Brayley Willits is originally from Collierville, TN and began dancing at age 3 in all styles of dance. At age 12, Brayley decided to pursue ballet full time and began training at Ballet Memphis.
After 3 years, Brayley joined Ballet West and the Pre-Professional Training Program where she had the opportunity to perform in Balanchine's Western Symphony, Bournonville's Conservatoriat, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
She the joined Texas Ballet Theater's Studio Training Company in 2021 where she had the opportunity to perform Corps de ballet roles in a Midsummer Night's Dream, The Nutcracker and understudied Serenade andGarland Girls. She have also performed soloist roles in the STC performances of Glauznov, Sleeping Beauty and La Esmeralda.
This is Brayley's first season with Ballet Pensacola.
"I dance because it's my passion as well as my emotional and creative outlet. I love giving myself over to the character onstage and bringing the story to life. It's the one thing in my life that constantly brings me joy."
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: Story-telling
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Role Danced: Kitri, Don Quixote
Dream Role: Cinderella
Favorite Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Giselle
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Tiramisu
Favorite Hobby: Reading or Knitting
Fun Fact About Me: I love cats and I was once in a commercial.
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: I would like for the audience to gain a sense of joy and wonder while watching the performance and to be able to carry those memories with them.