I was first invited to participate in "Germany's Next Top Model" in 2020 as a guest coach for season 15. I was then asked to return recently in 2022 for the taping of the new season, which will air in 2023.
As a guest coach on "Germany's Next Top Model," I have the opportunity to choreograph musical acts and serve as a movement and runway coach for the aspiring models.
In season 15, I was asked to work with the models during a dance challenge in which they were asked to learn a dance sequence to an Ava Max song. The models then had the opportunity to perform the dance live on the runway in haute couture outfits. However, the models were in for a surprise when Ava Max made a live appearance and performed the song while the models danced and walked the runway. It was a thrilling and memorable moment for all involved.
In the latest season of GNTM, I had the pleasure of being brought onto the team once again for a truly special episode. Heidi assembled a team of top-tier creatives, including the esteemed LA-based director Lance Drake, talented DP Matthew Tompkins, and yours truly, to create a truly magical musical number. Our task was to transform the models into the ultimate "Divas" and channel their inner Marilyn Monroe. As the choreographer for the performance, I had the honor of developing the dance routine for the models. However, our ambitions didn't stop there - the girls also had to master the art of lip-syncing to the iconic song "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", effectively creating their own music video.
As if this challenge wasn't enough, Heidi had another surprise up her sleeve. The famous social media boy band "The Elevator Boys" were invited to join the performance for a second song, one to which the models had to improvise. The boys arrived on the scene dressed to the nines in tuxedos, sliding effortlessly into the shot while Madonna's iconic hit "Material Girl" played in the background. Unbeknownst to the models, I had spent countless hours rehearsing with the boys, creating a perfectly choreographed routine for them to seamlessly interact with the models.
This episode was a truly special one for me, not only because of my role as choreographer, but also because I was fully integrated into the creative team's brainstorming sessions, working closely with Lance and Matthew to establish the best way to capture the magic on camera. The result was a breathtaking performance that left us all in awe, and one that I am proud to have been a part of.
Every time I have the opportunity to work on "Germany's Next Top Model," I am thrilled to be a part of such a talented and dedicated team of professionals. I am grateful for the chance to help guide the aspiring models as they compete for the title of Germany's top model and am always excited to be invited back to participate in a new season. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute my skills and expertise to the show and I look forward to continuing to work with the "Germany's Next Top Model" team in the future.