For over a decade, Vikki Burns has been instrumental in creating events and staging performances worldwide, with projects as diverse as developing the Cadbury’s Trident Soft ‘Mess With Your Head’ installation to directing cabaret for Pernod Ricard. Her accomplished skillset and professional services have been repeatedly commissioned by companies such as Diesel, Selfridges and Cartier. For a decade, Vikki choreographed shows – as well as campaigns – for cult brand Agent Provocateur, travelling the globe with the label and staging events in Vienna, Toronto, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, New York, Paris, Berlin and London.
Vikki began dance classes at the tender age of five, going on to attend the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where her professional training encompassed choreography, production, lighting and costume. After graduating, Vikki was invited to join the coaching team at the Camm Street Gymnastics Centre as Resident Dance Coach. Here she trained Team GB gymnasts bound for international success, including Britain’s Olympic, European and World Championships winner and medalist, Beth Tweddle, in her early years.
In 2012 Vikki felt ‘very honored’ to work alongside Sergeant Major William Mott to choreograph over three hundred soldiers of the Coldstream and Welsh Guards into the form of ‘100’ to celebrate the one hundred days until the official opening of the London Olympics. The campaign was a huge success and was broadcast on 18th April 2012, featuring in the press and media worldwide. 2012 also saw Vikki appointed as choreographer for the Elite Model Look, hosted in Shanghai, the largest modeling competition of its kind. Vikki was responsible for choreographing over seventy emerging models as well as staging Jessie J, who made three guest appearances during the event.
Vikki is now a regular face at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week, season after season Vikki and her team are booked by a significant number of named designers and producers across the four fashion capitals to ensure the seamless running and success of their shows. Clients include Tommy Hilfiger, Roksanda, Sacai, Alaïa and Kenzo, to name but a few.
For the past five years Vikki has played a significant role in creating the BFC Show Space for London Fashion Week, she also works closely with Manchester Fashion Institute to produce their annual graduate show, both for the university itself and for their presentation during Graduate Fashion Week.
Despite the challenges of the global pandemic and the effects it has had on the event industry, Vikki’s services were in demand for the majority of socially distanced shows and live streamed events that took place during London Fashion Week, September ’20 schedule. Notably, fashion designer Paria Farzaneh swopped the runway for the Chiltern Hills and commissioned Vikki to direct a cast of twenty models as they passed through a field of fire and smoke. The show was successful highlight of the week, so much so that it featured on the News At Ten.