Sydney Opera House

John O'Connell



Background:Born, Australia. Awards include Best Choreographer Moulin Rouge American Choreography Awards, 2001; Australian Dance Award for Contribution to the Art of Dance, 1993; Golden Platypus Award for most popular event in Brisbane, 1999

OA repertoire:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Edinburgh Festival Critics Award)

Other Companies: Film: Shall We Dance, Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, Romeo+Juliet, Razzle Dazzle, Muriel’s Wedding, Peter Pan, Passion, The Quiet American, The Matrix Revolutions, Scooby Doo, Enchanted (excerpts staged at the 80th Oscars, 2008), Baz Luhrmann’s Australia. Currently choreographing Elton John’s Gnomeo and Juliet. Stage: Rudolf (Vienna); The Rocky Horror Show, The Convict’s Opera, Tales from the Vienna Woods (STC); Company (Kookaburra); Threepenny Opera, Keating! - Helpmann award for best musical, 2007 (Company B); Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Ensemble); Venetian Twins (Royal Queensland Theatre Company); Kissing Frogs (Glynn Nicholas); Barry Humphries’ one-man show, Remember You’re Out; South Pacific (GFO). Cabaret includes Mr Cha Cha Says Dance (PIAF); Spiegelworld’s Desir (NY)