Britney Spears has reportedly dismissed the two choreographers who helped launch her recent comeback appearances in favour of the man who directed Madonna's recent world tour.
The Circus Starring Britney Spears will now be directed by Jamie King, who directed and choreographed her Oops!… I Did It Again series of live dates in 2000 and the Material Girl's Sticky + Sweet Tour.
King replaces Wade Robson, who directed the star in her first major U.S. tour in 1999, and Andre Fuentes, who choreographed for Spears beginning with her 1998 L'Oreal Hair Zone Mall Tour.
A source tells U.S. tabloid Life + Style: "Wade and Andre were only hired to choreograph the promotional tour for Circus, which ended in Japan last week."
King's representatives at The MCDonald Selznick Associates Agency have posted the following on their Web site: "Britney’s back and going on tour to promote her new album Circus! Congratulations to Jamie King who will be the tour’s director. Simon Ellis will be the Musical Director for the tour."