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Briana Reed



When the teacher says ladies put your pointe shoes on and Ms. Briana you should have pointe shoes on too ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I happened to have them with the plan of doing a few relevรฉs after class. Without a smile or hint of a joke Daniel Catanach says well put them on then...๐Ÿ˜ Good times and work in progress with Mr. No Games Played aka Daniel Catanach. #dance #moderndancer #pointe #ballet #what #hsa #balletclass #notaballerina #danceteacher #onthebox #barre #artistlife #artist #artistsoninstagram #leanmuscle #nubian #naturalhair #twobraids #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #ageless #harlem #harlemworld One of Ms. Briana's Ballet Beauties 5 year old Primary A students. Shoulders down, little abs engaged, back long and feet pointedโฃ๏ธ I had to post this because often people ask me if teaching little ones is like babysitting. My response is not if you're doing it right. Something Franco De Vita said in ABT teacher training always stood out to me before I knew I loved teaching little ones and that was that teachers of Primary Levels are the most important because if the foundation is correct there's less to have to undo later in the student's dance journey. No babysitting @hsanyc technique and training. #alaseconde #split #feet #ballet #littleballerina #dance #dancer #danceteacher #training #technique #art #danceislife #loveart #babyballet #abtteachertraining #abtcertifiedteacher #pinktights #secondposition #beauty #futureofballet LOVE this pic of me and the avant-garde  @londonbambi KH 2nd issue zine cover model, last week at the One on One conversations with @mrkevinharry โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š#avantgarde #art #soul #photography #blackartist #harlem #harlemnights #nyc #nycart #nycartgallery #conversation #originality #gypsysoul #loveart #blackisbeautiful #mahogany #nubian #melanin #eccentric Surround yourself with people whom you admire, who inspire you to embrace your potential and aspire to share beauty, art and love with the world. Thank you @mrkevinharry for sharing your prolific point of view, beautiful spirit and soul stirring KHZine photographs with us!!! It's an honor to call you friend, I love you and those red velvet cupcakes!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜ #kevinharry #kevinharryphotography #khzines #khzine #photography #photographs #art #artgallery #longgallery #longgalleryharlem #harlem #harlemnights #nyc #blackphotographer #artistic #inspire #aspire #friends #nycart #obama #love #arts #artists #thewhitehouse #dance #dancer #michelleobama #rockamysoul #artheals #loveobama Femi Q. Tee Rainy day irritation!! If our dogs could talk mine would be giving me the business. She looks so cute tho. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ#minpin #minpinstagram #minpinlove #nycdogs #hipdoggie #rainyday #rainydays #dogwalk #dogsofinstgram #dogmom Thanks @lexyonpointe for posting this!!! #dancer #duet #bronxny #danceislife #love #mahogany #melanin #hues #loveart #movingsculpture #contractrelease #abdullatif #naturalista #twobraids #entangled #entwined #blackgirlmagic #blackboysdancetoo Thanks @fvaral for posting this! ๐Ÿ˜ฝ#dancers #dancer #abdullatif #bronxny #amzingnight #ballet #amarramasar #brianareed #jperiod Low key fan girling behind the 1's and 2's with mixtape master J. PERIOD at Bronx Museum of the Arts First Friday. Yay 2017!!!! ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ–ค #mixtape #jperiod #theroots #bronxmuseum #bronxny #dj #nyc #nynights #dancer #hiphop #music #artist #loveart #museum #firstfriday #melanin #melaninpoppin #nubian #naturalista #naturalhair #onesandtwos #thehamiltonmixtape The wonderful and fashionable Director of Community and Public Programs at The Bronx Museum, Lauren Click @bronxmuseum #bronxny #bronxmuseum #community #art #artist #artislife #dancer #danceislife #loveart With the sublime, incomparable @ramastar81 Amar Ramasar NYCB Pricipal. #dance #danceislife #melaninpoppin #dancers #nycb #melanin #ballet #artistry #bronxmuseum #art #loveart #bronxny MATCH Rehearsal choreography: Abdul Latif-D2D/T @ald2dt Bronx Museum of the Arts @bronxmuseum First Friday 1/6/2017 Doors open at 6pm #art #artist #thebronx #bronx #bronxmuseum #grandconcourse #fineart #dance #dancers #rehearsal #pull #entangled #duet #floorwork #melanin #natural #twobraids #entwined #nyc #artistry #hue #core #moderndance #reliance #leanonme Rehearsal for MATCH Choreography: Abdul Latif-D2D/T @ald2dt Bronx Museum First Friday @bronxmuseum #dance #dancers #rehearsal #bronx #bronxmuseum #art #artistlife #artist #duet #match #connection #melanin #brownskin #nubian #fineart #choreography #contractions #uplift #lines #lookingup #blackmesh #unitard #nyc #uptown #grandconcourse #floorwork #natural #naturalista #twobraids THANK YOU to my sister Teena surprising me and cooking this bountiful basket of delectable crustaceans, with sausage and corn on the side! I'm about to eat until my nose runs & eyes water. ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ˜โคโค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ #crustacean #seafood #crab #crabboil #happy #florida #floridaliving #floridagirl #sisters #surprise #awesome #finnagetloose #thankful Femi Q. Tee maxin and relaxin. Father Harry and I out of his robes after Xmas service. He stays repping Jesus to the fullest in that sandal. Love this man!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’’โœ๏ธ#jesus #jesussandals #episcopal #episcopalian #episcopalchurch #anglican #apostolic #holytrinity #merrychristmas #love #priest #sharegoodness #stmatthewsbythebay #stmatthews #saints #acceptance #birkenstock

BRIANA REED (St. Petersburg, FL.) began her dance training at The Academy of Ballet Arts under the direction of Suzanne Pomerantzeff, studying ballet and Russian Character. Ms. Reed continued her studies at The Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School under the direction of Reginald Yates and spent her summers studying at The Ailey School as a scholarship student. These summers studying at The Ailey School broadened her view of dance as a vehicle for expression far beyond making beautiful shapes. Ms. Reed received scholarship to study at The Juilliard School and upon graduation she was accepted into Ailey II. A year later Ms. Reed auditioned and was accepted into The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she performed as a Principal Dancer. Ms. Reed was honored to perform at The White House in tribute of Judith Jamison and to be a speaker for First Lady Michelle Obama’s mentees of the White House Leadership and Mentoring Initiative at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Reed is a recipient of the Key to the City of St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Reed is an ABT ® Affiliate Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and has successfully presented students for examinations. Ms. Reed is a licensed Gyrotonic instructor and Yoga enthusiast.