Litza Jean Bixler
August 25, 1970
|Occupation||Film Choreographer, choreographer, Writer, Artistic Director, Director (film)|
Litza Bixler (born 25 August 1970) is an American and British film choreographer, Artistic Director and Writer. She is best known for her work with Edgar Wright on The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Shaun of the Dead. Other films with the Wright/Frost/Pegg stable include Nick Frost's salsa comedy Cuban Fury and the romantic comedy Man Up (starring Simon Pegg).
Other film and TV projects include Peaky Blinders (TV Series), the musical show The Lodge for The Disney Channel, the romantic comedy I Give It a Year and the musical film Walking On Sunshine (previously titled Holiday!), featuring British singer Leona Lewis.
Litza was raised in southern Colorado. Initially, she trained as a visual artist and studied Fine Art at the University of Colorado. Having danced seriously since the age of 12, she gradually shifted her focus from illustrative art to performance. After completing an undergraduate degree in Performance Studies, she received her master's degree in Choreography, Ethnochoreology, and Dance Theory from the University of Surrey in 1995.
Litza created her first professional piece of choreography at the age of 16. In 1996, she choreographed and performed Position Over Eyes, the first piece with her company Litzabixler Performance. She created three more pieces for the company; So Low, Moving Stills, and Pistola Junta before closing the company to focus on her film work.
Other work includes NVA's Speed of Light; a large site-specific piece featuring choreographed runners in light suits that opened the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, as well as choreography for numerous adverts and music videos. Litza worked with Ministry of Sound to create her own fitness DVD in 2006. She also writes and paints and is a certified Creativity Coach.
Litza has written an original musical screenplay and is currently working on a Gothic horror novel and a children's adventure screenplay.
|2015||Legend (film)||Choreographer||Director: Brian Helgeland|
|2015||Man Up (film)||Choreographer||Director: Ben Palmer|
|2014||Walking On Sunshine||Choreographer||Director: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini|
|2013||Cuban Fury||Choreography Producer / Dance Fight Choreographer||Director: James Griffith
Stunt/Fight Coordinator: Brad Allan
|2013||The World's End||Choreographer / Movement Director||Director: Edgar Wright, Stunt/Fight Coordinator: Brad Allan|
|2012||I Give It a Year||Choreographer||Director: Dan Mazer|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Choreographer||Director: Edgar Wright, Stunt/Fight Coordinator: Brad Allan|
|2010||Soulboy||Choreographer||Director: Shimmy Marcus|
|2009||The Boat that Rocked||Choreographer||Director: Richard Curtis|
|2008||Easy Virtue||Choreographer||Director: Stephan Elliott|
|2008||Wild Child||Choreographer||Director: Nick Moore|
|2005||Piccadilly Jim||Choreographer||Director: John McKay|
|2004||Alfie||Choreographer||Director: Charles Shyer|
|2003||Shaun of the Dead||Choreographer / Kissing Zombie (uncredited) / Movement Director||Director: Edgar Wright|
|1999||Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?||Choreographer||Director: Peter Hewitt|
Short Films and Television
|2016||The Lodge||Head Choreographer||One Season, Disney Channel: Directors: Matt Bloom, Dez McCarthy|
|2015||Peaky Blinders||Choreographer||Season Two, One Episode: Director: Colm McCarthy|
|2013||Opponent||Executive Producer||Random Acts for Channel 4 (UK TV), Director: Charlotte Ginsborg|
|2013||Magpie||Executive Producer, Choreography Producer||Music Video / Short film for artist Khushi
Director: Ryan Goodman
|2013||Watching Copelia||Director / Choreographer||Short Film / Super 16 featuring dancer Lorena Randi|
|2007||Poppy Shakespeare||Choreographer||Film for Channel 4 (UK) Director: Benjamin Ross|
|2007||Don't||Zombie Flapper (uncredited)||Fake Trailer for Grindhouse Director: Edgar Wright|
|2006||Bottled Up Bunny||Director / Choreographer / Producer||Short Film for NERFF charity film festival|
|2003||Heart Thief||Director / Choreographer / Dancer||Co-director Deveril, Short film for Channel 4 (UK TV)|
|1998||Pistola Junta||Director / Choreographer / Dancer||Short film for live performance piece|
- Hutera, Donald (ed.) (2004). The Rough Guide to Choreography: Litza Bixler Commercial Success. London: Rough Guides Ltd: 82-83. ISBN 1-84353-430-4.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- McPherson, Katrina (2006). Making Video Dance. New York: Routledge: 3, 5, 127-8, 132, 252-3. ISBN 0-415-37950-4.
- Adshead-Lansdale, Janet (1999). Dancing Texts:Intertextuality in Interpretation. London: Dance Books Ltd: 231-251. ISBN 1 85273 064 1.
- "This-Film-Is-Built-For-Drinking-the-worlds-end-interviews". The Vine. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
- "Worlds End Review". International House of Geek. Retrieved 2013-08-27.
- "Shaun Choreographer". Edgar Wright. Retrieved 2003-06-23.
- "I Give it a Year Scene Watch". Cosmopolitan Online. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- "Holiday! release". Showfilmfirst.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "Leona Lewis Film Debut". The Guardian UK. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
- "Speed of Light". The Guardian UK. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
- "Ikea Happy to Bed". Shoot On Line. Retrieved 2011-09-23.
- "Vaseline Spray and Go". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
- "Features / Litza Bixler". Go Think Big. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- "Fun & Fitness Fusion". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 2006-03-16.
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