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RAY LEEPER

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As a Choreographer and Creative Consultant, Ray has established himself as one of the most respected artists in the dance industry. His choreography credits include music videos and live performances for recording artists such as Cher, Elton John, Matthew Morrison, IL Divo, Nick Cannon, Jackie Evancho, Snoop Dogg, Jaimie-Lynn Sigler, Geri Haliwell, LMNT, Inaya Day, Ty Taylor, Madd West and Hockey.

Television credits include: So You Think You Can DanceX-Factor UKAmerica’s Got TalentThe Big Bang Theory, Matthew Morrison’s PBS Special: “Where It All Began”, Simon Cowell’s Red or BlackThe Today ShowAll My Children and The Young and the Restless.

He has also choreographed commercials for Gagaville (Lady Gaga/Farmville), Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Comcast, Crystal Light, Levis and Northwest Airlines

World/Concert tours: IL DIVO, Matthew Morrison “All That I Am” Tour and NKOTBBSB Tour, So You Think You Can Dance 2011/2012 Tours (Cont. Chor.), and X Factor 2011 Tour. NY stage/Off-

Broadway credits: “Inappropriate” (Dir./Chor.), “Nightlife”, “Common Grounds” (Award for Outstanding Achievement for Choreography), “Mental the Musical”, “Fashion Rocks Broadway” at Studio 54, “Dancebreak”, “The Gypsy Project”, “Jump on Broadway” at Radio City Music Hall, and The Box, NYC.

Film credits include: They Shoot Divas, Don’t They?The IslandBody Chemistry and Move. Las Vegas shows: Franco Dragone’s “One Love” and “India”, Simon Hammerstein’s The Act Las Vegas. He was also the recipient of the Gold Leo Award for Outstanding Choreography, presented to him at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Upcoming projects include IL DIVO Live on Broadway scheduled to open November 2013, as well as a pre-Broadway production of the rock musical, Inappropriate, where he will be serving as both Co-Director and Choreographer.

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Concerts/Tours/Events
Katherine Jenkins / IL DIVO 2013 European Tour
Choreographer
IL DIVO 2012, 2013 World Tour
Choreographer
Octagon
Matthew Morrison In Concert w/ Pittsburgh Symphony
Choreographer
Matthew Morrison 2011 SOLO Tour
Choreographer
Matthew Morrison / Opening for NKOTBBSB Tour
Choreographer
So You Think You Can Dance 2011/2012 Tours
Contributing Choreographer
FOX
Franco Dragone's "India"
Choreographer
Dragone Entertainment
Franco Dragone's "One Love"
Choreographer
Dragone Entertainment / Las Vegas
The Gypsy Project
Choreographer
Big Rock Productions
Jump on Broadway
Choreographer
Radio City Music Hall / Break the Floor Productions
DanceBreak 2005
Choreographer
SSDCF
Cher
Choreographer
Sony Entertainment
Elton John
Choreographer
Sony Entertainment
Geri Halliwell
Choreographer
Handprint Entertainment
Snoop Dogg
Choreographer
The Box / NYC
LMNT Promo Tour
Choreographer
New Age Entertainment
Kelly Levesque
Choreographer
Warner Brothers
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Choreographer
New Age Entertainment
Ty Taylor
Choreographer
Radio City Music Hall
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 2011
Choreographer
GMCLA
Television
Dancing with the Stars 2013 Opening Number
Choreographer
ABC
X-Factor UK
Choreographer
ITV
America's Got Talent Season 8, 9 Opening Number w/ Jackie Evancho & Il Divo
Choreographer
NBC
So You Think You Can Dance Tour
Choreographer
FOX (Multiple Seasons)
Matthew Morrison "Where It All Began"
Choreographer
PBS Special
IL DIVO on "Red and Black"
Choreographer
ITV
Big Bang Theory
Choreographer
CBS
All My Children
Choreographer
ABC
DanceNation
Choreographer
Lifetime Television
The Young & The Restless
Choreographer
CBS
The Queen Latifah Show
Choreographer
UPN
The Today Show
Choreographer
NBC
MTV-Korea
Choreographer
MTV Productions
Film
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?
Choreographer
VH-1 Films
Move
Choreographer
Soderling Productions
This Island
Choreographer
Kevin Johnson, Dir, Prod.
Commercials
Comcast "Tool of North America"
Choreographer
Dir. Benjamin Weinstein
Gagaville "Lady Gaga"
Choreographer
Farmville
Crystal Light
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Applebaum / Believe Media
Pepsi International
Choreographer
Dir. Tarsem / Radical Media
Sierra Mist
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick / A Band Apart
Pioneer Electronics
Choreographer
Producer: Jill Okura
Skippy Peanut Butter
Choreographer
Producer: Teri Knapp
Aioki Clothing
Choreographer
Hideoki Productions
Music Videos
Elton John "Heart of Every Girl"
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick
Elton John "Mona Lisa Smile"
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick / MVPP Award
Cher "The Music's No Good Without You"
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick
Hockey "Song Away"
Choreographer
Dir. Josh Forbes
Jamie-Lynn Sigler "Cry Baby"
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick / A Band Apart
Mai Kuraki "Dancing"
Choreographer
Dir. Nigel Dick / A Band Apart
Corporate
Redken Industry Award Winner
Choreographer
Encore Procutions
Wal-Mart Industry Award Winner
Choreographer
Ethos Productions
Vision Street Wear
Choreographer
Prod. Chuck Harris
Levis
Choreographer
Prod. Teri Knapp
Timberland
Choreographer
Prod. Teri Knapp
Planet Hollywood
Choreographer
Prod. Teri Knapp
Northwest Airlines
Choreographer
Northwest Airlines
Pioneer Electronics
Choreographer
Prod. Jill Okura
Saks 5th Ave
Choreographer
Saks 5th Ave
New York Knicks City Dancers
Choreographer
Madison Square Gardens
Los Angeles Clippers Girls
Choreographer
Clipper Organization
Theatre
The Act / The Palazzo / The Box
Choreographer
Prod. Simon Hammerstein
Inappropriate
Co-Director/Choreographer
Odyssey Theatre
Inappropriate
Co-Director/Choreographer
Off Broadway / Butterfly Productions
Common Grounds
Choreographer
NMTF / NY
Nightlife
Choreographer
Off Broadway / Westbank Theatre
Fashion Rocks Broadway
Choreographer
Broadway Studio 54 / NYC
Matsuri
Choreographer
Tokyo, Japan
Mental the Musical
Choreographer
Edgemar Theatre
Miscellaneous
IL DIVO The Coliseum / West End / Performance / DVD
Choreographer
Awards
Gold Leo Award for Excellence in Choreography
Kennedy Center, Wash. DC
Best Choreography, Common Grounds
NYMTF