Brittney McCarthy BA Dance - Point Park University

At the age of thirteen, Brittney began her intensive training as a dancer. After her acceptance to the Banff summer dance intensive, Brittney continued to attend summer programs including the Okanagan summer dance intensive in Kelowna, British Columbia, the Ailey summer dance intensive in New York City, and Point Park’s summer dance intensive program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Brittney began dancing at the age of three learning various styles in Nova Scotia, Canada. Celebrating her love of dance, Brittney has earned her British Association of Teachers of Dancing Associate’s Diploma in 2009 and her Associate’s Diploma with The Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association 2016. Brittney has also studied with B.A.T.D earning various honors certificates for jazz and tap examinations as well as The Royal Academy of Dance’s advanced ballet examination.

Throughout the years, Brittney has focused primarily on jazz, tap, modern, ballet and contemporary techniques along with pointe and hip-hop training. In 2014, Brittney finished her studies at Point Park University’s Conservatory for Performing Arts earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree Cume Laude majoring in Jazz dance.

Brittney grew up attending dance festivals all around North America and has had the honor of being presented with Most Promising Dancer Dance Abition, Candance Title Soloist 2010, and the Anna Trefry Reach for the Stars Scholarship. At the age of thirteen she was chosen to perform in the 60th Anniversary Gala at the Banff Arts Centre and was chosen as one of thirteen dancers from Point Park University to perform in the Martha Graham University Partner’s showcase in New York City 2012.

Brittney is currently the Director of the Dance Program at East Coast Varsity, choreographs works for Fusion Competitive Dance Team and teaches at Dartmouth Dance Academy. Brittney is also the Assistant Director of Element Dance Studio and is the owner and Artistic Director of Elevate Summer Dance Intensive.

"Elevate strives to provide a stellar learning environment, a safe and creative space fueled by positivity, motivation and inspiration for dancers to thrive. Our mission is to elevate young dancer's minds, bodies and spirits to a level they have never reached before. It is so important to me to give dancers a place to learn about bettering their dance training and to learn more about themselves."
Brittney McCarthy
Director/Founder