Briana McNamara has 20 years of comprehensive dance training and on-stage experience. Working under numerous valley and world renowned teachers, she has studied ballet, pointe, contemporary/lyrical, hip hop and jazz. She was a member of KDC’s Dancers Unlimited at which time she received the “Most Graceful” ballet award. She has performed as a soloist at several KDC year-end productions, community events and national dance competitions. In addition to recently receiving several Hollywood connection scholarships, Briana is a 2008 High Point Soloist, winning 1st place awards from Hollywood Connection and Starbound National Talent Competition. She participates in continued education several times a year and maintains her dance technique and performance skills by mentoring under several valley master teachers on a weekly basis. Briana is currently a member of “Altered Modalities” contemporary dance company. She has been teaching at KDC since 2004 and is currently a choreographer/coach for KDC competition teams. Briana is committed to excellence and teaches the importance of stage presence, body awareness, and self-confidence to her students. In addition to Dancing/Teaching, Briana is also a cosmotologist/color specialist at Panache Salon downtown Hanford.