About - BRIAN THOMAS

Emmy Nominated Choreographer, Glam Winner (Best Music Video 2013) and Commercial Photographer Brian Thomas


BRIAN THOMAS, the artist

Mission Statement

Our mission is to use visual arts as a vehicle capturing moments of realness, the truth.   By promoting authenticity we as humans evolve to our highest potential.


What Makes SpinKick Pictures Unique?

Experience.  BT has worked on both sides of the table for the past 25 years.  He was nominated for an emmy in 2002 choreographing for Michael Jackson in "The 30th Anniversary Special" with an all star cast, then in 2003 brought "Liza Back" in her comeback tour.  Brian also was creative director for many new pop artists in development deals with Universal, Sony, and independent labels.  


In the late 90's BT was signed himself in a group called DJ Company with Sony Music opening for the Backstreet boys & 98 Degrees on tour. 


On the business side Brian has been an agent & manager representing over 200 dancers in NYC. He also produced, directed, and created shows for Chippendales, Alex Young, the WonderGirlz, and many others for corporate events.  As a teacher he taught at the Broadway Dance Center, Steps, Harvard, the Edge in LA, and still travels the world giving master classes/workshops in Paris, Madrid, Brazil, Japan, and Guam. 



BIO

**EMMY NOMINATED CHOREOGRAPHER, Glam Winner for Best Music Video, and Commercial Photographer Brian Thomas has worked in all avenues of the biz over the past 22 years.  Originally from 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 1998 BT started teaching at the BROADWAY DANCE CENTER while working with numerous new recording artists as Creative Director / Choreographer.


**DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE:  "Dance Because You Can" -  Amy Jordan, The Victory Dance Project Documentary,  Creative Director - White/Orange  (National commercial), Creative Director for the Carishma Project ("Rainbow", "Glow in the Dark"), Various Music Videos winning a GLAM award in 2013,  Associate Director for  Cirque du Soleil Flash mob Time Square,  Obotacario Commercial-Brazil, Chippendales show Vegas


**CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS INCLUDE:  Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, PINK, India Arie, Mya, Deborah Cox, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Gaynor, Alicia Keys, Marc Anthony, Alex Young, Carishma, Jason Derulo, Usher,  Sesame Street (Emmy recognition), the Electric Company, New York City Knicks Dancers,  Optimum triple play, Are We There Yet,  and many other TV/Live stage Events.

Brian's education in film/photography started at School of Visual Arts in NYC.  He studied there for 4 years training under directors such as Bob Giraldi & Todd Stephens.  His love of dance and film was obvious, which led him to directing music video's, short film, documentaries and commercials.  He continues to direct short  films that inspire  growth in the world.


Sizzle Reels

Director's Sizzle Reel

Choreography Reel


Past Work - Director/Choreographer

Missy Elliot - Choreo. & Dancer

Jason Derulo - Choreographer

Full Show-Choreographer

Beat It - Choreographer & Lead Dancer, Creative Director

CoCo & The Vanity Vixens - Director

Dale Dale - Director

Sabrye - Director / Choreographer

"Give it Up" - Director/Choreographer

Carishma - Choreographer / Creative Director

Tina S. - Choreographer

Masters of the Universe - Director

Frankie Pretty Boy - Director

VH-1 - Choreographer

Optimum - Choreographer

Sesame Street w/Feist - Choreographer

The Electric Company - Choreographer

Alex Young Showcase - Director/Choreographer


Past Dance Performances

Dangerous w/Michael Jackson - Dancer

Mylene Farmer Tour 1996-1997

Vida Loca w/Ricky Martin - Dancer

Soul Train - Dancer

DJ Company - Dancer / Artist

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