Maria Swainson - Choreographer - RiRi ProductionsMaria Swainson

Director and founder of RiRi Productions.


Maria has unrivalled experience in the dance world, initially within performance and choreography and later within creative direction and management. Her experience ranges from hip hop dance theatre, musical theatre & Ballet companies, to blockbuster films and music videos.


Whilst much of her time is spent running the company, Maria still actively choreographs along with overseeing the companies projects creatively.




Choreographic credits include:

Timbaland, Cher Lloyd, Emeli Sande, Labrinth, T.I, Alexandra Burke, District 3, The Saturdays.

Hunderby (Channel 4), Starlings (Sky 1), Uncle (Ch 4), Ballet Shoes (BBC 1), Nick Helm Heavy Entertainment (BBC2)Arietry (T4) Backchat (BBC3) Disney Dance Along (Disney channel).

Live Events:
T4 on the beach, Party in the park, Wetten Dass, Glastonbury, MOBO awards, Brit Awards, What’s on stage awards.

Flashdance the Musical (additional choreography alongside Arlene Phillips) Daddy Cool (International tour) SFX (Int. tour) A little night music (European tour) Break the Floorboards (UK tour).

Disney, Sony, Chanel, Paco Rabanne, Mentos, Sainsbury’s, Mazda.

Performance credits also include:

Jay Z, Kelis, George Michael, The Pussycat dolls, Kanye West, Fergie, Kelis, Geri Halliwell, Alesha Dixon, Lady GaGa, Leona Lewis, Mary J Blige, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys.

Flashdance (Shaftesbury Theatre – Original West End Cast), Into the Hoods (Novello – Original West End Cast), Saturday night fever (UK tour & West End), Notre dame de Paris (the Dominion), BOUNCE the Streetdance sensation (Saddlers Wells and Int. Tour), TAG – Jonzi D Productions (Saddlers Wells & UK tour)

Dance companies:
The San Francisco Ballet.


To check Maria’s availability for your project please get in touch.