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.
TEACHING: I taught virtual Theatre Jazz classes at my former dance studio, Leeming Danceworks. Thank you Sharon for having me back, and thank you to the students for showing such passion through the screen!
FILM: I experimented with suspended, slow movement while some episodes of BoJack Horseman play in the foreground. A full portfolio of films like these, directed by Rumi Jeraj, are located on his Instagram account @tvtimelapse . Big thanks to Rumi!
LIVESTREAM: On my Instagram Live, I streamed an improvisational tap dance session. Join me in this jam session – tap shoes are optional! Let’s jam and find the beat together!
All photos by Alvin Collantes, Maxim Bortnowski & Nestor Rivera, unless otherwise specified.