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"Every time I dance, I want to show a story. I want to inspire people to take who they are and express it through dancing. Energy, positivity, dedication, and passion are all key to becoming the strongest dancer you can become."

Brianna Pato, Co-Owner & Choreographer

EDUCATION:

  •  Belle Vernon Area High School: (2005-2009)

  •  California University of Pennsylvania; BS in Human Resource Management: (2009-2013)​

 

​ DANCE INSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE:

  • BaM Choreography: Co-Owner/Choreographer

    • Previously known as Hip Hop Dance by STM. (2010-present)

  • Hip Hop Dance Choreographer/Coach at PK’s School of Dance (2012-2018)

  • Adult Hip Hop Dance Choreography at Dance Loft (2017-present)

  • Hip Hop Dance Choreography at Lisa Digorio's Dance (2018-present)

  • Hip Hop Dance Sub at Cynthia's School of Dance (2019-present)

  • Biggie Smalls: Family Dance JaM Instructor at Alba Fitness & The Dance Loft (May 2016-June 2019)

  • Dance Jam Instructor at Mecka Fitness (May 2016-Aug 2016)

  • BaM-Bics/Hip Hop Dance Instructor at Fullbody Fitness Club (Jan 2015-May 2016)

  • Hip Hop Dance Choreographer at Jozart Center for the Arts (2011-2012)

  • Hip Hop/Modern Dance Choreographer at Joyce Ellis Dancers (2006-2007)

 

 

DANCE TRAINING/GROUPS:

  • Hip Hop Dance, Intermediate/Advanced: Millennium Dance Complex (2018)

  • Tap: The Dance Loft (2018-present)

  • Hip Hop Dance, Intermediate/Advanced: Level Up Studios (2016)

  • Promotional Dancer: Range Resources Oil Company (2010-2012)

  • Hip Hop Workshop w/ Pittsburgh Heat (Feb 2012)

  • Hip Hop Competition Team: Legacy Allstars (2010-2011)

  • Hip Hop Master’s Class w/ Sean Bankhead (2010)

  • INT Dancer for Performer “Mr. International” (2009-2011)

  • Hip Hop Competition Team: Fire & Ice Allstar (2009-2010)

  • Pom Squad Competition Team: Fire & Ice Allstars (2010)

  • Hip Hop Competition Team: JED Allstars (2007-2009)

  • Dancer: Joyce Ellis Dancer Studio (1994-2009)

 

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES & CHOREOGRAPHY:

  • 'CONTROVERSY' Dance Music Video, Pittsburgh, PA (Jul '19)

  • 'BODY' Dance Music Video with Penthouse Oblivion (May '19)

  • 'WHO IS IT' Dance Music Video, Canonsburg, PA (May '18)

  • Pgh BaM JaM Production @ The Glitterbox Theatre (2017-present)

  • Guest Choreographer for 'The Choreography Project' w/ Exhalations Dance (Aug '17)

  • 'WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE' Dance Music Video, Neville Island, PA (Oct '17)

  • 'WTF' Dance Music Video, Brentwood, PA (Mar'17)

  • Hip Hop Competition Teams’ Choreography @ PK's School of Dance (2012-2018)

  • Hip Hop Competition Teams’ Choreography @ Sheriff’s Allstars (2015-2016)

  • Dance Music Video with Punchline (Jun ’16)

  • Nightmare on Hellsworth Choreography for N. Bramlett (Oct '15)

  • ElectroBelly/Pgh Vegan Fest Hip Hop Performance @ Smiling Moose (May '15)

  • Valentine's Showcase Performance @ Fullbody Fitness Club (Feb '15)

  • 'Best of the Black & Gold', produced by BaM Choreography @ Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (Dec '14)

  • Halftime Show Performance @ Pittsburgh Rangers (Jun '14)

  • WAMO Days Performance @ Stage AE (Jun '14)

  • Musical/Drama/Theater Choreography @ Chestnut Ridge High School(Feb '14)

  • Pep Rally Hip Hop Choreography, @ Ringgold High School (Feb '14)

  • Solo Hip Hop Choreography, Junior National Competition (Nov-Feb '14)

  • Hip Hop Dance Flash Mob @Pittsburgh Cultural Crawl Flash (Jul '13)

  • Musical/Drama/Theater Choreography @ Chestnut Ridge High School (Mar. ‘13)

  • Music video for performer “King Frzy" (Jul 2012)

  • Video debut for choreographer Natalie Jean (Feb 2012)

  • Hip Hop Competitions (w/ Legacy Allstars) (Summer 2011)

  • Music video for rapper “King Frzy” (September 2011)

  • Music video for singer “Ambition” (August 2011)

  • Music video for singer “Ambition" (April 2011)

  • Hip Hop and Pom Competitions (w/ Fire & Ice Allstars) (Summer 2010)

  • Canonsburg & Washington Parades w/ Range Resource (2010 - 2012)

  • Music video for singer “Margot B" (2009)

  • Performances at Shows w/ INT Dancers (2009-2011)

  • “Washington Wild Thangs” half time show (August 2009)

  • Hip Hop Competitions w/ JED Allstars (2007-2009)

  • Pittsburgh & Suburban Parades w/ Joyce Ellis Dancers (1996-2010)

  • Performances at Events and Festivals w/ Joyce Ellis Dancers (1996-2009)


 

 CURRENT DAY JOB:

Project Administrator @ Beckman & Associates, Inc (Sept 2014 - Present)

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