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Birdy Brzezinski
Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary

Breanna first began dancing at the age of three and immediately found her greatest passion. She trained at Green Bay School of Dance for a few years until she later moved on to train under Jeanette Makaroff of Makaroff School of Ballet in Appleton, WI. While with MSB, Breanna was also a company member of the Makaroff Youth Ballet and performed roles including the little match girl in "The Little Match Girl" and Arabian in "The Nutcracker" at the Appleton PAC. She spent her summers attending summer intensive programs with the American Ballet Theater and the Rock School of Dance where she trained under former professional dancers such as Ted Kivit, Robert La Fosse, and Alaine Haubert. 

 

After high school, she attended UW-Stevens Point and received her BA in Dance, BS in Psychology, and a Pilates teaching certification through Balanced Body. While at UWSP, she was able to expand her dance education under the direction of Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, Pamela Luedtke, and Michael Estanich. She enjoyed exploring other dance styles she had never tried before: modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Ballet still remains her favorite dance style but she enjoys teaching modern, basic movement fundamentals, improvisation, and Pilates.

 

Breanna is returning to school at UW-Madison in Spring 2022 and will be pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy! 

 

Breanna is a descendant of the Menominee and Potawatomi tribes of Wisconsin. Growing up, she danced at pow wows as a fancy shawl dancer and so she has a great cultural tie to dance as well. Breanna understands the cultural significance of dance around the world and aims to bring that understanding to her students. Being a dancer of color, she hopes to create more representation and a welcoming dance space for other dancers of color.

 

Outside of dance, Breanna loves to make Native jewelry, ride her horse, read, hike, and play with her cats: Nyx and Pumpkin!