Interim Director of Production
Originally from California, Brendan has worked in over 40 countries on 5 continents as a producer and director, and choreographer and performer. In addition to New York City, Brendan has also lived in Turkey, Australia, and Norway. This spring marks his first time working with Tulsa Ballet.
In the field of dance, he has collaborated on various projects artistically with Alexandra Beller, Maureen Fleming, David Gordon, Sin Cha Hong, Helena Lambert, Paul Langland, Mary Overlie, Stephen Petronio, and Keith Thompson, among others. Recently he collaborated as a director & choreographer with composer Kristin Norderval on the development of a new opera at Den Norske Opera & Ballet (Norway); served as a producer for Butoh Encounters, an international performance and education platform; and project coordinator for Arts Live, a new online live performance broadcast platform supported by EACEA.
Brendan is a key teacher-practitioner of Allan Wayne Work, the Jean Hamilton Floor Barre, and the Six Viewpoints method of composition. Since 1994, he has taught students at institutions including the Yale School of Drama, the New School for Drama, New York University, Bilkent University (Turkey), Ballettakademien, Operalabb, and Danshogskolan (Sweden), and The International Theater Academy Norway, where he also served as Dean from 2008-10. His articles on contemporary performance have appeared in numerous journals in English, French, Russian, Belarussian, and Norwegian.