Candice Brown Dunn hails from Dallas, TX where she began her early training as a dancer. Her formal ballet educa=on was from Denise Brown (City Ballet), of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo with George Balanchine. She went on to dance in several jazz companies, workshopped with Ann Reinking, ArnoJ Mader and performed regularly for local chari=es. She began assis=ng dance classes at 15 years old where she discovered her deep passion for teaching and crea=ng dance. Throughout her college years, Candice was a principal member of Collin County’s Dance Repertory Theatre, Brookhaven Dancers Theatre, and University of Texas at Dallas Dancers. She also interned with Dallas Dance Council and helped produced Dance for the Planet, a three day dance fes=val benefiRng Earth Day. Professionally, Candice has performed for Rent-a-Center, Levi’s Silvertab jeans, and in various local music video produc=ons while working for a film produc=on company, AMS Produc=ons. Candice was chosen to perform live with drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. She also danced with Dallas Black Dance Theatre 2, as well as many other Dallas based dance companies. In addi=on, she founded and directed her own modern dance company, Dance Collabora=on, which debuted to favorable reviews. Candice has worked as dance educator and choreographer all over the country, and her work as been cri=cally acclaimed from the Kodak Theatre in LA (while running the high school dance team in Santa Maria, CA) to ranking in na=onal compe==ons in New York City. Her pieces have been regularly high placed in various dance compe==ons throughout the Boston, MA area where she was on faculty at Cape Cod dance studios. Candice’s choreography has been awarded Top Overall, and numerous specialty awards to include “Choreographic Excellence”, “Most Crea=ve” and “Deeply Emo=onal” to name a few. Candice also spent 8 years choreographing all en pointe’ sec=ons and all lead roles for The Nutcracker for a Cape Cod, MA dance studio. Her former students have gone to major in dance at high ranking universi=es on ar=s=c scholarships as well working professionally. Candice was most recently on staff as Dance Designs in Cape Cod, MA and successfully choreographed many award-winning pieces for their compe==ve company, DDC. Candice also deeply believes in the altruis=c side to dance and contributed yearly for Dance Marathon, which raises money and awareness for breast and ovarian cancers. She also cofounded the non-profit group, Dancers Making Waves, with Amy DeFeudis and Kelly Thind which produced dance performances that raised thousands of dollars for chari=es such as Toys for Tots, For the Love of Erika, and Hurricane relief. She has furthered her Dance educa=on by training with Dance Masters such as Mia Michaels, Trisha Brown, Cathy McCann (0f Paul Taylor Dance Company), Margie Gillis, Bruce Wood, Derrick Schraeder, Kerry LaGrande and classes at Broadway Dance Center, as well Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She deeply believes incorpora=ng solid technique of Graham, Horton, Taylor and Ailey with ar=s=c, personal storytelling. Candice is also cer=fied yoga instructor and believes incorpora=ng that into her dance classes so students can safely sustain a lifelong love of dance, as well as healing and transforma=ve powers of yoga prac=ce, which is available to everyone. She currently resides in Panama City Beach, Fl with her family while remaining as adjunct faculty member for Dance Designs, Ma.