World Choreography Awards Advisory Board

Brendan Filuk

From Calgary, Canada – Brendan’s experience in the dance world was a result of his mother’s dance studio – where not only did he work in the office but also took jazz, tap and gymnastics.  He graduated from the University of Calgary with a BS in zoology.  When he moved to Los Angeles, he worked at Litigation Sciences, Inc and Legal Research Network before eventually landing in the legal department at Sony Music.  He moved over to Sony’s licensing department shortly after.  He came to DDO Agency initially to work with his sister Laney in her print department but migrated to the dance department almost immediately and became an agent for choreographers and dancers.  In 2000, Brendan started Bloc Talent Agency all by himself with a desk, phone and laptop in an empty office before being joined by Laney shortly after.

Lynn Givens

Lynn Givens is a producer with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry creating high quality successful feature films, TV, and live events. Lynn’s talents excel in the area of producing and creative development. Her expertise gives her the ability to craft a successful production from concept to release. Lynn began her career as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her passion for dance and vision as an artist led her into producing many dance-related projects for a wide array of mediums. TV and Events include, most recently, Paula Abdul Live / Mixtape Festival, Asian Pop Star, Jolin Tsai, Dubai Royal Wedding Live Event, Motown Pre-Game Show for Super Bowl XL with Stevie Wonder, highly acclaimed live special for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences titled TV MOVES! Read more.

Jim Keith

Former professional dancer Jim Keith has been in the business of dance and choreography talent representation for more than 10 years. In his current role as Partner and President at the Movement Talent Agency, Jim has been extremely influential in the career development of some of the most sought-after film, television and stage choreographers and dancers in the world. Jim started his career as a dance agent at DDO Artist Agency back in 2003 and was promoted in 2005 to Director of the dance and choreography divisions there. Under his direction, the agency opened three additional branch offices in under three years (Miami, Las Vegas and Nashville) extending the arm of commercial dance representation respectively to those regions. In late 2006 he was asked to serve on the advisory board of Dance Spirit Magazine… Read more.

Terry Lindholm

Terry Lindholm is the Founder and President of Go 2 Talent Agency, Inc., a boutique talent agency he opened in 2011 with his wife Lisa Coppola Lindholm. A seasoned dancer, choreographer and educator, Terry’s career has taken him everywhere from touring with Reba McEntire to performances on the Academy Awards to choreographing premiere shows for Buena Vista Pictures! During his career, Terry was fortunate to work on many memorable projects including, choreographing Rita Moreno for Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl, creating the tap sequence for The Thomas Crown Affair film score under the direction of Bill Conti, appearing in the movie Newsies, as well as on television in Bette Midler’s Gypsy, to name just a few. His love for dance education ultimately led to his teaching for Tremaine Dance Conventions from 1989 to 2001. Read more.

Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald is co-owner of McDonald Selznick Associates. She is a pioneer in the field of dance and choreography representation, having formed the first talent agency in 1985 devoted exclusively to dance.  While breaking ground by representing her clients across all mediums of entertainment, she became an advocate for better terms and working conditions for dancers and choreographers and devoted herself to raising the visibility of the art and craft of commercial dance and especially choreography. In 2000 she and Tony Selznick formed McDonald Selznick Associates. Their clients represent a who’s who in the world of dance and have been nominated for or have won numerous Emmy, Tony and MTV awards. MSA clients have directed and/or choreographed Las Vegas spectacles… Read more.

Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien, founder and President of Clear Talent Group has been representing talent for over twenty years. He was department director at both LA Talent and Kazarian, Spencer and Associates (now KSR) before leaving to open Clear Talent Group in 2003.

Prior to his career as an agent Tim worked as a performer in film, television and stage.  He is active with the Television Academy and has served as a consultant for both the Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA. Mr. O’Brien’s dedication to innovation and strong client service has made Clear Talent Group one of the top talent agencies in the United States today.