Briar Adams

British/Australian choreographer Briar Adams graduated from the Australian National Theatre Ballet School in 2003 and relocated to the UK in 2005. Since then she has enjoyed an international career as a dancer, performer and creative artist.

    Adams has appeared in large scale productions both in London and touring the UK with companies including the Royal Opera, English National Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Mariinsky Ballet. She has created roles in original ballet and contemporary dance works with Crossword Ballet (Symeon Kyriakopolous), Combination Dance Company (Anne-marie Smalldon), Tees Valley Dance (Kristine Sommerlade), DansConnect (Merville Jones) and Ballet Soul (Ben Love) and collaborated with choreographers Catherine Bell, Tanya Sleeman, Katia Lom, Yuyu Rau, Elizabeth Peck and Arlene Phillips on site specific, theatrical and television productions.

    Adams enjoys collaborating with musicians and has choreographed and performed in music videos for artists including Seasfire, MrFogg, Maitre Ballon and Hirola, and appeared as a featured ballet dancer in the films Dunes and White Oak. She recently collaborated with the team in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at Kings College London to deliver the Theatre of Discovery:Collective Memory Interdisciplinary Award in practice based research.

    Currently in demand as a teacher and choreographer in both Australia and the UK, Adams has created original ballets for Lets All Dance, Hack Ballet, Murley Dance and the National Theatre Ballet and worked as a repetiteur for the Box Hill Ballet Association and Oxford Theatre Ballet. She is currently on the Creative faculty at the Royal Academy of Dance.

Adams joined the FreeSpace programme at Studio Wayne Mcgregor in 2018 and teaches regularly at SPACeHoxton.

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