Brianna began her training in Ottawa before moving to Toronto to gain a BFA in Performance Dance at Ryerson University. Her creative practice centers around storytelling and how musical, physical and textual narratives shape characters onstage. At Ryerson, Brianna performed works by Hanna Kiel, Hassan El-Amin, Alysa Pires, and Dylan Crossman of the Merce Cunningham Trust. She has worked with Near&Far Projects as a company artist, has judged for dance competitions across Ontario, and was on teaching faculty at the highly-praised Elite Danceworx. Participating in intensives has helped Brianna further develop her technique. She has recently studied Gaga in NYC, attended The Performing Arts Project in North Carolina, and trained in the Metamorphosis Method of Spain. Brianna has passed her ADAPT Jazz and RAD Advanced 2 Ballet examinations. She is an Aquarius and dreams of working on Broadway.
INTERVIEW: I was featured on the Instagram account @taptitanstoday. Click here to hear the entire interview with Jalen from Tap Titans Today!
PHOTOGRAPHY: I collaborated with Mathieu Taillardas Photography to create this shot. Also involved: Rumi Jeraj (pictured), Bobby Markov and Rachael Liness.
CHOREOGRAPHING: I movement directed scenes for “Pandemic Play”, produced by Theatre44. This Zoom play streamed from Aug 19-22. I worked closely with actress Anna Kopacek to develop movement scenes to contemporary pop songs for the main character Frankie.
All photos by Alvin Collantes, Maxim Bortnowski & Nestor Rivera, unless otherwise specified.