BRENDA DIDIER started dancing at age eight and performing professionally at age 18. A freelance director/choreographer based in Chicago, credits include The Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour, Second City, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, T-Mobile’s national commercial Home for the Holidays, Leo Burnett's Leo on Ice at the Chicago Theatre, Cirque Shanghai at Navy Pier’s Skyline Stage with engagements in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and off-Broadway. Theatre credits include work with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman, Paramount, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago, Kokandy, BoHo, and many others. Ms. Didier is the owner and artistic director of the Lincolnshire Academy of Dance, a multiple Jeff Award recipient in both direction and choreography and After Dark Award recipient. She received the National Youth Choreography Award for MTI's national high school cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie and was honored with the 2018 Guy Adkins Award for the advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago.