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THE CREATIVES

DAVID KING

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

David King is a multi award-winning and internationally acclaimed theatre producer. He owns his own theatres in America, and has an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in London for services to the performing arts. David has hit shows all over the world, and as executive producer of Spirit Productions, he is one of the biggest employers in showbusiness today.

He sought for decades to break into showbusiness management and his determination eventually paid off in 1996 when he wrote and created his first hit musical, 'Spirit of the Dance'. It became the biggest dance show in the world, with 14 troupes performing in 14 different countries on the same night, playing to more than 30 million people worldwide.

David has remained a hands-on executive producer and still creates and produces all the shows in his portfolio of over 25 productions.

He owns three major theatres in America: The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the largest theatre on the east coast of America, with 3,000 seats; The King's Castle Theatre in Branson, Missouri, where his shows plays year round; The Broadway Theatre, in MGM's New York - New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He has ongoing contracts to supply major casinos in the US with entertainment and is one of the principal suppliers of entertainment to the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco.

David's shows have toured in more than 30 countries and he is the first producer from the Western world to have three consecutive tours in China, playing to over a million people.

Spirit Artists is David's international artist management agency, which supplies some of the biggest music acts in the world to corporate events and private clients. He has worked with Sir Elton John, Andre Bocelli, Liza Minnelli and Lionel Ritchie, to name but a few.

EMMA ROGERS

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

Emma trained at Bird College where she graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Since graduating Emma has performed all over the world working in Theatre and TV and has now established herself as a professional choreographer. Emma has recently appeared on Dancing on Ice (ITV) and at the Barbican in ‘Crazy For Gershwin’. Emma’s newest production ‘Shades of Temptation’ can be seen in Las Vegas at the world famous New York New York Casino. She has been choreographing in America for the USA Premiere of ‘Rocket Man’ and the World Tour of the new Michael Jackson Tribute show ‘Man In The Mirror’ as well as appearing on ‘Dancing King’ for DMAX UK and ABC in Australia.

Choreography Credits include: Shades of Temptation (Las Vegas) Man In The Mirror (World Tour) Rocket Man (USA/Canadian Tour) Jersey Nights (USA Tour) Horray For Hollywood (USA, Istanbul, Monte Carlo) Christmas on Ice (USA) Strictly Tap Dance Fever (USA, South Africa, UK Tour), Spice (Monte Carlo), 9 to 5 (Thameside Theatre) Stardust (Millfield Theatre) Catch Me If You Can (Move It Performers College) Cry Baby (Thameside Theatre) The Wild Party (Mirren Theatre), Sin City Rocks (Promo Las Vegas), Mother Goose, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk (Millfield Theatre), Sweet FA The Musical (Workshop), Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan (Worthing Pavilion), Moulin Rouge (Café De Paris, London), Aladdin (Victoria Theatre, Halifax), Smile The Musical (Mirren Theatre), Snow White (Madinat Theatre, Dubai) and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (BBC).

INNIS ROBERTSON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Innis Robertson has many years of experience in dance, musical theatre and TV. He trained at Laine Theatre Arts and The Dance School of Scotland, Knightswood.

As a Director, Choreographer and Associate Innis has been involved in numerous productions: Puttin' on the Ritz (UK Tour); New Jersey Nights (UK Tour & Monte Carlo); Elvis: The King of Rock & Roll (China Tour); Hooray for Hollywood (China Tour); The Jake & Elwood Show (Monte Carlo); Judy: The Songbook of Judy Garland (UK Tour); Anton & Erin – Cheek to Cheek (The Coliseum London); Simply Ballroom (UK Tour and Singapore); Boogie Nights – The Musical (UK Tour); For Celebrity Cruises/Qdos Entertainment – Simply Ballroom, Boogie Wonderland, Land of Make Believe, IBroadway, IBroadway2, IHollywood, Celebrate the World, Stars in their Eyes; Star Factory; Over 10 pantomimes for Qdos and First Family Entertainment and numerous fashion and trade shows.

As a performer he has appeared in West End, UK Tours and International productions, including; Ensemble in The Mikado and Candide (ENO, The Coliseum London); Simply Ballroom (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, UK Tour, Dubai & Singapore); Boogie Nights – The Musical (UK Tour, Qdos); Ugly Sister in Cendrillon (Ballet Raymond, Vevey); Messin’ Around Midnight (Edinburgh Festival Fringe);The Nutcracker (The Edinburgh International Festival); Mystique (Stageworks Worldwide Productions); Between Love & Madness (Jazz Art UK); UN 50th Anniversary Concert (Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow); Dancer/Vocalist for Radisson Cruises; Water’s Edge, Shoals of Herring and Songs and Dances (Scottish Ballet). Also numerous trade and corporate events.

Innis has performed in numerous pantomimes, including: Dance Captain/Understudy Mrs Smee in Peter Pan (King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. Qdos); Dance Captain/Understudy and played Ugly Sister in Cinderella (The Alhambra, Bradford. Qdos); Nessie the Sea Witch and Dance Captain in The Little Mermaid (Alban Arena, St Albans. Qdos); Ugly Sister and Dance Captain in Cinderella (New Theatre, Hull. Qdos); Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Regent Theatre, Stoke. Qdos); Understudy Dame and Dance Captain in Jack & the Beanstalk (His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen. Qdos); Understudy Wicked Queen and Dance Captain in Snow White (The Alhambra, Bradford. Qdos); Understudy Ugly Sister and Dance Captain in Cinderella (The Alhambra, Bradford and The Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Qdos); Understudy Wicked Queen and Ensemble in Snow White (The Beck, Hayes. Qdos); Understudy Dame and Ensemble in Snow White (The Hawth, Crawley. Qdos); Understudy Prince and Ensemble in Snow White (King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. Qdos); Ensemble in Babes in the Wood (The King’s Theatre, Glasgow);

In 2010 Innis appeared on TV as a Pro Dance Partner on Singapore’s version of Strictly Come Dancing – Dance Star Asia. Some of his other credits include: Casanova BBC; Simply Ballroom Universal; This Morning LWT; Craig Hill’s Out Tonight BBC; Edinburgh Nights BBC.

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