents at a young age and turned her test into testimony, using her comedic gifts to help others heal from their own pain. She has broken through in a male-dominated field and is able to connect with audiences from various walks of life. She believes that laughter is the great equalizer, and regardless of culture, age or gender, it unites us all. After launching the North American touring production in 2022, Crystal is excited about this new chapter with MAGIC MIKE LIVE and eager to work alongside the Las Vegas company.
Dai is originally from Cardiff in Wales, hence the funny accent, whose career began in musical theatre as part of the 10th Anniversary Cast of We Will Rock You on London’s West End. Dai was one of the founding members of Tenors of Rock, who toured the world for over a decade and headlined a residency production in Las Vegas for four years until 2020. Dai started a band called Original Chaos shortly thereafter, which was named Las Vegas’ Best Cover Band in 2022. Dai enjoys his amazing wife, dogs, (real) football, golf and is soon to be a dad to his baby girl. Dai is very excited to be joining the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE! Follow Dai and his band – @dairichardslv @originalchaoslv.
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
Davis Rahal is originally from Tampa, Florida and moved to South Florida at 15 to further his gymnastics training, which lead him to discover dance at his performing arts high school. After graduating from UCF in Orlando, he placed his law school plans on the back burner and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for dance. By honing his skills at the prestigious EDGE Performing Arts Center and managed by Independent Artist Entertainment, Davis has since been on stage and in music videos for artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, Erika Jayne, Emma Stone, and Jimmy Fallon. He has danced on various shows like “Dancing With The Stars,” “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Masked Singer,” The Golden Globes, and The Emmys, to name a few. In his spare time, Davis enjoys horseback riding (his first love), traveling, and wine tasting with friends and family.
Gianinni is an international dancer, born and raised in the Netherlands where he studied at the University for the Performing Arts in Amsterdam and CODARTS in Rotterdam, learning various dance styles and experimenting with fusing different forms of dance. Gianinni gained recognition after placing in the top three of male dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance” in the Netherlands. Determined to pursue his passion, he moved to Los Angeles where he quickly established himself as a powerhouse in the dance world. He has worked with major artists and shows including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Paula Abdul, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, and Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” before joining the MAGIC MIKE LIVE team.
Of Italian and Chilean descent, Gianluca was born and raised in Tuscany, Italy, where he discovered his love for the arts of dance and acting at age 19 after spending most of his youth playing soccer. He later earned a specialized degree in Music, Acting and Singing from the Music, Arts & Show Academy in Milano before his professional career took off, with stage and TV credits including Flashdance the Musical, Tarzan, CATS, The Addams Family, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, the lead role of “Johnny Castle” in Dirty Dancing, and most recently as a featured dancer on Peacock TV’s “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin.” In his spare time, he enjoys eating and training to stay fit, skateboarding, and awaiting the endless days of summer. Gianluca performed in the Berlin and North American touring productions of MAGIC MIKE LIVE and is excited to be back onstage in Las Vegas. Keep up with him @gianluca_briganti. ANDIAMO!
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 Caprio
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.
Jah’meek D. Williams
A Brooklyn, NY native, Jah’meek D. Williams began dancing at the age of 11, training in ballet, modern, African, jazz, and hip hop which has allowed him to perform all over New York City. Jah’meek’s dancing has been showcased at the MTV VMAs, the BET Awards, with The New York Knicks Dance team, in music videos for Keke Palmer, and more. His career with Magic Mike began while working with choreographers Alison Faulk and Anthony Bartley HBO Max’s “Minx.” Jahmeek continues to reach for dreams to make into a reality.
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.
Kalani Hakkei Jr.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Kalani grew up playing football in the small town of Keaukaha on the Big Island. After starting professional dance training at the age of 13, he soon began making a name for himself on the competitive B-Boy scene and has since developed specializations in several styles of dance including hip-hop, commercial, tricking, contemporary, and partnering. Kalani has taken the stage with multiple major productions since moving to Las Vegas, most recently in America’s Got Talent: LIVE before joining the Las Vegas company of MAGIC MIKE LIVE full-time in 2022. He’s excited to embark on the next chapter of his dance career with MAGIC MIKE LIVE, with his lifelong motto fueling the way: “Stay hungry. Always a student. Always improving.”
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.
Monica Hernandez is originally from Seattle, where she started dancing at the age of eight. She spent most of her time growing up at the dance studio and competitions on the weekends. When she turned 18, she started working with Royal Caribbean cruise lines where she completed six contracts, performing a variety of different styled shows and traveling the world. She later moved to Melbourne, Australia for a bit where she studied to become a Pilates Instructor. Monica recently relocated to Las Vegas and performed in three shows before joining the MAGIC MIKE LIVE family.
“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.
At three years old, Vince moved from California to Utah, where he trained in all styles of dance and developed a passion for hip-hop. At 19, he ventured to LA to pursue a professional career in the industry and quickly took off. Vince has since been seen on some of the world’s biggest stages including the Oscars, Latin Billboard Music Awards, and the Latin American Music Awards. He’s performed alongside major artists like Nicky Jam, Ozuna, and Farruko, as well as for major brands and networks including Disney, ABC, the NBA, and on FOX’s “The Masked Singer.” Vince is currently LA-based, where he teaches at Playground LA with his brother as the Castillo Bros. When he’s not on the MAGIC MIKE LIVE stage in Las Vegas, Vince makes time to travel and share his passion with other artists, where he strives to leave every interaction with a positive impact.
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.