Brucie Klay Boonstoppel

Owner / Director

Brucie Klay Boonstoppel is a native of the Tampa Bay area. She began her training in the Cecchetti Method of ballet at the Florida Academy of Ballet in Tampa. She continued her studies at Florida State University studying under Maria de Baroncelli, Richard Sias, David Roche and Lynda Davis and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Brucie also studied summers at the American Dance Festival held at Duke University along with studies in New York with Richard Thomas, Melissa Hayden, David Howard and Phil Black. Brucie has danced professionally in Southern Ballet Theatre, State of Alabama Ballet, Omni Dance Theatre and shows at Rosie O’Gradys and Busch Gardens.

She has been teaching for over 30 years, including semesters at University of South Florida and University of Tampa, and continues her education by attending different seminars and conventions. She will be teaching at the Florida Dance Masters November Convention to children from all over the state of Florida. Brucie Klay has added Aerial Yoga to the curriculum at BKDC, a training tool for her dancers with an element of fun. Continuing the success of Brucie Klay’s Dance Center!