Bill Deamer is one of Britain’s leading Choreographers and directors.
He started his career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End (choreographed and directed by his mentor and lifelong friend Dame Gillian Lynne OBE), he was offered the opportunity to choreograph his own version of Cabaret at Salisbury Playhouse. From there he has never looked back. He was reunited with Gillian Lynne when he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Trevor Nunn to create the new tap choreography for the critically acclaimed revival of CATS at The London Palladium in 2014 (which has subsequently run worldwide)
Other notable productions include The Corn is Green ( National Theatre), The Osmonds - A New Musical (UK Tour 2022), The Boy Friend (Menier Chocolate Factory),Top Hat- For which Bill won the Olivier Award for Best Choreographer - (The Aldwych Theatre), Sondheim on Sondheim (The Royal Festival Hall) , The 50th Anniversary UK tour of The Sound of Music, Evita (The Dominion Theatre), UK/European revival of Saturday Night Fever and the acclaimed Follies at The National Theatre directed by Dominic Cooke, for which Bill was nominated for his third Olivier Award. Up and Coming work includes 42nd Street - (Sadler's Wells Theatre and international tour 2023), Hello Dolly - West End 2024, Holiday Inn -Tokyo 2024/25.
Bill is also a very successful choreographer for film and television - His keen eye for the camera has served him well , most notably - So You Think You Can Dance, ITV’s All Star Musicals and the hit BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, where he continues to contribute featured group professional routines, show dances and Charlestons. For Sky TV - A Christmas Carole, starring Suranne Jones.
Throughout his career Bill has also become an expert on Fred Astaire, one of his dance idols. He directed and choreographed the first- ever tribute to Fred at The London Palladium and has appeared in ITV Perspectives programme For the Love of Fred Astaire.