Brie Valenti is a multiple Regional and National Award winning choreographer, a certified Floor Barre (R) instructor and an accomplished dancer who has been dancing her way through life for over 20 years. She is the only Flagler County dance instructor to currently hold certifications in ballet, jazz and acrobatics with Florida Dance Masters.
She began her training at the age of seven, studying with several highly acclaimed studios, such as Deltona Dance Academy and Studio 5D, to name a few. Training six days a week with her competitive team, she won numerous awards and medals, including dance scholarships from Dance Masters and L.A. Dance Magic, as well as titles in the Miss Dance of Central Florida Pageant.
After graduating in 2000, Brie began working under the direction of Howie Dourough of the Backstreet Boys, managing and choreographing the dancers at his night club in Orlando. Brie has studied with big names such as Frank Hatchett, Ray Leeper, Mia Michaels, Maria Weatherbee, Shelleh Harkcom, Jenny Strickland, Eileen Zielinski, Gaymarie Tomlinson, Debbie Cole, Pam Bowling, The Orlando Magic, XFL, and done summer intensives with the Moscow Ballet. She has been featured in national television ads, and seen live on ESPN, CBS, and ABC. She also appeared in the hit film The Water Boy starring Adam Sandler and Henry Winkler.
Currently, Brie lives in Palm Coast with her daughter Jazmyne and her son J.R. As well as being the Owner and Artistic Director of Mia Bella Academy of Dance, she has been an adjunt tap teacher at Florida School of the Arts, a Guest Artist for Matanzas High School’s Dance Team, Orchessis, and a sponsor and choreographer for the Old Kings Elementary School Dance Team. Brie spends her down time traveling to judge regional competitions and teaching master classes all around the United States. Brie is a member with high honors in Dance Educators of America. She has also been accepted into the National Association of Professional Business Women , nominated by the city of Palm Coast. You may find Brie in the prestigious Who’s Who in America 2011, teaching edition. Though her passion is Jazz, Brie loves all styles of dance and loves being able to share that passion with her students.