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BRIAN FRIEDMAN

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Entrepreneur, artist and trendsetter, Brian Friedman is one of today’s most in demand creative director/choreographers for popular concerts, tours, music videos, television shows, commercials, and films. His creations, moves, and style are graceful and captivating, which makes him a true living legend in the entertainment industry. Friedman has directed and/or choreographed some of the most popular and groundbreaking music videos and performances such as Britney Spears “Toxic” and “Slave 4 U,” “My Love Is Like Wo” by Mya, “The One” by Prince, *NSYNC’s “Dirty Pop,” and many more for such artists as Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Usher, Pink, Ne-Yo, Brittany Murphy, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Scherzinger, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Karmin and Rihanna. Friedman entered millions of homes as a judge and choreographer on the FOX hit show So You Think You Can Dance. Simon Cowell brought Brian to London for The X Factor. Cowell created a brand new on-camera position specifically for Brian as creative director. Friedman has served as creative director and choreographer for multiple seasons of The X Factor UK, as well as on other reality competition shows such as American Idol, The Voice Australia, and The X Factor (US version). He also directed, choreographed and danced on Dancing with the Stars. Brian was a consulting producer for several years on America’s #1 summer hit show, America’s Got Talent and The US version of The X Factor. Additionally, Friedman has served as creative director for performances on shows such as Ellen, The Tonight Show, The View, Good Morning America, as well as for numerous top-tier artists’ award show performances. Friedman has also choreographed for countless television shows including Will & Grace, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, The Ellen Show, Oprah, That 70’s Show, MTV VMA’s, VH1 DIVAS LIVE, and The Billboard Music Awards. Friedman’s dance training began at 11 in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. He soon starred in Newsies and “Kids Incorporated,” and owned his own dance studio by the age of 16. As a young dancer, Friedman worked with such artists as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, George Michael, Paula Abdul, Celine Dion, Melissa Etheridge, and Patti LaBelle. Friedman has received The Industry Voice Award for Best Choreography in a music video for Britney Spears “Till The World Ends” as well as having been nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Music Video Production Awards and 5 American Choreography Awards.

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Television
Garrett's Dance
Choreographer
FX
I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
Celebrity
ITV
America's Got Talent 4, 5, 6
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
NBC
Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida & David Guetta "Where Them Girls At"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Karmin "Broken Hearted" & "Hello"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Cobra Starship ft. Sabi "You Make Me Feel"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Patti LaBelle "You're All I Need"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Stevie Wonder "Higher Ground"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Lionel Richie & Fighting Gravity "Dancing On The Ceiling"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Sarah Brightman & Jackie Evancho "Time To Say Goodbye"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
Donna Summer & Prince Poppycock "Last Dance"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
LeAnn Rhimes "Give"
Consulting Producer & Choreographer
So You Think You Can Dance
Judge & Choreographer
Fox
American Idol
Creative Director
Fox
The Wanted "Glad You Came"
Creative Director
Dancing With The Stars
Creative Director & Choreographer
ABC
Macy's Stars of Dance "Neon"
Creative Director & Choreographer
ABC
Suburgatory
Guest Star (Serge)
ABC
Agent Carter
Choreographer
The Voice - Australia
Creative Director
The Voice
Creative Director
NBC
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
Creative Director
The Wanted "Chasing The Sun"
Creative Director
The X-Factor Seasons 1 & 2
Supervising Producer & Choreographer
Fox
Nicole Scherzinger "Pretty"
Creative Director
LeAnne Rhimes "How Do I Live"
Creative Director
Little Big Town "Pontoon"
Creative Director
Demi Lovato "Give Your Heart A Break"
Creative Director
The X-Factor UK - Mulitple Seasons
Judge, Creative Director & Choreographer
ITV
Beyonce & Alexandra Burke "Listen"
Creative Director
Nicole Scherzinger "Poison"
Creative Director
Rihanna & Matt Cardle "Unfaithful"
Creative Director
Will.I.Am & Cher Lloyd "I Gotta Feeling"
Creative Director
Christina Aguilera & Rebecca Ferguson "Beautiful"
Creative Director
Mariah Carey "Hero"
Creative Director
Kylie Minogue "Better The Devil You Know"
Creative Director
Michael Buble "Feeling Good"
Creative Director
Robbie Williams & Olly Murs "Angels"
Creative Director
George Michael & Joe McElderry "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
Creative Director
Westlife & JLS "Flying Without Wings"
Creative Director
Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Creative Director
Bon Jovi "Living On A Prayer"
Creative Director
Robbie Williams & One Direction "She's The One"
Creative Director
Cheryl "I Don't Care"
Choreographer
Fifth Harmony "BO$$"
Creative Director
Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"
Creative Director
Ed Sheeran & Ben Haenow "Thinking Out Loud"
Creative Director
Labrinth & Fleur East "Beneath Your Beautiful"
Creative Director
The Ellen Degeneres Show
Creative Director
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
Creative Director
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Creative Director
NBC
The Wanted "Glad You Came"
Creative Director
Britney Spears
Creative Director & Choreographer
All Around The World TV Special with Justin Bieber
Creative Director
Got To Dance With Kimberly Wyatt of Pussycat Dolls
Creative Director & Choreographer
Sky 1
Dancing on Ice with One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful & One Thing"
Creative Director
ITV
Grease Is The Word
Judge
ITV
Germany's Next Top Model with Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
Creative Director
Macy's Passport Beyond The Runway with Neyo "Closer"
Stage Director & Choreographer
MTV's Top Pop Group
Judge
VH1 Diva's Duets 2003- Beyonce, Jewel, Ashanti & Queen Latifah
Choreographer
VH1 Diva's Live 2004- Patti LaBelle & Blondie
Choreographer
VH1 Remaking: Taylor Dane
Choreographer
Pepsi Smash
Choreographer
MTV Becoming
Choreographer/Host
MTV Icon- Janet Jackson-Pink, Mya, Usher
Choreographer
Rock The Cradle
Guest Judge
MTV
That 70s' Show
Choreographer
Fox
Will & Grace
Choreographer
NBC
Moesha
Co-Choreographer
WB
Award Shows
2015 National Television Awards
ITV
Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive"
Logo Trailblazer Awards - Adam Lambert "Ghost Town"
Radio Disney Awards - Fifth Harmony "Worth It"
2012 Billboard Music Awards
Creative Director
Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
The Wanted "Glad You Came & Chasing The Sun"
2010 National Television Awards
Creative Director & Choreographer
ITV- Jedward & Joe McElderry
2003 MTV Movie Awards - P!nk "Feel Good Time"
Choreographer
MTV
2001 Billboard Music Awards- Britney Spears "Slave 4 U"
Choreographer
2001 MTV VMA's
Britney Spears "Slave 4 U"
Choreographer
N'Sync feat. Michael Jackson "Pop"
Co-Choreographer
Concerts/Tours/Events
The Mob Musical/Vegas
Dance Director & Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Jeff Kutash
Friedrochstadt Palast (Belin) "The 1 Grand Show"
Choreographer
Dir. Roland Welke
Friedrichstadt Palast (Belin) "Into The Wyld"
Choreographer
Dir. Manfred (Thierry Mugler)
Jingle Ball- Justin Bieber
Creative Director
Britney Spears "Femme Fatale Tour"
Creative Director
Britney Spears 2011 Promo Tour
Choreographer
Britney Spears "Onyx Hotel Tour"
Choreographer
Britney Spears "Dream Within A Dream Tour"
Choreographer
Mario Vasquez- 2006 Promo Tour
Creative Director & Choreographer
Aaron Carter "Jukebox Tour 2003"
Director & Choreographer
Aaron Carter "Rock Rap & Retro Tour"
Choreographer
Aaron Carter "USA Tour 2002"
Choreographer
Aaron Carter "Winter Party Tour 2002"
Choreographer
Tommy Lee with Mayte - Never A Dull Moment
Choreographer
Christina Millian - Disney Grad Night
Creative Director & Choreographer
Music Videos
Nicole Scherzinger "Try With Me"
Choreographer
Britney Spears "Till The World Ends"
Creative Director & Choreographer
Dir. Ray Kay
Britney Spears "Hold It Against Me"
Creative Director & Choreographer
Dir. Jonas Akerlund
Britney Spears "Toxic"
Writer, Director & Choreographer
Dir. Joesph Kahn
Britney Spears & Pharrell "Boys"
Choreographer
Dir. Dave Meyers
Britney Spears "Overprotected"
Creative Director & Choreographer
Dir. Chris Applebaum
Britney Spears "Slave 4 U"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Francis Lawrence
That Rogue Romeo "Machine & Magic"
Director
Frenchie Davis "Love's Got A Hold On Me"
Director & Choreographer
Jedward "Under Pressure"
Choreographer
Dir. Dale Resteghini
AVA "Crazy"
Director & Choreographer
Rufus Wainwright "I'm Going To A Town"
Choreographer
Dir. Sophie Mueller
Mario Vasquez "Gallery"
Choreographer
Dir. Alex DaRakoff
Shayne Ward "If That's Ok With You"
Choreographer
Dir. Wayne Isham
Brittany Murphy & Paul Oakenfold "Fasterkill Pussycat"
Choreographer
Hilary Duff "So Yesterday"
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Applebaum
Mya "My Love Is Like Wo"
Choreographer
Dir. Paul Hunter
Nsync "Pop"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Wayne Isham
Prince "The One"
Co-Choreographer
Dir. Mayte
Fatboy Slim "Weapon Of Choice"
Assistant Choreographer
Dir. Spike Jones
Grace V "When The Lights Go Down"
Director & Choreographer
Leo Moctezuma "2 Da Left"
Director & Choreographer
Pepsi with Britney Spears
Co-Choreographer
Pytka
Fanta
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Applebaum
Mandalay Bay
Choreographer
Dir. Chris Applebaum
Comcast
Choreographer
Haagen Dazs
Choreographer
Dir. Paula Walker
The Ellen Degeneres Show Promo Spots
Choreographer
Venus Razors with 8 Favahz- Becky G "Cant Stop Dancing"
Choreographer
Corporate
Acura Industrial- Creatives in Motion
Creative Director & Choreographer
Sketchers Industrial
Choreographer
Nike Industrial
Choreographer
Chrysler Industrial
Choreographer
Macy's & Macy's Passport Industrials
Creative Director & Choreographer
Macy's Glamorama
Creative Director & Choreographer
Swarovski Crystal Industrial
Creative Director & Choreographer
Jamba Juice/Blend In The Good- with 8 Flavahz
Choreographer
Awards
Janet Jackson
MTV Icon
ACA Nomination - Best Choreography
Britney Spears
"Till The World Ends"
MTV VMA - Best Pop Video & Best Choreography Nomination
Britney Spears
"Till The World Ends"
2011 Industry Voice Awards for Best Choreography in Music Vide
Britney Spears
"Overprotected"
MTV VMA & MVPA - Best Choreography Nominations
Britney Spears
"Slave 4 U"
MTV VMA & MVPA - Best Choreography Nominations
Mya
"My Love Is Like Wo"
MTV VMA, ACA & MVPA - Best Choreography Nomination
N'Sync
"Pop"
ACA Choreography Nomination
Fatboy Slim
"Weapon Of Choice"
MTV VMA Win - Best Choreography
Choreographers Carnival London Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
World of Dance Award 2016 for Male Choreographer of The Year

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