**Emmy Nominated Choreographer, Glam Winner (Best Music Video) and Commercial Photographer Brian Thomas has worked in all avenues of the biz over the past 25 years.
Originally from a small town in Michigan, Brian moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue a commercial dance career. It didn't take him long to land his dream job, the 1995 MTV music awards dancing beside Michael Jackson in his best performance, Dangerous.
While living in NYC he danced with artists such as Ricky Martin, Mya, Deborah Cox, Pink, and Brian McKnight to name a few. He started teaching at the Broadway Dance Center while working with numerous new recording artists on performance skills, development, and dance ability.
From 1999-2001 he worked with many celebrities as Creative Director / Choreographer for: Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Special, Jill Scott, Mary J, India Arie, Mya, Deborah Cox, Pink, Liza Minnelli, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Usher, Sesame Street (Emmy recognition), the Electric Company, Optimum triple play, Are We There Yet?, and many other TV/Live stage Events.
Now focused on Directing & Photography BT is mastering new ways of capturing ART.
2 Time Emmy Nominee Brian Thomas
AWARDS: ***Michael Jackson, 30th Anniversary / Emmy Award Nomination ***Sesame Street / Emmy Recognition
TELEVISION: Optimum Triple Play 3D/Motion Capture
Jason Derulo and Knicks City Dancers / Fuse TV
Lipton Iced Tea w- Hugh Jackman (Asst. Choreographer)
The Electric Company Series & Lives Show - PBS
Snap on Feathers w- Carishma
Are We There Yet TBS (Multiple Episodes) / Terry Crews
3- Day Suit Broker Dancing Man US Production Services
Jerseylicious w- Tina Sugandh (Music Video episode) / STYLE
Finding Billy Elliot PBS
Elmo's Christmas Countdown ABC
**Michael Jackson, 30th Anniversary w- Michael Jackson, Usher, Whitney Houston, Nelly Furtado, Mya, Missy Elliot, Deborah Cox, Destiny's Child, Jill Scott, Gloria Gaynor / Madison Square Garden / CBS
Def Leopard VH1 The View / ABC E! "Chippendales, the Past 26 years" Interviewed as Choreographer
Child In His 50's Robert Kline special- HBO
Sesame Street PBS (Multiple Episodes/Years)
Good Morning America w- Gloria Gaynor
ABC Amanda Lewis Featured as Choreographer & Guest
AMA's (London) w- Amar, Nisha, and Rebel
FAMA Madrid, Spain
Music Videos:2AM Club MTV // Carishma "Glow In the Dark" "Rainbow" // Tina Sugandh ft. Fat Joe "So Good" / Dir. Paul Coy Allen // Derin Togar "Dokun
Other: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Sesame Street, 2002 - Present Sesame Street Halloween Video w- Caroline Rhea / PBS Disney's Concert Series Disney's A-HA w- Jason Raize One World Harmony Featuring Soluna Another Night SPS Craig Kilbourne Show Sarai, "Ladies" / FOX Gloria Hunniford Show London Wendy Williams FOX Saturday Night Live Katie Holmes performance / NBC Jenny Jones w- Samantha Cole / UPN /
Turner Upfronts / Lincoln Center
Liza Minnelli "Liza's Back" / Royal Albert Hall, London & Beacon Theatre
NYC Chippendales Rio Casino, Las Vegas (Dir & Chor)
New York Knicks Knicks City Dancers (Guest Choreographer)
One Drop Flash Mob Cirque Du Soleil (Associate Director)
Miracle on 34th Street 2002 w- Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Blu Cantrell, Christina Milian, Mya, Deborah Cox, Liza Minelli Miracle on 34th Street 2001 w- Marc Anthony, Tamia, Gloria Gaynor, Edwin Starr
Whitney Houston's All-Star Gala w- Pink, Deborah Cox Disney Promo Quickstep w/ David Arquette & Minnie Mouse Miss D’ America Pageant 2011 Atlantic City
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: Charlie Ward 2010 Showcase Charle Ward Music, LLC 2010 Caesars New Years Performance, Michael & Marisa Executive Showcase All Together Records Mitchell Musso Coach/Tour Choreographer - M3 Entertainment Antonio Pontarelli RLTV Coach / Tiffany Affair 2007 Various spot dates / Warner Bros. Records / B3 BMG / Alex Young, Sariah, Jen Perry, Derin Togar, Jackson Harris, Dalal, Soluna, Susan Justice, Rebel, Scarlett, and Carishma
CORPORATE: Cannon Casio Samsung Toshiba NCA Ski-Doo Phillips Wella Reebok Director Credits Awards:
2015 "Popee" - Francesca Maria 2015 The Barrett Standard - Promotional Online Commercial 2014 CoCo & the Vanity Vixens - Promotional Commercial 2014 "Dale Dale" - Francesca Maria feat. Jayko 2013 "Masters of the Universe" - Mila Jam // **Glam winner for best video 2013 "Give It Up" - Igor 2012 "GoGo" - Crave 2011 Hanmi Tkd Commercial, Worcester MA 2011 Oboticario Commercial - Curitiba, Brazil 2011 "Last Christmas" - Jackson Harris 2010 "Dokun" - Derin Togar // Istanbul, Turkey MTV