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Brian Brooks

American dancer, choreographer and company director
Brian Brooks


Brooks tries to explore a different physical concept in each work he creates.- Lynn Colburn Shapiro 

Brian Brooks is the inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chicago's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, a three-year fellowship that includes commissions for new works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Miami City Ballet, and his own New York-based group. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Joyce Theater Artist Residency, and NY City Center Fellowship. Brooks’s company has toured internationally since 2002 with presentations by American Dance Festival, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, and Lumberyard Performing Arts, among others. He teaches extensively at universities across the U.S. and has served as a Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Education for twelve years. In 2016, he received a Mellon Foundation Creative Artist Fellowship in conjunction with the Meany Center to explore the intimate spaces between bodies on the stage and within the virtual space created by immersive technologies. Brooks was commissioned to create First Fall with former New York City Ballet Principal Wendy Whelan, who is now Associate Artistic Director of the company.

Brian Brooks' Works

First Fall 

Premiere Date: 2012