TWO-TIME OLIVIER AWARD WINNER STEPHEN MEAR HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE TELEGRAPH AS "THE OLD-STYLE MASTER OF THE MODERN CHORUS LINE". STEPHEN'S PROLIFIC CAREER HAS TAKEN HIM IN ALL DIRECTIONS FROM MUSICAL THEATRE ON BROADWAY AND THE WEST END TO OPERA AT THE ENO, PARIS AND THE MET IN NEW YORK. HIS VARIED AND SOUGHT AFTER TALENT EXTENDS TO WELL KNOWN TV PROGRAMMES SUCH AS 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE', 'THE TRACEY ULLMAN SHOW' AND 'THE VICTORIA WOOD SHOW'. HE HAS ALSO CHOREOGRAPHED MUSIC VIDEOS FOR HIGH PROFILE ARTISTS 'OASIS' AND 'GOLDFRAPP'. 

STEPHEN HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING AND LEARNING FROM SOME OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS AND HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOREOGRAPH AND DIRECT MANY SUCCESSFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND EXCITING PRODUCTIONS NOT TO MENTION ACHIEVING AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS. 


AWARDS


THE CARL ALAN AWARD 

In 2015 and 2006 Stephen was presented with this award. It’s an award that honours people who have made a significant contribution to the dance and theatre industry, such as teachers, performers and choreographers. They have been dubbed "the Oscars of the dance world" and are presented by The International Dance Teachers Association.


COMPANION AWARD FROM LIVERPOOL INSTITUTE OF PERFORMING ARTS

An award presented by Sir Paul McCartney in recognition of Stephen’s outstanding professional career which has also assisted and contributed to the learning at LIPA - 2013.


HELLO DOLLY 

Stephen received an Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography in this 2010 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Production.


MARY POPPINS 

Joint choreographer with Sir Matthew Bourne, London, Broadway, UK tour, US Tour, Australia, Mexico and Vienna, receiving the Olivier Award for best Choreography 2005. LA Drama Circle Critics Award for best Choreography 2010 and in 2011 the Helpmann award in Australia for Best Choreography. 

In 2006/2007 they where also nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk award for Best Theatre Choreographer.


SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

West Yorkshire Playhouse and The National Theatre 2001 winner of The Whats On Stage Awards for Best Choreography.


NOMINATIONS

OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS

FOR BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY

GYPSY - (2016)
KISS ME, KATE - (2013)
CRAZY FOR YOU - (2012)
SWEET CHARITY - (2011) 
SINATRA - (2007)
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - (2001)
SOUL TRAIN - (2000)

WHATS ON STAGE AWARD NOMINATIONS
 
GYPSY - (2016)
KISS ME, KATE - (2013)
CRAZY FOR YOU AND BETTY BLUE EYES - (2012)
SHOES AND SWEET CHARITY - (2011)
HELLO DOLLY! - (2010)

 

IN 2009 STEPHEN BECAME ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER AT CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE AND CONTINUED IN THIS ROLE UNTIL 2016. HE IS VERY PROUD AND HONOURED TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN ONE OF THE UK'S LEADING PRODUCING THEATRES.

WHENEVER STEPHEN GETS THE CHANCE HE LIKES TO GIVE HIS SUPPORT TO DANCE COLLEGES BY BEING A PATRON, GIVING WORKSHOPS OR MAKING TIME TO SEE THEIR PRODUCTIONS IN THE HOPE OF INSPIRING THE UP AND COMING TALENT AND TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES IN THEATRE. HE IS ALSO PROUD TO BE A 'PATRON SAINT' FOR THE OFF WEST END THEATRE AWARDS (OFFIES), PROVIDING SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE TO OTHER CHOREOGRAPHERS WHO RECEIVE THE OFFIES CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD EACH YEAR FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK OUTSIDE THE WEST END.

STEPHEN FEELS VERY BLESSED AND LUCKY TO BE WORKING IN A FIELD WHICH HE HAS SO MUCH LOVE, RESPECT AND PASSION FOR. HE IS GRATEFUL TO HAVE GAINED PRICELESS EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT MANY YEARS OF COLLABORATING WITH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TALENTED AND WELL RESPECTED FIGURES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY. HE CONTINUES TO LEARN FROM THEM...