They say when you dream, dream big, and when you accomplish that dream, dream a BIGGER dream. Well… Every creative person dreams of their bio reading like a “who’s who of Hollywood.” When your name is said, you want it to be listed having been associated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Prince, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rihanna, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Usher, P!nK, Cher, Christina Aguilera, One Direction and more.
You want to have been handpicked by Billionaire Simon Cowell for several of his top ranking projects including: judging, Choreographing, Creative Directing and Producing on “The X Factor” in multiple countries.
You want people to see your face and read your name as the credits roll on films like “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, “You Got Served’, “She’s all That’, “Austin Powers Gold Member” and “Uptown Girls”.
And when millions are tuning in to their favorite televisions shows in their homes around the world, you want to be one of the contributing creative minds keeping them entertained on shows like “Dancing With The Stars”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Will & Grace”, “The James Cordon Show”, “The Tonight Show”, Ellen, Oprah, MTV VMA’s, VH1 Divas Live, and the Billboard Music Awards.
During the first 15 years of your career, you would want to have been nominated 4 times by MTV Video Music Awards, 2 times at the Music Video Production awards and 5 times at the American Choreography Awards for outstanding achievements in Choreography. Following this, winning an Industry Voice Award for Outstanding Choreography in a music video for Britney Spears “Till The World Ends” and Male Choreographer of the Year at The World Of Dance Awards.
When they read about how you got started, it should say you got your big break when you starred in the 1992 film “Newsies”. And followed that up by being one of the breakout stars on the hit show “Kids Incorporated” alongside stars like Jennifer Love Hewitt, and your good friend, the late Brittany Murphy.
As they hear about your many accomplishments, you want them to know that you were a pioneer entrepreneur who started your first dance studio at the age of 16. Then went on to create an interactive instructional dance DVD called “Freestyle’, and in later years, created a unique interactive dance program on “The Talent Collective”. Both teaching audiences around the world your original choreography from your most renowned works and training them to be the best artists they can be.
You want people to know that you never stopped learning, growing and venturing into new fields. Like taking on the fashion industry as a designer when you partnered with international company, Capezio to create your own Shoe Line called “B-Free’, all before you were 25 years old. That same love for fashion led you to eventually create a full apparel line called Brian Says B Free aka BSBF, followed by a dance wear, shoe line & costume line with the iconic dance distributer, Discount Dance Supply.
And be sure to let people know that you were giving back by doing things like touring the world teaching and mentoring thousands of students who have dreams, just like you once did, of being successful in dance. You accomplish this by co-creating a company like The Pulse On Tour for over a decade of which you were the Creative Director, being an ambassador for the world renowned DanceOn Network and being a patron of the legendary dance college in London, Urdang Academy.
And when you’ve worked with and for everyone you’ve dreamed, you will need to pass on this knowledge to the next generation of hopeful choreographers. You will do this by being the head judge, Creative Producer & mentor on Nigel Lythgoe’s show “Every Single Step”.
And you will want to have done all of the aforementioned things before you reach the age of 40, calling that the first half of your career.
You never want to stop growing and dreaming which is why you would embark on new endeavors such as choreography for animated films like Sherlock Gnomes and moving into stage work in Las Vegas on the show A Mob Story which you are Dance Director and Supervising Choreographer of.
When you feel like there is more to do in terms of inspiring the next generation, you team up with groundbreaking dance convention and competition, Radix Dance, to reach a new crop of dancers who haven’t had the opportunity to train with you. When that isn’t enough, you create a new global dance movement called The Main Event which will leave the world speechless.
All in all, you want your name to be synonyms with words like, “Entrepreneur’, “Visionary’, “Trendsetter’, and “Artist”. You want to be globally recognized in the areas of Directing, Choreography, Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Producing and Philanthropy. You want to have a legacy of unique, captivating, groundbreaking and history making art that will inspire all those who follow.
When it’s all said and done you will want to be like the one and only Brian Friedman.