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Ryan Heffington



Ryan Heffington is a performance artist, choreographer, designer and the owner of The Sweat Spot dance space in Los Angeles. Heffington has staked his claim in both the commercial and art worlds. His exhaustive resume includes work in national art galleries, on fashion show runways, professional dance stages, numerous TV shows, and at some of the grittiest night clubs around the globe. Heffington’s work has been featured at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (Heffington Moves MOCA), the Hammer Museum, Charlottenborg Museum (Copenhagen), and more. He is the recipient of the 2014 MTV VMA award and a 2015 EMA nomination for Best Choreography for his video work with Sia. Their collaboration on the “Chandelier” music video has garnered more than 1.4 Billion internet views, ranking it as one of the most watched videos in history. Heffington also received attention for choreographing Muse's "Uprising" performance at the 2011 Grammys, Sia’s 2015 Grammy performance with Kristin Wiig, and Emma Stone’s performance in the "Anna" music video by Will Butler. He has worked with dozens of music artists such as Years & Years, Paul McCartney, Florence + the Machine, Billy Idol, FKA Twigs, Lykke Li, Chet Faker, Arcade Fire, Massive Attack and many more. On the big screen, Heffington’s work was most recently seen in Christopher Guest’s “Mascots” (official selection of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival). Upcoming film and television work includes Edgar Wright’s "Baby Driver” with Ansel Elgort + Jamie Foxx, and newly released Netflix's series “The OA”. Heffington has received wide acclaim for his collaboration with Spike Jonze on Kenzo’s perfume commercial released in August 2016. His work with Kenzo has further evolved to include their partnership with H&M, choreographing the fashion show for their 2016 design collaboration.  Mr. Heffington has been described as both "a mad Bob Fosse with a sewing machine", "Martha Graham on meth", and "a force to be reckoned with” by the Los Angeles Times.


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