Jill Hillier has had the great fortune of working as Associate Director/ Choreographer on major tours and residencies for some of the biggest pop stars in the world. She worked with acclaimed tour director Jamie King on Ricky Mar-tin’s US tour with Enrique Iglesias. She also worked with Jamie on Ricky’s “All In” residency in Las Vegas and his “Movimiento” world tour. Adding to that list are Nicki Minaj’s 2022 festival shows and her 2017 amfAR performance, Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” tour, “QViva Live” at Mandalay Bay, Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” Tour, and The Spice Girls Reunion Tour. Jill recently acted as Assistant Director for Gwen Stefani’s “Just a Girl” Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood and choreographed “After Dark” featuring the ultimate jazz musician Brian New-man. In addition to the "Pop World",
Jill enjoys creating shows for cruise lines such as Carnival, NCL, Oceana, Regent, Holland America and Celebrity. She is also the Choreographer/Creative Director for the acapella sensation Straight No Chaser’s live tours as well as their PBS specials and music videos. Recently she became the Resident Director/ Tour Manager for the new theatrical sensation and Olivier nominated “The Choir of Man'' which tours the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and performs on The West End as well as Norwegian Cruise Line’s Es-cape and Encore.
For film and television, Jill was honored to work with director Adam McKay on the Netflix hit film “Don’t Look Up” where she designed a concert scene with Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi. She worked with Simon Cowell’s boy band PRETTYMUCH on their performance at the 2017 TCAs! Todrick Hall had Jill coordinate and co-choreographed his opening number at Nickelodeon’s 2014 Kids Choice Awards as well as a number of his YouTube videos. Other TV credits include Lip Sync Bat-tle, Dancing with the Stars, VH1’s Ricky Martin special, Q Viva the Chosen for Fox, MTV’s Made, USA’s The Moment, Celine Dion’s CBS special, Nickelodeon’s birthday special with Geri Halliwell, and numerous award shows.
In between directing and choreographing, Jill greatly enjoys teaching, choreographing and mentoring aspiring dancers across the country. She is involved with AMDA Los Angeles, Commercial Dance Intensive, Go-Pro, and TAPS just to name a few.
Kate Wormald has been an in-demand Choreographer, Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Coach with a career spanning over 25 years. Her passion for movement has led her from the stage to choreography, casting and movement direction and her incredible body of work is testament to her talent and work ethic as one of Australia’s leading performers and creatives.
Kate has lent her talents as choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Movie, Ticket To Paradise, Anyone But You, animated feature film Happy Feet 2, Disney’s Nautilus, Godzilla X Kong, Apples Never Fall, Amazon Primes series The Wilds, NBC’s Young Rock, Rose Byrnes feature film Seriously Red, Foxtel’s THE END, Irreverent and ABC’s Harrow S2.
Kate has become a fully certified Intimacy Co-ordinator through IDC in New York. Working in safe spaces incorporating consent based practices is so very important to the work Kate develops. Kate has worked as IC on projects for Netflix, Universal, Columbia/Sony Films and the Queensland Ballet Company.
As a creative and choreographer, Kate’s stage and event credits include Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Associate Head of Choreography & Staging for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Azerbaijan’s 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and P&O Cruises production of Seven.
Creatively, television has been a huge passion of Kate’s with her work featured on shows and commercials such as Dance Boss, So You Think You Can Dance, Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice, X Factor, Lord Mayors Christmas Carols, Dancing with the Stars and campaigns for BONDS, BERLEI and Channel 10.
As a performer, Kate has a long list of credits, working with some of the world’s most revered actors, choreographers, directors and recording artists including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sydney Sweeney, Austin Butler, Rachael Griffiths, Ol Parker, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Hudson, Samara Weaving, KE$HA, George Miller, Baz Luhrmann, Ellie Goulding, Michael Gracey, Robbie Williams, Macy Gray and Krew Boylan, as well as performing in stage shows such as Fame, Footloose, Carmen, Oh What a Night, Happy Feet 1 & 2, The X Factor, Australian Idol, TV Week Logie Awards, Sir Cliff Richard Tour, ROVE, Long Way to the Top, MTV Awards, Nickelodeon Awards and various national corporate events.
Khori Petinaud is a NYC based performer and educator. She studied at Dance Theater of Harlem, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Ailey School and received her BFA in dance from NYU. She has danced with choreographers such as Sean Curran, Nathan Trice, Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, and Benoit Swan.
She made her Broadway debut in Aladdin the Musical (OBC), continued on to Moulin Rouge the Musical (OBC), made her principal debut in the company of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (OBC) and is currently in the Broadway company of Chicago the Musical. Some other credits include In the Heights (Kennedy Center), The Color Purple (Nat. Tour), King Kong, American Dance Machine, Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theater: Al Blackstone) and Roman Holiday (San Francisco). Tv credits include: Up Here (Hulu), Rent: Live (FOX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Vinyl (HBO), The Knick (Cinemax), and Z:The Beginning of Everything (Amazon).
Marko Panzic is a Creative Director, Choreographer, Producer & Former Dancer. In 2008 Marko hit our TV screens in the 1st series of “So You Think You Can Dance” - AUSTRALIA, where he was a top 20 finalist. Marko returned for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th series as a featured choreographer.
Marko has worked with many of the worlds finest recording Artists including Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, Jessica Mauboy, Little Mix, Olivia Newton-John, Robin Thicke, Danni Minogue, will.i.am, Geri Halliwell, Vera Blue, Keiynan Lonsdale, Montaigne, DJ Havana Brown, Kelly Rowland, Sheppard, Sam Sparro, Kate Miller Heidki, Delta Goodrem, Electric Fields, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Dami Im, Tania Doko, Ella Hooper, G Nation, Jaguar Jonze, Wynter Gordon, Jessica Sutta, Seal, Joel Madden, Rudimental, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jade MacRae, Gin Wigmore, The McClymonts, Peking Duk, Short Stack, The Collective, Elen Levon, Samantha Jade, Rick Price, Daryl Braithwaite, Alli Simpson, Che'nelle, Anthony Callea, Cosima DeVito, Natalie Conway, Prinnie, Mark Vincent, Jack Vidgen, Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi, David Campbell Justice Crew and Paulini.
Marko Panzic's work has seen him choreograph many of Australia's top music videos and platinum selling songs including: "We Run The Night" Havana Brown, "Raining Diamonds", "Crazy" & "Do It Like That" Ricki-Lee, "Gotcha", "Pop A Bottle", "Can I Get A Moment", "Glow" Jessica Mauboy, "Regular Touch" & ""Temper" Vera Blue and "A**Hole" for New Zealand Artist Venice Qin.
Marko Panzic was named Artistic Director of "The Australian Dance Festival" held at Sydney Olympic Park 2012 - Present.
Marko also is the Artistic Director and Founder of Australia's first commercial dance company, The Dream Dance Company. In 2015 the company created their first work "GENESIS" choreographed by Marko Panzic & Stephen Tannos. The company toured to Sydney, Gold Coast, Newcastle & Hobart. In 2016 Marko collaborated with New York City choreographer Candace Brown to create the second season "THE SECRET SOCIETY" which opened to rave reviews and toured to Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and to a sell out audience at the Australian Dance Festival. In 2017 Marko joined powers with the incredible Sarah Boulter to bring "ENTER THE VORTEX" to Australian audiences for the third season for the company. Enter The Vortex toured to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Bundaberg, Gold Coast, Canberra and Wellington New Zealand. In 2019, Marko teamed up with Australian Superstar Choreographer Caetlyn Watson for the project "GODDESS" touring to Sydney, Perth & Melbourne which included performing in the historic Fremantle Prison. In 2021, Marko Panzic selected Paris Cavanagh to come on board as the choreographer for the 2021 season of The Dream Dance Company. The show "ICON" was born. One of the companies most successful shows to date, Icon achieved a sold out season in Sydney which prompted a National tour in 2022. The Dream Dance Company toured in May 2022 to Perth "Crown Theatre", Adelaide "Her Majesty's Theatre", Gold Coast "HOTA" and the final stop SYDNEY STATE THEATRE. The company sold out the 2000 seat theatre in a record timing of 24 hours. A huge accomplishment for the company. In October 2022,The Dream Dance Company collaborated with one of Australia's top creative movement directors Matthew Gode. Creating one of the most unique dance events in Australia live at Sydney Town Hall. In addition to The Dream Dance Company, Marko has created a nationally recognised training program "SHOW | BUSINESS" which is a pre-professional 3 month training program in Sydney, Australia.
Richard J. Hinds
Richard’s Broadway credits include Company (Associate Chor.), Come From Away (Associate Chor.), Disney’s Newsies! (Associate Dir.), Jekyll & Hyde (Associate Dir./Chor.), Il Divo: A Musical Affair (Assistant Dir.) as well as London’s West End productions of Elf (Associate Chor.) and Come From Away (Associate Chor.). He worked on the Off-Broadway production of Here Lies Love (Associate Dir./Chor.) and the National/International Tours of 9 to 5 (Associate Dir.) and Disney’s High School Musical (Associate Chor.).
Richard has directed and choreographed numerous productions including Escape to Margaritaville, Buddy, Holiday Inn, Newsies!, Guys and Dolls, How To Succeed…, Smokey Joe's Café, Evita, Fame, Catch Me If You Can, Mamma Mia!, Saturday Night Fever, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Chicago, Hairspray, Joseph… Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music and All Shook Up.
Richard’s television credits include Encore! (Disney+), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, America’s Got Talent, The Bethenny Show, Bring It and Good Afternoon America. He has also worked on industrials and events for Azamara Club Cruises, Oath, Samsung, Sephora, Hershey Park and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, Angels in America, Cats, Finding Neverland, Wicked, Come Fly Away (Resident Director of 1st National Tour), Guys and Dolls, The Times They Are A-Changin', Movin’ Out and Footloose. He starred in London’s West End production and 1st National Tour of Movin’ Out, playing the role of Eddie, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Off-Broadway/Theater: Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Christopher Wheeldon’s Brigadoon, Chess for the Actor’s Fund, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Spirit, Cinderella, workshops of Something To Dance About - an evening of Jerome Robbins, and Hello, Dolly! Ron has danced with Twyla Tharp Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance, Mia Michaels RAW & guested for many others. TV/Film: “SNL,” The Tony Awards, The VMAs with Ne-Yo, “The Today Show,” “The View” and the feature film Winter’s Tale. Choreography: Pride and Prejudice (Rep of St. Louis), Celestia (The Stratosphere Hotel - Best New Show of 2019), Nate Ruess (music video, “Ah-ha!”), Step One Dance Company (RWS/Holland America Cruises), Dance Lab NY and Wayne State University. Associate Choreographer: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Lyric Theatre), Celine Dion’s A New Day (The Colosseum at Caesars). Co-Founder of The Fête Arts, www.thefetearts.com