Focused. Passionate. Innovative.
Coming from the glamorous world of Ballroom and Latin at a very early age, he learnt partner work to the highest level where he began the Open Russian, Canadian and Untied Kingdom Ballroom and Latin Champion.
Ian always craved for performing on a West End stage and developing his dance style skills further and finally got his chance when the biggest selling pre sales box office smash “Dirty Dancing” came to the West End stage. He was in the original cast which debuted in London October 2006 where Ian was the Dance Captain and went on to work as an Assisting choreographer throughout his 3 years.
During his time in the West End, Ian got many opportunities where he worked with music artists such as Lily Allen and Cheryl Tweedy adding to his multiple styles of dance.
Following from his accomplishments on stage Ian got many offers to create on TV where his true passion was finally becoming evident. Woking on reality dance shows such as Dancing On Ice, Got To Dance and So You Think You CanDance ? all of which he was involved in choreographing and style consultant for.
Ian very quickly moved to France where he was involved as a choreographer for the most watched reality TV show on RTE’s “ Danse Avec Les Star ”. During Ian’s time in France he was back and forth dancing on many dance show tours using his original dance ability of Ballroom and Latin for audiences up and down the country. He also had time to train celebrities for various theatre shows such as Strictly Come Dancing’s Ali Bastian for the West End Show “ Burn The Floor “ and trained TV Presenter and Model Abby Clancy for the reality show itself and went on to win Strictly in 2013.
Ian’s continued success as a well established TV choreographer soon began evident when he was asked to choreograph for the Arabic version on “ Dancing With The Stars ” which after now working on the show for the past 5 years is now apart of the creative team along side the producers. This has also offered Ian the opportunity to be the Ballroom and Latin choreographer for their version of “ So YouThink You Can Dance ? “ which again was so successful and watched by many throughout the Arabic world who saw dance really for the first time being forefront and pushing boundaries within their communities.
Whilst having the opportunity to work in Lebanon, Ian has had great opportunities with working with top music artists in the Arab world such as Elissa, Maya Diab, Daniella Rahme and Carole Samaha. During the last two years Ian is very quickly becoming a popular choreographer and creative for many artists and commercial brands with most recently working with Chicane on their most recent music promo and also choreographing for major label brand Chivas Regal Whiskey for their commercial which featured two elite and world renowned dancers Lucia Marin Gonzalez and Adrien Galo.
Ian has recently completed the new season of “ Dancing With The Stars “ in Ireland where they are into their second season after their very successful first season last year.
"My passion is to make the perfect symphony through visual creativity."