Travis Payne

Dancer, choreographer, director, producer
Innovative dancing for the stars

Travis Payne is a multi-award winning choreographer, director, and producer, acclaimed for his innovative work for screen, stage, and song. For over 20 years he has created original choreography and creative direction for concert tours, theater, music videos, award shows, films and television commercials.

His huge body of work includes some of the most influential visual and musical moments of contemporary pop culture, created for and performed by global entertainment icons from Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady GaGa to Shakira, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger, to The Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, Mariah Carey and Madonna.

He has won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography four times and American Choreography Awards three times, and is best known for his collaborations with Michael and Janet Jackson over a 15-year span, including Michael Jackson’s “This Is It”, where he served as associate director, producer and choreographer of the tour and subsequent highest grossing concert documentary in history.

Travis has a visionary ability to combine art, movement, music, visuals, branding, and business savvy into innovative and inspirational blends. As a producer, music composer, and director as well as a choreographer and dancer, his artistic agility and vision create leading edge performances and events that are dynamic and inspiring, connecting and resonating powerfully with his audiences throughout the world.



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