Brooke is originally from Milwaukee WI, where she trained on scholarship with Milwaukee Ballet School under the direction of Michael Pink and Rolando Yanes. During her time at Milwaukee Ballet, Brooke had the privilege of performing in some of Michael Pink’s world premieres such as Peter Pan and Cinderella.
Brooke attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she graduated with a BA in Dance. While studying at Point Park, she performed in various famous work such as George Balanchine’s Serenade and Nikolas Petrov’s Romeo and Juliet. After graduating, Brooke joined Eugene Ballet Company, where she danced for two seasons. During her time at EBC, she toured extensively through the Northwest and danced roles including the Chinese Soloist in the Nutcracker and Gypsy in Toni Pimble’s The Snow Queen. Brooke then traveled to Australia, where she freelanced with several Melbourne-based ballet companies. Returning to the States, Brooke spent a season dancing for Charlottesville Ballet in Virginia, where she had the privilege to perform as a soloist in Shannon Alvis’ Room of Angels and Pedro Szalay’s Cinderella.
Brooke is happy to be back on the West Coast in Eugene, Oregon, it’s a place she’s always loved and finds a second home. She joined the Ballet Fantastique company in 2019.
Brooke has been teaching dance since 2014. She has taught at The Academy of Ballet Fantastique since June 2019 and is participating in Ballet Fantastique's rigorous teacher training program. Brooke is one of our most sought after instructors for her concise teaching style, her passion for choreography, and her wealth of professional knowledge.
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