Nominated for Emmy Award for his choreography of the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special and received outstanding recognition from the same award-giving body for his work on Sesame Street.
Brian has worked in all avenues of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Originally from Michigan, he moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue a commercial dance career.
Brian attended School for Visual Arts in NYC for filmmaking which led him into directing the Award-Winning documentary Amy’s Victory Dance under SpinKick Pictures, a production company which he started in 2017 to honor his grandmother and his background in taekwondo. Other film directing credits are the Award Winning short Dark Matter, short documentary, Poetic Truth. He is also the director of the feature documentary PS Love Robby.
Brian’s mission is to use filmmaking to transcend the hearts and minds of all those who are open to witnessing the nuances of human connectivity.
When producer Brian Rubiano came to me about making FollowLeadLOVE, I have to say I was unsure.
As a former dancer I understand the in’s and out’s of the business but only from a “white perspective” which is much different from our subjects' experience. That’s why when I agreed I told him that this story has to be told thru Abdiel and Kristine’s point of view.
As we started to film I recognized that even in the dance community... politics, racism, and inequality exist. Directing this film opened an opportunity for me to transform myself to be more aware on the reality of class division, social injustice, and racial prejudice. Thru this process I began to realize that this film transcends beyond the world of dance and how it parallels our current social and cultural climate.
I hope this film will promote empathy and further elevate a conversation on representation, diversity, and inclusion.