CLIFFORD J. BRELAND “A.K.A.” Bre – is nationally known as one of the most passionate, spiritual and energized dance instructors. Clifford is nationally recognized for his dynamic and unique choreography style.
Clifford is the artistic director of Bre Dance Studio and Bre’s Performing Ensemble. Clifford has trained with Mary Lynn, Arthur Mitchell, (full scholarship with Dance Theatre of Harlem) and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance.
Clifford received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Clifford has lectured in Dance at the University of California, Irvine. Clifford has worked and collaborated with legendary artists such as: Donald McKayle, Paula Kelly, Debbie Allen and Leonard Simon Ph.D. Clifford has taught for the American College Dance Festival, the California Fitness and Movement Workshop, the 12th and 17th Annual International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and has served as an adjudicator for the American College Dance Festival.
In 1988 Clifford co-founded with Ronald K. Nelson, Bre Dance Studio in Riverside, California and to date thousands of students have been trained by Bre’s passionate and nurturing teaching style. Students that have come through the doors of Bre Dance Studio have had positive life altering experiences and are living productive and successful lives. Many of Bre’s students have gone on to work with some of the Entertainment Industry’s biggest Stars. Clifford believes that whether you are dancing for recreation or toward a professional dance career, dance can take you on an enlightening journey to self discovery.