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Ellen Kane BIO

London based Tony & Olivier nominated choreographer, Ellen Kane is currently working on Legally Blonde for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (dir. Lucy Moss) and has been working as the Choreographer for Matilda (feature film dir. Matthew Warchus for Netflix) and A Chorus Line (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester. Other credits include: Choreographer West Side Story (dir. Nikolai Foster) for the Curve in Leicester and Dance & Movement Supervisor on Cats (dir. Tom Hooper), Co-Choreographer of Groundhog Day The Musical (dir. Matthew Warchus), Old Vic Theatre London and the August Wilson Theatre Broadway (Tony and Olivier nominations); Worldwide Associate Choreographer on the RSC’s Matilda The Musical Stratford, London, Broadway, US Tour, Australia, New Zealand, UK & International tour, also directed by Matthew Warchus; Choreographer for Pieces of String at Mercury Theatre in Colchester; Choreographer for Perfect Pitch, Children In Need’s Musical in a Week; Choreographer for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (dir.Bartlett Sher) at Playhouse Theatre, London; Choreographer for Elton John’s Electricity Video in association with Working Title; International Choreographic Supervisor and Associate on Billy Elliot The Musical (dir. Stephen Daldry) for London, Broadway, Chicago, National US tour, Australia, Holland and UK tour; Associate Choreographer for the Original London Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factor (dir. Sam Mendes) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Associate Choreographer for Sister Act at London Palladium; Associate Choreographer The Lord of the Rings (dir. Matthew Warchus and choreographer Peter Darling) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For Workshops, Ellen has acted as Associate Choreographer on Bridget Jones’ Diary (dir. Stephen Daldry) for Working Title, The Light Princess (dir. Marianne Elliott) for National Theatre and various workshops for the RSC.

Ellen Kane Productions

[West End, 2024]
[West End, 2023]
Movement director
[West End, 2021]
Associate Choreographer
[Broadway, 2017]
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Choreographer
[West End, 2010]
[West End, 2005]
Choreographic Supervision

Ellen Kane Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Choreography

Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day

Ellen Kane News

Laura Donnelly, Leanne Best, Ophelia Lovibond, and Helena Wilson Will Lead THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, The Nevers, Outlander), Leanne Best (Sweat, Ripper Street, Line of Duty), Ophelia Lovibond (Minx, W1A, The Effect) and Helena Wilson (Vogue World, Jack Absolute Flies Again, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern) lead the cast as the Webb family in Jez Butterworth's new play, The Hills of California.

Review: DEAR ENGLAND, Prince Edward Theatre

Relocating James Graham’s exhilarating Dear England after a successful run at its home at the National Theatre to the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre was a wise decision.

Full Cast Set For Adaptation of COLD WAR at the Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast for adaptation of Academy Award-nominated film Cold War. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Photos: First Look at West End Transfer of the National Theatre's DEAR ENGLAND

Dear England, the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed, smash-hit production has now opened in the West End. Check out all new photos here!

Sam Mendes to Direct New Play by Jez Butterworth

Following their multi-award-winning triumph, The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem, and Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, return to the West End to bring you The Hills of California. The latest play from the acclaimed playwright will run at Harold Pinter Theatre, for a limited season, from 27 January to 15 June 2024.

Video: Watch an All-New Trailer For DEAR ENGLAND at the National Theatre

A new trailer has been released for the National Theatre’s highly acclaimed West End transfer of Dear England. Check out the video here!

Curve's Production of A CHORUS LINE Will Embark on UK Tour

Curve's hit production of the Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE will return in 2024, playing at Curve from 28 June to 13 July 2024, with a Summer run at Sadler's Wells from 31 July to 25 August and a UK Tour. Learn more about the production here!

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of James Graham's DEAR ENGLAND

The National Theatre has announced full casting for its highly acclaimed production of Dear England, transferring to the West End this Autumn. This new smash-hit play by James Graham, directed by Rupert Goold, tells the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate. It will play at the Prince Edward Theatre from 9 October 2023 for a strictly limited 14-week run.

Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow's New Musical, WHY AM I SO SINGLE? Gets Workshop

Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss’s new musical Why Am I So Single? will have a ticketed workshop at the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre at Sadler's Wells, from Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 September 2023.  Why Am I So Single? is a new musical about two perpetually single best friends who can’t figure out why they are so single, and who (on a completely unrelated note) are deciding what to write their next musical about.

James Graham's THIS ENGLAND to Transfer to West End, Starring Joseph Fiennes

The National Theatre has announced that its critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Dear England will transfer to the Prince Edward Theatre, in London’s West End, from 9 October 2023 for a strictly limited 14-week run. 

Review Roundup: DEAR ENGLAND, Starring Joseph Fiennes

The National Theatre is now presenting Dear England, a new play by James Graham, directed Rupert Goold, telling the story of the England men's football team under Gareth Southgate's management. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Review: DEAR ENGLAND, National Theatre

With humour and sympathy, James Graham's play gives the nation the leader it needs

Christine Allado, Emma Hatton, and Alexia Khadime Perform in an Exclusive New Concert, Available to Stream Now

A Spotlight On Leading Ladies, a concert featuring West End stars Alexia Khadime (currently playing Elphaba in Wicked), Christine Allado (Hamilton, Prince of Egypt) and Emma Hatton (Wicked, Evita, We Will Rock You) will be available to stream for a limited time only. 

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, DANCIN', NEW YORK, NEW YORK and More Win 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

Winners for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards were announced this evening. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensembles in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in film that opened during the 2022-2023 season.

$25 Student Rush Tickets Available for The Chita Rivera Awards Tonight

Student rush tickets are now available for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards this evening.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE And More To Perform At The 2023 Chita Rivera Awards; Presenters Announced

Presenters and performances have been announced for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards, taking place on May 22 at 7:30pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park).

Photos: Full Cast Set for Joseph Fiennes-Led DEAR ENGLAND; Get a First Look Inside Rehearsals

The National Theatre has announced the full cast for Dear England, a new play by James Graham telling the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate’s management. See rehearsal photos!

DANCIN', A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, and More Nominated For 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

Nominations for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced. Find out who is nominated for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Period at Cambridge Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical is now booking through to 26 May 2024 with tickets for the new dates now on sale.

Winners Announced for The 2022 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards; MOULIN ROUGE Wins Best Musical!

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld UK / West End Awards, honouring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 until September 30, 2022.


Ellen Kane has been nominated for several awards in recognition of her choreography work. She received a nomination for Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards for her work on the musical "Groundhog Day." Additionally, she was nominated for Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for the same production, "Groundhog Day." These nominations highlight the talent and skill that Ellen Kane brings to the world of Broadway choreography.

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