PDI Faculty


Brooklyn Giffen is an artist based in Toronto, ON. She began her training at Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance at the age of five years old, where she studied, trained and competed in various dance genres. She has extensively trained and completed numerous Cecchetti Syllabus ballet exams, since the age of nine. Brooklyn’s passion for performance has included many training specializations, including: classical ballet, classical jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, street style, multiple areas of acting practice, voice, improvisation, creative process studies and choreographic training.

Brooklyn is a 2021 graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Performance. She enters the professional world with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance. During her studies, Brooklyn was trained and mentored by many honored Canadian dance educators including: Vicki St. Denys, Louis Laberge-Côté, Tanya Evidente, Robert Glumbek, Kenny Pearl and Kate Hilliard.

Her curiosity as a collaborator and her versatility as a performer has enabled her to participate in various works in both performance dance theatre and on film. Brooklyn has performed stage works by esteemed Canadian choreographers such as Kelly Shaw, Alyssa Martin, and Alysa Pires, and in 2020 danced in A Gathering, a new work by Bobbi Jene Smith & Or Schraiber, commissioned by Fall For Dance North. Brooklyn has performed for The Vancouver Art Gallery under the guidance of Vancouver based artist Justine A. Chambers as well as internationally in Hydra, Greece under the directorship of Canadian producer Peggy Shannon.

Brooklyn is thrilled to be a part of the Premiere Dance Inc. team as well as share her passion of dance by inspiring young artists to discover their artistic expression.