Brandon Alley: Guest Contemporary Instructor

Guest Contemporary Instructoron Alley

A North Carolina native, Brandon Lee Alley began his dance training at the Eastern Randolph High School when he was fourteen under the direction of Britt Allen. He later attended the Greensboro Ballet’s year-long program on a full scholarship and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts specializing in Contemporary Dance in 2012.

Brandon has attended summer intensives at Ballet Austin, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and LINES Ballet. He has also had the privilege of performing works by many prestigious choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Sharon Eyal, Johan Inger, Jorma Elo, Victor Quijada, Cayetano Soto and Stijn Celis among many others.

Brandon began his professional career with Hubbard Street 2 and has been a member of BODYTRAFFIC. Throughout his career, Brandon has been a part of many creations and collaborative projects demanding a range of self-generated material. During these processes, he began to realize his love for creating and presenting his own artistic voice so, in 2013, he choreographed his first work, a duet performed by members of Hubbard Street 2. Recently, he created two works for for the Arts Umbrella Dance Company. Brandon has honed his skills as a teacher and movement guide while an instructor at the Hubbard Street 2 Summer Intensives. He has also spearheaded many international classes and workshops.

In his free time, Brandon continues to dive into cross-disciplinary work including visual art, poetry and music. Brandon self-published a book of poetry called The words I have found, gently stitched in her skin. and is an avid drawer and painter.

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