Brad Beakes
Born and raised in Southern California, Brad began his formal dance training at the age of 15 at Dellos Dance and Performing Arts. He later immersed himself in modern dance at California State University, Fullerton. While based in Los Angeles, Brad performed in Celebrate Dance, Los Angeles Dance Invitational, Palm Desert Choreography Festival: Concert Under the Stars, Mike Esperanza’s BARE Dance Company, and performed/choreographed in the American College Dance Festival. He also had the privilege to dance with Visions Dance Theatre where he was recognized as the 2010 Lester Horton Award Winner for “Outstanding Male Performance’ in Macarena Gandarillas’ work “Always Remember Never to Forget.” Later in 2010 Brad moved to NYC to attend The Ailey School and shortly thereafter joined Naganuma Dance and Project 44, performing in venues such as the Merce Cunningham Studio, The Ailey Studios, Young Choreographers Festival and SummerStage.  Brad is currently dancing in his second season with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company performing works from world renowned choreographers in the Salt Lake area and also touring extensively across the nation and internationally.  Brad has been teaching and choreographing hip hop, jazz, ballet, modern, improvisation, composition and contemporary for the past six years and is currently instructing at Creative Art.