SARAH BRINSON, Contemporary
We are thrilled to have Sarah Brinson on DDI Faculty this season! Sarah is an author, youth mentor, creative producer, & choreographer. A graduate of Tisch School for the Arts at New York University where upon graduation she founded ‘The AFD Method to help dance artists enhance their performance quality, storytelling depth, and ability to connect to their audience. She is also the executive producer of the Inspire Dance TV, created to educate and inspire the next generation of dance artist
Sarah can be seen in ABC's Once Upon A Time, Date My Dad (UP), So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) , and in various independent films, music videos, and commercials. She’s currently developing a long form dance TV series through her production company, Coal Harbour Pictures.
Sarah's on stage credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Once Upon a Mattress, and Mark Morris New Love Song Waltzes.
Sarah is a sought after master teacher and choreographer who is passionate about creating job opportunities for her students. She’s currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and works with leading youth, pre-professional, and professional companies worldwide. Sarah, along with her husband, J. Alex Brinson tour throughout the US, Canada, and over seas teaching across multiple educational platforms.
We are excited to have Sarah to our lineup of extraordinary teachers for DDI 2018!
WHITNEY CRITES BROWN, Progressions & Musical Theater
Whitney's contagious spirit, enthusiastic attitude and exceptional choreography have put her in high demand as a master class teacher and choreographer around the nation. Most recently she traveled the nation with Nickelodeon’s wildly popular Yo Gabba Gabba! Live as the Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain. She has also been the choreographer for the Reckson Center Christmas Tree Lighting, starring and Johnny Weir from the Olympic Men's Figure Skating Team and Shiera and Loli's Ditty Doodle Works on the CW Television Network.
While choreography and teaching are Whitney’s passion, she also loves to perform and entertain. She has been fortunate enough to work with artists such as NeYo, Snoop Dogg, Kerry Russell, Cold War Kids, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Biz Markie, Sarah Silverman, Erika Badu, Solange Knowles and Freddie Prince Jr.Her theater/live credits include: All Shook Up, Kidz Bop Live, Xbox Kinect Times Square Launch, Elan Awards honoring Anne Reinking, Jerry Mitchell and Rob Marshall, The Best of... Broadway, Dance Break, Pajama Party Live, and NYC Promos for Looney Tunes the Movie as Daffy Duck. Television: Lucille Roberts Fitness, Sheira & Loli’s Ditty Doddle Works and One Life to Live, but Whitney is most excited about being a part of the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll!
We are excited to have Whitney back as part of our faculty for DDI!