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BRIAN FRIEDMAN

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Brian Friedman can be described as a pioneer and  entrepreneur having opened his first dance studio at the age of 16. He got his first big break as a dancer when he starred in the 1992 film “Newsies”. Soon thereafter, he became one of the breakout stars on the hit show Kids Incorporated, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and the late Brittany Murphy.  As one of the most sought after dancers in the business,  his film credits include Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, You Got Served, She’s All That, Austin Powers Gold Member and Uptown Girls. Brian has also performed  with top music artists such as Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ciara, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Prince, Mariah Carey, Usher, P!nK, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, One Direction, Cher, and Sam Smith.

 

Brian soon became one of the most in-demand choreographers in the business and  went on to choreograph such shows as Dancing with The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Will & Grace, The Tonight Show, Late Night, Jimmy Kimmel, The Ellen Show, Oprah, MTV VMA’s, VH1 Divas Live, American Music Awards and The Billboard Music Awards.  He was chosen by Simon Cowell to work on several of his most popular and successful  projects, including judging, choreographing, creative directing, and producing The X Factor (US and UK), America’s Got Talent, and  Britain’s Got Talent.

 

During the first 15 years of his career, Brian Friedman  received multiple nominations  for the  MTV Video Music Award , the MVPA, and the American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. He has received two Universal Dance Awards for Best Choreography in Digital Content for Portugal The Man, Feel It Still, a World of Dance Award in 2016 for Male Choreographer of the Year, an Industry Voice Awards in 2011 for Best Choreography in a Music Video for Britney Spears, Till the World Ends, the London Choreographers Carnival Achievement Award in 2006, and Convention of the Year for The Main Event which Brian created and produced.

 

In addition to spending his time as a Producer, Director, Creative Director, and Choreographer, Brian enjoys giving back to the community. He has toured the world teaching and mentoring thousands of dancers by working on countless events including The Pulse on Tour, for which he was  Co-Creator and Creative Director, The Main Event which he is the Creator and Director, and Radix Dance Convention on which he currently teaches. Brian also created an interactive instructional dance DVD called Freestyle, teaching audiences around the world original choreography from his most renowned projects. In an effort to reach students who cannot travel, he created an online mentorship program called The Talent Collective. This program helps guide the lives of future artists and entertainers, creating and developing original projects, helping to catapult  careers in the entertainment industry.

 

Brian has never stopped learning, growing and venturing into new fields. He took on the fashion industry as a designer when he partnered with the international renowned company, Capezio, to create his own Shoe Line called B-Free. That same love for fashion led him to eventually create a full apparel and shoe line called Brian Says B Free as well as a costume collection titled Brian Friedman Performance, and  a dance wear line called Brian Friedman Dance Wear, both for Discount Dance Supply.  Brian’s  entrepreneurial spirit remains as vibrant as ever as he continues to work and develop new ideas in the field of dance

Resume

FILM
K-12 Film by Melanie Martinez
Choreographer/Creative Producer
Atlantic Recores, YouTube
Sherlock Gnomes
Choreographer
Paramount Pictures
Bravetown
Choreographer
Manitoba Productions
American Pie 4: American Reunion
Choreographer
Universal
National Lampoon's: Pledge This
Choreographer
Pop Films LLC
Charlie's Ful Throttle
Co-Choreographer
Columbia Pictures
AWARD SHOWS
Logo Trailblazer Awards, Adam Lambert
Creative Director/Choreographer
Logo
Radio Disney Awards - Fifth Harmony
Creative Director
Disney Channel
2012 Much Music Awards - Justin Bieber
Creative Director
NBC
2021 MTV VMA's - Anitta
Choreographer
MTV
2019 Billboards, Normani & Sam Smith
Choreographer
NBC
2003 MTV Movie Awards - Pink
Choreographer
MTV
2001 Billboard Awards - Britney Spears
Choreographer
ABC
2001 MTV VMA Britney Spears & NSync & Michael Jackson
Co-Choreographer
MTV
MUSICALS/CONCERTS/TOURS/EVENTS
Melanie Martinez K-12 Tour
Director/Supervising Choreographer
Atlantic Records
Jingle Bell - Justin Bieber
Creative Director
Def Jam
A Mob Musical- Las Vegas
Dance Director/Supervising Choreographer
Jeff Kutash
2011 Promo Tour - Britney Spears
Creative Director/Choreographer
Christina Millian-Disney
Creative Director/Choregrapher
Jukebox Tour - Aaron Carter
Director/Choreographer
Normani - Supporting Ariana Grande
Choreographer
RCA Records
Friedrichstadt Palast - The 1 Grand Show
Choreographer
Roland Welke
Friedrichstadt Palast - Into the Wyld
Choreographer
Thierry Mugler
Femme Fatale Tour - Britney Spears
Choreographer
Onyx Hotel Tour - Britney Spears
Choreographer
Dream Within A Dream Tour
Choreographer
FILM
K-12 Film by Melanie Martinez
Creative Producer/Choreographer
Atlantic Records/YouTube
Sherlock Gnomes
Choreographer
Paramount Pictures
Bravetown
Choreographer
Manitoba Productions
American Pie 4: American Reunion
Choreographer
Universal
National Lampoon's: Pledge This
Choreographer
Pop Films LLC
Charlie's II: Full Throttle
Co-Choreographer
Columbia Pictures
COMMERCIALS
Samsung with Todrick Hall
Choreographer
Hannah Lux Davis
Fanta
Choreographer
Chris Applebaum
Madalay Bay
Choreographer
Chris Applebaum
Comcast
Choreographer
Haagen Dazs
Choreographer
Paula Walker
Ellen Degeneres Show Promo Spots
Choreographer
Venus Razors w/ 8 Flavahz - Becky G
Choreographer
DanceOn
Pepsi with Britney Spears
Co-Choreographer
MUSIC VIDEOS
Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
Creative Director & Choreographer
Ray Kay
Britney Spears "Hold It Against Me"
Creative Director & Choreographer
Jonas Akerlund
Britney Spears "Toxic"
Writer, Creative Director/Choreographer
Joseph Kahn
Britney Spears "Overprotected-Dardk Child"
Writer, Creative Director/Choreographer
Chris Applebaum
Britney Spears & Pharrell "Boys"
Choreographer
Dave Meyers
Nicole Scherzinger "Try With Me"
Choreographer
Aaron Platt
Ciara "Thinkin Bout You"
Choreographer
Hannah Lux Davis
Nicole Scheringer "Try With Me"
Choreographer
Aaron Platt
Twice Alcohol Free
Contributing Choreographer
K-Pop/JYP
Itzy - "Dalla, Dalla" /"Icy"/"Fancy"/ "Wannabe"/
Contributing Choreographer
K-Pop/JYP
DIGITAL
Can't Wait till I'm Out of K-12, M. Martinez
Director/Choreographer
Atlantic Records
BTS "Permission to Dance"
Influencer/Choreographer
YouTube Shorts
Charli (D'Amelio)
Choreographer
Break the Floor Prod
INDUSTRIALS
Acura Industrial - Creatives in Motion
Creative Director/Choreographer
Macy's & Macy's Passport Industrials
Creative Director/Choreographer
Glamorama (Macy's)
Creative Director/Choreographer
Swarovski Crystal Industrial
Creative Director/Choreographer
Sketchers Industrial
Choreographer
Nike Industrial
Choreographer
Chrysler Industrial
Choreographer
Jamba Juice/Blend In The Good
Choreographer
AWARDS
American Choreography Awards
Best Choreographer Nomination
MTV VMA
Best Pop Video & Best Choreographer Nonimation
Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
Industry Voice Awards
Winner in 2011 for Best Choreography in a Music Video
Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
MTV VMA & MVPA
Best Choreographer Nomination
Britney Spears "Overprotected"
MTV VMA & ACA
Best Choreographer Nomination
Britney Spears "Slave 4 U"
MTV VMA, ACA & MVPA
Best Choreographer Nomination
Mya "My Love is Like Wo"
American Choreography Awards
Best Choreographer Nomination
"Nysnc Pop"
MTV VMA
Winner Best Choreography (Assistant to Michael Rooney)
Fatboy Slim "Weapon of Choice"
Choreographers Carnival London Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006
World of Dance 2016
Male Choreogrer of the Year
Universal Dance Award
Best Choreogrphy in Digital Content
Portugal the Man "Feel It Still"
Universal Dance Award of Convention of the Year - The Main Event

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