Brian Brooks. Photo by Erin Baiano.
New York, NY
Ideas in Motion: 21st Century Dance Practices and Creative Admin Residency
Choreographer Brian Brooks grew up in Hingham, MA and moved to New York in 1994. His work has toured internationally since 2002 with presentations by BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, the American Dance Festival, NY City Center Fall for Dance Festival, and the Works and Process series at the Guggenheim Museum, among others. Beyond his company, Brooks has developed work with renowned ballet dancers (including Wendy Whelan), actors, and student groups. He has served as part-time faculty at both Rutgers University and Princeton University, and was a Teaching Artist at the Lincoln Center Institute from 1999 to 2012.
Brooks came to NCCAkron in February of 2020 for a Creative Admin Residency. He also taught as part of a survey series called 21st Century Dance Practices — the first of three programs of Ideas in Motion, a new joint initiative between NCCAkron, The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration (DTAA), and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts. He was also interviewed by NCCAkron's Artistic/Executive Director Christy Bolingbroke for the Inside the Dancer's Studio conversation series.