Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Bridgette trained in classical ballet and modern dance at the Caribbean School of Dancing. In 2002, she was invited to join the Metamorphosis Dance Company where she was exposed to Afro-Caribbean and traditional folk dance styles as well as various contemporary dance styles from choreographers such as Sonja Dumas, Reggie Wilson and Nicole Wesley. In 2005, Bridgette left Trinidad to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at York University in Toronto, Canada. On returning to Trinidad in 2009, Bridgette was appointed the Rehearsal Director of Metamorphosis Dance Company and was provided a platform to produce choreography annually for the company becoming their Resident Choreographer.
Through her work with Metamorphosis Wilson’s work has travelled to Suriname to represent Trinidad and Tobago at Carifesta XI (2013), Costa Rica (2014) as a part of the country’s celebration of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of their independence and most recently to Edinburgh, Scotland for the Booking Dance Festival as a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2015). In Trinidad, Wilson was a member of the choreography and production team for the Opening Ceremony of The Fifth Summit of The Americas (2009) and was the choreographer of the opening and closing performance for one the country’s highlight events at Carnival celebrations; The National Carnival Commission Kings and Queens of Carnival Competition. Continuing her involvement in Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival (the country’s main source of tourism), Wilson is the choreographer and a member of the stage production team of The Lost Tribe Carnival band whose presentations have won 2nd place in 2016 and 2017 in the country’s National Carnival Commission Parade of The Bands Competition (Land Band Category); The Lost Tribe first entered the Carnival arena in 2016.
As a teacher, Bridgette was appointed Head of Visual and Performing Arts of Maria Regina Grade School (2011) and developed an afternoon dance program to give primary school students an opportunity to explore different styles. The program included basic learning of ballet, jazz and tap dancing skills and held performances for the school community and on occasion were invited to perform at public events.
Exceptionally talented students were invited by Wilson to take Tap Examinations from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and invited to further develop their skills by enrolling in the Caribbean School of Dancing (CSD). In 2015, Wilson left Maria Regina to take up the position of Assistant to the Principal at CSD where she taught Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) syllabus classical ballet and ISTD Modern, Jazz and Tap dance classes while still ensuring that the afternoon dance program she had developed at Maria Regina continued to flourish.
Wilson has recently returned from London where she completed a Masters of Arts in Choreography at the internationally recognized Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She awarded a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship to assist in the completion of these studies. Her research focused on the euphoric levels associated with different styles and choreographic structures of dance and how this affects dancers’ pain threshold levels. Wilson holds an Associate in Modern Theatre Dance from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and a Certificate in Higher Education in Ballet Teaching from the Royal Academy of Dancing. She was the first recipient of the COCO Choreographer’s Award in 2012 at Trinidad and Tobago’s COCO Dance Festival and was nominated for a National Youth Award in Dance in 2015.