Brian Green a.k.a. “Footwork,” choreographer, teacher, and dancer, began dancing at 8 years old. He studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and African for five years from Phil Black, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Joefrreys Ballet. In 1978, his brother, Oscar, introduced him to “Poppin’,” a dance from California. Wanting to learn more, he went to the NYC underground between 1983-84.
By the end of 1984, Brian understood and was a part of the Hiphop Culture. 1984-1986, he found the House and Freestyle culture in Roseland, 4Ds, Paradise Garage, and other clubs in NY. 1986, he ran into two people: Damien and Spanky, who became his full inspiration in the House culture. Their inspiration, Brian’s rhythm from Tap, his mother’s intricate Hustle, Salsa, and African steps, eventually spawned a unique very fast footwork style that gave Brian his name around the underground scene of NY and abroad.