Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Paulette Brockington
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Paulette Brockington HeadshotAssistant Professor
Dance

Paulette Brockington has worked with dance, theatre & opera companies. A former Arts Educator of the Year and Michigan Heritage Award Fellow, she is an active artist-in-residence & workshop teacher. Her work has led her to Japan, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Norway & Canada.

She has been a member of and/or guest artist with modern dance companies, ballet companies, acting companies and opera companies. She is a versatile performer able to perform in a number of styles. An active artist-in-residence and workshop teacher, she has choreographed and performed, receiving honors/awards and grants for her work. She has works in the repertory of MixedBlood (Toronto) and Ballethnic Dance Company (Atlanta).

She has had featured roles in a number of films the most recent being “A Royal Family Holiday” (2015) with Viveca A. Fox, Debbi Morgan & Tachina Arnold. She is Artistic Director of Detroit’s A Company of Dancers. She is on the faculties of WCCCD and the Worship Arts Conservatory and a Master Teacher at Michigan State University.

The late Frankie Manning mentored her in Lindy Hop and other dances of the Swing Dance Era. On the swing dance circuit she is a former World Fast Dance Champion, World Swing Dance Champion and Open Hustle Champion. She directs the American Lindy Hop Championships, coaches & teaches around the world.