Jonathan Redavid was born in Milan, Italy in 1985. As young as two years old, he started working in show business. The young actor divided his time between cinema, television, fashion and print.
Redavid started dancing at the age of 5. In the following years he was representing the Italian Swing Dance team, winning multiple national championship. By 10 years old, him and his dance partner were the first Italians to win the European Swing Championship.
His dance career began at 16 performing in theaters all over Italy. A few short years later, he was already choreographing for television, films, commercials, music videos, live events, and concerts.
Throughout his teenage years, going into his young twenties, he traveled back and forth to New York and Los Angeles to train in many different dance styles, but was mostly self-taught.
After years of experience in Italy, he moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to follow his dreams in the entertainment industry.
Redavid has worked with artists like JENNIFER LOPEZ, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, SELENA GOMEZ, KATY PERRY, NICKI MINAJ, JASON DERULO, RICKY MARTIN, NE-YO, MARIAH CAREY, P!NK, KELLY CLARKSON, ELLIE GOULDING, FERGIE, JUSTIN BIEBER, JESSIE J, WILL BUTLER, CAPITAL CITIES, and EMMA STONE.
In 2021, he finished a Sony Pictures & Columbia Pictures production as an associate choreographer and the movement coach for JAVIER BARDEM, who starred in the film “LYLE LYLE CROCODILE”.
He has choreographed for many outstanding tv shows, commercials and brands including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, THE MASKED SINGER, DWTS Live 2020, FLIRTY DANCING Fox, PREMIOS JUVENTUD AWARDS, and L.O.L SURPRISE.
Redavid‘s choreography can be seen in LAURA PAUSINI – Simili World Tour, in the movie THE TOURIST, “Spiegelworld” ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, AMICI Rai Televison Italy, WORTH IT music video by SuperFurit, RAF – SONO IO Tour, ELISA – Heart Tour, GARNIER, NESTLE’, and PUPA.
He was the contributing choreographer for the REMY MARTIN Commercial Featuring USHER, for CHANEL with PHARRELL WILLIAMS directed by KARL LAGERFELD, for a GWEN STEFANI Tour, a MATTHEW MORRISON music video, and The HUMAN NATURE Live in Las Vegas.
Jonathan Redavid played the role of the Three Legged Man, “Frank Lentini”, in the 20th Century Fox musical drama film, “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN”. He collaborated on the choreography development and co-designed some previs sequences for the film, (he was not credited).
Redavid won best Digital Content Independent at the WCA, World Choreography Awards 2021. In 2017, he was nominated for International Choreographer of the year by WOD “World of Dance”.
Redavid recently directed Sara Diamond’s Ep Visual Album SARA X. The visual is a narrative told through a total of four music videos. He also directed two music videos for latin artist, Tiago Raul, BAMBA and EN OTRA VIDA.
Redavid’s style of work is strongly based on story telling. He prioritizes imagery, composition, sounds, body language, and the psychological journey between the subject and the camera, often crossing the line of realism.
He finds filmmaking the most fascinating way to express his story telling.
“ We can say lots of things without saying anything. ” | “Let the imagination travel beyond expectation. “ JR