Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
United States

Bio

Brianna López is a freelance dance artist that choreographs, performs, and teaches. She holds an M.F.A. and Graduate Gender Studies Certificate from the University of Utah where she received the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award, the University Teaching Assistantship, and the Bastion Foundation Award. Her most recent training and sources of influence are from Omar Carrum, Ohad Naharin, Nancy Stark Smith, Molly Heller, Jeanine Durning, Eric Handman, and Paul Matteson. Her artistry is rooted in the various methods of improvisation as a way to develop technique and create dance work.

Her movement research focuses on the creative process as a way to explore, access, and evolve the various body-states in the studio as well as in performance. She believes that accessing these body-states are the source of one’s power as a performing dance artist. She cultivates this by questioning the perception of the body and the spaces that it occupies through the use of metaphor, imagery, and sensation. This process encourages an intersection that complicates one’s preconceived notions of the body by reimagining its form, limitations, and abilities.

The choreographic works that emerge from these creative processes are crafted experiences where the structure manifests from the dancer’s commitment to their explored body-states. Her current theoretical research entitled, “Growing a New Body: Physicalizing the Paradoxical Systems of Grief and Desire” is a theoretical investigation of these body-states, which is in the process of publication. This research has evolved to an evening-length work entitled, “Sideris,” which toured to Los Angeles in May 2018. Her other work has been presented at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, Live Arts Los Angeles, Hayes Christensen Theatre, Natural History Museum, Anaheim Convention Center, and the Malashock Dance School.

Her current interest is to broaden her creative process by seeking collaborations with artists in dance as well as in other fields of study.

Videos

Resume

Film Col 1 Film Col 2 Film Col 3
"Traverse." A Twig Media Lab Productions. Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.
Music Videos Col 1 Music Videos Col 2 Music Videos Col 3
"If So" by Atlas Genius. Warner Bros. Production. Los Angeles, CA. October 2013.
Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
Mind the Gap. Malashock Dance School and The Vine, San Diego, CA. 2013-2014.XR2. Anaheim Convention Center. Anaheim, CA. January 2014.Reset. Live Arts LA. Los Angeles, CA. June 2014.
Reprieve. SDSU. San Diego, CA. November 2014.Here/Gone. Film & Media Arts Space. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2015.Blurring Boundaries. Sugar Space Wherehouse. Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.
Femme Emme and the Infinite Skies. Kafeneio Coffeehouse. July 2016.Seeing Eye to Eye. Hayes Christensen Theatre. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2016.If You Can See What I See. Natural History Museum. Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2016.
The Spark that Ignites a Light. Hayes Christensen Theatre. December 2017.Hunter. Sugar Space Wherehouse. Salt Lake City, UT. June 2018.Sideris. Live Arts LA. Los Angeles, CA. 2018.
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
Reset. Video project performed at Los Angeles Live Arts. Los Angles, CA. June 2014.Reprieve. Performed at the "Make It" dance concert at SDSU. San Diego, CA. November 2014.Here/Gone. Performed at the University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2015.
Group. Performed at the Hayes Christensen Theatre. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2015.Levee in the Desert. Performed at the Hayes Christensen Theatre. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2015.Performed an improvisational score at the Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2015.
The Most Delicate Time Keepers. Performed at the Hayes Christensen Theatre. February 2016.Creators Grid. Performed at the LEONARDO Museum for a Gender Revolution Conference. November 2016.Sexuacuality. Performed at Black Box Theatre and Hayes Christensen Theatre. 2016-2017.
If You Can See What I See. Screen dance. Natural History Museum. Utah. November 2016.Rise. Performed at the National Animal Rights Day. Venice Beach. CA. June 2017.Galatea Prime. Kingsbury Hall. Salt Lake City, UT. 2018.
Insistimos. Black Box Space. Salt Lake City, UT. 2018.Corner Dwellers. Screen dance. June 2018.Nomenclature. Garage at Beck. Salt Lake City, UT. June 2018.
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Assistant for a Non-Majors Composition class.University of Utah. Spring 2016.Assistant for History of Hip Hop. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Spring 2017.Assistant for an Introduction to Technology for Dancers. University of Utah. Spring 2017.
Assistant for a Creative Process. University of Utah. Spring 2016.Co-presented with Yasin Fairley at Gender Revolution Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. November 2016.Non-Majors Composition at the University of Utah. August 2016.
Improvisation for the National Dance School. Panama. April 2017.Assistant for Dance in Culture. University of Utah. Fall 2017.Non-Majors Creative Process. University of Utah. Fall 2017.
Contact Improvisation. University of Utah. Spring 2018.Non-Majors Adv Technique. University of Utah. Spring 2018.Physicalizing Feminism: Creating Composition through Creative Process. University of Utah. 2018.
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
Loni Landon. Los Angeles, CA. March 2014.Omar Carrum. Salt Lake City, UT. 2018.Regina Klenjoski. San Pedro, CA. 2013-2014.
Kate Hutter. Los Angeles, CA. February 2015-August 2015.Holly Rothschild. Salt Lake City, UT. March 2016.Paul Matteson. Salt Lake City, UT. June 2015.
Satu Hummasti. Salt Lake City, UT. August-December 2015.Octavio Campos. Salt Lake City, UT. March 2016.Katie Sherman. Salt Lake City, UT. Spring 2016.
Jess Humphrey. San Diego, CA. 2010-2015Jo Alter. San Diego, CA. 2007-2011.
Tere O'Connor. San Diego, CA. January 2009.Luciana Achugar. Seattle, WA. August 2016.Jeanine Durning. Salt Lake City, UT. June 2016.
Stephanie Nugent. Seattle, WA. August 2016.Krista Denio. Seattle, WA. August 2016.Shel Wagner Rasch. Seattle, WA. August 2016.
Danielle Agami. Salt Lake City, UT. July 2016.Molly Heller. Salt Lake City, UT. August 2015-December 2015.Eric Handman. Salt Lake City, UT. January-April 2016.
Leslie Seiters. San Diego, CA. 2007-2011.Nancy Stark-Smith. Seattle, WA. December 2016.Steve Koester. Salt Lake City, UT. October-December 2016.
Ohad Naharin. Tel Aviv, Israel. July 2017.Daniel Charon. Salt Lake City, UT. December 2017.Andy Noble. Salt Lake City, UT. July 2017.
Guy Shomroni. Vancouver, Canada. July 2018.Alvin Callantes. Vancouver, Canada. July 2018.Amy Morrow. Vancouver, Canada. July 2018.
Shay Kuebler. Vancouver, Canada. July 2018.
Production/Direction Col 1 Production/Direction Col 2 Production/Direction Col 3
Director of "Live Through This". Salt Lake City, UT. May 2016.Director of "Emma & Ella". Salt Lake City, Ut. June 2016.Director of "LALA LAND". Los Angeles, CA. June 2016.
Director of "Trials of the Past". Salt Lake City, UT. July 2016.Director of "Morning Star". Salt Lake City, UT. August 2016.Director of "Chaque Fois". Salt Lake City, UT. December 2016.
Performer in "Wake to Dream". Salt Lake City, UT. 2017.Performer in "Drive". Salt Lake City, UT. 2018.
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
ChoreographyImprovisationPerformance
JazzModern techniqueTap
Contact ImprovisationContemporary choreographyGAGA
Screendance

Stats

Gender
Female
Ethnic Appearance 2
Hispanic
Hair Color
Brown
Hair Length
Shoulder Length
Eye Color
Brown
Sizing System
US
Height
5"3
Suit/Dress
2
Shirt
2
Pants
2
Bust
34"
Waist
27"
Hips
33"
Shoe
7.5