Modern & Jazz

Brandon Ellis (Guest Artist) Has a career that spans over 29 years of professional experience in dance, teaching dance, choreography, acting, and singing. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Ellis has afforded him the opportunity to tour the world as a principal dancer with Regional modern dance companies such as, Alvin Ailey’s Repertory Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco & Complexions.  Teaching, numerous dance workshops, & master classes at universities, public/private schools across the U.S. & abroad.  Currently, a guest artist & teaching staff member at Ballethnic Inc. His theater, television, film & commercial credits include; Tarzan, Carousel, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Eurydice, For All My Girls, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aida, When Men Pray, La Cage Aux Folles, Fox Fall Preview, Metro Mattress, IMDB’s Irrefutable Proof, Black Box, Bikeman, Showtime’s Dannemora, Cosby Celebrates AILEY, & Heroin.  Mr. Ellis has worked for, with, &/or was trained by, Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Talley Beatty, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Donald Byrd, Denise Jefferson, Ulysses Dove, Jasmine Guy, Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, George Fasion, Mike Lynch, Greg Braun, Jemel “Jimmy” McNeil, Mariska Phillips, Lacy Phillips, Louis Johnson, Tony Terry, Terrell Carter, Dwayne Boyd & Ben Stiller.

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