Keith Young is quite simply one of the most
versatile director/choreographers working in the industry today.
Keith danced with notable dance companies in
New York and joined TWYLA THARP’S company as a principal dancer. He
later became her assistant on the film AMADEUS. He also served as
rehearsal director in the staging of THE SINATRA SUITES, featuring
MIKHAIL BARYSHINKOV and TWLYA THARP for AMERICAN BALLET
FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: THE SMURFS MOVIE,
directed by Raja Gosnell; multiple films for director Nancy Meyers such as
IT'S COMPLICATED with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin; THE HOLIDAY
with Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black; SOMETHING’S
GOTTA GIVE with Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton; and Mel Gibson’s memorable
dance scene in WHAT WOMEN WANT.
Other films Keith has choreographed are THE
SWITCH with Jennifer Anniston and Juliette Lewis, and the upcoming film
DANCE FOR LIFE, which he filmed in Italy.
Keith is particularly proud of his
choreographic work on the feature film RENT, directed by Chris
Columbus. His choreography for RENT won an award at the 2008
CHOREOGRAPHY MEDIA HONORS.
TV CREDITS INCLUDE: DANCING WITH THE
STARS, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the new BYRON ALLEN
sitcom THE FIRST FAMILY, HARRY’S LAW, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and
PUSHING DAISIES with KRISTEN CHENOWETH.
For THE 78TH ANNUAL ACADEMY
AWARDS, he choreographed a performance for the Oscar winning song
IT’S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP from the movie HUSTLE & FLOW. Keith
also choreographed PRINCE ROYCE’s performance on the LATIN GRAMMYS
featuring BEN E. KING. He received an EMMY AWARD NOMINATION
for his work on THE DREW CAREY SHOW.
COMMERCIAL CREDITS INCLUDE: SUPER
BOWL SOBE LIFE WATER with NFL players, the SUPER BOWL SOBE
LIFE WATER “THRILLER” spot with NAOMI CAMPBELL and some very
talented lizards. TROP 50 spots with KYRA SEDGWICK and JANE
KRAKOWSKI & GILLES MARINI, KIA“MANIAC”, GAP, OLD NAVY,
TOYOTA, BLACKBERRY, BIG LOTS, O2 with MICHAEL BUBLE and many more.
Keith is especially proud of his work on
THE CHRISTOPHER REEVES SPECIAL with DANCING WHEELS
featuring MARY VERDI-FLETCHER.
THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: A musical
based on the life of SAMMY DAVIS JR. (Played by OBBA BABATUNDE) at
THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE. Keith received the SAN DIEGO CRITICS
CHOICE AWARD for BEST CHOREOGRAPHY for the musical
SAMMY. He also choreographed the Broadway Musical ON THE TOWN,
directed by GEORGE C. WOLFE.
Keith has directed and choreographed tours for
music artists such as JOSH GROBAN, BABYFACE, EARTH WIND & FIRE, GLADYS
KNIGHT, MADONNA (THE GIRLIE TOUR) PRINCE ROYCE 2011 TOUR, BETTE MIDLER, RED
HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS and many more.