Vincent Paterson

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. Vincent is the Director, Writer, and Co-Choreographer of Cirque du Soleil's, VIVA! ELVIS, which ran in Las Vegas for over 1,000 performances. As a director and choreographer, Vincent created many works for Madonna and Michael Jackson including Madonna's BLOND AMBITION TOUR, and her legendary Marie Antoinette Vogue performance for MTV and the choreography for 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 SMOOTH CRIMINAL and BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from the Grammy Awards to the Superbowl Halftime Show. Vincent directed and choreographed the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier's, DANCER IN THE DARK. Among the many films he choreographed are THE BIRDCAGE and CLOSER for director Mike Nichols, EVITA for director Alan Parker, HOOK for Steven Spielberg. Vincent received a Tony nomination for choreographing Hal Prince's KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN. He has directed commercials through DarkLight Pictures and has choreographed several hundred commercials, many winning awards in collaboration with director, Joe Pytka. Vincent directed the sold-out LOVING THE SILENT TEARS at LA’s Shrine Auditorium featuring a cast of international stars. He has also directed many charitable events, among them 3 star-studded benefits for Alzheimer's Organization. Each evening presented highlights from Broadway musicals and starred luminaries from Broadway and hit TV series. He also directed 2 stellar benefits for APLA, featuring performers Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Logins, Nathalie Cole, Billy Joel, Elton John, Patty Austin, Sarah Brightman, Wynona Judd, Eddie Van Halen, and Sheila E. 

Vincent is featured in the best selling, Smithsonian publication, Masters of Movement: Portrait's of America's Greatest Choreographers. The Swedish documentary about Vincent's life and career, THE MAN BEHIND THE THRONE, has been airing on TV internationally as well as at film festivals where it has won several awards. He is presently directing and choreographing a new visual interpretation of the musical, EVITA at the Ronacher Theater in Vienna, is in development on a theatrical musical version of Lars Von Trier's DANCER IN THE DARK, and is writing his autobiography.