John spent 19 years with Columbia Artists Management Inc., rising to an officer and director of the company. In 2001, he and partner Eleanor Oldham formed 2Luck Concepts to search the world and develop and produce unique and engaging projects. Among many of those projects, 2Luck managed and produced all of Akram Khan’s North American tours including Sacred Monsters (featuring Akram and Sylvie Guillem), In-I (featuring Akram and Juliette Binoche) and Until the Lions on a sound stage at the Culver studios in Los Angeles. 2Luck produced and managed the first-ever tours of London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Original Practice productions of Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure, followed by Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet. 2Luck also produced tours of Poland’s 100-member national treasure MAZOWSZE, as well as two coast-to-coast tours of Anda Union from Inner Mongolia, The Music Man In Concert featuring Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Current projects include Doug Varone and Dancers, the award-winning street dance/contemporary Company Wang Ramirez from France, the dance theatre hit 5 SOLDIERS from the UK, Akash Odedra’s new full-length work #JeSuis, Akram Khan’s last full-length solo production XENOS, and a new imagining of The Rite of Spring from the Chinese dance star Yang-Li Ping.
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