From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Columbus Keith Short, Jr. (born September 19, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman (of So You Think You Can Dance fame). He has two brothers, John Rancipher and Chris Staples. Short relocated to Los Angeles when he was five years old and immediately began working in a youth theater. He attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, as well as El Segundo High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts, before leaving to join the Broadway tour of Stomp. He has two children, with wife Tanee McCall-Short. Description above from the Wikipedia article Columbus Short, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.