Brandy “Unique the Deaf Dancer” Mimms was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently lived in Bryant, Arkansas. She is a professional Deaf dancer, choreographer, teacher, motivational speaker, and the founder of Listen With Your Eyes Dance Troupe. Brandy’s passion for dance started at a very late age because of her hearing loss, her parent did not believe that she could handle herself in a normal dance class. She never gave up or allowed anyone to stop her from following her dream. Her journey as a dancer started in the Fall semester of 2013 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance degree in December 2018. Brandy’s first choreographic work “Category 4” was presented at the American College Dance Association 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. She had the opportunity to perform at the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival in August 2017, 2018, and 2019 in San Francisco.
Brandy started her own professional dance company “Listen With Your Eyes Dance Troupe” in June 2019. She loved to dance so much she formed a dance troupe because she wanted to share her passion and stories with the Deaf and hearing communities. She created this company to provide a platform for other trained adult dancers and choreographers opportunities to have a place where they can gain experiences in their dance career. Her company made its first debut concert in October 2019 at Southwest Community Center. Her company recently had the opportunity to perform at the 2021 Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival virtually. Since the pandemic, Brandy’s making appearances all over social media as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and motivational speaker. Brandy’s number one dream is to become a well-known Deaf Dancer and Choreographer.