Brandyn Burton

Brandyn B.

Detroit, MI
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Lesson Details

Hip Hop Dance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Everyone is uniquely different with special goals, ways of learning, and ideas in mind. I find pride in quickly learning what each of my students are looking for and leading the way to their own personal victories, no matter how big or small! I teach a number of styles including, but not limited to, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop/Street Jazz/Jazz Funk, Turns, Leaps & Jumps and more. Although I possess over 10 years of teaching experience, I find myself learning something new with nearly every student I encounter. Every student is a new opportunity for me to inspire AND be inspired.

The general structure of my classes are similar. Thorough warm up, which would include exercises, drills and foundational practices from the Ballet, Modern and Jazz genres, stretching, strengthening and conditioning sequences and finally execution of concepts directly related to the style I might be teaching sum them up well. In the end, my goal is for my students to leave feeling accomplished in some way. One step closer to a goal is still.....closer!!!

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About

Brandyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

I am a Multi-Award Winning Dancer, Teacher & Choreographer with a passion for advancing the dance art form as a whole!!!

I perform, teach and choreograph numerous styles and subjects in dance including, but not limited to,

- Ballet (Vaganova)
- Hip Hop/Street Jazz/ Jazz Funk
- Jazz
- Modern (Horton)
- Contemporary
- Lyrical
- Classic & Contemporary Partnering
- Improvisation
- Creative Movement
- Choreography 101
and more!

I received my BFA in Dance Theatre Performance from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI where I have tried to contribute to the overall condition of the dance community. During my time there, I trained with many renowned dance instructors and choreographers from all over the country. Among many awards and forms of recognition, I have received scholarships from outstanding programs such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Point Park University. These opportunities and others positioned me to work with artists such as Brian McKnight, Jodeci and, Jazz Artist, Jonathan Butler to name a few. Over the past 10 years, I've had the pleasure of dancing, teaching and choreographing for numerous competitive, pre-professional & professional dance companies throughout Michigan and surrounding states.

I have been dedicated to the empowerment of artists and the enhancement of our community and that passion fuels me daily. With that in mind, I created both a dance and production company to work towards those goals. In 2018, I received the high honor of becoming a Gilda Award Recipient with the Kresge Foundation for all of my endeavors. It was an amazing thing to be recognized by such an organization as well as fellow artists throughout my community.

Since then, I have continued to inspire particularly the youth. I have taken on a position as Co-Director at a multi-award winning, internationally-ranked dance facility where I am able to cultivate the future of dance everyday. I continue to dance, teach and choreograph throughout the state and plan to create growth within myself so that I can help others do the same.

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Experience

Co-Director/Dance Instructor & Choreographer
Jul 2015 - Present
Private Company

This training center is a competitive and pre-professional arts training facility based out of Detroit, MI. The primary focuses of the unique program include providing quality, affordable training to the youth of the Metro-Detroit area & leading the way to stardom to young, budding artists who truly seek it!

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Artistic Director
Jan 2010 - Present
Private Dance Company

This dance company is a Detroit-based, multi-dimensional dance company that excels through exuding passion, dedication and unique style that brings new meaning to the word versatility. Our goals are simple... We strive to create and/or introduce positive opportunities for or to the dance artists in MI. Additionally, we want to utilize our talent as an avenue to address human, economic and social issues of today's society.

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Freelance Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer
Jan 2010 - Present
Self-Employed

Had the opportunity to travel to train, dance, teach and choreograph across the country. I've worked with dancers with lots of different backgrounds, levels, ages and ect. Taught at conventions, workshops, studio, conferences and more.

Head Event Curator
Sep 2008 - Present
SKillSet (Formerly SKilled Productions)

Dance Crew/Company Dancer
May 2008 - Present
Various Dance Co. throughout the Midwest

Danced with numerous dance companies around Michigan and surrounding states including, but not limited to, JT Dance, Artspectrum/A Company of Dancers, Kristi Faulkner Dance, Full Circle Dance Company, Melodic Nocturne Dance Tribe (Formerly Seraphic Oasis Dance Ensemble) and others.

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Theatre Performance & Business)
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Marygrove College
Dance Performance & Choreography
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Henry Ford College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2018 Gilda Award Recipient
Jun 2018
Kresge Arts Detroit in collaboration with The Kresge Foundation
Choreography & Judges' Choice Awards
May 2016
Numerous Dance Competitions (STAR Dance Alliance Competitions, Starquest, Celebrity, Legacy & others)

Affiliations

National Dance Education Organization
Jul 2015

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO forges alliances with over 150 federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels in the United States and with our friends in international communities.

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Photos & Videos

Professional Photoshoot in Detroit's own, Campus Martius Park (Summer 2018)

Shot by Scott Lipiec

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Perspective is Key
 (Summer 2018)

Shot by Scott Lipiec

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Assisting the legendary Debbie Allen in her summer intensive audition.
(Spring 2018)

Shot by Detroit Free Press & Channel 7 (WXYZ) News.
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2 Reviews

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Maddy K. (DOS) May 22, 2019
Dance Choreography · In studio

Mr. Branddddddddoooonnnnnnn 😁😊😍

I love your choreo so much! You bring out the best in everyone especially ME πŸ˜‰. Your turns, leaps and jumps are sooo beautiful. I always look forward to you coming to do new pieces or master classes at my studio. Hope to see you soon

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Olivia B. May 22, 2019
Dance · In studio

Mr. Brandyn is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! He is an amazing dancer and pushes all of his students to be the best we can be. He's hard on us yet he understands each of our differences and encourages us to embrace them. When I take class with him, I mentally prepare myself to push my limits and seek results because I know that if I dont, I would be doing myself a disservice and futhermore, HE WILL lol. Mr. B has inspired me to become a professional dancer because I've never seen someone love anything as much as he loves dance. I want to experience a love that great. His passion for the art form oozes from him and I feel lucky to have him as a teacher!!!!

Love you Mr. B πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’—

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