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Brian Gillespie - Artistic Director | Choreographer
Brian Gillespie is a choreographer, dance and theatre artist, and teacher native to Ireland and currently based in London. He is the artistic director of B-Hybrid Dance and produces contemporary dance inspired and crafted from the hybrid of influences, experiences, and interests that both he and his company members have collected and practised.
Graduating in 2012 with a first-class BaHons in Dance and Theatre Studies from the University of East London and Columbia College Chicago, Brian uses his studies in dance and theatre through his work as a freelance performer, choreographer, artistic director and teacher. He also has a keen interest in marketing and has supported/directed numerous projects in the arts with their marketing campaigns.
Brian has created commissioned works and performances with B-Hybrid Dance for festivals/organisations such as ADOBE, The O2 Arena, BTSport, Resolution! 2013/14/15, Pavilion Dance South West, The Legacy List – London Means Business- The Mayors Annual Address, Dance Film Festival UK, FLAUNT (USA), East London Dance, Collabo14 (Avant Garde Dance - London and Bournemouth), Barrowland Ballet, Cloud Dance Festival, ICON, Cloud Dance Sundays, Big Dance UK, Dance Woking and more.
He has also led an extensive performance career alongside his choreographic work. Performance credits include Sadler's Wells, Reebok, Irish national tour of ‘The Rising’ 2016, Disney, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Summer Rites Pride in the Park, Barrowland Ballet, SUNS, ALIAS LDN, Geste Records, Laugh Dance, Columbia College Chicago, among others.
Teaching credits include; Royal Academy of Dance, Pineapple Dance Studio, Studio 68 London, Visceral Dance Chicago, East London Dance, Folk Dance Remixed, etc. Brian teaches workshops for academies and dance schools nationally and internationally.
Sam Lu - Associate Director
Born in Birmingham UK, Sam Lu studied dance and performing arts from her early school years through to college and continued to achieve a degree in Dance: Urban Practice at the University of East London. She is a passionate dancer and freestyler and has had worldwide success at competitions in the house and hip hop battling scenes. Her main style focuses are contemporary, house and waacking and she is currently training in both breakin’ and tap.
Sam has appeared in many music videos, advertisements, tv shows, video games and live performances all over the UK, Europe and America.
Sam is an original member of B-Hybrid Dance and is also part of The Soul Footwork Collective and House Of Absolute. A regular teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance, Sam Lu is also sponsored by Soul Footwork and Norito TV.