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Brianne Szymanski

Teaching Artist

Brianne Szymanski specializes in dances of the Vintage Swing Era including Lindy Hop, Charleston, St. Louis Shag, Collegiate Shag, and American Vernacular Solo Jazz. Brianne has offered class series and workshops in these forms at The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and other communities for the past nine years. Previously, she was a Ballet instructor with the Toledo Ballet Association and other venues in Ohio and Michigan, teaching students varying in age (3 to adult) and skill (Creative Movement to Advanced Company classes). Brianne also performed with the Toledo Ballet’s Company for six years with a repertoire that includes various roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Peter Pan, and numerous original productions. She continued her dance training at The Ohio State University, and at the graduate level at Ohio University. Brianne is credited as an accomplished competitor, placing frequently in local and regional Lindy Hop and Jazz competitions with improvised and choreographed work. Presently, Brianne performs as a freelance dancer and instructor. She also serves as the Community Engagement Programs Manager at Jacob’s Pillow.

Teaching Courses:

Berkshire Pulse