Brandi “Mrs. B” Walker is the Owner/Director/Choreographer for Studio B Dance Academy. She has over 25+ years of dance training and 15+ years of teaching experience. She grew up studying dance under Jennifer Hunt with Jennifer Hunt Dance Studio and Lea Herndon at Herndon’s Dance Center in Mobile, AL. She also studied with Azalea City Children’s Ballet and performed in their annual performance of “The Nutcracker”. She had the principal role in the production of “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”. She has won many awards at various dance competitions across the US. After attending The University of Southern Mississippi, Miss Brandi returned to Mobile to teach dance at UMS-Wright Preparatory School. She also taught at Gale’s Studio of Dance, Creative Dance Center, and Mobile Bay Dance Academy. She has choreographed for Springhill College Dance Team, Mobile’s Junior Miss contestants, and numerous competitive solo performances. Miss Brandi consistently travels to dance conventions to learn the newest choreography and techniques taught by a diverse range of instructors. Her passion for dance is shown in the studio. Her creativity and love for the arts is demonstrated through her teaching and nurturing of her students. Miss Brandi lives in Fairhope, AL with her husband Jake. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and love of dance with your child!
“Miss Liz” Wiggins
Elizabeth “Miss Liz” Wiggins, grew up dancing all around Baldwin County and is excited to be assisting at Studio B Dance Academy! She has 10+ years of dance training and 3+ years experience teaching various age groups. Early on, she started with Joanie’s School of Dance in Robertsdale with ballet and tap, furthering her ballet training at Bayshore Ballet Academy in Fairhope. She performed in their yearly performance of “The Nutcracker”’ and their spring performance of “Coppelia.” She pursued jazz and modern with Discover Dance Academy and Gulf Coast Dance Alliance in Daphne. She taught ballet, tap, and jazz at Discover Dance Academy as well as choreographed group routines/ solo performances and created stage decorations and props. She received a vocal and dance scholarship at Faulkner State Community College. She performed at multiple schools across Baldwin/Mobile County and jazz festivals in New Orleans. Her love and joy for dance shows immensely in the studio and her passion shines bright when working with children.
“Miss Marisa” Baldwin
Marisa (“Ms.Risa”) Baldwin was born in Mobile, AL and raised in Birmingham, AL where at 3 years old she began to study dance/ baton with Corky Bell Studios. In college, she continued her studies in dance at Brevard College and began her teaching career with Titusville Ballet & Jazz Center. After college in 1991 she moved back to Birmingham & joined the teaching staff at Corky Bell Studios and became the Jazz Director for the Intermediate level of students. In 1995 she became the the director/choreographer for the dance line at the University of Montevallo until opening her own studio “The Dance Company” in 1998. This year makes it her 36th year of being blessed to do what she absolutely loves. Ms. Risa has 3 beautiful daughters, Alyssa 26, Kathryne 20 & Leah Rose 18. Aston is her precious grandson who is 6 years old. She and her family moved here to Fairhope in December of 2018 where she also added another love to her resume in becoming a School Bus Driver for Baldwin County, which makes her a familiar face for a lot of our dancers already!