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Tyler Bradley: Artistic Director and Choreographer of “HUMANITY”

Tyler Bradleys Motivating Quote ” It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, but what you do when you get back up.” -Sydney Poitier

A native of Lansing, Michigan, Tyler Bradley is a motivating entrepreneur who has created and founded a dance production that is helping to spread awareness of social issues people face called “Humanity”.

Tyler Bradley is a graduate from Central Michigan University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre (Acting & Directing Concentration), and Minors in Dance and Business Administration. While attending Central Michigan University, Tyler Bradley participated in various theatrical productions on campus and was involved in many organizations. While taking her acting classes at CMU, Bradley was interested to see what it was like to choreograph and write a show. Central Michigan University gave her the resources and the opportunity to have her first show. Bradley auditioned up to 36 people casting 15 dancers calling it Humanity- a dance production addressing suicide, domestic violence and human rights.

Humanity was very well received and Central Michigan University wanted to see more of Bradley’s work in dance production. ” Central Michigan is very good at student shows. As long as you have the qualifications they let you write and perform your shows” , says Bradley. Faculty such as The Dean of Communications and Dramatic Arts had sponsored an invitation only viewing of the production. With all of the great response from the crowd and her team wanting to perform more dance productions, this caused Bradley to find her true passion in directing and choreography.

Humanity premiered at CMU as a University Theatre student directed production receiving nine awards, including Production of the Year and Best Student Director, by the CMU University Theatre, Interpretation and Dance Department. Humanity has been touring countless organizations and was also presented at the The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center’s Issue Day Conference and CMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Ball celebration.

 “The Humanity cast is like family, we were suppose to be done performing but the cast is so passionate about it they want to continue” 

Bradley’s goal is to turn Humanity into a business or non-profit. She wants to tour Humanity to colleges, universities, high schools and organizations around the country encouraging everyone especially students to discuss social issues they may be facing and to be more attentive of these important matters. ” I feel my generation does not talk about these matters as much as they should and someone next to you could be going through something you have no idea about”,  says Bradley. While Bradley is funding Humanity on her own, one event Bradley hopes to introduce and perform  Humanity to is the National Association for Campus Activities – an association helping to create higher education providing knowledge, ideas and resources for campus life.

Humanity will be presented in Lansing on April 2nd at the Happendance Dance Studio in Okemos, Michigan.

                           For more information Please visit http://www.humanitydance.com

 Video Credit: Joel Kulchar

About the Author

 Ashlee Willis

About the Author ​​ Ashlee Willis​​ Ashlee Willis is the founder and creator of Lansing Mosaic. Ashlee Willis created the Lansing Mosaic to help highlight more small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Lansing area through articles and video content. Her goal is to help diversify entrepreneurship in Lansing, MI. She currently resides on the Executive Board of some of Lansing’s well known Organizations. Ashlee enjoys her family, the beach and coffee!

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