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!
“Mrs. Heather” Kinder
“Mrs. Heather” Kinder assists with our toddler classes at Studio B Dance Academy. She brings such joy to all our students with her kind attitude and bubbly personality. She and Mrs. Brandi grew up together and remain great friends today. As a child, she took dance lessons at Carol Lloyd School of Dance. Mrs. Heather graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Sociology. She has worked as a wedding coordinator and was part-owner of Bloom Flower Artistry where she created beautiful floral arrangements for large events (including Mrs. Brandi’s wedding in 2020). Mrs. Heather lives in Fairhope with her husband, Kyle Kinder. They have two children, Lochlan (8) and Vivian (3). Vivian also dances with Studio B. Her family attends 3 Circle Church in Fairhope. We are so excited to have Mrs. Heather as part of our staff! She is always so encouraging to our students and pushes them to always try their hardest and do their best! We love having this nurturing mama as part of our dance family!
“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 Ashlie” Jackson
“Miss Ashlie” Jackson, grew up in the Baldwin County area but spent most of her formative years in Phoenix, Arizona. She has 15+ years of performing, teaching and coaching experience and is excited for the opportunity to join the staff at Studio B Dance Academy! She has 12+ years of dance training and 3+ years experience teaching at. In middle school, she began taking gymnastics that then progressed into competitive dance throughout dance studios in Phoenix. At Boulder Creek High School, she joined the dance team her freshman year where she continued all 4 years of high school working in all forms of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, modern and contemporary. She joined the National Honors Dance Society her sophomore year where she taught her younger classmates for 3 years. After high school, she attended college for dance kinesiology at Scottsdale Community College. When she moved back to Baldwin County, she found Studio B Dance Academy. Her excitement and joyful spirit for dance shines with her nurturing gift for working with children. Miss Ashlie is well-versed in all dance terminology, but has a special love for classical ballet. We are so excited to have Miss Ashlie as part of the Studio B family!