Anthony van Laast Choreography
Anthony van Laast trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, where he went on to work as a performer and choreographer. As a choreographer, he has received international recognition.
His theatrical successes include: TINA THE MUSICAL - worldwide (Outer Circle Critics Award, Tony Award nomination); MAMMA MIA! - worldwide (Dora Mavor Moore Award, Helpman Award nomination), SISTER ACT - worldwide (Olivier Award nomination); SIDE SHOW - BROADWAY (Hayes Award nomination), HAIR - Old Vic (Olivier Award nomination), Andrew Lloyd Webber's SONG AND DANCE - worldwide (Green Room Award), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - worldwide (Olivier Award nomination, Dramalogue Award), BOMBAY DREAMS - London, Broadway (Tony Award nomination), CANDIDE - Old Vic (Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical).
His film work includes "Beaty and the Beast", "Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again", "Mamma Mia!", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1", "Never Say Never Again", "Excalibur", and "Hope and Glory".
In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for services to dance and choreography, in 2018 he received the CBE for services to dance and choreography, and in 2019 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.