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Brian Reeder

Brian Reeder was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and began his dance training with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. He had the privilege of having a dance career that spanned and consisted mainly of three widely respected dance companies, New York City Ballet (1986-1990), William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt (1990-1993) and American Ballet Theatre (1994-2003). During his time, he danced numerous ballets and featured roles in the works of dance masters of both the past and present. As a choreographer, beginning in 2002, he has created or re-staged his ballets on American Ballet Theatre, ABT Studio Company, Washington Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Colorado Ballet, and Ballet Next among others. His work has been produced three times for the Works and Process series at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC and he also has created two full length version of "The Nutcracker" for Ballet Pacifica and the Black Hills Dance Theatre. Brian has been the proud recipient of several grants and fellowships including The New York Choreographic Fellowship, The Jerome Robbins Foundation for New Works and The Boomerang Foundation. Brian has taught and choreographed at multiple ballet academies, regional dance schools and prestigious universities such as Brown University, Emory University, Barnard College and for The Columbia Ballet Collaborative. He is also on faculty as a teacher and the current resident choreographer for The Manhattan Youth Ballet at MMAC. Outside of the ballet world, Brian has had the pleasure of choreographing for the independent film "American Primitive" and the music video "Brit Slap". He was also the focus of a documentary project by film maker Elliot Caplan called "15 Days Of Dance: The Making of Ghost Light", which was screened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in NYC and The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
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