At a very young age, Briana fell in love with the performing arts. The ability to speak without words was her favorite form of communication. Growing up in Homestead, FL she studied dance underneath Donna Lee Roach, as well as participated in conventions, Miss Dance Florida, and had the pleasure of working with choreographers such as Tim Fournier and Isis Masoud.
Growing from her love of dance came the love of language. She received a B.A. in English from the University of Florida, with minors in Mass Communication and Anthropology. While studying, she also joined the illustrious student-run dance troupe, Danza, trained at F2 Arena and Darkside Athletics in CrossFit, Boxing, and Jiu Jitsu, as well as heavily participated in UF’s chapter of Invisible Children, an international nonprofit organization.
Fresh out of university, she grew fins and joined Royal Caribbean for three amazing contracts. During this time she was given the opportunity to spread her wings and excel in aerial arts under C5 instruction.
Just as life’s opportunities were thriving, Briana became ill with a very debilitating medical condition that turned her world upside down. For over a year she battled to gain her health back, learning to truly cherish even the simplest moments. Her verve for life has doubled since her steady recovery, allowing her to begin her ascent back into the air.
She has taught Jazz and Lyrical classes, choreographed for students and community shows, as well as the opener for both Miss UF 2011 and 2015.
Briana is honored to be a part of such a tremendous team where creativity knows no bounds and the endeavor for excellence is unmatched.
“Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein