OUR TEAM

Brandon Simmons

Instructor, Adam in Chatham and Chance to Dance

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Brandon grew up in Connecticut and quickly realized as a young boy that he had a passion for dance and theater.  He could say his first introduction was the old technicolor move musicals starting the great names like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.  But he didn’t get his formal start until he was 16 when he marched into Jill Chase Dance studio in his hometown and said: “I want to dance!”

 

Well, that’s exactly what Brandon did.  He moved to NYC after high school and started taking class with some of the best teachers at Steps NYC, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey Studios.  Brandon has had the privilege of working for Royal Caribbean cruise lines as a dancer, Dance Captain, and aerial artist.  He has worked with recording artist Kristine W, and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, been on the North American tour of Evita directed by Larry Fuller, featured dancer in Shake Rattle and Roll at the El Dorado Showroom in Reno Nevada, and dance on the Radio City Music Hall stage with David Byrne, in addition to industrials for Southern Living at Home, Bud Light, and the US Open. He’s also had the pleasure of teaching at several studios in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, in addition to teaching for Dance Masters of America.