BRETT ANDERSON has been singing, dancing, and acting like a fool for what feels like an eternity, and has been involved with the performing arts his entire life. Growing up he was constantly around the King Of Prussia Players and the Upper Merion High School Drama Club, which his parents ran. He was always there to swing hammers, paint set, run sound, carry lights, roller skate down the aisles, and sneak on stage in a wig when he should have been watching the rehearsal. At the age of nine he was dragged along to his sister’s summer ballet class at a new dance studio, and by the end of the class he was in the room, showing the male ballet teacher his straddle split and toe touches, and never left until graduating high school.
Brett studied ballet, tap, and jazz at the Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts. In addition to the main disciplines he picked up styles in hip-hop, swing, contemporary, break dancing, or whatever the performance called for. The studio was his second home, and with the company he danced in (and won) countless competitions and conventions; performed on cruise ships, at the King of Prussia and Exton malls, VFW’s, retirement homes, parades, and much more. Brett, eventually, earned his B.A. in English from Temple University, while floating around community theatre. He had wonderful experiences working at The Ritz Theatre Co, of Haddon Township, NJ. Before dedicating more time to teaching dance, he spent a few years at The Candlelight Theatre in Arden Delaware, doing ensemble, lead, understudy, and choreography work. While he thoroughly enjoys making his friends laugh and doing things purely for his own amusement, there is no feeling quite like being in front of an actual audience who have specifically come to see you perform.