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13th Annual
Brighton Dance Festival

Join us for a day of Classes, Performances, & Community Programming in beautiful
Brighton, Michigan USA.
August 20, 2022

Be Inspired at BDF

A day full of Dance & Community
August 20, 2022
#BeInspired
WELCOME,

 

Thank you for visiting the Brighton Dance Festival website!

Since launching in 2010, we have made our community a priority. Your outstanding support has helped us donate more than $37,000 to local arts organizations, plus another $30,000+ in festival tuition scholarships to help keep dance accessible to all. We have also presented the work of dozens of professional and pre-professional dance companies, supported two professional dance companies through our Artists-in-Residence Program (Christopher K. Morgan & Artists in 2017 & Boy Friday in 2019), and hosted the Young Dancers Initiative as our 2021 Youth Company-in-Residence.

 

It has been my pleasure cultivating an atmosphere where students can feel at home and capable of anything they dream. I look forward to continuing our BDF traditions of community, kindness, and lots of inspiration as we dance into our 13th season! Happy dancing to you all!

Kathy King,

Founder/Director

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The Conference
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Attend BDF

It's all about celebrating THE ARTS, and dance is an expression of the soul. Kathy King motivates students to give their best. World-class dancers come to Brighton every year to share their talent. We can be very proud of our little town!

- J Michael Lenninger, patron & Brighton, MI resident

Speakers

Faculty &

Guest Artists

Proud to host inspirational artists from across the globe
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Kathy King

Festival Director

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Kelly Rogers

Assistant Festival Director

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Nia Silao

Detroit, MI

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Matthew Farmer

Hope College

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Alex Black

Dean/Black School of Performing Arts

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Jessica Thomas

Detroit, MI

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Rochelle Black

Dean/Black School of Performing Arts

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Sean Hoskins

University of Michigan & Hillsdale College

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Brandon Koepsell

Wayne State University

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Megan Wiggers

Ann Arbor, MI

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Bella Varon

Young Dancers Initiative

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Sylvia Suttle

Suttle Dance Company

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Jill Cassidy

Detroit, MI

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Kristen Bennett

Alma College

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Tiffanie Carson

Shenandoah University

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Alexa Davis

Detroit Lions Cheerleader

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Teresa Muller

Oakland University

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Kylie Vinitski

Young Dancers Initiative's 2022 Emerging Choreographer Awardee

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Dr. Steven Karageanes

Restorative Physical Medicine

2022 Sponsors

Become a 2022 BDF Sponsor:
Contact info@brightondancefestival.com to learn more!
Past Events

Festival News

BDF cultivates a creative environment where everyone can feel safe to explore their artistry and push the limits of their physicality.

- Joey Mattar, 2017 BDF Intern