MEET BRANDON GIROUARD
"Dance education for me is much more than 500 bodies in a convention space. It's about individual attention, anatomical and spatial knowledge and keys to life-long career success."
TAKE THIS QUEST WITH ME
Brandon Girouard is a highly in-demand international choreographer, teacher, dancer and talent manager – having brought audiences to their feet in Paris, Canada, London, Argentina, NYC, Mexico and Spain in Summer of 2016. Known for “compelling, explosive movement”, Brandon has performed with dance companies such as dancetheatreX, Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, Ailey 2, Koresh Dance, Plasma Dance Theatre, and for Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Presidency Gala. Brandon resides as Guest Faculty at Broadway Dance Center NYC, Millennium Dance in Philadelphia, Studio Harmonic in Paris and is faculty to many dance conservatories on Long Island, NY. Holding a BA in Theatre & Dance from Muhlenberg College and a MFA from NYU, Brandon also studied for 18 years at the Cheryl McCormack Academy of Dance in New Bedford, MA. Brandon teaches across the country as a guest artist for dance studios and choreographic opportunities. Professional credits include: Thank You, Gregory!, Disney, Carnival Cruise Lines, Legends at the Harrah’s Resort Las Vegas, Caesars Palace Review Atlantic City & Las Vegas, Resorts Atlantic City, Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards, and the National Tour of West Side Story. Brandon has worked with such noted choreographers as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Robert LaFosse, Tiffany Mills, Gregory Hines, Brian Thomas, Debbi Dee, Frank Hatchett, Jared Grimes and Charles O. Anderson both nationally and internationally. Brandon was awarded “Most Promising Performer” by Art Stone Dance, and was featured in Dance Spirit magazine in October of 2003 and 2004. Brandon was awarded “Dance Teacher of the Month” and “Video of the Month” by Dance Teacher Magazine. In addition to performance, Brandon has served as Assistant Choreographer for Broadway Bares and Broadway in Cape Town South Africa. Brandon was named co-choreographer/director of the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Special Olympics with Broadway Veteran Shannon Lewis. Brandon also choreographed for the EPCOT stage in 2014 for a full-production stage show. Most recently, Brandon choreographed and conceived ‘Criminal Love’ music video of UK pop star Carl Man. Brandon can be found as adjudicator for international dance festivals throughout Canada and Europe. Brandon has submitted choreographed works for artist's such as Ariana Grande and is a staple name in the NJ & NY dance communities. Commercially, Brandon has booked clients on Welspun Textiles and Microsoft commercials nationally and internationally. Brandon is the Founder/Director of the Quest Intensive – The most cutting-edge ‘in-studio’ classroom tour working with the industry’s biggest leading names in Broadway, Concert Tours, Professional Dance Companies, Talent Representation and Casting Directors. Brandon manages emerging talent and covers all industry work from Commercial Industrials, Broadway, Non-Union jobs and World Tours. For more information on Brandon & The Quest Intensive visit his website at www.bgprogression.com orwww.questintensive.com.
"Dance is a BUSINESS. It is beyond steps, beyond cool music, its about building a life-long career doing what you love"