Denise Faye is a director, choreographer and actress. She trained at the The School of American Ballet, danced with the New York City Ballet and attended Barnard College with a double major in Urban Studies and Psychology.
She is the recipient of an American Choreography Award, as well as a Screen Actor's Guild Award for the Academy Award winning film, Chicago. Denise won the Dance Track Magazine "Artist Award" for best choreography in a feature film for her work in the film, Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. Additionally, she received nominations including the Fred and Adele Astaire Award and The World Dance Award for her choreography in Burlesque.
Denise Directed the film “Martha Davis and the Motels: Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go.” She Co-Directed and Choreographed for the Iconic Cher on her “Dressed 2 Kill” and “Classic Cher” Tours. Denise directed the “Let Girls Learn” video featuring Cher and Michelle Obama, as well asthe concert DVD of Martha Davis & the Motels "Live at the Whisky a Go Go's 50th Anniversary.”
She has provided Movement Coaching for actors such as Michelle Williams, Tobey Maguire, Johnny Depp, Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Aniston, KIrstie Alley, Michael Richards and Cher.
Denise directed the staged reading of the musical, The Magic Horn, written by Charlie Midnight, James Marr and Wendy Piggot at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and is currently being developed for the Broadway stage.
Choreography credits include working with Hugh Jackman on a multimillion-dollar live extravaganza for Steve Wynn, as well as re-staging/choreographing Catherine Zeta-Jones and Cast in All That Jazz for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Among her many Broadway credits are Chicago, Guys and Dolls and Jerome Robbins Broadway. Plays include works at the Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival and Second Stage Theater.
Her choreography can be seen in such films such as Central Intelligence starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, My Week with Marilyn, We're the Millers starring Jennifer Aniston, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and working alongside her mentor, Rob Marshall, in the Academy Award winning Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Nine among others.
In television, she has choreographed multiple episodes of 2 Broke Girls, The Ranch (with Ashton Kutcher), CBS’S Tony Bennett: An American Classic, Primetime Emmy Awards and Rod Stewart “Great Performances” Christmas Special. She has choreographed/directed segments on shows such as The American Music Awards, Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor UK as well as commercials for Sky Vodka, Visa, Ford, Indigo Airlines, GoDaddy for the 2012 Super Bowl and Dasani Water for the 2012 Olympics.