With over 20 years of dance training and experience, Brittnie brings amazing talent and passion to Dance Dynamics. She started dancing at the age of 3 and began intense training at age 12. She auditioned for, and was accepted into, the Chicago Academy for the Arts-a private college preparatory high school dedicated to the performing arts. Over the course of her training, Brittnie has studied with top teachers such as Randy Duncan, Kirby Reed, Anne Paskevska, Avnun Yakabov, Rachelle Oschner, Jen Lano, Watmora Casey, Bruce Stegman, Joel Hall, Ted Jackson, Nicole Del-Re, Eduardo Vilaro, Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore, Wade Robson, Nick Zbrowoski, Joey Tarwater, and Dan Karate. She was also a student at Columbia College Chicago pursuing a bachelor's degree in Choreography, but has put her degree on hold in pursuit of owning Dance Dynamics. In the summer of 2009, Brittnie spent time on both the East and West coasts working with artists and choreographers including, Free, Leslie Scott, Marty Kudekla, Anthony Thomas, Phlex, Jayson Wright, Tucker Barkley, Dena Rizzo, Chris Jones, Chonique and Kevin Maher. In the summer of 2012, Brittnie and Amelia attended the New York Teachers Summit where they were able to work with amazing teachers and leading professionals in the dance and dance studio industry.
Brittnie is classically trained in Pointe, Tap, Rhythm Tap, Hip Hop, African, Modern, Lyrical and Jazz. She has taught since the late-90's and has experience teaching ages 2 through adult. Her performance experience include "Vegas Nights", "Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Performance (Principal dancer and student in the intensive workshop)", and special performer for "Dance Chicago." Her choreographies include "Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers", and John Robert Powers Dance Team for IMTA (International Talent and Model Association in NY and LA) 2004-2008. Brittnie has also been featured on Fox News In the Morning as part of their Fame Showcase and she was on the television for the first season of the hit TV series "So You Think You Can Dance" as one of the 50 finalists for the Chicago audition. In the summer of 2010 Brittnie was the lead director and choreographer for the Hawkettes poms and dance team in Bartlett, IL.
Brittnie founded Dance Dynamics Dance company in 2006 and has been one of the directors and lead choreographers since. This fall will be the 7th year running for the award winning dance company and she is very excited for what this next year has in store. Owning a dance studio has been Brittnie's pssion in life since she was 15 years old. This studio, this company, her amazing staff, and dancers are her every dream come true.
Besides owning the studio Brittnie is also a full time mother to her 2 year old daughter McKinley. Brittnie, her husband Luke, and their daughter McKinley are also Mill Creek residents. They are so happy to be a part of this community and to finally have their business be a part of it.
The past 6 years have been very successful producing 1st place routines and placing in the top 10 at nearly every competition. In the summer of 2011, while attending the Kids Artistic Revue National competition in Las Vegas, Brittnie's jazz piece "Baby I'm A Star" placed 2nd overall in their age division and her lyrical piece "Angel" placed 1st overall in their age division. Most recently, in 2013, Brittnie's Hip Hop piece "Jump" was awarded 1st overall at multiple competitions as well as "Most Entertaining" by the judges.
In 2014 Brittnie's senior Jazz trio "Vogue" placed in the top 3 overall at every competition and her junior jazz group "Shake It" was voted "most entertaining" as well as placing in the top 10 overall at every competition.