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SARA BRIANS is an award-winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator based in New York City. Her work spans Broadway theatre to film, live events and industrials. She has extensive experience conceiving choreography for large-scale productions as well as intimate venues, always with the purpose to develop and deliver original, inventive and imaginative theatre through artistic collaboration and galvanizing inspiration.

Sara directed and choreographed GODSPELL at Theatre Aspen and choreographed FOLLIES at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, for which she received the Outstanding Choreography Award by the NY Innovative Theatre Awards.

On Broadway, Sara was the Movement Assistant for Michael Moore’s THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, Resident Choreographer for MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, Assistant Choreographer for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, and Assistant Choreographer for AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC. Sara was the Assistant Choreographer for the US Tour of MATILDA and Resident Choreographer for BILLY ELLIOT in Chicago and Toronto. Sara also re-mounted the original choreography for WHITE CHRISTMAS in England, Scotland and Wales.

Sara has directed and choreographed CITY OF ANGELS at Pace University, and choreographed ROCK OF AGES, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, BIG FISH, CHICAGO and RING OF FIRE at The Alpine Theatre Project. She choreographed & associate directed the musical, THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG in Denmark at the Fredericia Teater. She also choreographed & associate directed NEWTON'S CRADLE for the New York Musical Festival at the Duke Theatre in New York City. She has choreographed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and PIPPIN at Pace University and a workshop presentation of Kurt Weill's LOVE LIFE at Duke University.

Sara choreographed original dance works for the Project Broadway concert KICKING AND SCREAMING and Wall to Wall Bernstein, both at Symphony Space in NYC. Other choreography credits include the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards, the musical, HOUDINI (The Seagal Center, Montreal), the music video, IT COULD BE, and industrials for CES in Las Vegas, Becket Fund in New York City, and the Five Star Diamond Awards in Berlin.

She has worked at City Center, Encores! (GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, FACE THE MUSIC and OF THEE I SING), The Kennedy Center (BROADWAY: 3 GENERATIONS), Goodspeed Opera House (SHOW BOAT), Asolo Repertory Theatre (PULSE), The Alley Theatre (AN AMERICAN IN PARIS), The 5th Avenue Theatre (LONE STAR LOVE) and has worked on numerous concerts, readings and solo shows in New York at Joe’s Pub, The 92nd Street Y, Town Hall and Merkin Hall.

Sara performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning revival of 42ND STREET. Her television appearances include Good Morning America, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Late Show with Jay Leno, and The Donnie and Marie Show. Sara has choreographed and taught across the US and internationally, most notably at the Banff Centre in Calgary. She is a Guest Faculty teacher at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and is on faculty at Pace University and Manhattan School of Music. Her tap sounds can be heard on the recordings of Sherry! The Musical and the 30th Anniversary recording of Annie, both produced by James Lipton.

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Sara Brians STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Performer

[Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2008
Performer (Swing)

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
Ensemble

[San Francisco (Regional)]
West Coast Revival, 2005
Ensemble

[San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Ensemble

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Phyllis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sara Brians Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013] [Replacement]
Resident Director[Replacement]
 
[New York, 2012]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008] [Replacement]
Resident Choreographer[Replacement]
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Associate Choreographer
Dance Captain
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Assistant Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2001] [Replacement]
Assistant Dance Captain[Replacement]
Noah Racey's Pulse [Sarasota, FL]
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Associate Choreographer

Show Boat [East Haddam, CT]
Goodspeed Opera House
Associate Choreographer

Lone Star Love [Seattle, WA]
5th Avenue Theatre
Assistant Choreographer

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BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE, SORDID LIVES, Theatre of Gadsden & More Lead!

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BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards December 5th Standings; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BWW Q&A: Daniel C. Levine of SUNSET BOULEVARD at ACT A Contemporary Theater

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Woman in Motion presents Find Your Way, an evening of dance filled with passion, individuality, and collaborations between female-identifying artists. The shows will take place on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th at 7PM at The Citigroup Theater at the Ailey Studios.

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Photos: Go Inside Opening Night with The Cast of ROCK OF AGES at The Argyle Theatre

The Argyle Theatre's production of Rock of Ages, directed and choreographed by Sara Brians, with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner, celebrated opening night on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7:30 PM, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the festivities. Check out the photos here!

Photos: The Cast of ROCK OF AGES at The Argyle Theatre Take Their Opening Night Bows

The Argyle Theatre's production of Rock of Ages, directed and choreographed by Sara Brians, with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner, celebrated opening night on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 7:30 PM, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the curtain call. Check out the photos here!

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The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

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