Brian Harlan Brooks

Position: Director of Work Equity Action
Categories: Work Equity Action
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Born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised in Teaneck, NJ. Dance training at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre. Acting Training at William Esper Studios. Performing with Forces of Nature, Philadanco, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Chicago Dance Theater, Donald Byrd/The Group, Williams/Henry Dance Theatre, and Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance. Theatrical Credits: Vinnette Carroll’s Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, Oprah Winfrey presents: The Color Purple First National Tour and Arthur Arent’s One- Third of a Nation. TV/Film Credits: Sony Pictures Across the Universe, Fox Searchlight Film Lifted, the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire, and Theodore Collatos Tormenting the Hen. Rehearsal Director Credits: Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Donald Byrd/The Group, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (interim on tour). Teaching Guest Artist at multiple schools, colleges, and universities. Site Director at Ailey Camp, Missouri.

Associate Artistic Director at Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance. Associate Choreographer for Motown the Musical on Broadway and all U.S. and U.K. tours and productions. (Choreographer re-stager for the U.K. tour). Associate Choreographer on Born for This. Choreographer of First Noel at the Apollo. Co-Director of One Harlem Night. Director of While I Have the Floor. Stage Director of Jesus Christ Superstar promotional video. Currently, Resident Director of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Tour, Associate Director of the Jesus Christ Superstar 50th anniversary tour. As part of Brian’s ongoing passion to see art change lives, he is also the Director of Work Light Production’s Work Equity Action Department.