Jeffrey Hornaday

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Jeffrey Hornaday
Other namesJeffrey D. Hornaday, Jeff Hornaday
OccupationDirector, choreographer
Known forA Chorus Line, Teen Beach Movie

Jeffrey Hornaday is an American choreographer and film director.[1][2] He has choreographed films such as Flashdance, Dick Tracy, Captain Eo and A Chorus Line .[3][4]

Hornaday was nominated for a Director's Guild of America Award for his direction of the 2011 Disney Channel original movie Geek Charming. He received a second Director's Guild of America Award nomination for his direction of Disney's 2013 movie Teen Beach Movie which is the highest viewed non-sequel movie in cable television history.[5] In 2003 he was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for adapting his dance routines from Flashdance for Jennifer Lopez in her music video I'm Glad.[6] Hornaday has also directed multiple world tours for entertainers such as Madonna and Paul McCartney.[7] Hornaday created specialized marketing campaigns for companies such as Sony and Nike, and has served as creative director for events featuring President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama.[8][9]


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As choreographer[edit]

As choreographer and director[edit]

As director[edit]

Miscellaneous roles[edit]

  • Portrait of a Showgirl (1982, as production assistant)
  • Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy documentary (1988, as stage director)
  • Madonna: The Girlie Show (1993, as production stager, stage producer)



  1. ^ Schildhause, Chloe. "The Man Behind Flashdance Makes Disney Kids Shake". Flaunt Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ Loftus, Marc. "Director's Chair: Jeffrey Hornaday - Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie'". Post Magazine. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Choreographer tested by movie 'Chorus Line'". The Miami News. Dec 11, 1985. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  4. ^ Bentley, Rick (Jul 17, 2013). "Disney Channel's latest musical is 'Teen Beach Movie'". Fresno Bee. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Danny (2009). Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Gotham. pp. 152–153. ISBN 1592404839.
  6. ^ "2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  7. ^ O'Brien, Lucy (2008). Madonna: Like an Icon. It Books. p. 383. ISBN 0061856827.
  8. ^ Plumbago Productions | White House Press Event
  9. ^ Plumbago Productions | San Francisco Media Productions | Event Productions
  10. ^ Thomas, Bob (Jan 8, 1986). "Jeffrey Hornaday Is Still A 'gyspy'". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  11. ^ Segal, Lewis (December 16, 1985). "Choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday Is On The Line". LA Times. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  12. ^ "'Teen Beach Movie' a huge hit". NY Post. August 5, 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  13. ^ Owen, Rob (July 18, 2013). "TV reviews: Cable goes to shore with 'Sharknado,' 'Teen Beach'". Post Gazette. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  14. ^ Barnes, Brooks (August 5, 2013). "'Teen Beach Movie' Gets Big Ratings for Disney". New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  15. ^ "64th Annual DGA Awards Television Nominees Announced". DGA. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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