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Laurie Johnson

TALK RADIO FOR SMART DANCERS with Laurie Johnson

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Laurie Johnson hosts TALK RADIO FOR SMART DANCERS. These 15-minute interviews with dance industry veterans provide insight to what it takes to succeed, on and off the dance floor. The entertainment industry is an exciting one, and there's room for you to share your gifts. We're saving a spot for you. Listen now. Connect anytime @laurietalks. LIFE RULES: - define what you want - take intelligent risks - align behaviors with vision - limit contact with toxic people - find some peace-of-mind

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Brandon Bryant is from Miami, Fl and has been dancing since a very young age. He was a member of The Hip Hop Kidz (a dance group that helped kids stay active and off the streets), performed in Aida and with Soul Escape company. His life changed when he appeared on Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance, making it to the top 10 and eventually runner up. This launched him on a 40 city tour of the US with the top 12 dancers of the show. He was cast in the FOX's hit TV show Glee, choreographed and danced with Swedish artists, Agnes, where he performed in Cologne, Germany for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Brandon has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Wendy Willams Show, Nickoledeon, and X Factor, where he performed with Outasight. He is the main choreographer for an independent film, East Side Story, and a dancer the Britney Spears: Piece of Me show in Las Vegas.
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