Cherice Barton is a choreographer and creative director with a unique eye for transforming dance into inspired, emotional and visually appealing work for all mediums. Currently based in Los Angeles, California, she is currently the associate creative director on NBC’s comedy competition series Bring the Funny.
In February 2019, Cherice was one of the six invited finalists to create and present work at the illustrious Dancebreak Broadway Showcase, and was subsequently awarded a residency at DanceLab NYC. In 2017, she choreographed a new ballet Eudaemonia for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, which premiered at the Soraya in Los Angeles followed by a run at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
Ms. Barton’s projects have featured Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, George Lucas, Julie Taymor, Printz Board and Kristen Bell. Cherice’s choreography credits also include work for the Grammy Awards, America’s Got Talent, Dragone Productions Le Rêve & House of Dancing Water, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark on Broadway, Lucasfilm Animation, American Ballet Theater, Dance Camera West and the Juilliard School, among others.
In 2016, Cherice joined forces with her sister Charissa Barton for the launch of their production company, Barton Movement. Barton Movement is a company of world-class creative artists specializing in dance, movement and choreography. One of Barton Movement’s first major projects was the creation of Axis Connect, a bi-coastal educational platform for emerging professional dancers. Led by the Barton Sisters, Axis Connect bridges the gap between the institution and professional dance industry by providing the experience, connections, skills and exposure necessary for career success not only in concert and commercial dance, but in the entertainment industry as a whole.
Cherice Barton’s performance career has spanned 20 years in over 30 countries across six continents. She devotes her heart to her two beautiful daughters, beloved husband and the most inspiring parents and siblings anyone could ask for.