Ellen
Kane

London based Tony & Olivier nominated choreographer, Ellen Kane is currently working on Legally Blonde for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (dir. Lucy Moss) and has been working as the Choreographer for Matilda (feature film dir. Matthew Warchus for Netflix) and A Chorus Line (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester. 

Other credits include: Choreographer West Side Story (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester and Dance & Movement Supervisor on Cats (dir. Tom Hooper), Co-Choreographer of Groundhog Day The Musical (dir. Matthew Warchus), Old Vic Theatre London and the August Wilson Theatre Broadway (Tony and Olivier nominations); Worldwide Associate Choreographer on the RSC’s Matilda The Musical Stratford, London, Broadway, US Tour, Australia, New Zealand, UK & International tour, also directed by Matthew Warchus; Choreographer for Pieces of String at Mercury Theatre in Colchester; Choreographer for Perfect Pitch, Children In Need’s Musical in a Week; Choreographer for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (dir.Bartlett Sher) at Playhouse Theatre, London; Choreographer for Elton John’s Electricity Video in association with Working Title; International Choreographic Supervisor and Associate on Billy Elliot The Musical (dir. Stephen Daldry) for London, Broadway, Chicago, National US tour, Australia, Holland and UK tour; Associate Choreographer for the Original London Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor (dir. Sam Mendes) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Associate Choreographer for Sister Act at London Palladium; Associate Choreographer The Lord of the Rings (dir. Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

For Workshops, Ellen has acted as Associate Choreographer on Bridget Jones’ Diary (dir. Stephen Daldry) for Working Title, The Light Princess (dir. Marianne Elliott) for National Theatre and various workshops for the RSC.

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Ellen Kane's choreography is truly fabulous. It's exuberant and energetic – the skipping routine in "Whipped into Shape" is so precise and demanding that you really wonder how the cast can carry on singing – but it is also sexy rather than sexualised.

Sarah Crompton
on Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)

A phenomenal skipping scene opens the second act – with cheerleading-inflected choreography by Ellen Kane. It’s the perfect example of the massive energy and bright, bursting fizz that makes the production explode off the stage.

Tim Bano
on Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)

Meanwhile, numbers such as skipping rope spectacle “Whipped Into Shape” show off Ellen Kane’s sharp and impressive choreography.

Nicole Vassell
on Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)

Ellen Kane’s choreography is fabulously playful and the ensemble is strong.

Arifa Akbar
on Legally Blonde (Regents Park Open Air Theatre)

The production gets a real shot of energy from Ellen Kane’s lively, all-new choreography, which slips in gracefully acrobatic dives, staccato jerks and rapid pirouetting. The dancing has a sinuous muscularity which gels compellingly with the stretched notes of Bernstein’s tense, reed-driven compositions.

Dave Fargnoli
on West Side Story

Pride of place goes to Ellen Kane’s new choreography, which meets the challenge of forging its own identity while providing an echo of Jerome Robbins’s classic mixture of ballet and street corner swagger. Every routine, beautifully crafted, blows away any cobwebs.

Clive Davis
on West Side Story

Ellen Kane’s dynamically fresh and muscular choreography is beyond exciting and stunningly executed by the whole ensemble.

PHILIP LOWE
on West Side Story

Ellen Kane’s choreography skilfully picks out the gellingof the company as the plot’s audition process evolves.

Jonathan Baz
on A Chorus Line

The choreographer Ellen Kane has taken the originalchoreography by the show's director and creator Michael Bennett and his colleague Bob Avian and moulded it for a more modern – and more Britishaudience. Her steps are less smoothly Broadway than the originals, more punchy, full of jumps and fast extended movement. It works well and powers the evening; this has always at heart been a dance show.

Sarah Crompton
on A Chorus Line

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Film

Choreographer 

Choreographer 
Director Matthew Warchus
Movement and Dance Supervisor 
Director Tom Hooper

Theatre

Choreographer 

Choreographer & Musical Staging 
Director Lucy Moss
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Choreographer 
Director Nikolai Foster
Leicester Curve
Choreographer 
Director Nikolai Foster
Curve Theatre
Groundhog Day (Broadway)
Tony Nomination for Best Choreography
Co-Choreographer 
Director Matthew Warchus
August Wilson Theatre, Broadway
Groundhog Day
Olivier Award for Best New Musical & Nomination for Best Theatre Choroegraphy
Co-Choreographer 
Director Matthew Warchus
The Old Vic
Choreographer 
Director Bartlett Sher
Playhouse Theatre
Billy Elliot The Musical
4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical
International Choreographic Supervisor & Associate Choreographer 
Director Stephen Daldry
Victoria Palace, London
Matilda The Musical
7 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical
Worldwide Associate Choreographer 
Director Matthew Warchus
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Stratford-upon-Avon
Pieces of String
Nominated for Best Musical Production - UK Theatre Awards 2018
Movement Director and Musical Staging 
Director Ryan McBryde
Mercury Theatre
Movement Director 
Director Ryan McBryde
Queens Theatre, Hornchurch
Associate Choreographer 
Director Sam Mendes
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Associate Choreographer 
Director Peter Schneider
London Palladium
Associate Choreographer 
Director Matthew Warchus
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Television

Choreographer 

Choreographer 
BBC for BBC

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