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Imperio Productions

June 16, 2012 13:23 ET

Liz Imperio Choreographs Opening Samba at 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival for Headliner, Sheila E.

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2012) - If anyone knows how to sex up a show, it's Emmy award winning choreographer, Liz Imperio. Liz is now bringing her sultry and seductive moves to the 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival, as she will be choreographing a tantalizing samba as the opening number for American drummer and percussionist Sheila E. Best known for her work with Michael Jackson, Prince, and Ringo Starr, Sheila E. embodies the highest caliber of talent in the jazz industry by combining unique percussion sounds with a Latin flair. The 2012 Playboy Jazz festival, which will take place on June 16, 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl, features the biggest names in jazz, along with future jazz headliners delivering an exciting mix of everything from standards and blues, to Latin beats and world fusion.

Sheila E. and Liz Imperio have collaborated on many projects over the years, creating unforgettable performances that captivate audiences with their perfect form and stylistic techniques. "Liz does more than just put together creative routines; she creates a performance. She has an uncanny ability to see the entire vision of a production and knows exactly how to instruct her cast to create an emotional experience for her viewers. I adore Liz, and look forward to seeing her work as a film director," exclaimed Sheila E.

Liz Imperio is one of the most esteemed choreographers in Hollywood today. She has built a staunch reputation as a veritable choreographer due to her impressive clientele and unique ability to create emotional experiences for both performers and viewers alike. Imperio was named supervising choreographer for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Q'VIVA tour, and has choreographed numbers for American Idol and the Macy's Stars of Dance for Dancing With The Stars.

Her Los Angeles-based production company, Imperio Productions, offers a wide range of services to veritable names and brands such as Sony Pictures, VH1, The Disney Channel, Aventura, and the Univision Network, among others. She boasts an esteemed clientele list that includes Blondie, Cher, Cindy Lauper, Eve, Gladys Knight, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Joss Stone, Patti LaBelle, and more.

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