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 in an article by A Dance Way of Life to speak about my podcast “(Art)versations”. CLICK HERE to read the whole article and watch clips. Thank you Nicole Descey for writing the feature!
FILM: I was a part of Dom Tersigni’s film “40” which captures 40 dancers using improvisation, edited together. Thank you Dom for asking me! CLICK HERE to watch.
CHOREOGRAPHY: I made a compilation of my recent choreographic projects. CLICK HERE to watch. (please? – it’s only 3 minutes long!)
All photos by Alvin Collantes, Maxim Bortnowski & Nestor Rivera, unless otherwise specified.