"My role at the studio is to give my students the opportunities and the experiences
I had as a child! We want to help each dancer achieve their goal and to build
self-esteem and confidence they will use in their everyday life!"
Brandi Pate, Owner
Baypointe Dance Academy
Brandi founded Baypointe Dance Academy in 2004. She began dancing since the age of three, and has trained recreational and competitive dancers since the age of eighteen.
Brandi trained for many years with Debbie School of Dance in Mobile, AL. Dancing competitively opened many doors to the world of dance. She has won numerous 1st Place Top Awards, OverAll Best Performance Rankings, and Dance Scholarships such as one of the first Paula Abdul Winners with Company Dance. She was also selected as the Creative and Performing Arts Winner of the Mobile County Junior Miss Program in 1999 and was a Top Regional Soloist Winner. Brandi was a performer in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NY. Selected in college at the University of South Alabama, Brandi is a Former USA Prowler Dance Team Member and was on the 1st National Winning Team! These opportunities have led her to train at The Edge Performing Arts Center, and The Millennium Dance Center in Los Angeles, CA. and Broadway Dance Center in New York under some of the hottest choreographers.
Brandi began training dancers on the Eastern Shore at the age of 21 as the Coach of the Daphne High School Dance Team. She was the Coach for eight years and led these dance teams to many 1st place titles and a National Ranking in 2004. Brandi was selected in 2005 by the Universal Dance Association as the Most Outstanding Coach Award. Her dancers are now dancing professionally on college dance teams such as the University of Southern Miss, University of Alabama, and The NHL Tampa Bay Lighting Girls!
back row (l to r):
Yvonne Hernandez, Kenneth Jackson, Brandi Pate, Zac Reed,
and Brittany Dillmore
front row (l to r):
Ashley Strickland, and Elizabeth Hinson