Briana McNamara

Dance Instructor

Briana has over 20 years of comprehensive dance training and on-stage experience. Working under numerous Central California and world renowned teachers, she has studied ballet, pointe, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop, tap, Jazz and Progressing Ballet Technique. She received the soloist roll as “Dorothy” in the “Wizard of Oz” in 2001 For Exeter City Dance Company, and she was a member of Kings Dance Center’s Dancers Unlimited Team 2005-2008 at which time she received the “Most Graceful” ballet award.

She has performed as a soloist at several year-end productions, Home town community events and national dance competitions. In addition to receiving several Hollywood connection scholarships (Pre-qualified for the Laker Girls and cruise ship auditions, and Hollywood Connections’ makeover photo shoot.), Briana is a 2008 High Point Soloist, winning 1st place awards from Hollywood Connection and Starbound National Talent Competition.

Briana was a member of “Altered Modalities” contemporary dance company 2008-2016, Under the Direction of Martha Kelly-Fierro, with which she has performed all over California, including guest performing in the Miss California Pageant. Briana also participates in continued education several times a year and maintains her dance technique, performance and teaching skills.

She has been teaching dance since 2004, is currently a choreographer/coach for a few award winning competition teams. She is committed to excellence and teaches the importance of stage presence, body awareness, and self-confidence to her students. Briana has won Multiple Choreography awards  from “Move Productions” “Spotlight Dance Cup” and “Starbound National Dance Competition”. As well as guest choreographed for the “College of Sequoias” And “Sahuarita Dance Center” in Arizona.

Briana got her certification in “Progressing Ballet Technique” (PBT) program by Marie Walton-Mahon in 2018, And her Level 1 Certification in Building “Blocks of dance” (BBD) program by Richard Elsey, in 2020 and is currently taking the level 2 course.

Briana Also Received her CA State Cosmetology license in 2010 and now resides in Lemoore, CA with her Husband Michael, and Daughter Kimberly, and teaches at Multiple Dance studios around the Central Valley.