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Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts

RIANNA BRENNAN

Musical Theater, Acting

Rianna believes in the significant impact creative outlets have on shaping children’s self-esteem and discovery of passions. From theater to circus arts to special education, she has dedicated herself to creative storytelling and teaching by cultivating positive, safe, and inclusive learning environments. She has years of teaching experience, starting from a young age; at 16, she designed and ran an after-school musical theater program for students with learning disabilities in grades 4-8 in the school district of her hometown of Connecticut. After high school, she attended Emerson College as a Theatre Education major. In her first year, she trained in acting, costuming, and scene painting, followed by a second year in courses for teaching theater for grades pre-k through 12. Rianna then returned to her passion for the circus, studying at Esh Circus Arts Professional Preparatory Program. She trained intensely in her primary discipline of aerials alongside ballet, jazz, acting, and clown. In 2020, she moved to New York City to begin a professional circus career – coaching students as young as five years old at Trapeze School New York. Additionally, she worked as a Paraprofessional in NYC public schools’ special education system. These work experiences continuously honed in on her craft for providing access for those with disabilities and promoting children’s self-discovery through the arts.

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