Founder/Artistic Director - Anthony Burrell is a Philadelphia born Creative Director, Choreographer, and Actor. He is seen as the creative force on E! Entertainment for Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey’s Vegas Residency 1 to Infinity, Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Un-Silent Night Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas at the Beacon Theater. Anthony is part of the artistic team behind Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show, MTV Music Awards (2016), Country Music Awards (2016), The Formation World Tour, and countless music videos. He has won an MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Choreography’ in Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ and was also nominated for ‘Best Choreography’ in Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’. Anthony’s recent film credits include Lemonade, Bad Grandpa, Jack Ass 4, and Leave It On the Floor.
The Anthony Burrell Center for Dance (ABCD) is a multifaceted dance institution positioned to become Atlanta’s premier dance studio for pre-professional dancers and elite rehearsal space of touring artists and dancers. Founded by Hollywood Choreographer and Artistic Director Anthony Burrell, ABCD utilizes its associations with top choreographers, dance educators, and industry professionals to help shape the Art with culture, diversity, and rigor. ABCD is dedicated to becoming the epicenter for dance education, teaching students from ages 2 to Adult, professional level dancers, and offering rehearsal space for entertainers.
The weekly curriculum includes a daily ballet class, and a daily modern technique class of either Horton and/or Graham–based modern. A distinct variety of supplementary techniques include jazz, Dunham technique, hip-hop, body conditioning, yoga, barre à terre and repertory. In order to provide students with the most effective and focused training, all students are evaluated individually and placed in the proper level at their audition. Faculty Advisors and the School Directors create a customized schedule for each student based on the levels in Ballet, Horton and Graham-based modern, and the student’s choice of elective classes and workshops.
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Executive Director -Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio and currently in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, GA, Duan Dempsey is the Executive Director at the Anthony Burrell Center for Dance. A highly accomplished and technically sophisticated business executive, Mr. Dempsey offers exceptional quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities and proven track record aligning technology and automated process with business needs. Owner of D2 neXt, a technology support firm in Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Dempsey brings his business acumen to help build the ABCD organization. With his background of business and technology, he has demonstrated success working with private corporations, and contractors / subcontractors to establish business startups, system integration, development, and implementation projects to capitalize on cutting-edge technologies.