Bill Deamer is one of Britain's leading choreographers for theatre, film and television. He won the Olivier Award for Best Choreographer in 2013 for Top Hat, which also won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2013. He is the first-choice go-to choreographer for period choreography, with expertise ranging from and including Edwardian, the '20s,right through to the '60s,‘70s and ‘80s.
Bill's extensive training is grounded in ballet, jazz and tap and he then went on to receive a degree from the Guildford School of Acting where he trained as an actor, singer and continued to develop his advanced dance skills. He performed in West End in shows such as The BoyFriend for Cameron Mackintosh, a show he would later choreograph himself at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, earning him his very first Olivier nomination.
He started his choreography career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End Choreographed and Directed by his mentor Dame Gillian Lynne OBE, he was offered an opportunity to choreograph his own version of the very same show (Cabaret) at the Salisbury Playhouse.
From there, he has never looked back. He is the main choreographer for Bill Kenwright Ltd, recent shows include the UK 50th Anniversary Tour of Sound of Music, Evita at the Dominion Theatre and Save the Last Dance for Me. He was reunited with Gillian Lynne when he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Trevor Nunn to create the new tap choreography for the critically-acclaimed production of CATS at The London Palladium in 2014, which now has productions opening in Paris, Blackpool, Australia, New Zealand as well as returning for a second run at the Palladium in October 2015. Top Hat continues its journey, with a tour in 2014-15 and is set to open in Japan in Autumn 2015.
Bill is also a very successful choreographer for film & television, putting his previous acting training to work. His keen eye for the camera has served him well as the choreographer most notably for So You Think You Can Dance and the hit BBC Strictly Come Dancing series where he continues to contribute featured group professional routines and Charlestons.
Throughout his career, Bill has also become an expert on Fred Astaire, one of his dance idols. He directed and choreographed the first-ever tribute to Fred at the London Palladium, and has recently appeared in ITV Perspectives programme For the Love of Fred Astaire. He was a featured speaker at the V&A Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers exhibition in September 2015.
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