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.
The past 5 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. Recently, in 2013, Brittnie's Hip Hop piece "Jump" was awarded 1st overall at multiple competitions as well as "Most Entertaining" by the judges. Recently, in 2013, Brittnie's Hip Hop piece "Jump" was awarded 1st overal at multiple competitions as well as "Most Entertaining" by the judges.
Both Brittnie and Amelia started Dance Dynamics from scratch and have solely put all of their efforts into producing what they know will soon become a nationally recognized dance studio and company. Their passion for dance, and for their dancers ,is far beyond the stereotypical title of a "Dance Teacher". Teaching and producing true technically based dancers is their whole life, and the work they create is an expression of life, as well as the lessons to provide their dancers is life altering. They look forward to many more successful years of watching their dancers truly blossom into the dancers they want and desire to become.