From the stage to the screen, Tracy Phillips’ work – called “fearless” by the L.A. Times – has garnered such buzz in the entertainment industry she’s become a leading choreographer for edginess and provocation. Not bad for a kid who started out in the parking lot of her local dance studio in Denver. Lending her talents to everything from Twin Peaks to Dancing with the Stars to her award-winning direction of Ricky Martin’s 2015 Latin Grammy performance, Phillips has made a particular mark in areas, choreographing major tours for Rihanna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, The Spice Girls, and more. Artists like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bob Dylan, Morrissey, Banks, and Justin Timberlake call on her for video work. On the large screen, she has choreographed (and in some cases, performed in) such films as The Muppets, Water for Elephants, Charlie Wilson’s War, Jackass 2, and the unforgettable Hall & Oats scene in (500) Days of Summer. Her commercial credits include Target, Big Lots, Cointreau, CoverGirl, and Sunday Night Football.
Phillips’ passion project, Harlow Gold, a high-energy, rock and roll girlie show, played live weekly throughout Los Angeles for over six years. Tracy is currently working on directing the musical version, which she hopes to debut this year.