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Briana McCardle

Teacher

PAST:

  • Student at Jean Leigh Academy of Dance for 18 years
  • 2013 Magna Carta graduate from Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Livingston Parish Dance Company member for six years
  • Studied ballet under Dianna Jones, Paula Morgan, Beth Coheen, Sharon Matthews, Summer McCarroll
  • Studied tap under Christy Martin, Jason Samuels Smith, Joseph Webb, Barbara Duffy, and Cathy Nicholas
  • Studied hip hop and jazz under Daniel Masterson, Jonathan Lee, Dion Watson, and Chandler Louque
  • Studied liturgical under Robbie Thomas
  • Was a cast member in five of Debbie Allen’s residencies: Just Dance, All the Right Moves, Brothers of the Knight, Derek’s Song Here’s to Life (as a principle) and Pepito’s Story
  • Received two summer scholarships to Debbie Allen’s Summer Intensive in Los Angeles
  • Spent seven years of summer intensives in NYC at Dance New Amsterdam, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway
  • 2013-2014 member of LSU Legacy Dancers
  • Taught tap, hip hop, and jazz at The CODA for 4 years
  • Co-taught summer intensive, Broadway and Back Again, A Musical Theatre Workshop, at Jean Leigh Academy of Dance
  • Graduated from LSU in Kinesiology

PRESENT:

  • Celebrating 19 years of dance
  • Celebrating her 6th year of dance education
  • Loving continuing to build the tap program at MDC and share a love for tap with some amazing kids!

FUTURE:

  • Continue teaching at MDC, focusing on building a strong tap program
  • Graduate school and/or PT School