Who We Are

Our mission

We aim to provide developmentally appropriate dance classes that inspire creativity, imagination, and a lifelong love of fitness and the arts, while respecting the artistic and technical progress, body autonomy, health, and safety of each dancer. We aim to foster an inclusive atmosphere regardless of a student’s age, ability, gender, race, or background.

meet our staff

Brianna Hickman

Brianna Hickman (Ms. Bri) is the director of ABC Dance and an instructor. She has over ten years teaching experience at area studios with children and adults in a variety of dance genres. She trained at Oglebay Institute School of Dance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she completed a minor in dance, a bachelor’s in arts administration, and a master’s in business administration. She danced the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Jaguar in The Rainforest with Virginia Civic Ballet. She also performed with Allegro Dance Company and JADCO Contemporary Dance Company. She participated in summer intensives with American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Austin, as well as numerous festivals including West Virginia Dance Festival and American College Dance Festival. Ms. Bri is Acrobatic Arts Certified.

Ms. Bri lives in Charleston with her two cats and a dog. In her spare time she loves to read, garden, watch birds, and go camping.