STAGE

Krista Monson is one of today’s most imaginative and innovative creative, stage, casting director and choreographer .  She creates, writes and develops show concepts within thematic parameters and transforms them into highly theatrical, evocative and entertaining stage experiences. Whether for a global event, creation for the stage, or corporate experience, she initiates and oversees all steps of the creative process including:

  • Brainstorming and ideation
  • Moodboarding
  • Storyboarding
  • Pitch design and delivery
  • Selection of creative and technical teams
  • Casting
  • Public relations and media collaboration
  • Stage direction and choreographic design

At all levels and stages of the creative process, Krista’s approach is driven, engaging and collaborative. Many have commented that her vision remains astoundingly consistent throughout the complexity of the creation process.

Krista’s experience as a creator, director, choreographer, and producing director covers the full spectrum of entertainment genres including circus, special events, music theater and concert, from young people to post-secondary to elite professional.

RECENT PROJECTS

Cisco Live! 2016 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Choreographer & Creative Director of Opening Performance
Produced by Spot On Productions
Scenic Design by Rick Goodwin

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey

Creative Director & Choreographer
Produced and presented by The United Nations with United Nations Foundation
Scenic Design by Illusionist
Prop Design by ModusArt
Costume Design by Canan Goknil

ALLAVITA! – World Expo 2016 – Milan, Italy

Writer & Director
Produced by 45 Degrees with Cirque du Soleil
Ilustrations by Claude Leduc

MONACO LES AMANTS du ROCHER – European Tour

Writer & Director
Produced by Cirque 
Éloize
Illustrations by Joseph Watson

STAGE HIGHLIGHTS

COLLABORATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Composers

Danny Elfman . René Dupéré . Bob et Bill . JK Kleutgens . DJeff Houle. Ibrahim Ozmen

Choreographers/Acrobatic Choreographers

Debra Brown . Sonya Tayeh . Andre Kasten . Edesia Moreno Barata . Philippe Aubertin . Michael Lamphear . Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar . Bill May . Ross Gibson . Nico Archembault . Wynn Holmes

Celebrities & Recording Artists

Daniel Craig . Ashley Judd . Forest Whitaker . Victor Ochen (Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Celine Dion . Inna Modja . Yvonne Chaka Chaka . INQ . David Garibaldi . Jackie Evancho

Fashion Designer

Roberto Cavalli

Video Content Design & Production

4U2C . Moment Factory . Illusionist

Scenic & Props Designers

Patricia Ruel . Bretta Gerecke . ModusArt . Rick Goodwin

Costume Designers


Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt . RuBen Permel . Liz Vandal . Canan Goknil

Lighting Designers

Leigh Ann Vardy . Éric Champoux . Etienne Boucher

Comedic Designers

Stefan Haves . Shannan Calcutt

Puppet Designer

Sylvain Gagnon

Make up Designers

Roger Stricker . Ève Monnier . Derya Ergum

CIRCUS & INTERNATIONAL
SPECIAL EVENTS

United Nations and United Nations Foundation
Creative Director& Choreographer: World Humanitarian Summit 2016

Cirque du Soleil and 45 Degrees Entertainment Group
Writer & Director: Allavita!
Writer & Director: One Night for One Drop Inagural Event 2015
Director: Fashion Show Special Events
Choreographer: 2010 Olympic Logo Unveiling
Casting Director: Resident Shows (worldwide) and Regional Sourcing
Artistic Director: “O”

Cirque Éloize
Monaco Les Amants du Rocher

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
Choreographer, Opening and Closing Ceremonies: 2001 World Championships in Athletics

MUSIC & MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

Creative Director: Jackie Evancho
Director: RhythMatix, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Director: RhythMatix, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Co-Creator/Director/Producing Director, RhythMatix, US/Canada Tours

MUSIC THEATER

Selected Regional Theater (Actors’ Equity, Canada/USA)
Cabaret
Rocky Horror Show
CATS
Oliver!
Grease (Sterling Award for Outstanding Choreography)
Little Shop of Horrors (Sterling Award for Outstanding Choreography)
Oklahoma!
The Buddy Holly Story
The Sound of Music
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Guys N’ Dolls
Poodle Skirts to Platform Shoes

CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT

Choreographer & Creative Director of Opening Performance:
Cisco Live! 2016 Produced by Spot On Productions

Associate Director:
Sebastian, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles

Director Assistant:
Skechers, Los Angeles

POST-SECONDARY THEATER

 Me & My Girl
Anyone Can Whistle
Damn Yankees
The Club
BIG
Secret Garden

STUDENT & CHILDREN’S THEATER

Annie
Aesop’s Funky Fables
Anne of Green Gables
The Sound of Music
West Side Story
Grand Duchy
Once On This Island