Ross Coleman, renowned choreographer and dancer in Australian theatre and television, has died, aged 60.
Coleman made his debut as a professional choreographer in the original Australian production of Grease in 1972. He went on to become one of the most respected choreographers in the business.
Coleman was a regular on 1970s variety shows including Bandstand and The Don Lane Show, which led to the formation of his troupe The Ross Coleman Dancers.
In theatre his work was formidiable including work on Side by Side by Sondheim, The Rocky Horror Show, Jerry’s Girls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cabaret, Grease – The Arena Spectacular, Shout, Dusty, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Priscilla the Musical.
Coleman is also remembered for his appearance in the original Australian production of A Chorus Line.
Producer David Hawkins called Coleman “one of our greatest ever creatives”.