Johnny Byrne


A graduate of The School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, John is an American director, choreographer, and presenter working in stage, film, television and commercial projects. The youngest member to join The Paul Taylor Dance Company at only 18 years old; John toured the world performing and teaching modern dance, before appearing in numerous theatre productions including La Scala Operas West Side Story revival. This experience led to Johns longtime collaboration with artist David LaChapelle, with whom he has co-directed and staged numerous projects including recent music videos for Florence & The Machine, Mariah Carey, Elton John, and Lady Gaga.

A visionary conceptualist designing dance sequences for top directors including LaChapelle, Ellen Von Unwerth, Annie Leibovitz and Victor Demarchelier. John has staged icon global campaigns for SONY, TARGET, the GAP, Smirnoff, White House Black Market, KIKO Cosmetics, PEPSI, CLINIQUE, H&M, and The SuperBowl to name a few.


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