A passion for performance…
Upstage Creative is an event and entertainment company, that has been creating unique experiences for more than 10 years. Founded and orchestrated by Ilai Szpiezak, an accomplished creative producer, choreographer and MC, who has performed to audiences all over the world.
Ilai’s experience has seen him produce, create and perform extensively both in the UK and abroad, everything from musicals to immersive circus experiences, international dance festivals to charity concerts. A Master of Ceremonies, renowned for his natural engagement, ability to read a room and deliver high-impact entertainment has earned him industry leading status and a reputation for the most memorable Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, and private and corporate events.
Inspired by his Latin American and Israeli heritage and famed for his genuine warmth, boundless energy and imagination, Ilai brings his passion for performance, music and live entertainment to everything he does. Upstage Creative has the insight and expertise to bring every special event to life.
A message from the founder
Welcome to the world of Upstage Creative. A world of endless ideas, projects and possibilities. We are here to make every event a night to remember, creating memories to last a lifetime and bring the very best from the events, theatre and entertainment industries together.
We have worked in many countries around the world and we are ready to hear from you...
Get in touch and let's create together.
A little more…
- - A former ballet dancer who trained with principal dancers from the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and the English National Ballet, in London.
- - Graduate of MA Creative Producing from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
- - Produced sold out performances at iconic venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Greenwich Theatre and Waterloo Vaults.
- - Entertainment provided for private and corporate events including over 80 events in 2017 alone.
- - International experience working in more than 15 countries in Europe and North America.
- - Experience and expertise working in multi-use venues from intimate events to large theatres with audiences from 50-5000.
- - A modern and fresh perspective to event management and Master of Ceremonies ensuring the dance floor is full – all night!
"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”
- Ilai Szpiezak
"Ilai is quite simply the master of ceremonies. He has the unique ability to connect with everyone in the room, kids and adults alike. Ilai, his DJ and awesome musicians really made the party better than we ever imagined.”
Andrew, Bar Mitzvah, January 2017
"You really made the party for us Ilai. Your energy and enthusiasm are boundless and it’s just infectious to everyone in the room – however large the room and the crowd! As it was last time, it was a complete pleasure working with you. We loved it. Every minute… look out for our next booking in Jan ’21!”
Andrea & David, Bar Mitzvah October 2017
"I have been working with Ilai for over 5 years now, during which time he has produced and directed a number of private
concerts for me, which have been quite demanding at every level.
I have always found Ilai to be extremely reliable and gifted in what he does. He has high standards, always pays attention to detail and goes out of
his way to offer his assistance with whatever comes up on the night or during the project, even if it is not part of the original
Ilai is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any future clients.”
ALAN AZIZ, United Synagogue Director of Development and Former CEO of ZF and JNF, July 2017
"Ilai and his team were fantastic from planning through to execution. Professional, energetic, and friendly.”
Agi & Josh, Bat Mitzvah, March 2017
"Ilai, you and your team are simply sensational!! Every guest at our son's Bar Mitzvah was on that dance floor and partied the night away, the whole night was everything we wanted and more!
You are incredibly talented, creative and an absolute pleasure to work with, and we cannot thank you enough for your support and dedication throughout.
Now we need an excuse for another party!”
Amanda, Andrew and Alex, Bar Mitzvah, October 2017
"Working with Ilai was a fantastic experience.Their enthusiasm and eccentric nature brought an unforgettable evening to our wedding. If there is one person who can get the crowd going it is Ilai and his team!”
Avi & Daniella, Wedding, May 2013