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Originally from Toronto, Brianna Lombardo was professionally trained at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. After her graduation, she was awarded a Chalmers scholarship and left for Europe to study with several international artists. As a freelance dancer, she worked in Toronto with Michael Trent and Marjash Mrozewski, then in Montreal with Isabelle Van Grimde and Jean-Pierre Perreault before joining the company O Vertigo in 2004.
After dancing for six years with O Vertigo, she took the leap once again as a freelance dancer and has since become a valuable collaborator to Mélanie Demers and her company MAYDAY, Jacques Poulin-Denis (Grand Poney), Frédérick Gravel (GAG), Caroline Laurin-Beaucage, Martin Messier (14 lieux) and Daniel Léveillé Danse. She has also been teaching O Vertigo and MAYDAY’s repertoire works and movement to actors since 2010 at the UQAM. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga the EDCM’s dancers, among others.