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.
CHOREOGRAPHY: I made a compilation of my recent choreographic projects. CLICK HERE to watch. (please? – it’s only 3 minutes long!)
PODCAST: Season 3 of my podcast (Art)versations kicked off October 5th! There will be new episodes every Monday, with all new creators. Tune in to hear about how artists are handling the arts industry in the time of a pandemic. CLICK HERE for more info.
PERFORMANCE: I danced in Kaitlyn Seibold’s piece “Strap” as a part of The Playground Project’s works in progress showing. Dancing in Woodbine Park was spectacular and returning to performing for a live audience was even better.
All photos by Alvin Collantes, Maxim Bortnowski & Nestor Rivera, unless otherwise specified.