Gary Brotherson

Tap Instructor



Gary grew up with a dance studio in his home where he started dancing at a very young. His mother, Carol Brotherson, started Brotherson Elite, and just recently celebrated the studios final 50th year! Gary taught Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Clogging, and Tap for Brotherson Elite for 25 years. He currently teaches Tap for Empower Dance and Utah COPA. Gary has had extensive training in Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Clogging, and Tap along with Ballet, Modern, and Broadway. He also trained in several Vocal/Performing groups like Carousel Kids, Clayton Productions, On Stage Studios, and Top of the World Productions where he had private vocal training from Dean Kaelin. He has held several national titles for both Clogging and Ballroom dance, including the 1995 United States Youth American Ballroom Dance Champion. Gary received a scholarship in Ballroom and Folk dance to Brigham Young University where he had the opportunity of being a member of the BYU Ballroom and BYU Folk Dance teams. He also fulfilled a childhood dream of being a member of the BYU Young Ambassadors and performed all around the United States, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Gary received a BA in Composite Dance from Brigham Young University with a minor in Ballroom Dance. Gary performed for several years in various shows at the Lagoon Theme Park including Music USA, Signatures, Club-A-Go-Go, Flower Power, and Fightmares, Hackenslash. He has since been doing choreography for Lagoon for the past 10+ years. Gary loves the creative process. His goal is to provide a fun learning environment for his students, where he can share his love for dance and the arts and provide them with the confidence and drive to share their talents with others.