Elizabeth Honan, Creative Director & Choreographer, has firmly established herself as one of the UK’s most respected creative forces in the industry today. Her portfolio spans across Television, commercials, and successful high profile stadium & arena tours for No. 1 artists, making her a sought after visionary and campaign creator.
In the early stages of Elizabeth’s career as a choreographer, she worked with Girls Aloud for nine years creating and choreographing 20 hit singles and 5 tours, as well as soloist Cheryl. Elizabeth choreographed many of Cheryl’s performances including the iconic ‘Fight For This Love’ and Cheryl’s performance on ‘The Voice’, where she famously swan dived on to the stage.
For the last 7 years, Elizabeth has been the Creative Director and Show producer of Capital FM’s epic concerts, ‘Capital Summertime Ball’ live at Wembley Stadium and ‘Capital Jingle Bell Ball’ live at the O2. These events continue to feature the biggest music artists in the industry, including Justin Timberlake, Usher, Pharell, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Ne-YO, Justin Beiber, Coldplay, Calvin Harris to name but a few.
Elizabeth has been the show producer and choreographer on Britain’s ‘The X Factor’ national tour for the past 6 years and continues to take the show to new, spectacular levels. Elizabeth assumed the role of Creative Director and Choreographer on ‘The X Factor’ 2011 live TV shows, and regularly continued to work with some of the artists after the show, such as JLS, One Direction, Little Mix and Olly Murs.
Elizabeth has been working continuously with female super group Little Mix since their first live performance on the X Factor. She was flown to LA to rehearse with the girls for their US promo tour of their single ‘Black Magic’, which included appearances on The Teen Choice Awards, The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Today Show. Elizabeth also travelled to New York to prepare for their performance on the hugely popular US show ‘Good Morning America’. Most recently, Elizabeth was the creative director and choreographer of the girls 112 date sell out world tour ‘Get Weird’, their performance at ‘V Festival’ in London, and not forgetting their smash performance of ‘Black Magic’ at the 2016 Brit Awards.
Elizabeth is the creative director for pop singer Olly Murs live tours. She began working with Olly when he embarked on his first solo tour around UK theatres and has had the pleasure of watching him progress to two massive sell out UK arena tours garnering great reviews all the way. Earlier this year, Elizabeth worked with Olly on his third arena tour ‘Never Been Better Tour 2015′ and is confirmed as creative director for his fourth in March 2017 which she is thrilled about.
Working with the biggest boy band in the world One Direction, Elizabeth created their one off sell out show in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden and then their 163 date massive world tour. One of her proudest moments has been the worldwide release of their movie ‘This is us’, which features many live performances from the world tour filmed in 3D.
One of Elizabeth’s passions is classical music and she has the great honour of being the creative director of the ‘Classic FM’ live concerts at the Royal Albert Hall twice a year. These concerts feature pieces played by some of the greatest soloists in the world and feature a large pyrotechnic finale.
For many years, Elizabeth has worked on the UK’s favourite dance show Strictly Come Dancing, creating one off group performances with the professional dancers from the show. Each year she is asked to produce the spectacular Halloween performance and is once again secured for the upcoming series.
In 2016, Elizabeth became the resident creative director on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ live shows which she loved working on.