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Briana Reed



People often mistake being unapologetically yourself with arrogance. Love the essence of who you are, without making yourself small to fit a narrative created by yourself or others. Understanding as long as you breathe you are a work in progress.  Love yourself without blending in to ensure the comfort of others. When you love yourself you love, respect, hold dear and see the immense beauty in those that are different from you. ~Briana~  Photographed by: M.A #humanpower #coexist #lovewins #unite #unityindiversity #humanrights #blm #nubian #nubianpalette #naturalhair #kinkycurly #mielleorganics #ecobeauty #naturalhair #kinkyhair #darkskin #artist #actor #dancer #brianareed #selfrealization #paramahansayogananda #blackgirlmagic #riversidepark #harlem #nyc #gypsysoul Today I had the honor of attending a Make-A-Wish program in which my student Samantha received her Make-A-Wish dream which was to go to Disney World with her family! It was truly beautiful to see something wonderful happened to such a wonderful young lady who has gone through so much.โญ๏ธ#makeawish #columbiapresbyterian #dreambig #teacherlife #love #brianareed #gratitude #gratitudeisthebestattitude #itakesavillage #morganstanleychildrenshospital #positivethinking #liveinlight #hsa #harlem #nyc #ny #cornrows #protectivestyles #wish #wishlist #wishing #wishes #danceteacher #dancer Loving my summer glow up, thanks @creativesourcebraidersbykim you've been braiding my hair for YEARS and I still need a toothbrush for my edges... ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ OKAY๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ #brianareed #creativesourcebraiders #summer #africanprint #cornrows #ghanacornrows #creativesource #melanin #middaymimosas #concretejungle #nyc #harlem #ny #hair #blackisbeautiful #blackgirlmagic #urbanstyle #urbanfashion #nubian #gypsysoul #dancer #actors #actress #onthecomeup #braids A Throwback Thursday reminder to keep on keeping on the weekend is almost here!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š #brianareed #dancer #cry #resilience #lovinglife #legup #everydayimhustlin #dancerlife #moderndance #artist #melanin #melaninpoppin #darkskin #darkskingirls #blackgirlmagic #grateful #ballet #solo #freedom #photography There's only one way to caption this photo... LEGENDARY! Thank you Peter Martins for your profound artistry,  artistic vision and for inspiring dancers worldwide. Thank you for being so gracious and allowing me to disturb you during your working lunch to engage in a bit of fan girl behavior. If there's a name on the casting you don't recognize it's mine. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ #brianareed #dancers #dancelegend #ballet #nycb #nyc #inspiration #fangirling #blackgirlmagic #lincolncenter #melaninpoppin #melanin #petermartins A good time was had by all!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ#repost Such a beautiful day!๐Ÿ’• #btloveislove #summerwedding #shadesofpink #loveislove #friends #friendship #love #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackgirlmagic #blackisbeautiful #sayitloud #rose #lace #blush #lakeside #lovewins #blackbarbie It was such an honor to celebrate the love of these amazingly beautiful and sincere human beings! We were on the dance floor before the salad course! Shows, shenanigans, twirlage, a entire larynx was left on the DJ table by a chirping hummingbird in sequined Louboutins, Love was in the air! I will blame it on the DJ @johnstonation it was impossible to sit down. @harlan4b #btloveislove #love #loveewins #summerwedding #lakeside #loveislove #nj #bliss #tuxedo #blackmenwithstyle I'm feeling like Fresh Prince, Fresh Prince I might mess around and call Will Smith! ๐ŸŽคCan't wait to celebrate the nuptials of Brian Brooks and Johan Thomas! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ#love #summerwedding #timeless #loveknowsnobounds #blush #laceandchocolate #prettyinpink #melaninpoppin #blackgirlmagic #nubian #natural #darkskinwin #hue #badgleymishka #rosรฉ #loveislove #onelove #btloveislove #brianareed My FAVORITE costume designer!!! Love you @houseofzinda!! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ@vern93 ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#TBT  House Of Zinda, Costume Days  #inanotherlife #houseofzinda #costume #metallics #costumedesign 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 #brianareed 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 #brianareed 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 #brianareed #obama #love #arts #artists #thewhitehouse #dance #dancer #michelleobama #rockamysoul #artheals #loveobama #brianareed 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 #brianareed 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

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.


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