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Brenda O'Brien

Brenda O'Brien is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance. She has a comprehensive background in modern, jazz, ballet, lyrical, African, hip-hop, poms, stretch and strengthening for dancers, turns and leaps, ballroom, tap, children's creative dance and improvisation. At CU she studied under Nada Diachenko (Eric Hawkins technique), David Capps, Toby Hankin (Graham and Horton technique), Nancy Spanier, Robin Haig (ballet), Onye Ozuzu, Letisha Williams, and Michelle Ellsworth. Brenda was a featured performer in Speakeasy Winter Guard, Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. While attending CU she performed in department dance productions and featured choreography at the annual Student Dance Concert. She has been teaching for over ten years at various Colorado high school dance programs, recreation districts, dance studios and pom teams. At Starstruck, Brenda works with the Starstruck Elite Company and she choreographs two original contemporary ballets each year. Brenda uses her diverse background to inspire and jump-start a love for dance in students of all ages and all abilities
Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Turns, Little Rockstars, Elite Team