Brendan started his career in 1979 as a freelance dancer, performing with a number of independent dance companies, and has a string of Film, TV, and Theatre credits. He has since worked as an animateur choreographer, teacher and laterally as an administrator and manager. Immediately prior to joining Greenwich Dance, Brendan was employed as the Dance Officer, with responsibility for Independent Dance, at the (then) Arts Council of England. In January 2007 he received the Dance UK Industry Award at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards. Brendan has served as a judge on both the Hamlyn and Jerwood awards for choreographers and he is an advisor for the Bonnie Bird Choreographic Fund. Before joining Dance East in March 2013 Brendan was Director of Greenwich Dance a post he held for 16 years and is now Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Dance East.