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CHUCKY KLAPOW

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Charles “Chucky” Klapow is an Emmy award winning choreographer of Disney’s High School Musical. For over two decades, Chucky has performed and choreographed for many entertainers in television, film and stage productions all over the world. Born in 1980, Chucky began his dancing career age 12, dancing for Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Paula Abdul, Salt-N-Pepa, Melissa Etheridge and others in an all-star concert. By the time he was 15, Charles was an assistant to choreographer and mentor Marguerite Derricks. He assisted Marguerite and danced in Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997), 3rd Rock from the Sun, Fame L.A., among others. Charles created a dance company with choreography partner Wade Robson in the mid-1990s called L.A. Images. Chucky was brought on board by Kenny Ortega (original Dirty Dancing choreographer) to help choreograph High School Musical in 2006. Klapow also worked with Ortega and Bonnie Story as a choreographer for the film’s sequels, High School Musical 2 (which earned Chucky his second Emmy award nomination) and High School Musical 3: Senior Year. He can be seen in all of the High School Musical movies as a dancer as well. Klapow was one of eleven dancers selected by Michael Jackson for his This Is It concert tour, which was planned to take place at The O2 Arena in London as a 50-show run. On July 7, 2009, after months of rehearsing with Jackson, Chucky took part in his memorial service held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chucky spent the Summer of 2010 as a TV reality show judge on Don’t Stop Believing, the UK’s search for the next all-singing, all-dancing group which aired on Channel Five. He has also choreographed for ABC’s Skating With The Stars and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance. In November of 2011, Chucky served as choreographer/movement coach for the incomparable Mick Jagger on the Will.I.Am music video “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger. Chucky spent much of 2O12 in Australia where he was a judge on Young Talent Time, a reality show featuring the best young talent of Australia.

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Concerts/Tours/Events
The Rolling Stones "No Filter" Tour
Choreographer
Disney's Coco Live
Writer/Creator
The Hollywood Bowl
Tini Live Tour
Director
DG Entertainment - South America
The Rolling Stones "America Latina Ole" Tour
Choreographer/Movement Coach for Mick Jagger
AEG Live / Dir. Patrick Woodroffe
The Rolling Stones "Zip Code" Tour
Choreographer/Movement Coach for Mick Jagger
AEG Live / Dir. Patrick Woodroffe
The Rolling Stones "14 on Fire" World Tour
Choreographer/Movement Coach for Mick Jagger
AEG Live / Dir. Patrick Woodroffe
The Rolling Stones "50 & Counting" Concert Tour
Choreographer/Movement Coach for Mick Jagger
AEG Live / Dir. Patrick Woodroffe
Jackson Guthy / North of Nine
Movement Coach for Jackson Guthy
Producer Randy Jackson
Savvy 2011 Promo Tour
Choreographer
Cash Money Records
Weezer
Movement Coach for Rivers Cuomo
Disney Channel Rocks! (Disney Parade)
Choreographer
Disney Entertainment Productions
High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now!
Choreographer
Disney Entertainment Productions
Stars On Ice 2009-2011
Choreographer
IMG / Dir. Jef Billings
High School Musical "The Concert" World Tour
Choreographer
Walt Disney Records / AEG Live / Dir. Kenny Ortega
High School Musical "The Ice" Tour
Choreographer
Feld Entertainment / Dir. Jeff Calhoun
Marie Serneholt 2006 Spot Dates
Choreographer
Scandinavia/Germany/Spain / Sony BMG
A-Teens 2001-2003 World Tours
Choreographer
Stockholm Records, MCA
L.A. Sparks 1997-2001/2003 Seasons
Co-Director of Sparkids 2005/2006
L.A. Lakers Halftime Show
Choreographer
The Next Generation
L.A. Tourism Convention w/ Pow Wow feat. Tom Jones
Co-Choreographer
L.A. Tourism Convention
Television
High School Musical (Emmy Award)
Choreographer
Disney Channel / Salty Pictures / Dir. Kenny Ortega
Bones
Choreographer
Fox / Dir. Thomas J. Wright
3rd Rock From the Sun
Assistant Choreographer
Give Your Mate A Break
Choreographer
Carrie Ann Inaba / MTV Pilot / Jeff Margolis Productions
Lilo & Stitch
Choreographer
ABC Promo
Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards
Co-Choreographer
Immature
So You Think You Can Dance / Season 8, Top 14 "Fashion"
Choreographer
Fox / Dance Nation Productions
Young Talent Time
Judge/Guest Choreographer
Cannel Ten / Granada Media Australia
Skating With The Stars
Choreographer
ABC / Dir. Russell Norman, Alex Rudzinski
Bigger Than
Choreographer/Guest Judge
Sky Living / Renegade Productions
Don't Stop Believing UK
Judge
Channel Five / Shine / GroupM
Up Juniors
Judge
Hunan TV (China)
High School Musical 2
Choreographer
Disney Channel / Salty Pictures / Dir. Kenny Ortega
Cheetah Girls 2
Choreographer
Disney Channel / Dir. Kenny Ortega
High School Musical: Get In The Picture (Finale)
Choreographer
ABC / Derby Productions / Dir. Michael Dempsey
Film
Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live w/ The Rolling Stones
Choreographer
Eagle Rock Entertainment / Dir. Paul Dugdale
The Legend of the Dancing Ninja
Choreographer
Lucas Grabeel and David Hasselhoff / ATM Motionwide / Dir. Kelly Sandefur and Mitchell Klebanoff
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Choreographer
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Dir. Kenny Ortega
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Assistant Choreographer
New Line Cinema / Dir. Jay Roach
Commercials
Citibank
Choreographer
Repatha Health Care
Choreographer
Capital One 360
Choreographer
Motion Theory, Mirada / Dir. Mathew Cullen
Disney World My Magic +
Choreographer
Motion Theory, Mirada / Dir. Mathew Cullen
HEB Back-To-School 2012
Choreographer
2012 / Believe Media / Dir. Chris Applebaum
Michael Jackson Experience: Video Game
Choreographer
Primary Elements / Dir. Jon Berkowitz
Kmart
Choreographer
Believe Media / Dir. Chris Applebaum
Disney's "It's On" Summer Campaign
Choreographer
Riverstreet Productions / Dir. Michael Blum & Tracy Pion
Hershey's Drops
Choreographer
Motion Theory, Mirada / Dir. Kaan Atilla
Sears/Kenmore
Choreographer
CoMPANY / Dir. Harry Patramanis
Got Milk? / Print Campaign featuring the cast of "High School Musical"
Choreographer
Salty Pictures
Old Navy feat. Erik Estrada
Choreographer
La Banda Films
Carl's Jr "Acapella Rap" / Spanish
Choreographer
JCPenny "Handshake" / Spanish
Choreographer
Gap Kids
Choreographer
BOB Industries / Dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Music Videos
Paula Abdul w/ Check Yourself" (Avon's 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign)
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Blanch
Matthew Morrison "It Don't Mean A Thing"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Mike Rosenthal / 222 Records
Will.I.Am (feat. Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger) "T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)"
Movement Coach for Mick Jagger
Dir. Rich Lee / Interscope
Michael Jackson "Behind The Mask"
Choreographer
Dir. Alex Topaller & Daniel Shapiro (Aggressive) / Epic
Lucas Grabeel "135n8"
Choreographer
Dir. Kelly King
Jimmy Demers "Nothing Hurts Like Love"
Choreographer
Dir. Brad Johnson / Concord Records
Vanessa Hudgens "Sneakernight"
Choreographer
Dir. R. Malcolm Jones / Hollywood Records
Ashley Tisdale "Be Good To Me"
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Marrs Piliero / Warner Bros. Records
Marie Serneholt "I Need a House"
Choreographer
Dir. Mikadelica / Sony BMG
Marie Serneholt "That's The Way My Heart Goes"
Choreographer
Dir. Mikadelica / Sony BMG
Dhani "Girl Talk"
Choreographer
Dir. Mikadelica / Stockholm Records
A-Teens "I Promised Myself"
Choreographer
Dir. Mikadelica / Stockholm Records
A-Teens "Floorfiller"
Choreographer
Dir. Sanaa Hamri / Stockholm Records, MCA
A-Teens "Sugar Rush"
Choreographer
Dir. Patrick Kiely / Stockholm Records, MCA
A-Teens "Can't Help Falling In Love"
Choreographer
Dir. Gregory Dark / Stockholm Records, MCA
A-Teens "Halyway Around The World"
Choreographer
Dir. Mikadelica / Stockholm Records, MCA
Pop! "Heaven and Earth"
Choreographer
Sony BMG / Jive Records
Carly Hennessey "I'm Gonna Blow Your Mind"
Choreographer
Dir. Cameron Casey / MCA

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