photo: Shelley Lake
day life, and as a dancer we want to take the audience somewhere else and out of their daily lives. Now we are faced with easy forms of entertainment, and people are too busy.” The dance community in Atlanta continues to grow and thrive, and does not end with the Atlanta Ballet. Many company members, including Brandon, are part of a dance troupe called Wabisabi. The mission of the group is to bring dance to under privileged sections of the city, so that people who would not normally be exposed to the art form can experience it. “I wish everyone could have dance in their lives and not worry because they can’t afford it. Dance should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and in Atlanta it can be,” says Brandon. Giving back to the community is Brandon’s way of paying forward what he feels is a gift everyone should experience. He finds himself constantly learning and inspired by his fellow dancers and wants to pass that feeling on to others. “I’m completely inspired by the company, always hungry and wanting to learn as much as possible. There are a lot of people to look up to here, male and female. We are a big positive dance family. In other companies you feel the competition and feel cliques. But when outside people come here they notice how well members get along. We just don’t have negative energy.” @DavidAtlantaGA // 49
Armorette's and Easter Drag Races, Sing for Your Life Finale, Atlanta Ballet, Mary Poppins and more!