Artist, dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Briana Ashley Stuart is a performing artist, dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in dance and a BA in sociology. Since graduating, she has worked internationally as an independent artist and with a number of companies and artists, including StepAfrika!, SJEwing & Dancers, ZIKIT, 4Hoogkindertheater, and Gorges Ocloo. In her artistic work, she is interested in audience interaction, philosophy and how the history and culture of art forms are directly linked to the human condition and expression. She presented her latest work Moving Meditations, a multidisciplinary work about healing at KVS Brussels on March 25, 2023, which was the first step in her research into percussive dance and movement and sound in space. More about her artistic interests and works can be seen in her introspective dance lecture "Stepping: Freedom in Form" produced by the BOZAR museum in Brussels, and more recently his dance lecture "How to Unveil the Secret Power of Movement and Sound to Create" at TEDxBrussels in May 2023.
In addition, Briana created STU Arts Dance, an arts consultancy organization that upholds the values of community, culture & cooperation through the art of dance. With a focus on social sustainability, they utilize dance and movement as a means of personal and professional development through engaging dance performances for special events, team building activities, seminars, conferences,etc. Briana has also been featured in Together Magazine, BRUZZ, Le Soir and BX1 Media.