Arlene Phillips is a showbiz legend honoured as a CBE for her services to dance; she has worked with stars from film and TV, to theatre and arenas, as well as becoming one of Britain’s favourite television judges.
TV Judge: P&O Strictly Come Dancing Cruise, CBC: Over The Rainbow. BBC1: So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Dance Fever, DanceX, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
Arenas: Monty Python Live at the O2, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Official Theme with Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras, Donna Summer Live at Universal Amphitheatre.
Director: 27: The Rise Of A Falling Star, Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland, Saturday Night Fever, international productions of Starlight Express, US Tours of Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar, Lord of the Dance, The Songbook of Judy Garland, Brazouka, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games.
Choreographer: Musicals: Jackie The Musical, Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, EFX at the MGM Grand. Plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream & Allelujah (both at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner).
Concerts: Candoco Dance Company: You and I Know, Utopia: Roundhouse Live Lates (Penny Woolcock), Whelan/Watson: Other Stories, Lesley Garrett: A Night At The Opera, Midsummer Classics at The Royal Albert Hall, Bolshoi Ballet: An Evening with Gedeminas Taranda.
Films: Annie (John Huston), Legend (Ridley Scott), White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood), Salome’s Last Dance (Ken Russell), Monty Python’s Meaning of Life and Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones), The Hunger (Tony Scott), Can’t Stop The Music (Nancy Walker), It Couldn’t Happen Here (The Pet Shop Boys).
Television: BBC2: The Entire Universe, BBC1: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Russell T, Davies), The Olivier Awards, An Evening with Michael Ball, The Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show, Children in Need, Not the Nine O’clock News, Party in the Park, Party at the Palace, Kenny Everett Video Show.
Music Videos: Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Aretha Franklin, Kiss, George Michael, Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams.
Commercials: Arlene has choreographed over one hundred TV commercials including Gtech AirRam, 7-Up, American Express, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Levi Jeans, Vidal Sassoon.
Presenter: BBC1: Holding Back The Years, Celebrity Home Secrets, Life on a Plate, 3 Rings, Homeopathy UK, McCarthy & Stone Colourful Characters & Colour Report, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, National Dance Awards, DanceUK, National Dance Awards, Women’s Institute, ENB Emerging Dancer Awards, Public Health England, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Strictly Specsavers, Newsroom’s Got Talent, Manchester United Foundation Strictly United, International Women’s Day, GSK, Nivea, Smoking Cessation, GOPO, NEST Pensions, RNIB, Save the Children, BUPA, BT Vision, Carnation, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK
Producer: Channel 4 The Sound of Musicals, The Very Hot Gossip Show, ITV Britannia High, BBC DanceX. ABC Dance War and Barbie Dance DVD, Midnight Tango.