Briana Brown (Ballet, Flamenco, Contemporary)
Ms. Brown began her studies at New Ballet at the age of seven, remaining until graduation from high school when she entered the New Ballet Performing and Teaching Artist Trainee Program. She concurrently entered the University of Memphis, majoring in Psychology. Before becoming a full Teaching Artist, she received professional development through the Dance Education Laboratory (TN Association of Dance) and the National Dance Institute (under the direction of Jaques D’Amboise).
As a student and professional at New Ballet, she has danced principal roles such as Swanhilda in Coppélia Remix, and Clara and Dew Drop in Nut Remix. Skilled in Flamenco and trained by Noelia Garcia Carmona, she choreographed her first solo, Oro Santo and an ensemble piece, Wounded, for New Ballet performances at GPAC and the Halloran Center.
She has taught New Ballet’s early childhood classes at Dunbar and Peabody Elementary schools, Grace St. Luke’s School and in New Ballet’s Cooper Young studio. Representing New Ballet at the White House in 2014, Ms. Brown accepted the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by First Lady Michelle Obama. She is now a teaching artist at Ballet Lubbock, in Lubbock, TX.