Arlene is a multiple Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award nominee for her work in theatre. She is internationally renowned and responsible for the routines of many hit West End and Broadway musicals including, Grease, the wonder-on-wheels that is Starlight Express, the creative combination of Queen and Ben Elton, We Will Rock You, The Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Saturday Night Fever and Flashdance. Arlene has also collaborated with film directors and producers to create choreography for successes such as the 1982 version of Annie and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’(1983), as well as Legend (1985) starring Tom Cruise.
With numerous acclaims to her name, Arlene also worked with musicians such as Duran Duran to provide the routine for The Wild Boys video, which went on to be named Best British Video at the 1985 Brit Awards. She also provided choreography for the televised Brit Awards event itself and the Olivier Awards opening ceremony, alongside Sheridan Smith.
Taking on every form of ‘stage’, Arlene’s choreography has graced many an arena, with her direction of the choreography for the 2002 Commonwealth Games’ opening and closing ceremonies, the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and a number of the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tours.