Paul Becker

Director / Choreographer

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Paul Becker is one of the most sought-after young choreographers and directors in the industry. A two-time World Choreography Nominee, he is the protégé and creative partner of famed director Kenny Ortega. Paul’s visionary approach to storytelling, which he honed for years through his prolific choreography career, resulted in him recently directing the hit Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms. He also wrote and directed Breaking Brooklyn for Lionsgate starring Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr. and was honored to direct and choreograph the closing ceremonies for the illustrious Pan Am Games.

 

While his career as a dancer thrived, he was inspired to choreograph during his time filming Chicago alongside Rob Marshall. Having choreographed his first film at the age of 19, he was quickly catapulted to acclaim and was brought onboard to develop epic stage productions for The Jonas Brother, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Pitbull, Don Omar, Ciara, and many others. His onstage work also includes creating and directing the mega tour of Sesame Street Live and a brand-new circus for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

 

His body of choreographic work includes over 300 films and T.V. shows, an impressive feat for such a young artist. Some notable projects bearing his innovative stamp include: the 2019 Academy Award nominated film Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney Animation), the Seth Rogan produced comedy Good Boys, Deadpool 2 (w/ Ryan Reynolds), Noelle (w/ Anna Kendrick & Shirley MacLaine), The Kissing Booth 1, 2 & 3 (Netflix), and the highly anticipated YA musical comedy A Week Away for Netflix.

 

Paul’s T.V. work extends to Charmed, Hellcats, Legends of Tomorrow, and Riverdale for The CW, the National Geographic series Valley Of the Boom, American Horror Story: Hotel, Once Upon a Time for ABC, A Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix, and The Magicians for SYFY.

The Walt Disney organization has enfolded and integrated him into their creative workings, a blessing Paul cherishes daily. He has given life to several projects at Mouse Central that would bring any performance artist and collaborator boundless joy. His association with Disney began when he choreographed The Muppets’: Wizard of Oz, followed by The Muppets’ Christmas: Letters to Santa. His long-term relationship with them solidified as he was brought in to choreograph several films, from the hit remake of Adventures in Babysitting (w/ Sabrina Carpenter) to Girl vs. Monster (w/ Olivia Holt), and the record-breaking musical franchise Descendants, in which he and Ortega teamed up to choreograph and which was deemed a “YouTube breaking moment” recording billions of views.

Additionally, his choreography can be seen in the films Overboard for MGM, the famed Twilight film series, Mirror Mirror (w/ Julia Roberts), Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, and the worldwide phenom book series turned film series Diary of a Wimpy Kid Parts 1-3. In the world of variety T.V., he served as the producer and creative director for Canada’s Got Talent, as well as a judge and choreographer on multiple seasons of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and as a choreographer on Dancing with the Stars.

 

Alongside Ortega, he recently produced Parade Across America, the Inaugural Celebration for the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. Paul is currently the choreographer of the Nickelodeon series The Astronauts, the new Freeform series Motherland, and the film Honey Girls for Sony Pictures and Build a Bear Workshop. For Disney he recently produced the Disney Family Singalong T.V. special, and for Netflix he choreographed Barbie Princess Adventure. Paul is currently in production on Spinning Gold starring Jeremy Jordan, Michelle Monaghan, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Isaacs.

 

Kenny Ortega says he and Becker are alike in their “vast appreciation for dance history, classic films, Gene Kelly, and filmmaking… I came to discover that Paul is really a Renaissance man with an amazing appreciation and knowledge of dance, filmmaking, music, and simply art... his transition from great choreographer to great director is only a matter of time.”

Paul and I have been creative partners for over 12 years.  He is loyal, smart, innovative and extremely creative.  I trust him jumping into any situation in my absence as we share similar instincts.

Kenny Oretga
Director / Producer - High School Musical & Hocus Pocus

Paul is my hero. The MVP.  Couldn’t have even come NEAR making the day without him at the helm. I’m very, very appreciative. 

Neil Patrick Harris
Actor / Producer

I loved my experience working with Paul.  A true collaborator and a wonderful dance maker and storyteller.

Debbie Allen
Director / Producer - Greys Anatomy & Fame

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Paul is known around the world from his Youtube Channel.  He has an impressive 250,000 subscribers and over 500 Million Views to date.

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Coming Soon...

Dance Across America: An Innaugural Celebration.

Kenny Ortega and Paul Becker are producing this Historic Event which will be the virtual parade celebration for President Joe Biden.  It Airs Jan 20th, 2021 on all major networks.

A Week Away Musical (Netflix)

Paul was the supervising choreographer for Netflix's first ever Christian musical. 

The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix)

Paul has choreographed all 3 of these hit films of the franchise, and looks forward to this release of the 3rd instalment.

Spinning Gold (Sony)

This film is currently in production starring Sam Jackson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jason Deruillo, about the life of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.

Press & Behind the Scenes

"A mastery display of storytelling for the camera through dance"

Variety

"Becker's takes reggaeton higher...elevated to an art form if trained to move in ways beyond pelvic thrusts."

LA TIMES

"One of the worlds top choreographers." 

Toronto Star

"Paul Becker always finds a balance of joy, humor, and groundedness in his work...and didn't disappoint with this"

Hollywood Reporter

MOVEMENT COACHING

Paul has coached actors and performed as well in various high profile animated and live action productions.  As a movement coach, he not only guides the characters physical movement, but he helps get their performance to a heightened place from his directing and acting experience.  

He has coached, fairys, zombies, clowns, muppets, monsters, werewolfs, and many more.

Select Movement Coaching Credits:

A Wrinkle in Time

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet

Barbie Princess Adventure

Twilight "Breaking Dawn"

Cabin In the Woods

The Muppets

Sesame Street

Paul Becker and Jason Derulo