Brandon Williams, Hip Hop at Center City Park Fountain
Inspired by watching his brother and friends, Brandon started dancing at the age of 9 years old, taking their moves and make them his own. By age 13, Brandon began performing, participating in talent shows, festivals and weddings. After moving to Greensboro in 2017, Brandon started training with choreographers Jade Dansler and Ledarius Parker. Since then, he’s been cast in a concept video for rape culture awareness, music videos, and much more.
Brandon describes his style as versatile and fluid with improvisation based on the music. Mostly self-taught, he draws on isolations, robotics, and animations in many of his movement sequences. "My goals is to show people that you don't have to stick to one style or restrict yourself to a certain type of movement," he says.
Around the downtown parks, Brandon can be seen sporting a polo and walkie talkie as one of our Park Ambassadors, and he was excited to be offered the opportunity to be a featured dancer in this year’s National Dance Day event. “It felt different. It felt good. People I see in the parks on the regular as a Park Ambassador got to see me dance for the first time. After the video shoot, they started asking me more about my dancing. It’s a way for us to connect. I want to show people that you have to work for it, but anything is possible.”
You can support Brandon’s work by following him on Instagram.
Your Support Means a lot
Like all of our programs at Greensboro Downtown Parks, National Dance Day GSO is free to attend every year. We're proud to put this event on, showcasing the talented performing artists of our local community. Especially this year, when the corona virus pandemic has taken an incredible toll on non-profits like us, artists, and the entire creative sector, we're grateful to have this event as a shining example of what coming together looks like, even when we have to be apart. Support from individuals and sponsor organizations is critical to bolstering the work of the local arts and culture economy. You can lend your support by donating or becoming a Friend of the Park and help us continue to bring free programs to the public.
We especially want to thank generous sponsors for helping us to put this virtual event on this year: