Exceptional dancers, unique in their own rights
Brian Syms (Apprentice Level 2)
Brian was born in Manchester, CT and first started movement training at the Artist Collective with his mentor Academy Lee Thompson. There he practiced jazz and West African dance genres. He continued his training at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts. He currently dances with Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater. He is an avid reader. In his free time he likes to read and occasionally binge watch TV.
William Jackson - (Junior Company Member)
William was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Specializing in Hiphop and Tap, William started dancing at the late age of 14 at Northstar Dance Academy with Kandie Melendez and Corey Hutchins . In 2012, William graduated as a Dance Major from Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts under the guidance of teachers such as Kim Stroud, Judy Tolomea, Sonia Plumb, Debra Goffe, Clare O’Donnell, and many others. Since then, He has performed in various venues across the tri state area. William is a Senior Company Member and Tap Choreographer of Hartford’s based CONNetic Dance under the Direction of Carolyn Paine. In 2015, he performed in “Boston Tap Company’s Rhythm in the Night” with CT Tap under the direction of Corey Hutchins. William is also a dancer with Connecticut based production company Dfx Entertainment under the direction of Nicole Cassarino-Conlon. He toured as a Backup Dancer in "The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience" (UMX) starring Joby Rogers all across the United States for two years. Most Recently, William returned home from a 9 week China tour with the Barrow Company of the world renowned show “Riverdance.” Upon returning, he was a convention teacher as well as dance adjudicator for “Work It Dance Challenge” in 2018. William can’t feel anything but thankful for all the blessings that have come his way and he can’t wait to see where his journey takes him next.
"Hiphop from the Heart, Tap from the Soul." This is his first season with SPD.