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Briana Hayman



Briana Hayman, originally from Newark, Delaware, began her training at the young age of three years old. At this age, Briana knew her passion would be to perform and entertain others. She began her training at New Castle Dance Academy, while training in various dance genres, as well as a member of the competition team. Briana attended Delaware's most prestige performing arts school, Cab Calloway School of the Arts for middle and high school as a dance major and an on going member of the schools dance company. She went on to further her dance training, competition skills and student teaching at Delaware Arts Conservatory. This led Briana to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she recently graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in dance. She has rigorously trained in ballet, modern, hip hop, tap, and is always eager to expand this list. While also in school full time, Briana booked her first professional gig as a dancer for the Philadelphia 76ers, where she has remained for three consecutive years. Through being a dancer for the NBA, Briana has had great opportunities to perform at each home game alongside teammates as well as world renown artist such as: Jordin Sparks, Motell Jorden, Bell Biv Devoe, Desiigner, Nina Sky, Biz Markie, and Naughty By Nature to name a few. She has studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Eleone Dance Theater, and Dance Creating New Stars just to name a few. Briana has attended demanding workshops as well as competed in dance competitions across the United States; her talent has taken her places including countries in China, as well as different television news stations, and community events across Philadelphia.

 

Out side of dance Briana enjoys taking time out of her schedule to spend time with family and friends to travel, attend family functions and even go to church. She has always found pleasure in doing hair and makeup, which she practices frequently to continue learning.

Whether it is teaching, training, performing, or mentoring, Briana has been blessed to be able to share her passion for dance with others who are willing to receive it.

Briana truly believes that “what is meant for you will not pass you by; and if it passed you by, it simply was not for you. Recognize that “no” is can sometimes be a “not yet.”