Brian Brooks has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Choreography Fellowship from NY City Center, a New Essential Works grant from the Jerome Robbins Foundation, with support from the NY State Council on the Arts. Brooks has received commissions to create new work from major arts organizations including Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, and Symphony Space. His company has enjoyed two consecutive seasons at the Joyce Theater, in addition to being presented as part of the Focus Dance program in January 2013. In 2012, his piece “BIG CITY” received major production and residency support from the National Dance Project, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Doris Duke Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Damian Woetzel commissioned the Brooks/Whelan duet for the 2012 Vail International Dance Festival.
Brooks’ performance work has been presented by world-renowned venues throughout New York, the US, South Korea and in Europe. He has been awarded with fellowships, grants and commissions from America’s most notable arts organizations (see below). His new duet with NY City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan, will be presented this year at the Guggenheim Museum before going on a multi-year international tour. As a Guest Artist, Brooks has created new dances at Skidmore College, Rutgers University, Princeton University, Barnard College of Columbia University, the University of Maryland at College Park and Illinois State University, among others.
Brian Brooks to created an original work Sea Change on fourteen of our Alfred University students, which was performed in the Miller Performing Arts Center. In addition to creating and rehearsing a new work, Brooks also taught in each of our dance classes in addition to an open-community master class.