Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance
Brianna Izquierdo is a 17-year-old senior who currently attends Passaic County Technical Institute and is in the School of Performing Arts Dance Program. She trains in modern, hip hop, contemporary fusion, lyrical, musical theatre, ballet, jazz, tap, and horton. The companies she has trained with include High Definition Crew, Royal Thieves, Nitrogen Dance Company, 5678 Dance Company, and Urban Dance League. In 2019, Brianna was awarded the National Dance Education Organization’s National Honor Society of Dance Arts Statewide Artistic Merit and Leadership Award. In November of 2019, Brianna and two of her peers choreographed “Washington’s First Inaugural Dance” which was inspired by Alexander Hamilton. This work was selected to perform for an audience on the Hamilton stage before the matinee. Brianna attended the Carolyn Dorfman Intensive on a Full Scholarship, is a Joffrey Hip-Hop Scholarship Recipient, Hispanic Youth Showcase Scholarship Winner, and a member of the National Honors Society of Dance Arts. Brianna is currently a teacher at 5678 Dance in Totowa, New Jersey and is an assistant for Nitrogen Dance Company. She has opened for famous rap artist “PnB Rock” as a backup dancer at the Met in Philadelphia and has danced in recent music videos for “Liv V,” “Salvo Lo Presti,” “ApYourDope,” and “Delti Becker”. Brianna has worked with guest artists Carolyn Dorfman, 10 Hairy Legs, Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song, Janice Rosario, Daniel Padierna, and Jay T. Jenkins.