Brooklyne Williamson, Artistic Director
Brooklyne is a native to the Wilmington area and began dancing at the young age of 2. She has always had a passion for the arts and for children. Brooklyne danced competitively in Wilmington and won many dance awards and honors including overall placements at Nationals, Dancer of the Year, America’s Teen Miss Dance and America’s Miss Dance. Brooklyne is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in Theatre. She enjoys volunteering with Opera House Theatre Company in her spare time where she most recently was seen as “Ivy” in On The Town and a lead dancer in Kiss Me Kate. She continues her dance education by constantly attending dance conventions so that she can teach her students to the best of her ability. Brooklyne encourages her students to attend conventions themselves and she also brings well-known instructors and choreographers from across the country in to EDC to teach master classes throughout the year. She believes this exposure is what children need in order to be successful artists. Brooklyne is a Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation where she has raised over $70,000 for children with terminal illnesses. One of her goals is to not only provide a healthy, nurturing, yet challenging dance environment for young artists, but also teach her students the importance of giving back to others. Through her years of teaching, Brooklyne has won a number of teacher’s awards and her students have been extremely successful. Brooklyne is proud to say that EDC has been awarded the Top Studio Award as well as the Backstage Award for being a “class act studio” this year.
Samantha Ray Mifsud