Brenna M. McLaud was born in New York where she gained an extensive dance background from some of the best fine arts establishments in the country including The Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center, New York Insitute of Dance and Education, Lou Conte Dance Center, and Giordano Dance Center in Chicago, IL where she trained on scholarship as the youngest recipient in history of the company. McLaud began her professional career with a two year tour with RCL Productions, where she performed and toured Broadway shows such as Tommy, Hair, Bob Fosse's Sweet Charity and the world-renowned, award-winning Grease.
McLaud went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Dance from The School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here she was chosen to perform works by great Canadian choreographers such as Serge Bennenthan, Paul Andre-Fortier, and the newly appointed Artistic Director of Ballet BC, Emily Molnar. She has worked with companies such as Wen Wei Dance, Move:the company, dancersdancing, and Full Performing Bodies. She has also had the privilege of being featured in recent works created by Chenguin Wei for the EDAM dance series and Henry Daniel for Dancing on the Edge 2009.
McLaud spent the past Summer in New York at The Ailey School along side Anna-Marie Forsyth, co-founder of the Ailey Fordam BFA Program, completing the Horton Pedagogy Program for teachers.
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