Brooklyn Burbidge Smith
- B.F.A. 1994 School of Fine Arts, University of Utah School of Dance (emphasis in Ballet Performance)
- Pilates Mat Certifications
Notable Performance Roles
Cinderella in Cinderella
- Dew Drop, Snow Queen & Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker
- Neapolitan and a Little Swan in Swan Lake
- The Firebird in Firebird
- Medora in Le Corsaire Act II Pas de Deux
- Lise in Bruce Marks’ La Fille Mal Gardee
Brooklyn is a talented dancer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet from the University of Utah. She has performed in ballets from The Nutcracker to Swan Lake, Cinderella, Firebird, and more. She is a dancer with Chrysalis Ballet and has had the privilege to teach at multiple studios across Utah Valley.
Brooklyn Burbidge Smith grew up dancing at Northwest Florida Ballet, training with Dorothy Daniels Lister, Todd Eric Allen, Katia Garza, and Bernadette Clement-Sims. While at NFB, she performed in numerous ballets, a few soloist and principal roles being Cinderella in Cinderella; Reed Flute, Dew Drop, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum in the Nutcracker; Neapolitan and a Little Swan in Swan Lake; The Firebird in Firebird; and Medora in Le Corsaire Act II Pas de Deux. She graduated from their Academie and Pre-Professional Program, and taught in the Academie and community school during her last two years. She spent summers at Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, Next Generation Ballet, and ArtEmotion Choreographic Workshop, and competed in the Youth America Grand Prix.
She attended the University of Utah, where she had the opportunity to perform as a soloist and principal in many classical and contemporary works. A highlight of her time with Utah Ballet included performing as Lise in Bruce Marks’ La Fille Mal Gardee, and debuting original works by Katlyn Addison, Jennifer Archibald, and Melissa Bobick. She danced in The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s Christmas Concert in 2017, which featured Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance in May of 2020, and began dancing with Chrysalis Ballet that June.
Brooklyn has performed Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Jennie Creer-King’s The Nutcracker, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty Act III Wedding Pas De Deux, Kitri in Don Quixote Act III Wedding Pas De Deux, and has danced in works by Danielle Diniz, Garrett Smith, Shani Robison, Jennie Creer-King and Lindsay Folkman. She traveled to Florence, Italy, with the Company to perform in the Florence Dance Festival. She continues to perform with the Company and do guest performances.
Brooklyn is currently principal faculty at Central Utah Ballet and an instructor at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio, where she is training the next generation of classical ballet dancers. Brooklyn is an ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has also completed her Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor certifications through Balanced Body.