Originally from the United States, Brian moved to New Zealand in 1981 to join Limbs where he created two major works, Disturbing the Peace and Parts Unknown. In 1991, he founded his own company, the Jump Giants and produced Heaven, Hell & Hamilton and Bedrock. He choreographed West Side Story and Peter Pan for the Mercury Theatre and Cabaret at the Watershed Theatre. He danced with Douglas Wright Dance in its Sydney production of Forever and in Commotion Company’s stage and film productions of The Dark Forest.
Now based in Sydney for nearly ten years, Brian recently toured New Zealand and Sydney in Black Milk with Douglas Wright Dance. He won a 2005 Australian Dance Award for best choreography for In the Dark, directed by Wendy Houstoun and won a Special Festival Award for his production of Stretching It Wider at the 2001 Mardi Gras Gay and Lesbian Arts Festival. Brian’s 1997 solo work In Search of Mike was adapted into a short dramatic film, which has won ten international short film awards including third place in the world’s best short film competition in Paris.
Brian performed in Tense Dave for Chunky Move.