Brook, a San Francisco native credits her hippie creative parents for instilling in her that anything is possible if you “work your ass off. Just find what you love to do and stick with it no matter what.” She has found it…The PULSE Project.
Brook is a critically acclaimed choreographer, known for her revolutionary use of environmental props. She earned her MFA at the Tisch School of the Arts, where she attended on a full Dean’s scholarship. With 15 years of experience choreographing for an array of celebrities, musical artists, corporations, dance companies and educational institutions, she has proven herself as one of the most versatile and provocative choreographers. Notable high-profile clients include Usher, Harrison Ford, and Liz Claiborne. Her work has been regaled by PBS, New York Times, and The Village Voice.
Most recently, Brook has choreographed a 20-person aerial show for Target International, an opera at Brooklyn Academy of Music with the renowned Director Robert Woodruff and performed as the lead pole dancer in the NY City Opera Production of Anna Nicole, BAM. . Her PULSE Project company received a standing ovation when it opened for the US Pole Dance Federation to a sold out audience at Symphony Space and sold out their last show called LOVE & GUTS.
Brook’s extensive background in rhythmic gymnastics, martial arts, contemporary and pole dance, motion capture, and aerial harness work gives her choreography a diverse platform of mediums that compliment one another and has fueled her multi-disciplinary approach to pole dancing which Brook prefers to call “Industrial Movement.”
The ART OF TRANSITIONS workshop focuses on what happens in between the tricks. Having been a 4 time judge at the USPDF competitions, Brook has noticed that there is a need for detail in the dance and transitions of the routines. She believes that it is the weight of the movement through counter balance, resistance, and the attention to details especially in the art of connection, story telling and integrity of movement that make the winners stand out.
Brook will give you tools to connect your tricks in the most beautiful, sensual and seamless manner. The class will consist of a dance warm-up in to a dance combination on the pole with individualized attention and feedback. All levels are welcome and will benefit from this workshop.
Within the smooth transition lies the artistry. Pole dancers work too hard not to connect their toughest tricks with equally stunning transitions and musicality.
- Brook Notary