Expression Through Dance - Directed By: Brandi J. Archer



OWNER & INSTRUCTOR:
Brandi J. Archer

Brandi 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 started,
"EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE, PRODUCTIONS".
 
Brandi 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 Adrian, MI.
 
Brandi 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
EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE PRODUCTIONS
will 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:
Once 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 !
 
To reach John Ganun, please visit:



Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint