Brandon Collwes trained at the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Creative and Performing Arts High School of Pittsburgh, The Juilliard School and SUNY Purchase; then on scholarship at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem and twice at American Dance Festival. He became a member of the CDF Repertory Understudy Group in October 2003 and joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in January 2006, where he danced up until the close of the Company in December 2011. He has also worked with the Stephen Petronio Dance Company and Ian Spencer Bell, and is now a member of Liz Gerring Dance Company. Currently Mr. Collwes is developing “Winded-Root Dance,” a traditional modern company that explores the possibilities of performance using all types of media outlets. He also teaches Cunningham Technique™ in New York and abroad and is a painter.