Stephen Galloway is the go-to choreographer and creative consultant for the world’s most progressive image-makers and brands. Though best known for his 25-year career in ballet and dance theatre, he has worked across many related fields, from costume design and musical performance to fashion photography, magazine publishing and brand consultancy. Galloway has acted as creative advisor to the Rolling Stones for the past 20 years. Galloway has a myriad of job titles – from ‘choreographic concert consultant’, ‘movement director’ and ‘stage choreographer’ to ‘movement consultant’ or ‘hips and lips director’.
He has staged fashion shows for the industry’s foremost design houses, including Yves Saint Laurent, Costume National, Versace and Issey Miyake, for which Galloway worked as creative director from 1993–97. His longstanding collaboration with fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has produced some of the most innovative editorial imagery of the past two decades – published in leading magazines Paris Vogue, US Vogue, V and W – in addition to prestigious advertising campaigns for luxury brands YSL, Calvin Klein and Gucci. The recent proliferation of fashion film has meant Galloway is much in demand to choreograph motion image sequences; he contributed to behind the scenes films for Gucci’s fall/winter ‘08–09 and ‘09–’10 campaigns. Galloway has also consulted to a range of luxury brands including Mercedes Benz and Saab, as well as editing the quarterly magazine BRAVE!
Photo By Joe Hume