Heffington at his home in Twentynine Palms, California. In 2022, Heffington won an Emmy for his work choreographing three routines for the HBO series Euphoria; a year prior, he made his acting debut in Paul Thomas Anderson's movie Licorice Pizza, starring Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and Tom Waits. In the desert town of Twentynine Palms, choreographer RYAN HEFFINGTON is living his best life. His weird and easy dance moves might get you closer to yours too. Now renowned for high-profile projects including the music videos for Sia’s 2014 hit “Chandelier” and Christine and the Queens’ “La Vita Nuova, ” as well as feature films such as Baby Driver and Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tick, tick… Boom!, choreographer Ryan Heffington first experienced dance in tap classes at a studio in his This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur “I’m talking to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority…. I want to do a rat king ballet in the subway.” Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Last Night What did Planningtorock do with their evening? Arts & Culture Issue 36 Marion Motin The celebrated choreographer talks to Daphnée Denis about her belief in “immediate movement”—and why touring with Madonna almost broke her. Arts & Culture Issue 36 Bad Idea: Dance Marathons The Depression-era craze with deadly consequences. Arts & Culture Issue 31 At Work With: Kyle Abraham In a New York studio, the choreographer dances, rehearses and breaks down the meaning of his “postmodern gumbo” technique with Djassi DaCosta Johnson.