Brianna Taylor is one of Australia’s leading Professional Tap Dance artists. The Far North Queensland country girl turned Melbournian fell head over heels for Tap and Performing Arts from the young age of four, training in jazz, tap, commercial, classical, contemporary, hip hop/urban and musical theatre. Her passion for Tap saw Brianna relocate from her hometown to train at Brent Street in Sydney, one of Australia’s top performing arts academies.
A career highlight is being one of the first Australian female tap artists to perform on Broadway in New York with RAW Dance Company’s ‘UNTAPPED’ USA tour. Brianna has recently returned to Aus after living in the USA performing as a lead female tap dancer in Vegas residency show OPIUM at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, choreographed by Dein Perry & Melinda Sullivan. Other recent achievements include Disney’s ‘Mickey’s Christmas Big Band,’ Disneyland Paris, 2017 & 2018 seasons. Performing with American tap company, Rhythmatic, directed by Nick Young in the companies production, ‘On Top of The World’ in Bermuda, LA & San Diego, California. She also performed as part of the cast in New York company Apartment 33 production ‘Where Dreams Are Made’ (NYC).
Brianna is the Co Director and Founder of the Australian Tap Dance Company alongside Thomas Egan, Jack Egan & Peta Anderson which launched in 2019. Their first works will be showcased in Sydney in March 2020 with a vision to present engaging works for audiences here in Australia and to tour works around the globe producing and creating work for Australian tap dancers.
Brianna is sponsored by Capezio as a Capezio Athlete Ambassador of which she extremely proud of.
Brianna has studied at both Broadway Dance Centre (NYC), Steps on Broadway (NYC) and at the American Rhythm Centre (CHI) where she was offered a scholarship to train with Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. A force to be reckoned with, Brianna has made a prominent mark on the Australian tap scene, working with some of America’s and Australia’s leading tap production companies.Brianna has taught at some of Australia’s leading dance institutes around the country and in the USA.
Brianna is extremely passionate about building a strong female market for tap dance by highlighting and generating opportunities for women in the industry; particularly in Australia. Her love for music and rhythm is infectious and she promises to continue to honour the history of the dance, and inspire and spread her passion for this art form through education.