Born Lonnie Ervin, February 1991, Brooklyn Priestley has been dancing since the age of 9. He tried out for his jr high school dance team which he made it, without any training. He later went off to start a dance team at Stephenson High School which later became a whole department at the school in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was the director of the drill team at Arabia Mountain High School, in Arabia Mountian, Ga. He audition and made it in the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive Program in 2008, where he further trained in Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Modern(Horton, Dunham, Graham) He also was a member of a Hip-Hop battle squad called “Unleashed/Deja VU” which still hasn’t lost a battle or competition to date. Brooklyn was the only male black dancer at Brenau University in 2010. There he trained in Ballet(french ceccetti), Modern(Graham and Cunningham) ,and Jazz(Fosse, Luigi, and Tharpe). He taught at many dance studios in Atlanta, Ga and has even taught and choreographed In cities such as New York, Dallas, Miami, San Diego and Now Chicago. He also worked with many artist such as Kita B of Wisconsin, Marquetta Bullard of Miami, Fl and JoWork of Atlanta, Ga. Brooklyn has also collaborated with many different choreographers such as Asia Diamond Mason, Timara Melchor, Jerry Catchings. Vanessa Chisolm just to name a few. .Brooklyn has many accomplishments and won lots of awards for his innovative, unique, and empowering choreography. To watch him perform is like watching an artist come up with the very concept to a masterpiece. He has other talents which he is noted for such as writing, and in 2012 He won his first poetry slam in Atlanta, Ga at the Grand Slam Poetry Jam. He has sang in a group of young men called “Lift” which he was also the groups lyricst. He is also known for contributing to the community by hosting dance competitions and teaching classes throughout the school year for inner city high school students to have an outlet. Though accomplishing much in his 20+ year dance career, he is now venturing into Radio and Media. He now has a podcast called “TabooTalk” and an Internet Radio slot called “Da Cypher Hour” on home station