Nicholas Cunningham is the founder of Cunningham Creatives, a multi service company focusing on choreography, movement and direction for live shows, events, concerts, commercials, film and TV. Cunningham comes from a diverse performing background spanning a successful career working on Broadway, London’s West End, concert dance, opera, film, television, stadium concerts and commercial work. Cunningham approaches each project with an open mind and a collaborative energy. This creates a space to explore the infinite imagination we have as human beings. By forming trust, he starts his process from a place of vulnerability and encourages each client to have creative courage and to let him turn an idea into a fully-fledged concept. Thus, creating a performance beyond those originally perceived. This idea formulates ‘Cunningham Creatives’ tag line – “Infinite Imagination. Creative Courage”.
Cunningham is an established choreographer, working with Imogen Heap, The Pet Shop Boys, and Swedish famed singer Peter Jöback. As an Associate Choreographer, Cunningham has collaborated with mentor, friend and Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk nominated Lynne Page for 12 years. They’ve worked together on Broadway and West End’s La Cage aux Folles, Broadway’s American Psycho, A Little Night Music, Moulin Rouge - The Musical (Preliminary Workshop with Alex Timbers), The Metropolitan Opera’s Marnie, and the Pet Shop Boys “Pandemonium” World Tour.
Cunningham has also assisted in four feature films including The Boat That Rocked, directed by Richard Curtis, and a short film for the launch of the YSL London Fashion Week, in which he also appeared.
Cunningham was the Associate Choreographer for Bernstein’s Candide directed by Kevin Newberry, featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by the internationally renowned Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan. He was also the Associate Choreographer for Bernstein’s Mass in Chicago at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop, featuring Paulo Szot, the Chicago Children’s Choir and Vocality. The production was taped by an Emmy award-winning team for PBS. The special will premiere in May 2020.
Most recently Cunningham was the Associate Choreographer/Movement Director for Judgment Day at the Park Avenue Armory directed by Richard Jones and staged by Anjali Mehra.