MARGUERITE DERRICKS is the most empowering, leading educator in today’s dance industry. She has inspired thousands of young dancers in dance studios and conventions across the U.S. to strive for greatness!
Marguerite is one of dance’s most highly recognized and respected working choreographers. She is the first and only choreographer to have received three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, and is also the recipient of five MTV Movie Awards for Best Dance Sequence. Marguerite’s television credits include Amazon’s THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, Amazon’s THEM:COVENANT, HBO’s WESTWORLD, Netflix’s GLOW, Netflix’s revival of GILMORE GIRLS, Starz’s BLUNT TALK, the Emmy-winning BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and HBO’s hit series TRUE BLOOD. Her television episodic credits also include popular shows such as SUPERSTORE, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, CROWDED, MASTERS OF SEX, BUNHEADS, SCORPION, CSI:MIAMI, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, WILL AND GRACE, and DANCING WITH THE STARS. In the world of film Marguerite has choreographed some of the most popular movies of the last 20 years. Her work has spanned from cult hits like SHOWGIRLS, STRIPTEASE and DONNIE DARKO to top blockbuster films such as the AUSTIN POWERS franchise, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, TROPIC THUNDER, MR. AND MRS. SMITH, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 13 GOING ON 30, and BAD MOMS 2.
Her presence in Las Vegas includes Cirque’s long running production of ZUMANITY and LE REVE which was voted “Best Production Show” for six consecutive years. She is currently working on the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW at the Wynn Las Vegas. Her theatre work includes HEATHERS THE MUSICAL which won rave reviews for its Los Angeles world premiere and had its Off-Broadway premiere in March 2014. She also choreographed the Broadway production of WONDERLAND.
Marguerite has choreographed for numerous awards shows including The Critics’ Choice Awards, The Oscars (with Hugh Jackman ), The Emmys, MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice, TV Land Awards and VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards.
In addition to her television and film work, Marguerite has worked with Grammy winning music icon Adele on CHASING PAVEMENTS which was nominated by MTV for Best Choreography in a music video. Marguerite’s other music videos include working with Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry. She also has had the pleasure of working with innovative commercial directors on popular spots for Clinique, Target , HP, Guitar Hero, United Healthcare, The Gap (featuring Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson), American Express, Pepsi, and more.
With decades experience of choreography & education, Marguerite has developed an approach to teaching that inspires dancers to execute movement with power, passion, and to dance from the inside out. Marguerite’s greatest love is for teaching & passing on her knowledge to the next generation.