Mike Delaney

Football Choreographer

Over 20 years experience as football choreographer for film, TV, photo shoots and commercials

About me

About me

I believe that my footballing background, together with years of experience on set is what gives me the edge in my field (or studio).

  • England Futsal International after playing pro football abroad.
  • UEFA Qualified coach with over 20 years experience of coaching players at all levels.
  • One of the early football freestylers.
  • Choreographed a range of shoots since the late 90s.

I started as a ‘skills specialist’ on set in the early days of football ads and my role evolved to becoming the ‘football choreographer’.

It is important to me that the client, creatives and crew feel confident about the action. I get the brief and work hard to bring it to life.

Ballon d'Or winners worked with

High fives with pro footballers (pre-COVID)

Days on set

Number of kick ups in one minute

"Mike had an existing rapport with many of the players. Mike was discreet, professional and adaptable. He took the time to understand exactly what I needed - and then work very quickly under pressure and adapt at the last minute. I look forward to working with him and his team again!"

Rollo Jackson – Director

"Mike Delaney was an invaluable part of the team on the Team Messi and Nitrocharge shoots; understanding like no other the need for authenticity. Not only was he extremely professional and hard working, he also supplied fresh insight when anticipating what was needed, both on the field and on camera. It was a pleasure working with him."

Rogier Schalken – Director at MediaMonks Films

"Mike’s collaborative style and professionalism on set got me the shots I wanted."

David Ellis – Photographer/director

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