Simone Brooks


Simone Brooks is from Bloomington, Illinois, a town right outside of Chicago.  She has been dancing for over 35 years and teaching professionally for over 20.

Simone started acting at the age of 3.  She has been acting and modeling professionally for over 30 years.  You can see her in the movie Blankman, with Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, and Jason Alexander.  She was credited as the “crying girl” at the young age of 12.

She later was chosen out a group of over 300 students at a dance convention founded by Paula Abdul, to be one of her backup dancers in Orlando, Florida.  There she also danced with the well renowned choreographer, Chris Judd (Jennifer Lopez’s ex husband).  She was 15 years old and danced for them for over 2 years.

She later moved to and performed in Hollywood, California for plays and danced professionally at 19. She trained at the infamous dance studio Millennium and was featured in a play, Love Games, in Hollywood, CA.

She ran her own studio at the age of 22 for 3 years in Decatur, IL, before performing and teaching on Carnival Cruise Lines that had her travel all around the world. On the ships she was the main dance instructor/performer and won Dancing with the Stars while traveling on Carnival Cruise Lines.

Her career then took her to Branson, MO where she was the main lead character in Cirque Montage by Cirque Du Soleil. She also worked in a magic show that was well known in Vegas called Kirby VanBurch.  She was the choreographer for the show, and she had to deal with lions, and tigers “oh my”!

Simone has done Dancing With the Stars in Houston, and her choreography and teaching has been seen throughout the Houston area. She is trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, special needs, musical theater, gymnastics, hip-hop, ballroom stepping and modern.

She is a proud mother of identical twin boys and is extremely excited to be teaching at a studio that is all about family and community.