"Brett Thiele… is show-stopping sensational. He looks like a young John Cassavetes and has the athletic dancing prowess of a Gene Kelly… an electrifying performance." —Broadway World review of West Side Story, June 2014
Brett Thiele was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up watching his dad and stepmother dancing to Zydeco music at Mardi Gras and at clubs all around the city. After training as a gymnast for 9 years and competing on a national level, and winning a national cheerleading championship, his big sister dragged him to a dance studio and the rest is history. Brett has trained for 10 years in Jazz and Tap and 6 in Ballet and Lyrical. He has trained at the New Orleans Center For the Creative Arts, and in Dallas, TX at the Preston Center for Dance with Densil Adams. He recently graduated Pace University with a BFA in Musical theatre and a minor in Dance was in SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on Broadway. When he isn't in the studio, he enjoys cooking and going on any sort of adventure that promises a challenge. His biggest influences are Gene Kelley, Jim Carrey, and of course his family and friends.