CREATIVE DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
Elizabeth Honan, Creative Director & Choreographer, has firmly established herself as one of the UK’s most respected creative forces in the industry. Her vast portfolio spans across Television, Commercials, Music Videos and hugely successful high-profile stadium & arena tours for No. 1 artists, making her a sought after visionary and campaign creator.
Elizabeth is the show producer and leading choreographer on ‘The X Factor Live’ national arena tour, and has been for the past 9 years. Each year, she continues to take the show to new, spectacular levels.
Her role for seven years as Creative Director and Choreographer for female super group Little Mix saw her take them from their very first live performance on the television show 'THE X FACTOR' to the exhilarating heights of their current success. From all of their worldwide arena tours (Salute/Get Weird/Glory Days) to all of their massive and memorable television performances, Elizabeth was with them every step of the way.
Likewise, she is the Creative Director for Olly Murs' U.K Tours, including his latest starting in April 2019. She joined Olly when he embarked on his first solo tour around UK theatres and has been by his side for 4 incredible arena tours, Elizabeth has had the pleasure of watching him progress, garnering excellent reviews all the way.
Similarly, working with the biggest boy band of their time 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.
For the last 10 years, Elizabeth has been the show producer of Capital FM’s epic concerts, ‘Capital’s Summertime Ball’ live at Wembley Stadium and ‘Capital's Jingle Bell Ball’ live at the O2 Arena. These yearly events feature the biggest music artists in the world and are sure sell-out spectaculars.
Elizabeth has created and choreographed 4 stunning Brits performances; Girls Aloud - The Promise, Cheryl - Fight For This Love, Little Mix - Black Magic and Little Mix - Shoutout To My Ex, with the latter two being announced as runner up and winner of the greatest Brits performance in the last 4 years and Girls Aloud and Cheryl's are both in the top ten greatest Brits performances of all time.
Elizabeth is incredibly proud of her nine year relationship with iconic pop group Girls Aloud, creating and choreographing 18 of their hit singles and all of their sell-out tours. This successful partnership lead to Elizabeth's close working relationship with Cheryl on her solo career, creating the iconic 'Fight For This Love' and mastering the headline-hitting swan dive off the stage for 'Call My Name.' This strong partnership continued in 2018 for Cheryl’s comeback with ‘Love Made Me Do it’. Elizabeth, once again pushed boundaries and smashed dance breaks, creating another iconic number for the music video and campaign to follow.
Elizabeth has a strong portfolio of primetime Entertainment TV Shows for both the BBC and ITV. For many years, she 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 with her pieces regularly being recognised as standout moments from the series. In 2017 her ‘Fashion Show’ creative and choreography trended worldwide. Elizabeth is also particularly proud of her recent 3 years as Britain’s Got Talent’s Creative Director, which won a BAFTA in 2017. She was also Creative Director for Dancing On Ice 2019’s stunning final opener, featuring the pros from the year’s series.
As well as working closely with Cheryl on her latest single release, the powerful duo have just completed work together on season one of BBC’s The Greatest Dancer. Not only was Elizabeth the Creative Director and Choreographer for 'Team Cheryl', but she has also been busy creating and producing many of the season’s highlights, including opening piece of the very first live show and the show-stopping number with the 'The Greatest Dancer' Dance Captains and the cast of Strictly Come dancing.