BRIAN REEDER

Brian Reeder was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and began his dance training with Marcia Dale Weary at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. During his time as a professional dancer, he had the privilege of dancing for New York City Ballet (1986-1990), William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt (1990-1993) and American Ballet Theatre (1994-2003). As a choreographer, he has created or restaged his work on American Ballet Theatre, ABT Studio Company, Washington Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Company C Contemporary Ballet and BalletNext. His work has been produced several times for Works & Process at the Guggenheim. He has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships including The New York Choreographic Fellowship, The Jerome Robbins Foundation for New Works, and The Boomerang Foundation. Outside of the ballet world, he has created choreographic sequences for the film "American Primitive" and the music video "Brit Slap.” Brian is a proud member of the year-round faculty of Manhattan Youth Ballet at MMAC and is their current choreographer-in-residence.