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.
PERFORMANCE: I made a compilation of my most recent performances (from the past two years). CLICK HERE to watch the video (please? it’s less than 3 mins!!)
LIVESTREAM: On my Instagram Live, I streamed an improvisational dance session for 28 minutes straight. Join me in this jam session by clicking the YouTube link here. Let’s jam and get weird together!
TEACHING: I taught jazz classes on Zoom to the students of Leeming Danceworks. So enjoyable to return virtually to the studio I grew up dancing at. Thank you Sharon Leeming Mann for having me!
All photos by Alvin Collantes, Maxim Bortnowski & Nestor Rivera, unless otherwise specified.