Artistic Director / Founder - Brady Sanders

Brady Sanders, originally from Oswego Illinois, began his dance training at the School of DanceWest Ballet in Naperville.  He attended Illinois State University, where he performed with the Illinois State Dance Theater and also studied at Point Park University.  Brady has performed with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Dansz Loop Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance, Thodos Dance Chicago, Murphy/Smith collective, Attack Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera and Shana Simmons Dance. Brady toured nationally and internationally with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and Thodos Dance Chicago.  

Brady is currently a Visual Designer and Lead Choreographer for the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps (2017-2019).  He most recently took on the role as Designer and Movement Choreographer for Inspire Winter Guard (2019-2020). Brady is also a Resident Artist at the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory of Pittsburgh Musical Theater. He has been a Designer and Movement Choreographer for Pride of Cincinnati Winter Guard (2009-2019).  Brady has had the privilege to teach many successful and artistically innovative groups including but not limited to -  Blue Valley West High School, Carmel High School, Center Grove High School, Kiski Area High School, Marian Catholic High School, Mt Prospect High School, Norwin High School and Ronald Reagan High School. 

Brady has taught, presented, choreographed and designed in educational, competitive and professional settings. His work has been seen professionally at newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival - Pittsburgh, PA, APAP Conference - New York, NY, The Missing Peace a Shana Simmons Dance production - Pittsburgh, PA, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Look Around - Cincinnati, OH, as well as a variety of regional and national educational conferences as a keynote presenter and performer.

Brady is passionate about teaching, entertaining, collaborating and communicating through dance.  He strives to create work that is both accessible and thought provoking. Brady is honored to return as Artistic Director of the Pride of Cincinnati Dance Ensemble for the 2019 - 2020 season.

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