Bracken began line dancing during college in 1995 and started teaching line dancing in 2001. A native Californian, she currently teaches weekly classes in Bonita, California and hosts occasional half-day workshops/socials with various travelling instructors. She has also presented two weekend events in San Diego as the director of Move-In-Line, and she was head of the Move-In-Line Dance Team which performed for several years at the San Diego County Fair, demonstrating the breadth of what line dancing encompasses today.
Bracken loves choreographing dances and is probably best known for her hits like "Under Your Spell," "Moves Like Jagger," and "Hey Soul Sister." Bracken teaches at national line dance events each year and enjoys the camaraderie and family feeling that is present among all the dancers and instructors. She is supported in all her dance endeavours by her dance family and her parents, Linda & Bob Ellis.
Bracken Ellis has choreographed 91 dances, of which 29 have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is Treated Bad from October 2007, with their most recent stepsheet of Hot & Hazy in January 2021.
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Never Loved Before - Alan Jackson & Martina McBride : (Album: Good Times)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Paradox by AC Thomas (3:46 minutes; Album: Paradox - EP)
32 Count 2 Wall Music: Sweet Tea by AC Thomas (3:09 minutes; Album: Paradox - EP)
40 Count 2 Wall Music: I Remember by AC Thomas (3:42 minutes; Album: Paradox - EP)
48 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Alone (feat. TRU) by Hollyn (3:46 minutes; 2015 release; Album: Hollyn - EP), Apple Music
64 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Made for Me by Toby Mac (3:40 minutes; 2012 release; Album: Eye On It), Apple Music
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Go Crazy - Leslie Odom, Jr. : (Album: Mr - Apple Music & Amazon Music)
32 Count 4 Wall Improver / Intermediate - Options Music: This Feeling (feat. Kelsea Ballerini) - The Chainsmokers
48 Count 4 Wall Viennese waltz line Music: COUNT ON ME - NEEDTOBREATHE : (Single, 2017 - Apple Music - 3:18)
40 Count 4 Wall Music: Bad Girl Barbie - Rachel Lipsky
48 Count 2 Wall Music: Dance - Rascal Flatts : (Album: Back to Us - 3:22)
32 Count 4 Wall Music: Gonna Walk - Barenaked Ladies & The Persuasions : (Album: Ladies and Gentleman... - iTunes USA - 2:41)
32 Count 4 Wall Music: New Addiction - Charlie Wilson : (Album: In It to Win It - iTunes USA - 2:55)
96 Count 2 Wall Intermediate waltz Music: Diamonds & Daughters - Aaron Watson
48 Count 4 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Bomba - Sean Kingston : (CD: Back 2 Life - iTunes USA)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Starving by Hailee Steinfeld & Grey (feat. Zedd), iTunes (USA)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: This Girl by Kungs & Cookin' on 3 Burners, 3:16 minutes, iTunes (USA)
88 Count 1 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: HandClap - Fitz and The Tantrums : (iTunes USA)
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Once In A While - Timeflies
64 Count 2 Wall Intermediate Music: Magnets by Disclosure feat. Lorde. (Album: Caracal (Deluxe)), iTunes (USA)