Dallas Dance Company is proud to announce that dancer Brandi Evans has been named the Company's Artistic Director.
"I'm delighted that Brandi has agreed to take on the Artistic Director role," said DDC Executive Director Michelle Davis. "As one of the Company's founding members, she truly understands the mission and purpose of the Company. Her creative choreography has always been a tremendous asset, but having her in this leadership role will take DDC to the next level."
A member of DDC since 2004, Brandi earned an Associates degree from Kilgore College, where she was a member of the Rangerettes and served as Lieutenant, in addition to being a Swingster and Revels soloist. Following Kilgore, Brandi attended the University of Texas in Austin, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Dance. She was a member of the Dance Repertory Theatre, the university's modern company, and served as a student leader and choreographer for Students Exhibiting Experimental Dance (S.E.E.D). Her collegiate accomplishments granted her the opportunity to perform in the 2000 George W. Bush inaugural ceremonies in Washington, D.C., the Miss Texas Pageant, the Cotton Bowl Classic, ACDFA Southeastern Conference in Atlanta, as well as train with reputable artists such as Bill T. Jones and Michael Foley. Brandi remains an active choreographer throughout Texas and is an adjudicator for such special events as Carnival Cruise Lines and Contest of Champions in Florida.
Brandi is a senior staff member and instructor for Starmakers Dance & Performance Company. She is currently the director of the Berkner High School Bandolera drill team in Richardson.
"I'm so proud to have been a part of this group for so long," Brandi said. "It has been an amazing journey of talent, adaptation and passionate dancers! I am extremely excited to be a part of it's lasting future!"
Don't miss Dallas Dance Company's next performance at the Move to Groove Ball. Scheduled for Saturday, February 26 at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas, Move to Groove features Dallas-area choreographers and performers in a variety of dance styles.
Dallas Dance Company is holding one more audition for dancers for the 2011 season. We are looking for male and female professional-level dancers at least 18 years of age and trained in the genres of jazz, modern, ballet and lyrical/contemporary dance.
Dallas Dance Company Auditions
Sunday, March 6, 2011
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Academy of Dance Arts
604 W. Bethany #200
Allen, TX 75013
Please bring a headshot, resume and $10 registration fee. The audition will consist of a technique class followed by DDC choreography.
Dancers selected for the Company will be learning and setting choreography for DDC's Visual Outburst performance on May 29, 2011. Selected dancers must be able to commit to dance rehearsals every Sunday until the end of May.
Questions about auditions? Contact us! We'd love to hear from you.
Shelly Bramhall, former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and current choreographer, will be setting a jazz/funk/hip-hop piece on the company!
Shelly is a beautiful woman inside and out, and has inspired many amazing dancers for years. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Dance, has successfully choreographed for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and other great American Pro-Football dance teams for years, is a wonderful mom, teaches and choreographs dance full-time at Academy of Dance Arts, and is a qualified Cecchetti teacher through Professional Grade V.
In addition to an amazing dance background, Shelly also makes costumes for competition teams and studios in the DFW metroplex and just recently had several of her swimsuits featured on the cover of and inside the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Swimsuit Catalog 2010.
Dallas Dance Company is thrilled to be working with Shelly!