Director of Clogging/Competition Teams Instructor
Brandi started dancing at the age of three, and found a love for clogging at the age of five. During her youth she danced with the Wild West Cloggers, Steele Family Cloggers, and the Xtreme Power Teams from the Castleview School of Dance. In 1999 she joined CLOG AMERICA, an International Folk Dance Ensemble that represents the United States in folklore festivals around the world. Her travels with CLOG AMERICA have taken her across North and South America, Europe, and Asia. She is currently the assistant director for the group.
Brandi has won multiple individual and team Grand Champion awards. In 2002, after 10 years of consecutive high freestyle scores, she was inducted into the America on Stage All-American Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the Chairman for the All-American Program and Hall of Fame. She is also the promoter of The Utah State Clogging Championships and was co-director of the AAU Junior Olympic Games Clogging Competition.
Brandi started teaching clogging at the age of 16. In 1994 she became a certified member of the Center Stage National Faculty. This certification opened doors that allowed her to teach at workshops and dance camps throughout the western United States. She has taught at several studios in the Salt Lake Valley including Dance Attack and Castleview School of Dance. Brandi has been the Clogging Director of Starz Unlimited since 1998. Her Competition Clogging Teams have won multiple High Score and Overall Grand Champion Awards in competitions throughout Utah. She has been named a Director of The Year by America on Stage for the past 12 years.
Clogging Team Instructor
Erin has been dancing for 28 years and has been teaching for 19 years. Her areas of expertise include clogging, jazz, and ballet.
Growing up, Erin danced with The Castleview School of Dance, CLOG AMERICA, and various public school groups. She has performed around Europe, Korea,the United States and Mexico, and has also had the opportunity to perform in front of many 4 star generals.
Her past accomplishments include many individual and team Grand Championships as well as High School State Championships. Erin has been on again off again with ‘The Clog’ but it just keeps pulling her back to it time and time again. She says it just goes to prove that once you learn it, it’s a skill for life!
Clogging Class/Pre-Team Instructor
Alyssa began dancing at age three when she began classes in ballet, jazz and tap. She attended several studios as her family moved through different states on the west coast, and loved every new class, teacher, and friend. At age nine, Alyssa’s family moved to Salt Lake City and she began attending Starz Unlimited, where she truly believes she found her “home”. She quickly added clogging to her dance repertoire and fell in love with how different it was from all the other styles she had been trained in. During her pre-teen and teenage years, Alyssa trained and performed for Mountain West Ballet Production Company in the Salt Lake Valley, while also competing in clogging at America OnStage competitions. In 2011, Alyssa joined the America Onstage All-American team and has continued to compete on the teams at Starz Unlimited, as well as individually. In 2013, Alyssa joined the International Folk Ensemble, CLOG AMERICA, and now tours annually across the world to spread her love for dance and our country.
Ballet Technique & Pointe Instructor
Erin Sierras was born in Salt Lake City and spent her formative years training in Utah. She spent time in Virginia, New Mexico, and Nashville training and dancing with top professionals. She danced as a principle in California and ended her professional ballet career in New York. She has been teaching since 2002 in Utah and New York in ballet, chorus, tap, jazz, hip-hop, etc. She recently traveled to Italy working with international professionals and Cirque du Soleil.
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Jazz & Jazz Technique Instructor
Schuyler began ballroom dancing at the age of 12 with a youth formation competition team. After moving away to college in 2012, she joined Utah State University ballroom team where she competed at the collegiate level for two years.
From there she had the wonderful opportunity to run a youth dance team with Glenn Belnap. The team did very well, taking first and second place titles at youth nationals in 2015. Teaching offered her the chance to discover of a new love in dance, and that is choreography. One of her greatest joys was to coach and choreograph a solo cabaret for her younger brother in 2014. Later that year he went on to win the BYU Adult National Amateur Cabaret Championships.
Schuyler is also immensely grateful to have been able to work with amazing talent such as Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello, Ron Montez, Andrea Hale, Jeanne and Adam Shelton, Ray Backlund, Shawn Fischer and many others. In addition to ballroom Schuyler enjoys other styles of dance including Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and African.
Glenn began dancing ballroom at the age of 12. he was among the first dancers to compete in the Youth National Cabaret Championships which started in 2011. Glenn was awarded 1st place at that competition in 2011 and 2012. Also in 2012, Glenn received the Judges Choice Award and the Best Ballroom Performance award at the Utah State Aggie Classic and the Dance Alliance competition. These awards led to a full ride ballroom dance scholarship from UVU. During his time at UVU, Glenn competed at the National Cabaret Championships and was awarded two national titles in 2012 and 2013. In addition to thee individual accomplishments, Glenn coached his first cabaret team and solo couple in 2012, both of which took national titles at multiple competitions.
Glen has taught with Schuyler Bjork since 2013, and has trained under other talented people in the ballroom worlds such as Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello, Ron Montez, Andrea Hale, Jeanne and Adam Shelton, Ray Backlund and Shawn Fischer among many others.