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The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.

From ‘Austin Powers’ to Gap ads and ‘ShowStoppers,’ choreographer Marguerite Derricks has done it all

February 25th, 2015

The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.

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