Creator Bio

   An art school painter and elite scholarship gymnast, Stephan added to this foundation the disciplines of dance, circus and aerial performance. Fusing those skills into a successful choreography that drew the attention of Cirque du Soleil, Stephan created and performed the featured act Body2Body over 1000 times for their Las Vegas production, Zumanity. The development of an acrobatic-dance partnering language, merged with a life-long study of consciousness-science, has lead Stephan to configuring himself a creator of evocative performances that foster growth and evolution.


   With a global network of the highest caliber performing artists and theater makers in circus and dance, Stephan’s experience working for and beside some of the great creators of our time, has honed his ability for devising sophisticated physical theater. His vision melds a passion for both the fine arts and the performing arts, while nurturing an affinity for symbolism and transformational narratives.





Creator Résumé

Aerial Silk Act Designer & Assistant Circus Choreographer

Mirage Entertainment, Inc., Hongcun Aju Project, Anhui Province, China.

Director: Angelo Bonello
Creation of a multi-million dollar circus, martial arts and dance themed outdoor water show


Aerial straps act designer, associate circus arts choreographer, trainer & resident director

Voyage de la Vie, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.

Director: Phil McKinley
A multi-million dollar theatrical rock circus spectacular created by The Generating Company, UK

Choreographer, Instructor & Performing Artist
The International Meeting Under the Tent (Encuentro Internacional Bajo la Carpa), Circo Sentido, Mexico City.

Director: Bruno Castillo Diaz
A 5-week workshop in body2body technique followed by showcase performances

Acrobatic Coach
Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, Quebec
Director: Serge Denoncourt

Acrobatic coach/trainer for the dancers and artists in the creation of the show, Believe.


Instructor, Choreographer, Director & Performing Artist
Colectivo Circo Sentido, Mexico City, Casa de Cultura Jésus Romero Flóres
A 10-day intensive workshop, culminating in a showcase production with students



Collaborator & model for sculptures

The Art of Richard MacDonald Presented by Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, NV
Director: Richard MacDonald
Stephan was instrumental in precipitating the partnership between RM & CDS

Core member of, c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, a research and educational 501c3 arts organization dedicated to creating a better future through arts and media. Currently serving as an Artistic Director for c3: CreateLAB — a platform for the development of experimental works in the performing and expressive arts driven by innovation and emerging technologies.

Collaborative Designer of diverse acts and photo shoots, 1995 - 2007

AntiGravity, New York City

Director: Christopher Harrison

 

Voyage De La Vie, Creative Team

Services

  • Workshops in Body2Body technique, designing movement and character/performance development.



  • Specialty-act choreography.



  • Athletic and dance photography direction for portfolios



  • Fitness training & superfood nutrition



  • Script writing for multi-media physical theater

Creative Associations

Brown's Gymnastics, Las Vegas

Creation headquarters for Stephan Choiniere

Owner / Director: Dayna Waroe

Joan Scheckel Film Making Labs, Los Angeles



Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm:

Andrew Cawrse, Artistic  Director and Modeling Supervisor for visual effects feature films

Gio Nakpil, Digital Creature Model Supervisor

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Mirage Entertainment:

Angelo Bonello, Director Hongcun Aju Project, Anhui Province, China, & Founder/Artistic Director, KitonB Project

Alain Gauthier, Aerial & acrobatic choreographer (Cirque du Soleil & Cavalia)
Charlie Kao, President & Co-founder, Mirage Entertainment 



Tronic, multi-media creation studio, New York City

Directors / Co-founders: Jesse Seppi & Vivian Rosenthal

c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, platform and think-tank for artists, inventors & media makers, Los Angeles

Founder: Kate McCallum

Vortex Immersion, Immersive entertainment venues & interactive technologies, Los Angeles 

President & CEO: Ed Lantz



Spymonkey, comedy theater troupe, UK

Founders: Toby Park, Petra Massey and master teacher, Aitor Basauri



Le PeTiT CiRqUe, All-kid circus performers, Los Angeles

Founder & Director: Nathalie Yves Gaulthier

Festival Siguientescena, International Festival of Alternative Performing Arts, Queretaro, Mexico

Director: Luis René Venegas Ramírez

Broadway Bares:

Jerry Mitchell (Director/choreographer: Peep Show, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Hairspray: The Musical



The Generating Company, (Voyage de la Vie)

Phil McKinley, Director (Barnum & Bailey)  
Mark Fisher, Artistic Designer (Cirque du Soleil, 2008 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, U2 360 º world tour, & numerous rock bands)  

Ray Winkler, Designer (Mark Fisher productions)  
Alain Gauthier, Circus choreographer (Cirque du Soleil & Cavalia
Paul Cockle, Producer (The Generating Company, The Millennium Dome



Cirque du Soleil:

Guy LaLiberte: Founder

Zumanity: Creator profiles

Believe: Creator profiles

Debra Brown (Cirque du Soleil choreographer)  
Serge Denoncourt (Director: Believe)  
Dominic Champagne (Director: Zumanity, Love, Varakai)  
René Richard Cyr (Co-Director: Zumanity)  
Cahal McCrystal (Clown Act Creator) 
Thierry Mugler (Costume designer, Zumanity)  
Boris Verkhovsky (Director of Acrobatics and Coaching) 



Metropolitan Opera House:
Robert LePage (Director: La Damnation de Faust, Cirque du Soleil: Ka & Totem)  
James Levine (Music Director & conductor)  
Luciano Pavarotti  
Placido Domingo 

 

Anti-Gravity:

Christopher Harrison (Director)  



Radio City Music Hall:

Graciela Daniele (Director: Carnivale
Mark Dendy (Choreographer: Carnivale)

B. H. Barry (Fight Choreographer: Carnivale)



Dance choreographers:

Giulio Scatola  
Doug Elkins
David Dorfman Dance Company 
Bill T. Jones Dance Company  
Arthur Aviles Typical Theater  
Jeff Amsden (Director/choreographer: A Few Good Men Dancin’)  



Photographers:

Lois Greenfield 
Parish Kohanim 
Michel Tcherevkoff  
Andrew Eccles  
Natacha Merritt 
Carolyn Quan  
Terry Notary  
Jerry Metellus 

Sculptors:

Richard MacDonald  
Andrew Cawrse  

Aerial Straps duo for Voyage de la Vie

Aerial silk/hammock duo for Hongcun Aju

© 2018 by Stephan Choiniere. All rights reserved

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