Brian Pelletier is a New York City based director, choreographer and photographer. Brian has been professionally active in the creative world since he was sixteen. His work has appeared on television, stage, print and the web. A proud almuni of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Brian completed a BA in Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in Electronic Media management graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Since 1997, Brian has been actively involved in the dance world. He was the artistic director of Dance Explorations (Boston), DanceLA (Los Angeles) and now CODECdance (New York). He also worked as a commercial choreographer choreographing for film, television and stage. He was a regular artist at the famous Carnival (Choreographer's Ball) on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
Brian began directing in 2004 with his first video project Skin Deep, a “silent” black and white video dance/art project. His first narrative short entitled No Match Found premiered in October 2005 at Outtakes Dallas Film Festival. Brian followed the success of his first short with Getting It Straight featuring Charlene Tilton from the television show Dallas.
In 2007, Brian started OutliciousTV a production company that started off with a focus on web content. He produced and directed five web series as well as several news segments. In 2009, Brian completed his most successful short Everybody Is Having Sex... But Ryan and immediately launched into production on his debut feature film Fishnet. Fishnet completed a worldwide film festival circuit with excellent reviews.
In 2014, Brian relocated to New York City where his love of dance and film led him to create several new dance shorts under the umbrella of CODECdance.
Brian Pelletier began his choreography career at age 16 in Boston when he launched the contemporary company, Dance Explorations. Brian presented six original works at the Dance Complex (Pieces, Things Left Behind, The Cross of Changes, Homogenic, Ice and Rivers of Belief).
In 2000, Brian relocated to Los Angeles where he started DanceLA and presented Personal Demons/Deviant Pleasures, 61 Minutes of Misguided Vision, Domestika and Instinct. All of which received stunning reviews from the Los Angeles Times dance critic.
Brian's foray into the commercial world launched when he participated in the Choreographer's Carnival at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip. He presented eight sexy and stunning pieces which led to him being signed by the Bobby Ball Agency. He also began choreographing for film and TV. His most noted television work was on the FOX TV show "On the Lot" in which his choreography was featured in contestant Adam Stein's films.
In New York City, Brian has been choreographing for CODECdance, a multimedia dance on film project. His premier work "Last Dance" was featured in the Huffington Post.
"A dancing, leaping force of nature."
- Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
“Brian Pelletier dances with the intensity of mortal combat; the nonstop kicking, lunging, twisting and falling in his solos give them a kinetic impact that no mere steps can generate."
- Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times
"Watch A Love Story Unravel As Two Male Dancers Break Your Heart With Their Muscular Bodies"
- Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post
“FISHNET is an outrageous burlesque-fueled romp that combines elements of Thelma and Louise and Sister Act, with a camp factor approaching near John Waters levels. With a delightfully over-the top cast and a plot that would make any 80s screenwriter proud, it’s the goofiest lesbian movie this side of Better than Chocolate.”
- MTV/Logo After Ellen - Danielle Riendeau
"The chemistry between Trixie and Sulie sparkles, and the dance numbers are fabulous. Coming off like a burlesque-fueled lesbian take on Sister Act, Fishnet is camp, colourful, over-the-top fun... covered in glitter."
- Out Takes New Zealand Film Festival
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