Martine Harley, Artistic Director Santa Monica, California
Irish native, Brigid Boden, was trained in RAD at the Royal Leinster School of Ballet, Dublin and at the Hammond School in Chester, England and is a member of The Royal Academy of Dance.
Brigid was the only ballet dancer in Ireland to be awarded a full scholarship by The Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York where she was trained in Balanchine technique under the guidance of founders Arthur Mitchell, Karl Shook and New York City Ballet’s legendary Tanaquil Le Clercq
Brigid began her professional career with The Dublin City Ballet.
Brigid has choreographed and performed in several original pieces for stage and screen.
Brigid has written, appeared in, and directed the successful educational ballet video for children ‘Ballet At Home.’
Brigid travels to ballet schools around the world to teach master classes, and to share her knowledge of both Royal Ballet and Balanchine technique
Brigid has been teaching ballet at The Westside School of Ballet since 2007
In 1994, Brigid received a major recording contract with A&M records as a singer/songwriter.
To date Brigid has released two worldwide albums resulting in several club hits. Her music can also be heard on numerous compilation albums
throughout the world.
Brigid has appeared in several TV commercials and can be seen most recently on the red carpet as celebrity host for IrishETV.