Briana Suakjian – Owner

Briana was brought up in Huntington Beach and fell in love with
dancing at the age of 2 1/2 continuing her training in all traditional
dance genres. Her extensive background as a principle ballerina for the
Ballet Repertory Theatre along with performances in musical and
contemporary productions earned her the title of Miss Teen Dance
California and Miss Dance of Southern California. After completing her
degree in dance she continued to teach and choreograph, earning her
students top awards and placements in to major national ballet
companies. Deciding to add to her highly versatile repertoire of dance,
she continued her training in International Standard, Latin, and
American Smooth and Rhythm ballroom dances leading to her 2010
United States and World Pro/Am Championship title wins in five
divisions including the exclusive Open Smooth Championship. Since
turning professional in 2011, she continues to compete, teach, and
choreograph assisting in shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance”,
and the stage production of “Where’s My Money”. With her dance
partner and husband Kris Suakjian, Briana has placed as “Professional
Open American Smooth” and “Showdance/Theatre Arts” finalist and
winner in major national and international Dancesport competitions. As
a dancer, competitor, teacher, and choreographer, her vast and versatile
background in dance offers her students a unique blend of artistic,
technical, and practical knowledge relatable to dancers of all ages and
backgrounds in dance.