Darnell “Snoopy” Brown has been dancing has been dancing since the age of fourteen. What started as just recreational freestyling with Hip Hop movement quickly turned into a potential career that he would be extremely passionate about. Dance has always been a way for Snoopy to express his feelings while at the same time being an active channel for him to pass along positivity, to whoever crosses his path. Darnell’s professional dance career started soon after his introduction to a newer dance style called “Krump” which gave him his foundation in dance.
He was blessed enough to train closely with Russell Ferguson (Season 6 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance”) after joining “Sidestreet” a peer mentoring focused Krump crew that has now grown to take on the form of professional dance company. Snoopy has also worked closely with Ricardo Foster Jr and Kelly Peters who are active members of the Hip Hop culture and dance entertainment industry.
Darnell extended his training to the more classical styles of dance while attending Dean College where he went to attain his B.A. in business Management and performing arts. To his teachers, he is most known for being a great student because of his ambitious approach to attacking other dance styles. His performance credits include: The Urban Nutcracker, The Boston Peace Conference, solo Performances at the 2014 Mayfair in Harvard, IMPACT Dance Show in RI, multiple College Special guest performances in the New England area, and ITFactor Dance Competition most recently in March of 2015. Snoopy also organized his own college performance tour where he was able to jump start his career as an aspiring soloist.
He performed at institutions such as Suffolk University, M.I.T, Framingham State, Northeastern University, and more. Darnell also does extensive company work, currently being apart of a few different dance companies which include SideSreet Dance Company, Anna Myers Dancers Dance Company, and of course his Solo work. Snoopy has also learned many dance special dance techniques with other famous choreographers/Dancers and dancers such as Les Twins, Tight Eyez, Mike Song, and Popping Todd who of which are very well recognized in the style and field of hip hop. Juggling all of that responsibility, he still finds time to actively teach workshops in and around the Boston area. He has also taught in other states such as Maine and New Jersey.
Darnell Currently works as a dance instructor at Boston University where he teaches a Hip Hop focused dance class. Darnell “snoopy” Brown aims to actively be a student to all styles of dance and he plans to use dance as a way to connect spiritually to his higher self to promote his growth as a human being.
“ Let your mind go and tell your Story… Somebody is Listening. Let music be your narrator and your movement tell your Emotion” Darnell “snoopy” Brown.”