Student Artistic Associate

Avant + Garde Dance Company values leadership and commitment to the craft of dance. Each year, the directors hand select one student who exemplifies the A+GDC mission and it’s values. This year the directors selected Breana a wonderful dancer, and a great leader to her peers.


Breana started dancing at the age of three at a small studio in Elgin. At the age of four, she moved to All That Dance in Crystal Lake and has remained there ever since. Breana is currently a junior in high school and studies ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap and pointe. She has also participated on the Crystal Lake South Varsity dance team for all three years of high school. Breana has attended multiple dance conventions/intensives including Gus Giordano Dance Company, Inaside Dance Company and Dancerpalooza in California. At these conventions/intensives she has had the opportunity to study under instructors such as Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall and Mandy Moore. Though Breana loves performing she also is a budding choreographer, and competed with a self-choreographed solo last year, and looks forward to more of these opportunities in the future. Breana currently resides in Crystal Lake Illinois with her parents and dog, Max.