Brandi Tobias is a world-renowned dancer, teacher, coach, and choreographer who specializes in West Coast Swing.
Dancing was not a part of Brandi’s early life. Beginning at age 5, softball was her focus. It paid off, as she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to pitch for Marshall University. After making it to the final round of trials for the US Olympic team, Brandi was ready for the next chapter in her life.
Dancing happened by accident. A move to Las Vegas and a night out at a county/western club with her sister, Brandi found what she was meant to do. After joining a dance team, she took the bold step of moving to Michigan to pursue her first professional dance partnership. Less than 2 years later, she won her first world championship.
Brandi holds titles in Country/Western, International 10 Dance, and West Coast Swing, however, it is West Coast Swing that has captured her heart. An active competitor, she travels the globe teaching, judging, and performing. She is known as one of the top technicians in the world and has the pleasure of sharing her knowledge with dancers of all levels.
Brandi currently lives in San Diego with her 2 children. She, along with her partner, Ronnie DeBenedetta, is director of City of Angels swing dance event in Los Angeles.
Branditobias.com has been created as a hub for dancers of all levels who share a love of West Coast Swing. It is a positive, creative, collaborative environment to learn, share, and grow in your knowledge and understanding of the dance.