Sara Brians

Dance Styles - BFA Musical Theater

SARA BRIANS BRIANS is a director, choreographer, educator and performer. She has directed and choreographed City of Angels, and choreographed Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, and Pippin at Pace University.  Most recently, Sara was the Movement Assistant and Dance Captain for Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender on Broadway. 

She recently choreographed original dance works for the Project Broadway concert, Kicking and Screaming at Symphony Space in NYC, choreographed & associate directed The Trouble With Doug at the Fredericia Teater in Denmark, and choreographed & associate directed Newton’s Cradle for the New York Musical Festival at the Duke Theatre in New York City.

On Broadway, Sara was the Resident Choreographer for Matilda, the Musical and Billy Elliot, the Musical (& US/Canadian Tours). Her other work on Broadway includes the Tony Award winning revival of 42nd StreetAfter the Night and the Music, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.  Sara has re-mounted Randy Skinner’s choreography for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales.

Sara’s other choreographic work includes Rock of Ages, Man of La Mancha, the Full Monty, Big Fish, Chicago and Ring of Fire (The Alpine Theatre Project), Houdini (The Seagal Center, Montreal), the music video, It Could Be, industrials for CES in Las Vegas, The Beckett Fund in New York City, and the Five Star Diamond Award in Berlin.  She has also directed and choreographed the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Sara worked on Gentlemen Prefer BlondesFace the Music and Of Thee I Sing (City Center Encores!), An American In Paris (The Alley Theatre), Broadway: 3 Generations (The Kennedy Center), Lone Star Love (5th Avenue Theatre), Show Boat (Goodspeed Opera House), and Pulse (Asolo Repertory Theatre), in addition to numerous concerts in New York at Town Hall, The 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Hall.  

Sara performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music 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, choreographs annually for Stage Door School of Dance, and is currently on faculty teaching Theatre Dance at Pace University.