OWNER & INSTRUCTOR:
Brandi J. Archer
is no stranger to dance within the performing arts. Brandi studied for
fifteen years at the Adrian Dance Center, where she learned Ballet, Tap,
Jazz, soft shoe and hard shoe Irish, Hip-hop and also had the
opportunity to perform in the I LOVE DANCE, competition. Thereafter she
started teaching a variety of her own classes within the program she
"EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE, PRODUCTIONS".
began her career as a choreographer in 2001, within Blissfield
Community Schools. Brandi choreographed the High School & Middle
School musicals, Variety Show dance productions as well as teaching
youth hip-hop at the Blissfield Middle School as an after school
program. Thereafter, Brandi has continued performing in and
choreographing musicals in both High School & Community Theaters.
She also began directing and choreographing dance productions at the
River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI and the Lenawee County Fair in
held youth dance classes located at the Adrian YMCA for one year,
before she acquired the position of Childrens Education Dance Director
for the Toledo Rep Theater in Toledo, Ohio. She
discontinued her position after two years in August, 2007 when she
announced her pregnancy with her now 10 year old beautiful daughter,
Brooklyn Jane. Brandi served three years as the Choreographer for Dexter High School located in Dexter MI, where she was
named Honorary Member back in January, 2006. She is very grateful to
have been involved in building the Dexter Drama program, and to organize
and choreograph the dance entertainment for their Annual Drama Club
Banquets. Brandi is now back in Blissfield, where she choreographed both High School & Middle School musicals. Since her
return, she has choreographed "Cinderella, the Enchanted", "Aladdin",
"GREASE", "Hello, Dolly", "Beauty and the Beast", "Willy Wonka
Junior" and "Guys & Dolls".
While she is currently no longer working within Blissfield schools, Brandi is now the new choreographer for Springfield High School! Spring of 2017, she choreographed their Production of "A CHORUS LINE"! She was also given the opportunity to attend and chaperone the 2017 All Ohio Thespian Conference in Columbus Ohio, which was an amazing experience, as well as choreographing entertainment for the end of the year Annual Drama Banquet! This year she has continued working for them as she choreographed "Hairspray", and also attended the 2018 All Ohio Thespian Conference!
Brandi has always been passionate about dance and the performing arts. Making dance and musical theater
a big part of her life, she attributes her interest and passion for the
performing arts to her mother Becky for getting her started in dance
when she was only three years old, and to her uncle John Ganun. John
graduated from the University of Michigan, majoring in Photography &
Musical Theatre. Thereafter, John was immediately cast in the Original
Broadway Cast of "The Will Rogers Follies", followed by many other
Broadway Shows, Movies, Commercial, and TV appearances. This exposure
led John to his dream career as a professional Actor & Photographer
in Hollywood, CA, where he also promotes a new and exciting area of
his photography, "SCENARIO". Brandi is very thankful to have John as an
inspiration, and as a guide through pursuing her career as a dance
instructor and choreographer.
Outside of the studio, Brandi enjoys spending time with her family. Her main hobbies include; singing,
performing, writing music and planning elaborate themed parties!
Originally from Palmyra MI, Brandi grew up out in the country, where she
has learned to enjoy and appreciate a hard days work. She also enjoys
riding four wheelers, horses and grilling & camping out with friends
and family. Brandi also enjoys playing Sand Volleyball and Softball
with her sister Ashley, husband Greg, and many friends. In addition to
their beautiful 10 year old daughter Brooklyn, Brandi and her husband
Greg now have a son Mason Ryan who is 8 years old, another
beautiful daughter Jovie Alexis who is 5 1/2 and youngest son Jonathan Todd who is 4 years old.
Brandi is proud to be teaching in Blissfield, with hopes that
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really flourish this year! There are many exciting things to come for
this program, and for the community who continuously supports performing
and visual art students!
From all of us involved in the performing and visual arts,
Thank You! We are all truly grateful!
Brandi's Musical performance & choreography credits include:
Upon A Mattress, Babes In Arms, Kismet, Cinderella, The Pajama Game,
You Cant Take It With You, The Envelope Please, Gone With The Breeze,
Guys & Dolls X2, Oklahoma, Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat X2,
Anything Goes, Hair, Swing, Fiddler On The Roof, Cabaret, Noises Off,
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Smokey Joe's Cafe,
Cinderella The Enchanted, Disney's Aladdin, Grease, Hello Dolly, Singing
In The Rain, Beauty and the Beast & Willy Wonka, A Chorus Line, Hairspray
DANCE IS A FORM OF ART!
Express yourself !
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