As a brother of six, growing up in Princeton, Brian’s reckless fun was easily channeled once he found his love for gymnastics and classical dance. Inspired by the inventiveness of shows like Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ and Pilobolus on Broadway in the 1970’s, Brian resolved to become a choreographer in his own right. At the time he was unaware that he would eventually sustain an extensive working relationship with one of the founding members of Pilobolus, Moses Pendleton who went on to found his own company in 1980, MOMIX, where for the next ten years Sanders choreographed and performedwith the company worldwide.
After receiving his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 1992, Sanders founded Archetype Dance Company. He served as a performer/choreographer and self-produced several evening-length works. He re-established the company in 1997 as JUNK and has since then has performed regularly in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
Since Sanders’ success with MOMIX and JUNK, he has gone on to choreograph and perform nationally and internationally for dance, television, theatre, and video. In Italy Brian choreographed two nationally televised mini series and choreographed a touring show, NOGRAVITY, which performed as part of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
Sander’s work has been presented locally by Live Arts/Philly Fringe, Garden State Dance Festival, the Equality Forum, The Annenberg Theatre for “Dance Celebration”, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Broadcasters’ Association Conference at the newly-constructed National Constitution Center and for youthful, urban audiences. Sanders has set works on different companies including MOMIX, Eleone Dance Theatre, Freespace Dance Company, Koresh Dance Company, and dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Sanders contributes his choreography annually for the local benefit gala Shut Up & Dance.