THE PROGRAM.

This exclusive online dance mentor program is personally designed and delivered by Brian Friedman and his team of industry professionals. You will have access to interactive videos, textbooks and tasks built specifically to hone your skills, further your development and create a pathway for your future within the dance industry.

During the program you will be watched by Brian and his team of experts who will be selecting students to receive personal feedback, agency representation and career boosting opportunities.

  • You will receive six individual training workouts to build your dance foundation skills.
  • Brian shares his secrets to success in a series of lessons covering how to set achievable goals and what he looks for when casting dancers.
  • Learn to brand yourself online and promote your dance content with advice from Instagram on how best to gain the exposure you desire.
  • Showcase your talent for the chance to be scouted for exciting opportunities with Brian Friedman, Maek Music and The Talent Collective.
  • For the first time ever you can go behind the scenes as Brian creates exclusive choreography with his team Larsen Thompson and Zack Venegas.
  • Learn from professional dancers Larsen Thompson and Zack Venegas about dancing on a budget and creating viral video content on social media.
  • Get an insight into what opportunities MTV offers dancers and how you can get involved.
  • Learn choreography created by Brian to Jason Maek and Zaena’s track Get Up and have the opportunity to be cast for their Freshman music video.
  • Go behind the scenes with Brian and Tricia Miranda as they look for the next generation of choreographers on Nigel Lythgoe’s show Every Single Step. What are they looking for? What makes good choreography?
  • Boost your online presence with tips from Instagram on how to showcase your talent on social media.
  • You will gain an exclusive opportunity to learn Brian’s iconic choreography to the breakdown of Britney Spears’ I’m a Slave 4 U.
  • Get an insight into the dance industry with leading dance agents AMCK (Europe) and Bloc (US) and find out how to get recognized.
  • Watch the X Factor UK dancers rehearse and hear from Head Choreographer, Dean Lee about the choreography process and performance technique.
  • Complete tasks and upload your dance videos to be selected for personal feedback from Brian, AMCK, Bloc and industry experts.

YOUR MENTOR.

What do you want from a mentor…  An industry icon whose dance career has spanned decades?

Someone who has worked with the biggest names in the business including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Justin Beiber, Prince, Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, Mariah Carey, One Direction and Britney Spears to name but a few.

An industry leader who was scouted by Simon Cowell to choreograph, judge and become the first Creative Director on his biggest TV projects such as the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent.

One of the creative minds bringing entertainment to millions of TV screens on shows like Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, the MTV VMA’s and Billboard Music Awards.
A choreographer who has created outstanding moments on the big screen for films like Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, You Got Served, She’s all That, Austin Powers Gold Member and Uptown Girls.

Someone with world-class teaching skills who was the Creative Director for over a decade with The Pulse, an ambassador for the world renowned DanceOn Network, a patron for the legendary Urdang Academy and faculty member of Radix Dance Convention.

The winner of many awards, nominations and accolades including Male Choreographer of the Year at the World of Dance Awards, an Industry Voice Award for outstanding choreography and a 4 time nominee for an MTV VMA award.

An industry pioneer who will train and develop your dance and choreography skills so you too can become one of the greats?

He is the best of the best, your program mentor, Brian Friedman.

OUR TEAM.

LARSEN THOMPSON
LARSEN THOMPSONTEAM BRIAN
Larsen has been blessed to have worked professionally in dancing, modelling, and acting. She has a passion to dance and is recognized for her role as a backup dancer on Radio Disney Music Awards for Flo Rida, The Voice, X Factor, Kids Teen Choice Awards for Christina Aguilera and Pit Bull, Shake It Up on Disney, and Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band. Recently, Larsen was featured in Interscope’s official music video for Borns – “American Money”, and Sia’s music video for “The Greatest”. She has also worked on Capital Record’s official music videos for Silento “Watch Me Whip”, and Eden “The Weekend”. She has been a part of several viral dance concept videos with Taylor Hatala; Spice Girls “Wannabe”, Big Sean “IDFWU” and Beyonce “Run the World”.
ZACK VENEGAS
ZACK VENEGASTEAM BRIAN
Zachary Venegas is a young and innovative dancer/choreographer and was one of few selected to be an Elite Protege with The Pulse On Tour, assisting renowned choreographers Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, Cris Judd, Dave Scott, and Laurie Ann Gibson. He has danced for artist Justin Bieber, performing with him at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and dancing in his music video “Beauty and a Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. He also danced for superstar Rihanna on the hit TV show “The X- Factor.” Not only has he worked alongside artists, but also on hit TV shows such as Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and Fox’s “The X-Factor”.
AMCK
AMCKEUROPE’S LEADING DANCE AGENCY
AMCK Dance is an award-winning international premium dance agency with the most elite selection of dancers, choreographers, and creative directors on their books. Over the years, AMCK have worked with the best names in the music industry with artists such as, Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Rita Ora. AMCK Dancers and Choreographers have worked on national shows and live performances from the Brit Awards to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the London 2012 Olympic Games. Moreover, AMCK Dance is the exclusive agency providing talent for the MTV EMA shows for 10 years running.
BLOC
BLOCUSA’S ELITE DANCE AGENCY
Bloc is a leading talent agency representing choreographers and dancers for feature film, television, live performances and music videos. Bloc’s choreography department represents some of the most sought after talent in the entertainment industry. They have worked with the biggest music artists in the world including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Florence + The Machine, P!Nk, Fka Twigs, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, Pharrell, Chris Brown, will.i.am, Sia, Ariana Grande, Trey Songz, Meghan Trainor, Major Lazer, Rihanna, and Usher. Bloc dancers tour around with world with artists and appear in television shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Voice, America’s Got Talent and The MTV Video Music Awards.

FEATURING.

DEAN LEE
DEAN LEEDEAN LEE HEAD CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE X FACTOR UK
Dean is a graduate of Urdang Academy in London. Dean landed his first job as a dancer working on ‘The X Factor’ live shows for Brian Friedman, a job which he has returned to for many seasons after. He is currently Head Choreographer for the X Factor live shows. Other choreography credits include the likes of Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once World Tour, Cheryl Cole, Janet Jackson, JLS and Beth Ditto to name a few. Dean has also performed as a dancer for the Pussycat Dolls, Take That and in London’s West End.
TRICIA MIRANDA
TRICIA MIRANDAGUEST JUDGE ON EVERY SINGLE STEP
Tricia Miranda has worked with some of the biggest names in the business from will.i.am, Demi Lovato, Beyonce and Jay Z. She has choreographed for countless award and TV shows including the Grammys, MTV VMAs, X Factor USA, SYTYCD and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Tricia joins Brian as guest judge as we go behind the scenes on Nigel Lythgoe’s show Every Single Step.
ALLISON BUSACCA
ALLISON BUSACCAINSTAGRAM GLOBAL ENGLISH COMMUNITY EDITOR
Allison Busacca is the Global English Community Editor at Instagram, where she elevates the voices from and works with the community in the UK, Australia and Canada, among others. Previously, Allison has worked at the BBC, The New York Times and National Geographic Traveller. She’s spoken about the intersection of digital trends and media at WTM, MediaNext, ITB Asia, SXSW, Social Media Week and TBC Asia. Instagram has a community of more than 500 million who capture and share the world’s moments on the service.
JASON MAEK AND ZAENA
JASON MAEK AND ZAENAMUSIC ARTISTS
Combining their skills in music production, DJ’ing, singing, and rapping, Jason Maek and Zaena set aside their solo careers to form one of the most uniquely talented duos in electronic music. Their recently released sophomore album, ‘Fashion Week:The Visual Album’ was called, “The first great music project of the year” by Rolling Stone. It has been featured in countless publications such as DJ Mag and Rolling Out, and MTV.

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