Photo Credit: Walter Wlodarczyk

Brendan Drake

Brendan Drake (He/They) is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher who uses theatricality and disparate movement forms to interrogate issues surrounding gender, sex, surveillance, artifice and queer body politics. He was a 2017-2018 Fresh Tracks Artist at New York Live Arts and has been awarded grants and residencies through the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative, Chez Bushwick and Brooklyn Studios for Dance. His recent work has been presented at Danspace Project, The Brick, La MaMa, New York Live Arts, Gowanus Loft, Industry City Distillery, Joe’s Pub and The Dance Complex (Boston, MA). In addition to his work for the stage, Brendan choreographed the fall 2014 “Equality = Love'' campaign for Adidas Originals/Pharrell Williams. Brendan has also served as movement coordinator on editorial shoots for Vogue, Porter, V and Elle Magazines. He has had the pleasure of guest teaching at Columbia University, University of Massachusetts, Muhlenberg College and Ball State University. Brendan received his BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently pursuing his MFA in Choreographic Inquiry at UCLA.

[Image Descriptoon: Close up of Brendan in performance at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg. He is wearing a black mesh T-Shirt, a paisley handkerchief and grey shorts with a black belt. He has medium length curly hair and a beard. He is facing downstage left with his arms lifted at his shoulders as if he is conducting an orchestra. His eyes are closed, and in the background is an exposed brick wall.]

Past Classes & Events

(CANCELED) Movement Research at the Judson Church

March 21, 2022

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 04, 2020