Freddick Bratcher began his dance training while in high school in San Francisco. After graduating, he danced with the San Francisco Opera Ballet and the California Ballet Company in San Diego. He later toured with the Donald McKayle Inner City Repertory Company of Los Angeles, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Martha Graham Dance Company. The Fusion Dance Company recruited Freddick to Miami in late 1976. In 1980, he formed his own company, Freddick Bratcher & Company Contemporary Dance Theater, which stands as one of Florida’s oldest contemporary dance companies. The company has performed throughout Florida, as well as in Chicago and New York. Mr. Bratcher also taught in New York, Indiana, Colorado, and throughout Florida, as well as in Tokyo, Japan and Bogota, Colombia. He held the position of professor of modern, jazz, and composition at New World School of the Arts in Miami for 20 years. In the Dance Program at Florida School of the Arts, he has held the positions of full professor and adjunct professor of Modern Dance.