Sara Brians

Dance Styles - BFA Musical Theater

SARA BRIANS is currently the Resident Choreographer for Matilda on Broadway.  She was the Resident Choreographer for Billy Elliot, the Musical on Broadway and in Chicago and Toronto, where she was integral in the casting, training and maintenance of the child and adult actors and the choreography.  Sara's skills range from performer to teacher and Director/Choreographer.  At Pace University she has choreographed Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle and Pippin.  Other choreography credits include Chicago, Big Fish and Ring of Fire at the Alpine Theatre Project the musical, Houdini (The Seagal Center, Montreal), the music video, It Could Be for singer/song-writer Molly Coogan and industrials for CES in Las Vegas, The Beckett Fund in New York City and the Five Star Diamond Award in Berlin.  Her other work on Broadway includes the Tony Award winning revival of 42nd Street, where she was the Assistant Dance Captain, Swing and Phyllis understudy, After the Night and the Music for Manhattan Theatre Club where she was Assistant Choreographer and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas where she served as both Assistant Choreographer and dance captain/swing.  Sara has re-mounted Randy Skinner’s choreography for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales as well as having performed in the show’s premiere company in San Francisco.  Other associations with Mr. Skinner include Gentlemen Prefer BlondesFace the Music and Of Thee I Sing at City Center Encores! in New York, An American In Paris at the Alley Theatre, Broadway: 3 Generations at the Kennedy Center and Lone Star Love at the 5th Avenue Theatre.  She has also worked as Associate to Noah Racey on Show Boat at the Goodspeed Opera House, and Pulse at the Asolo Repertory Theatre (Director: Jeff Calhoun), as well as numerous concerts in New York at Town Hall, The 92nd Street Y and Merkin Hall.  Sara has also performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall and has appeared in several Broadway by the Year series at Town Hall. Her television appearances include The Late Show with Jay Leno, The Donnie and Marie Show, Good Morning America and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sara has choreographed and taught across the US and internationally, most notably at the Banff Centre in Calgary.  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.  Sara has also studied acting at The Atlantic Acting School in New York City.