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Vincent Paterson is a world-renowned director and choreographer whose career spans just about every genre of the entertainment industry including film, theatre, Broadway, concert tours, opera, music videos, television and commercials. Most recently he directed and choreographed a compelling new version of the musical Evita at the renowned Ronacher Theater in Vienna. He is co-writing and will direct a new play for a Swedish Theater Collective to tour Europe and has been invited to direct an original musical for the inauguration of Holland’s new Lighttheatre Vincent directed the critically acclaimed opera MANON with soprano Anna Netrebko, conducted by Placido Domingo which played in Los Angeles, Berlin and Valencia. His direction of Anna Netrebko: THE WOMAN, THE VOICE received a nomination for Best Television Arts Program at the Montreaux Film Festival. The DVD is the top selling classical DVD in European history. Vincent directed and choreographed Berlin’s first original production of the musical CABARET at Bar Jeder-Vernunft now in its 11th season. It is the longest running play in Berlin’s history.

As a director and choreographer, Vincent created iconic works for Madonna and Michael Jackson including Madonna’s BLOND AMBITION TOUR which he directed and choreographed as well as choreographing her videos “EXPRESS YOURSELF” and “VOGUE”. For Michael Jackson, with whom he worked for over 15 years, Vincent created the BAD TOUR as well as the video, “SMOOTH CRIMINAL” and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from the Grammy Awards to the Super Bowl Halftime Show. His work with Michael Jackson and Madonna alone has amassed over 500,000,000 hits on YouTube Vincent directed and choreographed the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier’s, DANCER IN THE DARK. Other films he choreographed include THE BIRDCAGE for director Mike Nichols, EVITA for director Alan Parker, andHOOK for Steven Spielberg. He choreographed London’s West End production of LENNY for director Sir Peter Hall and LA Opera’s GRAND DUCHESS for director Garry Marshall. As well as directing commercials, he has choreographed several hundred commercials, many for famed director Joe Pytka but also for directors from Sweden, England and Australia. Swedish Television recently produced a documentary, THE MAN BEHIND THE THRONE, about Vincent’s life and career that has garnered international awards, has been seen in 17 countries and was the featured film at the Bologna International Documentary Film Festival. He is respected and loved by those with whom he creates for his focused work ethic, his originality, his appreciation of his collaborators, his respect for his artists and his generosity of spirit. He hates wasting production money and commits 100% to any project he chooses to take on.

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FIlm
Dancer in the Dark
Dir. Dance Sequences / Choreographer
Dir. Lars Von Trier / Zentropa
Closer
Choreographer
Dir. Mike Nichols / Aquarium Prods.
Evita
Choreographer
Dir. Alan Parker / Cinergi
The Birdcage
Choreographer
Dir. Mike Nichols
Hook
Choreographer
Dir. Steven Spielberg / Amblin
Truth or Dare
Choreographer
Dir. Alek Keshishian / Propaganda
Threnody
Director / Choreographer
Havana
Choreographer
Dir. Sidney Pollack / Mirage
Theatre
Evita
Director / Choreographer
Ronacher Theater / Vienna
Cabaret
Director / Choreographer
Hannover / Bar jeder Vernunft, Berlin
Manon by Massenet
Director / Choreographer
Anna Netrebko & Placido Domingo / Los Angeles Opera and Berlin
Viva Elvis
Director
Cirque Du Soleil / Las Vegas
Flesh Eating Tiger
Director
Highways Performance Space
Loving the Silent Tears
Director
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
Gulliver's Travels
Director / Choreographer
National Blacklight Theater, Prague
Gangsta Love
Director / Choreographer
Los Angeles / Producer Maxine Taupin
The Grand Duchess
Choreographer
Dir. Garry Marshall / Los Angeles Opera
Pied De Poule
Choreographer
Zone 3 / Canadian Musical
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Choreographer
Dir. Hal Prince
Lenny
Choreographer
Dir. Sir Peter Hall w/ Eddie Izzard
Chengi!
Choreographer
Tokyo, Johnny & Associates
Concerts/Tours/Events
Michael Jackson "BAD" Tour
Director / Choreographer
Madonna "The Blond Ambition" Tour
Director / Choreographer
To The Sea
Choreographer
LA Prod. Dance Camera West
Donny Osmond
Director / Choreographer
Apla Commitment to Life
Director / Choreographer
Producer Bernie Taupin / Harold Huttus
APLA Commitment to Life
Director
LA, Prods. Bernie Taupin, Harold Huttus
Ava's Heart- Charity Transplant Event
Director
A Salute to Three Carols
Director/Choreographer
LA, Prods. Barry Brown
Chayanne's World Tour
Director/Choreographer
Donny Osmond's World Tour
Director/Choreographer
Alzheimer Benefits
Director/Choreographer
LA, Prod. Suzi Dietz
Nike Industrial
Choreographer
Optmist Inc.
Commercials
Rubbermaid
Choreographer
Partizan
Macy's
Choreographer
Headquarters
IBM
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka
Mountain Dew
Choreographer
Dir. Samuel Bayer / Mars Media
Coca-Cola
Choreographer
Dir. Andrew Becker / T-30
Target
Choreographer
Dir. David Bishop / Atherton
Mercedes Benz
Choreographer
Dir. Michael Bay
American Express w/ Jerry Seinfeld
Choreographer
Dir. David Kellogg / Anonymous
Frito Lay "Tostitos" w/ Tracey Ullman
Choreographer
Pytka
Suntory Brandy
Choreographer
Cente Services
Levi's
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka
Nike w/ Charles Barkley
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka
Oldsmobile w/ Ringo Starr
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka
Target Holiday Commercial
Choreographer
Biscuit Filmswork
Comcast
Choreographer
Biscuit Filmswork
Money Supermarket
Choreographer
Biscuit Filmswork
Bonds
Choreographer
Biscuit Filmswork
Payless Shoes
Director
Compulsive Pictures
El Pollo Loco
Director
Dark Light Pictures
Brummel & Brown
Director
Dark Light Pictures
Dharma & Greg (Promo)
Director
Dark Light Pictures
Toyota "Revolution of Dance"
Choreographer
Dir. Andreas Nilsson / Biscuit Filmworks
Pepsi (various) w/ Faith Hill, Aretha Franklin, Shaq, Madonna, Shakira
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka / Ray Charles
Norwegian Cruise Line
Choreographer
HIS
Hummer
Choreographer
Radical Media
HSBC Bank
Choreographer
Dir. Tom Carty
Fed-Ex
Choreographer
Dir. Joe Pytka
Television
Anna Netrebko "The Woman, The Voice"
Director/Choreographer
Moving Images / Austria
In Search of Dr. Seuss
Director / Choreographer
TNT
South Pacific w/ Glenn Close
Choreographer
ABC
Super Bowl XXVII w/ Michael Jackson
Choreographer
MTV 10th Anniversary w/ Michael Jackson
Director/Choreographer
MTV
Elvis Lives w/ LeAnn Rimes
Choreographer
NBC
Girl's Club
Choreographer
David E. Kelley Prods.
Comic Relief VII & VIII
Choreographer
HBO / Moffitt / Lee
Step It Up & Dance
On-Camera Judge
Bravo
UP! Juniors
On-Camera Judge
China
Music Videos
Flight Facilities "Down To Earth"
Choreographer
Eppich Films
Michael Jackson "Smooth Criminal"
Choreographer / Co-Director
Michael Jackson "Black or White"
Choreographer
Dir. John Landis
Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Co-Director
Dir. Joe Pytka
Michael Jackson "Dirty Diana"
Choreographer
Michael Jackson "Speed Demon"
Choreographer
Michael Jackson "Will You Be There"
Director / Choreographer
Michael Jackson "Blood on the Dance Floor"
Director / Choreographer
Madonna "Like a Virgin"
Choreographer
Dir. Alex Keshishian
Madonna "Holiday"
Choreographer
Dir. Alex Keshishian
Madonna "Express Yourself"
Choreographer
Dir. David Fincher
Leann Rimes "Suddenly"
Choreographer
Curb Records
Van Halen "Hot for Teacher"
Choreographer
Dir. Pete Angelus
David Lee Roth "California Girls"
Choreographer
Dir. Pete Angelus
George Harrison "I've Got My Mind Set on You"
Choreographer
Dir. Gary Weiss
Paul McCartney "Stranglehold"
Choreographer
Dir. Bob Girladi
Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazon "La Boheme"
Director
Anna Netrebko "The Woman, The Voice"
Director
Award Shows
Academy Awards w/ Madonna
Choreographer
ABC
MTV Video Music Awards w/ Madonna / "Vogue"
Choreographer
MTV
Grammy Awards w/ Michael Jackson
Choreographer
CBS
American Country Music Awards w/ LeAnn Rimes
Choreographer

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