Brianna Taylor is one of Australia’s leading female professional tap dance artists on the
scene. The Far North Queensland country girl turned Melbournian fell head over heels for
the art form of tap dancing 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 the art form saw Brianna relocate from her hometown to train at Brent
Street in Sydney, one of Australia’s top performing arts academies. Her expansive dance
career has since seen her tour globally with the production UNTAPPED, becoming one of
the first Australian female tap artists to perform on Broadway in New York with RAW Dance
Her most recent achievements include being offered a contract with Disneyland Paris for the upcoming season of ‘Mickey’s Big Band’ tap production in France. Brianna recently finished her second season with Raw Dance Company’s, ‘UNTAPPED’ which toured Australia 2017. Brianna is also the only Australian performer in the American based professional tap company in New York, Apartment 33, directed and produced by Chloe and Maud Arnold. She recently performed as part of the New York company cast in the latest production ‘Where Dreams Are Made’ (NYC).
Brianna recently landed a major sponsorship with Capezio as a Capezio Athlete
Ambassador, a brand she is extremely proud to represent. She 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. During her US training Brianna also performed residency pieces by Michelle Dorrance and Baakari Wilder in Tony Waag’s Tap City Festival show at the Duke Theatre in New York.
During her time in America, Brianna trained under some of the best in the industry, including Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Michelle Dorrance, Derick Grant, Baakari Wilder, Chloe Arnold and Sarah Reich as well as one of the greats Dr Arthur Duncan during the LA Tap Festival.
A force to be reckoned with, Brianna has made a prominent mark on the Australian tap
scene, working with some of Australia’s leading tap production companies, including
Rhythm Tap Melbourne (Director Grant Swift), appearing on popular international
television show Good Morning Britain, Channel 7 News, The Morning Show, The Today
Show and performing for luxury brands including Mercedes Benz and Crown Casino.
Her passion for tap dance and choreography has seen her travel both nationally and
globally. Brianna has taught at some of Australia’s leading dance institutes around the
country along with being a member of faculty at the 2017 Australian Tap Dance Festival in
Melbourne. Brianna also has her own business, running casual open tap classes on a
Tuesday evening at Patricks Studios Australia in Port Melbourne.
In addition to her ongoing work with tap, Brianna is signed with agency Wink Models and
has been commercially modelling since the age of 13. Brianna recently shot the new
Spring campaign for Athlete’s Foot Australia, which can be found in 130 stores nation
Her Bachelor of Media and Communications has also seen her work professionally at Nine
Network in Melbourne and on various network television productions.
Her earlier training credits go to Christine Denny and Grant Swift, both of whom remain
excellent mentors and inspiring creative artists.
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
Brianna has completed her Keeping Kids Safe In Dance (KKSID) teachers certification.