Brian Poniatowski - Guest Teacher
Born in Poland, Brian started dancing at the age of 13. He was accepted into Caro Dance School and trained under Iwona Orzełowska, specialising in Jazz and modern dance technique.
Between 2002 and 2008, Brian won many awards in the IDO European Championships, and later went on to win awards the IDO World Championships 3 years consecutively; World Champion in the category of Jazz solo male (USA), World Champion in the category Duet Modern Adults (USA), World Champion in Show Dance Solo men (Germany).
Brian embarked on a Jazz Teacher Training Course in Warsaw and qualified with the highest Grade 5 in 2010. He also became a soloist with Caro Dance Theater Company, performing many lead roles including "Carmen", "Nutcracker", "Romeo & Juliet", "Delta 12", "Chopin Piano Choreography".
In 2011, Brian traveled extensively around Europe, running workshops, coaching and training young students in Jazz and Contemporary Dance and preparing students for National Jazz Dance Championships.
In 2012, Brian won the 7th season of Polish edition "So You Think You Can Dance“ and won a 3-month scholarship to the International Dance Academy, Los Angeles (USA). During his time in the US, Brian trained and took workshops at the prestigious Debbie Reynolds, EDGE, Los Angeles (USA), Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center, New York (USA).
Brian continues to travel the world as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer, running workshops in Jazz, Lyrical Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Contemporary and Improvisation. We are thrilled to welcome him to Red Shoe Dance Company as Guest Teacher.