Brandyn "SKilz" Burton
Founder/Director & Lead Youth Choreographer
Brandyn "SKilz" Burton is a performing artist from Detroit, MI. He identifies most as a versatile dancer/teacher/choreographer and utilizes movement as a form of communication. Burton has been an advocate for the Michigan Dance Community for over a decade and hopes to continue to create many more meaningful opportunities for artists all over.
The Birth of SKilset
Take Off Your Cool
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Made to Love
HOLD ON A Dance Visual
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Noticing the need for a positive change, Burton founded SKilled Productions and Epiphany Dance Company while attending Marygrove College. The knowledge he gained while attaining his degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Theatre Performance, allowed him to be the change he wanted to see within the Michigan Dance Community. With his companies, he has managed to do just that. EDC has performed throughout the country, opened for artists such as Jill Scott and Dwele and has represented the Michigan Dance Community on numerous occasions. The company has been blessed to be able to provide phenomenal opportunities to dozens of Michigan Dance Artists.
In addition to his own, Burton has trained with, danced and choreographed for many crews, collectives & companies including Kristi Faulkner Dance, JT Dance, Body Rhythm Dance Theatre, Toni’s Dance Company, which opened for artists such as Lil’ Wayne and The Shop Boyz, & A Company of Dancers, who represented the USA in an international dance conference hosted by Dance Immersion in Toronto, Canada. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to open for artists such as Jodeci, Brian McKnight and Jazz artist, Jonathan Butler.
Henry Ford College, Point Park University, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater & Complexions Contemporary Ballet have all awarded Mr. Burton scholarship opportunities. He has also received awards and recognition for his work with competitive, pre-professional and professional companies including numerous awards at The World Dance Championships in Secaucus, NJ, The Spirit of Detroit Award and more. In 2018, SKilz became a Kresge Arts Foundation Gilda Award Recipient (A prestigious award granted to artists who demonstrate exceptional potential through creative risk-taking and pushing the boundaries of their chosen art form.)
Besides inspiring youth at a wide variety of dance studios, Burton enjoys teaching at workshops and intensives and choreographing and performing regularly. Recently, he founded SKilSet Movement Studios, a community-conscious dance and fitness center created for aspiring and thriving professional dance artists as well enthusiasts alike. He hopes to continue to affect change and be a positive force in the Michigan Arts Community for years to come.