Brianna Barefoot began her dance journey at the age of 2. It was clear that once she set foot in a dance studio she would never want to leave. Her passion for dance grew stronger with every step she learned and every style of dance she studied. Brianna became a student of Dance Perfection by 2012. In a short time she gained the attention of her teachers. They saw not only her talent but her eagerness to learn and help others. It was then she was asked to audition for the company team, The Showstoppers. Now, a senior company dance member, Brianna has performed on many stages with her teammates earning them multiple first place awards and other high honors. She also has taken on solo performances that won her many accolades. While Brianna loves to dance on stage she loves working with you dancers too. This was very clear to studio owner June Coppola and in 2018 offered her a coveted position of joining the studio’s student teacher program. Brianna graciously accepted and taught alongside her teachers while learning all that dance instruction entails. Now known as “Miss Brianna” to her students, she is able to pass along her love of dance to those she teaches. Brianna is currently a senior at Oyster Bay H.S. and has been accepted to Hunter College where she will continue her studies in dance and childhood education this fall.