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Paul Becker (b. 1979) is a Canadian choreographer and dancer who worked on the TV movie The Muppets Wizard of Oz and special A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa, appearing in the latter as one of the post office dancers.

He discussed the challenge of working with the Muppets in a Toronto Star interview:

One thing is that everyone works on a platform. Or well, the humans do. The humans are dancing, singing or acting on platforms that are four feet high, so that's obviously a huge challenge. It's really a giant team effort, because beyond just choreographing, I have to help figure out cut points for the director, like letting him know where to shoot best for the dancers' point-of-view, but everything has to work together from the lighting to the crew.[1]

Becker has choreographed for various productions and performers, including So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Jonas Brothers (on the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert tour and American Music Awards), Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, and Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2 as well as many television series and movies. As an on-screen dancer, film and TV credits include Josie and the Pussycats, Chicago, and The Music Man.

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  1. * Raju Mudhar, "Canadian choreographer's new project is a Muppet Christmas", The Toronto Star, December 14, 2008.

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