Anthony Burrell is a Philadelphia born creative director, choreographer, and actor. He is seen as the creative force on E! Entertainment for Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey’s Vegas Residency 1 to Infinity, Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Un-Silent Night Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas at the Beacon Theater. Anthony is part of the artistic team behind Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, MTV Music Awards (2016), Country Music Awards (2016), The Formation World Tour, and countless music videos. He has won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in Beyonce’s Formation and was nominated for Best Choreography in Beyonce’s Sorry. His recent film credits include Lemonade, Bad Grandpa, Jackass 4, and Leave It On the Floor.
Anthony is renowned for his ability to blend classical and commercial dance styles, choreographing for notable companies such as Pepsi, Direct TV, DKNY, and Ivy Park. His unique style has also been seen with a long roster of artists such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Destiny’s Child, Mary J Blige, Kesha, Jennifer Hudson, En Vogue, Jay-Z, Jussie Smollett. and more. Anthony made his Broadway debut as Hank in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway Musical Come Fly Away and Co-starred the film The Skinny.
Anthony has choreographed and performed in many pivotal moments in dance entertainment. His choreography has been featured on popular shows such as Raising Asia, Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, So You Think You Can Dance Top 24, Dance Moms, GLEE, and Fox’s hit series Empire. The New York Times Jennifer Dunning names Anthony as a “Young Choreographer to Watch.”
Anthony has danced with Philadanco, Eleone, Koresh, and Prism Dance Theater. Anthony was also a two-time gold medalist and the 1998 National Gold Medalist for the NAACP ACT-SO competition in the category of Dance. While attending University of the Arts, Anthony was hand selected by Artistic Director Emeritus Judith Jamison to join Ailey II and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a principle dancer, he has performed in the master work Revelations for President Barack Obama and the first family.
In addition to his successful career, Anthony dedicates himself to dance education and Philanthropy as the Founder and Director of Breaking Barriers Summer Dance Intensive and Project AB. He continues to build his artistry and work towards creating a legacy in entertainment, arts, and education. Read less