About Anthony King
Anthony King is a choreographer who started teaching dance at the world-famous Pineapple Dance Studios, London in 2004 and has authored fourteen books, including the best seller ‘The Dancers’ Study Guide’ and ‘Living in a Bubble’.
Teaching & Choreography
He has taught stars from music, sport and film including Emma Watson, Miss World, Harry Potter, various members of Royalty (European and Middle Eastern), Pink Floyd, Top of the Pops, The Jonathan Ross show, Richard and Judy Show, Britain’s Got Talent, BBC’s EastEnders, BBC’s The Office, and the England Football Team. Choreographed fashion shows for Vidal Sassoon, Anthony has starred in and choreographed commercials for Sony PlayStation, Maverick Media, Warner Music and more. Anthony is the original choreographer of the west end musical, “Thriller Live”. In August 2005 Michael Jackson officially endorsed Anthony King’s Michael Jackson Style Dance Class on his official website. You can find out more about Anthony’s TV and media appearances here. You can find out more about Anthony’s Michael Jackson dance downloads & DVDs here.
Anthony has held dance team building events and workshops for the worlds biggest companies from Twitter to Google, HM Treasury Department, Lego, Capgemini, Anglo American, PwC, Bonnier Publishing, King (creators of Candy Crush), City Sprint, Red Bull, Cisco Systems, TK Maxx, American Express, Proctor & Gamble, Metro Newspaper group, Rimmel London and many more.
He has been interviewed on most of the worlds national and International media including Sky News, BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, ITV 2, CNN, ITN, BBC Radio 1, Capital FM, Choice FM, BBC Radio London and many more.
His online lessons have been viewed over 35 million times as well as being featured on YouTube homepage on numerous occasions. His classes have been described by the ‘THE SUN’ newspaper as ‘Hot!’ ‘Elle girl’ magazine have featured his classes as the ‘NEXT BIG THING’ as well as “dynamic and charismatic” by the London Lite. He has been featured as a contributing writer for magazines including ‘MORE MAGAZINE’ as ‘Celebrity dance tutor’. Even the Financial Times of London has recommended and featured Anthony’s classes!
Anthony King on TV
Anthony has been interviewed on most of the worlds national and International media including Sky News, BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, ITV 2, CNN, ITN, BBC … take a look!
MICHAEL JACKSON FEATURES ANTHONY KING!
The King of Pop Michael Jackson has featured Anthony King as a BREAKING NEWS story on his official website. Anthony said, “It is an honour to be featured by Michael Jackson. He is simply the best performer and an inspiration to me and to millions of people around the world. To be acknowledged and recommended by Michael Jackson’s official website is something I will never forget”. We have received an overwhelming response from all around the world. Anthony would like to thank Michael for his continued support!
ANTHONY KING LIVE SKY NEWS COVENT GARDEN INTERVIEW!
Anthony King is a regular commentator for Sky News and in this interview broadcast live from Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, Anthony goes into detail about Michael Jackson’s legendary dance talent, how it compares to other dancers and his impact on the entertainment industry. Anthony talks about Michael Jackson’s tap ability from the old Jackson shows as well as how Michael stands out in comparison to other dancers and his backing dancers. Anthony also talks in-depth about Michael Jackson’s This Is It residency as well as seeing Michael Jackson injured live onstage in Munich, Germany 1999 and how this affected his future performances. Watch HERE!
ANTHONY KING ON BBC BREAKFAST!
Anthony King was featured teaching and dancing on BBC Breakfast teaching Alex Stanger the steps to “Thriller” as well as an interview about learning the dance. To celebrate 25 years of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album and well over 55 million album sales! BBC’s Alex Sanger said, “I’m here to meet Anthony King. Now Michael Jackson has actually endorsed his Thriller lessons on his website and I’m here to take one!”. Read the BBC related article here and WATCH IT HERE!
SONY PLAYSTATION FEATURE ANTHONY KING
Anthony King leads the way in the new worldwide marketing campaign for Sony PlayStation. Anthony King stars as the moonwalking Michael Jackson dancing robot! Filmed using motion capture cameras, the wizards at Maverick Media used the latest technology to turn Anthony into the funky “Car-Bot”! The technology was pioneered by Michael Jackson in “Ghosts”. Click HERE to watch!
ANTHONY KING’S “HOW TO MOONWALK” REACHES 36 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE!
Anthony King’s “How to Moonwalk” video has now been viewed over 36 million times on YouTube! The total views of the Anthony King series exceeds 40 million views around the world after Anthony King was featured on the Homepage of youtube.com for a full 2 days following the passing of the King of Pop Michael Jackson. YouTube decided to features Anthony’s dance lesson in the homepage “spotlight” section as a tribute to Michael Jackson. Anthony’s Michael Jackson video lesson was one of 4 videos “spotlighted” and featured as a tribute to Michael Jackson by youtube.com at the top of the page. Watch HERE!
ANTHONY KING FEATURED DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD IN THE LONDON LITE EVENING STANDARD!
Anthony King's Michael Jackson style dance class has been featured in a double page spread in London's 'London Lite/Evening Standard' newspaper! Celebrating the class as 'Thriller moves to keep you fit'. You can read Elizabeth McMahons article and check out the class photos HERE!
ANTHONY KING CO CHOREOGRAPHER OF THRILLER LIVE MUSICAL!
Anthony King has joined the team of Adrian Grants “Thriller Live” London Musical (Dominion theatre) for a limited amount of time as co-choreographer for the debut London show. He is recreating the choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” and “Dangerous”. Thriller Live is now one of the biggest shows in the West End and the number one tribute show to Michael Jackson in the world!
The Financial Times features Anthony King!
Anthony King has been featured by the Financial times magazine! The Financial times of London is one of the worlds most prestigious and well known publications. Quote: "Pineapple Studios was the grooviest place to flex your Lycra in the 1980s. Since the passing of the King of Pop (and the return of Lycra) it is enjoying a renaissance. This is partly thanks to the popularity of choreographer Anthony King’s regular Michael Jackson dance classes … I’m soon distracted by King’s infectious energy and snake-hipped charisma. We begin with “Wanna Be Starting Something”. Click here to read the full article!
ANTHONY KING INTERVIEWED BY ITN – O2 RESIDENCY!
Anthony King was interviewed by ITN News where he discusses being asked to be part of the O2 This Is It concert residency pre-show by AEG Live on the week of Michael Jackson’s passing. Anthony had a logistical meeting scheduled at the O2 arena on the week Michael died. Anthony also talks about the history of his Michael Jackson style dance class, being featured by Michael Jackson. You can watch the interview HERE!
ANTHONY KING SKY NEWS INTERVIEW – MICHAEL JACKSON THIS IS IT REHEARSAL!
Anthony King is a regular commentator for Sky News and in this interview, broadcast live from Sky News studios in London, he discusses Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal for his This Is It concerts O2 residency. The discussion focuses on his choreography, dance and energy, with the choreography being based on his History world tour, “They Don’t Care About Us” performance 1996/7. Anthony also compares this rehearsal to his previous Dangerous world tour rehearsals as well as 1988 Bad world tour rehearsals. You can watch HERE!
ANTHONY KING CHANNEL 4 INTERVIEW TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON!
Anthony King was interviewed for Channel 4 news and made a tribute to Michael Jackson and his continued legacy in the world of entertainment. Channel 4 spent the day in Anthony’s dance class while he taught Thriller for the cameras, which also appeared in the segment. In the tribute segment, Anthony appears straight after legendary musician Stevie Wonder, who paid his own tribute. Anthony says that Michael Jackson’s spirit will always live on through his music. Watch HERE!
ANTHONY KING’S ON BBC RADIO LONDON!
Anthony King joined in presenting BBC RADIO LONDON along side the hosts to talk about Michael Jackson, dance, fitness as well as lot's of other fun and interesting topics about his adventures and life in London. Anthony also taught some dance moves which were streamed live to the BBC's worldwide audience. You can listen to the hilarious to a 10 minute excerpt of the BBC morning show HERE!
ANTHONY KING ON CHANNEL 5 NEWS!
Anthony King has just featured in a segment tonight teaching Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" as well as the moonwalk! Anthony King was interviewed on Channel 5 by Natasha Kaplinsky. After an interview and short performance at the dance studio, Anthony and Natasha ventured out into London's Covent Garden to teach Michael Jackson's best moves to members of the public! You can watch the feature HERE!
MICHAEL JACKSON'S BODYGUARDS SEND ANTHONY KING VIDEO MESSAGE FROM MJ'S HOUSE!
Anthony King has received a video message from non other than Michael Jackson's personal bodyguards, which they filmed from Michael Jackson's Los Angeles home! They told Anthony that he "Anthony King! You're the man! You stand in a class by yourself … not everybody gets to dance for Mr Jackson!". Michael's bodyguards have a new book out: "Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days Book by Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, and Tanner Colby". You can watch the video message HERE!
BBC RADIO 1: SCOTT MILLS PHONES ANTHONY KING LIVE ON AIR!
Anthony King received a surprising phone call, from Scott Mills, BBC Radio 1’s primetime DJ … live on air! BBC Radio 1 is the United Kingdom’s biggest Radio station and its primetime DJ Scott Mills, wanted to learn some classic Michael Jackson dance moves so he decided to call celebrity choreographer Anthony King directly, live on air, to arrange a meeting. After a fun chat, and listener’s phone calls and text messages, Scott asked if he could get in touch, off air, and made him promise to teach him the slides and learn some funky moves including the moonwalk, spin and the steps to Billie Jean!
ANTHONY KING PERFORMS PRIVATELY FOR HRH SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN!
Anthony King has been honoured to perform privately for the second president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi; HRH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Anthony King was also honoured to be engaged as the long term dance teacher for members of his family. HRH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan sadly recently passed away and Anthony would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the people of the United Arab Emirates.
ANTHONY KING SKY NEWS INTERVIEW IN THE STUDIO!
Anthony King was interviewed by Sky News in a fun and smiley interview talking about teaching people how to dance like the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The presenter asked Anthony about his online videos which have been viewed millions of times. Anthony also talks about his classes being featured by Michael Jackson’s official website, as well as taking a look at the Thriller prison dance video, Thriller wedding video and Anthony’s other videos. The presenter also read a piece from Anthony’s blog and commented on how impressive Anthony’s website was. You can watch the interview HERE!
GULF AIR INFLIGHT MAGAZINE FEATURES ANTHONY KING IN 3 PAGE SPREAD!
Gulf Air, the state-owned airline and the flag carrier of Bahrain has spotlighted Anthony King in their inflight magazine, in their "January People" feature! The article is spread over 4 pages and includes full page photographs. The article reports delves into Anthony King's dance classes and their impact in London and how his work with Michael Jackson started. You can take a look at the 'Gulf Life' Gulf airlines magazine article HERE!
AMIDDLE EASTS NUMBER ONE NEWSPAPER ASHARQ AL AWSAT FEATURE ANTHONY KING IN FULL PAGE SPREAD!
For those of you in Saudi Arabia, Dubai or anywhere in the Middle East: the biggest Arab newspaper have just published a full page feature spread on Anthony King in todays “Asharq Al Awsat” Click HERE to read the article!
MTV AND ANTHONY KING : ANTHONY KING CHOREOGRAPHS COMMERCIAL FOR MTV!
Anthony King has just choreographed the latest “Twice as Nice” album “Twice as Nice Weekender” commercial which is currently being broadcast on MTV, channel 4 and all major networks. Anthony would like to thank Johnie Clayton and all the dancers. Director: Johnie Clayton. Choreographer: Anthony King.
ANTHONY KING CHOREOGRAPHS COMMERCIAL FOR WARNER MUSIC!
Anthony King has just choreographed the latest Warner Music “School Disco Number 1s” album commercial which is currently being broadcast on MTV, channel 4 and all major networks. Anthony would like to thank Johnie Clayton and all the dancers. Director: Johnie Clayton. Choreographer: Anthony King
ANTHONY KING TEACHING LIVE ON SKY NEWS!
Sky News visited Anthony’s Michael Jackson style dance class and filmed him teaching Michael Jackson’s Thriller choreography. In a brief interview Anthony said that Michael Jackson was one of the greatest dancers ever, in league with the legends like Fred Astaire. You can watch the video HERE!
WIZZ AIRLINE FEATURE ANTHONY KING IN THEIR INFLIGHT MAGAZINE!
Wizz Airline have featured Anthony King's Michael Jackson Style Dance Class in their 'Retro London' in flight magazine. This months magazine features everything London and everything retro, including the 1980s! Anthony's dance class was featured in the 1980's page and the airline recommended that you drop in and try Anthony's class". You can take a look HERE!
ARAB NEWS FEATURE ANTHONY KING’S NEW BOOK: 'MICHAEL JACKSON & CLASSICAL MUSIC!
The middle east's biggest English speaking newspaper 'Arab News' have featured Anthony King's new book, 'Michael Jackson and Classical Music' in an article entitled 'Michael Jackson: King of Classical?'. The article includes and interview and an examination into how Anthony King explored Michael Jackson's association with classical music. You can read the article HERE!
ANTHONY KING ON THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW!
Anthony King has starred on ITV's 'The Jonathan Ross Show'. Jonathan Ross asked Anthony King to help him with his opening monologue which went down with roaring laughter as Anthony donned a full Judges outfit and wig and dance to Michael Jackson 'Smooth Criminal'! Anthony returned the next week as a guest of Jonathan's to watch Coldplay perform. You can watch it HERE!
NME MAGAZINE FEATURE ANTHONY KING!
The world famous 'New Musical Express' magazine have featured Anthony King in an article about the up and coming new band 'Dog is Dead'. Anthony choreographed the group for the magazine whilst the magazine photographers captured the session for their Michael Jackson Thriller multi page special. The magazine stated that if you want to dance like Michael Jackson then "Anthony is your guy" and also discussed his work with Pink Floyd drummer, Nic Mason. You can take a look HERE!
BIG BROTHER CONTESTANT TRIES TO SMUGGLE ANTHONY KING'S DANCE DVD INTO THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE!
Big Brother presenter Dermot O'Leary has held up Anthony King's dance DVD live on channel 4 proclaiming that contestant Shabnam tried to smuggle it into the Big Brother house! He said, "SHABNAM: TRIED to smuggle in a Teach Yourself To Moonwalk Masterclass DVD (as you do). Even though the house does not have a DVD player. Cunning." The story was also picked up by worldwide media including the UK's Daily Mirror, which you can read HERE!
RIMMEL LONDON AND ANTHONY KING COLLABORATE ON PROJECT!
Anthony King has teamed up with Rimmel London, the UK’s number one make up brand, on their stylish website which highlights the hottest new things to do in London! They chose to interview one of Anthony's students to see what all the hype was about first hand! Rimmel London sent their resident photographer to shoot Anthony’s class as well as interviewing his students including, “Natasha Wright…a devotee of celebrity choreographer Anthony King”. The feature also includes Anthony teaching the Rimmellondon.com readers 4 of his favourite top dance steps so that they can get their groove on at home too!
THIS IS IT! AEG LIVE AND ANTHONY KING!
Anthony King has been asked by AEG LIVE to join the official THIS IS IT pre show entertainment activities at London’s O2 Arena on the opening night of Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT tour! The call came through on the morning of 25th June with a logistical meeting set, at the O2 arena a few days later. Anthony said, “It is an honour to be asked to participate and I am very pleased and excited about this privilege”.
ANTHONY KING AND CNN INTERNATIONAL!
Anthony King was asked by CNN for an interview and a dance segment feature but as he was already on his way to Edinburgh, Scotland for Sky News, he was represented by his “Thriller Dance Workout” DVD backing dancer and dance assistant, the amazing Maria Despina. You can see more of Maria in Anthony King’s “Thriller Dance Workout” DVD by clicking HERE! Many Thanks Maria, you did a great job!
ANTHONY KING FEATURED IN GERMANY’S BIGGEST MAGAZINE: STERN MAGAZINE!
Anthony King was featured in Germany’s biggest magazine publication “Stern”. The magazine has a circulation of over a million and a journalist and photographer flew over from Germany to spend the day with Anthony and see what it’s like to be Anthony King! After an early morning interview, they travelled with Anthony while he was interviewed by Sky News and then Channel 4, taught his sessions as well as his normal classes.
ANTHONY KING TEACHERS ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM STAR!
Anthony King has been honoured to teach a star of the England Football team as well as Premier League some of his classic Michael Jackson moves! Anthony was invited to the sports star house where he taught several sessions. Anthony King regular teaches the world's biggest stars of sports and screen. Click HERE! for more information on Anthony's one on one dance classes!
PINK FLOYD'S NICK MASON COLLABORATES WITH ANTHONY KING!
Anthony King has been honoured to be asked personally by Pink Floyd Nick Mason to collaborate on an upcoming project at the Hollywood Bowl! Anthony was invited to Mr Masons house where they collaborated on incorporating dance and movement into a live show. Click HERE! for more information on Anthony's one on one dance classes!
ANTHONY KING AND TWITTER HQ TEAMBUILDING EVENT!
Anthony King has held a team building event for the staff of the UK Twitter social media company! Anthony has held dance team building events and workshops for the worlds biggest companies from Twitter to Google, HM Treasury Department, Lego, Capgemini, Anglo American, PwC, Bonnier Publishing, King (creators of Candy Crush), City Sprint, Red Bull, Cisco Systems, TK Maxx, American Express, Proctor & Gamble, Metro Newspaper group, Rimmel London and many more.
ANTHONY KING TEACHES ACROSS SCANDINAVIA!
Anthony King has completed a dance master class tour where he taught all over Scandinavia from Norway to Denmark. Anthony taught many Michael Jackson dance classes and featured in press and media events as he went along. Anthony said, "Norway and Denmark are very special places and it was a privilege to be asked to teach so many young people and perform across Scandinavia". You can take a look at some of the press and media HERE!
MADONNA: ANTHONY KING INTERVIEWED ON CAPITAL FM ON KRUMP!
Anthony King was interviewed for London's Capital FM news and talked about Madonna’s new found Dance style “Krumping". In the interview, Anthony explains the dance style, it’s origin’s and also talks about Madonna’s innovative dance style….all the way from Vogue to Krumping. The interview was syndicated across all of GCap Media’s stations including, Capital FM, Urban station Choice Fm, X FM and more…with a total audience of over 16.6 MILLION listeners!
ANTHONY KING FEATURED ON YOUTUBE.COM'S HOMEPAGE!
Anthony King has featured on the homepage of YouTube.com for a full 2 days! YouTube decided to features Anthony's dance lesson in the homepage "spotlight" section as a tribute to Michael Jackson. Anthony's Michael Jackson video lesson was one of 4 videos "spotlighted" and featured as a dance tribute to the King of Pop! This is the second time that YouTube have featured Anthony King on their front page!
ANTHONY KING FEATURED IN TODAYS HUFFINGTON POST!
Anthony King featured in todays Huffington Post and you can read all about it, his views on Michael’s THIS IS IT tour as well as about him his class and his Michael Jackson moves: “Anthony King, founder and teacher of the Michael Jackson dance Style class at the famous Pineapple dance studios in Covent Garden - London whose classes were endorsed by the King of Pop’s website…”. You can read the full article HERE!
ANTHONY KING FEATURES IN LONDON GUARDIAN AND OTHER UK MEDIA!
Anthony King has featured in the London Guardian and other UK media reporting on his extensive tour of the Michael Jackson Style Dance Class across the UK, including promoting his new Michael Jackson Show. Anthony has held dance masterclasses across London and the Midlands and you can read more HERE!
ANTHONY KING RECOMMENDED BY THE SUN NEWSPAPER!
Anthony King’s Michael Jackson Dance Class has been recommended and featured in today's 'Sun newspaper". Nicky Waterman, fitness journalist, featured Anthony's class as a top recommendation. This is the second time Anthony King and his dance class have been recommended in the Sun Newspaper Health and Fitness column!
ANTHONY KING COLLABORATES WITH MORE MAGAZINE!
More magazine have featured Anthony King as their 'celebrity dance instructor'. The column includes Anthony demonstrating various dance moves and stretches for the more magazine readers that they can simply participate in, at home. You can take a look at one of the pieces HERE!
ELLE GIRL MAGAZINE FEATURE ANTHONY KING AS THEIR 'NEXT BIG THING!'
'Elle Girl' magazine have featured Anthony King's Michael Jackson Style Dance Class in their magazine as the 'Next big thing!'. The magazine sent a journalist and photographer to the class who not only loved it but proclaimed it to be a massive hit! The magazine featured the class in an article which you can take a look at HERE!