Bri(onna) Williams

Class: Contemporary Fusion
@bestofbri @move_with_bri

Brionna Williams is a young, driven multifaceted artist based in Atlanta, Ga. At only 2 years of age, she went to her first dance recital where she instantly fell in love with the art form! Her mother enrolled her in dance classes right away, and lets just say the rest is history! Over the years, Brionna has trained intensely in a variety of styles including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. She received the majority of her training from the McClendon School of Dance under the direction of Denise McClendon. As a teenager, she transitioned to Atlanta's Resource for Entertainment and Arts where she expanded in the arts of modeling and acting/theatre.

Brionna attended the Dekalb School of Performing Arts High School as a dance major and vocal/media communications minor. In 2010, she was offered a small role as a featured dancer in the Tyler Perry's “For Colored Girls” film. She then went on to receive her B.F.A in Dance Education and Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia graduating May 2015. As an undergrad, Brionna performed original works of Ronen Koresh, Mark Caserta, Douglas Becker, Sharon Eyal, Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, Helen Simoneau, Netta Yerushalmy, and many others. Post grad she took on the responsibility of Rehearsal Director at the University of the Arts during their 2015-2016 school year. She continued performing as a freelance artist with Virgil Gadson, Curt Haworth, Janice Rosario and Company, Mark Haim and Katherine Stark. She also held a part- time ballet instructor position at both L&L Dance Productions and Leaders and Legends Performing Arts Center teaching kids ages 11-18.

Brionna is now represented by Xcel Talent Agency and since signed, she has worked on the many TV shows including Empire, Step Up: Highwater and with music artists, Ciara and Iggy Azalea. She is very excited for what the future holds and continues to stay motivated while sharing her passion for the arts with the world.

”I'm very lucky to be doing what I love as my profession. Positivity, patience and persistence is key".