Brian Lawson is a dance performer and educator who began dancing in Toronto, Canada. In 2005, he spent a year at Codarts in Rotterdam and subsequently began his degree at SUNY Purchase. While studying, he performed with Douglas Dunn and Dancers and as a supplemental dancer for the Mark Morris Dance Group. He graduated summa cum laude from Purchase in 2010 with a B.F.A. in dance performance and received the President’s Award in Modern Dance. He became a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group in 2011 and had the great pleasure of touring the United States and the world performing Morris’s dances. Lawson left MMDG to earn his M.F.A. from the University of Washington, where he graduated in 2020. Since graduating, he has been on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts. Lawson enjoys teaching dance to diverse populations and has given masterclasses at Purchase College, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the American Dance Festival, among others. Recently, he partook in the Merce Cunningham Trust’s event Night of 100 Solos and went on to become a certified teacher of the Cunningham Technique. Currently, he is a member of Pam Tanowitz Dance.