This month's Manners of the Heart reward is a Hip Hop Clinic! Brian Lamont will be visiting our school to teach us all about Hip Hop! You can read about Brian's career below.
After LSU, in 2012, Brian started professionally teaching dance. In 2013, Brian was cast with Debbie Allen Productions in hip hop, swing, and miming. That same year, he was featured on A&E network tv series Breakout Kings season 2 and was a backup dancer for singer Kourtney Heart in New Orleans. In 2014, he performed for the Louisiana Film and Magazine Awards. He also became the artistic director for r&b and pop artist Justin Garner, which gave Brian the opportunity to choreograph and dance in the Cumulus Media Awards
In 2015, he assisted at Showstoppers Dance Convention. A few months later, he was cast to sing and dance on the Universal Studios motion picture Pitch Perfect 2, and he exclusively worked with producer and director Elizabeth Banks.
From 2016 to 2018, Brian choreographed and performed for MTV, LSU dance programs, the Tiger Girls, and the LSU Symphony Orchestra and band. He’s worked with master artists such as Terry Beeman and Aakomon Jones. In 2018, Brian was the judge and guest teacher at his first dance convention in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with Dance Teachers United. This year, Brian helped to cast talent for Lil Wayne.
Recently, Brian has focused his time on his students, competitive teams, and community. His choreography has won special awards at competitions and conventions such as DanceMakers, Hollywoodvibe, LA Dance Magic, Legacy Dance, Masquerade, Showbiz, V.I.P and The Streetz Dance Convention. Brian Lamont also leads a non profit dance company, called Watson Co., that gives back to charities through dance. He now teaches full time at Tari’s School of Dance, Machita’s Dance Company and Tokyotheacademy.
Manners of the Heart Reward will be held on Friday, January 31. We look forward to celebrating excellent behavior with our students!
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