“Everything negative is all an opportunity to rise” – unknown

Irelynn Bryan (click here) is a 15-year-old up-and-coming artist/talent already starting to develop her own unique style and still training and open to learning and hoping to find her place in the dance world. She began dancing at the age of 2 under the guidance of her mother Deena Bryan who is a nationally awarded dance choreographer, master teacher, and owner of IlluminaTe Dance and Arts Center.  While still on her journey, Irelynn is already proficient in all forms of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and acro. By the age of 11, she auditioned and was accepted into the Joffrey Ballet Las Vegas Intensive Program.

Irelynn loves the process of creating dance and choreographing. In fact, after performing in life she would love to be a choreographer, have her own company, and set work for others forever. As a good practice of dance: she does a variety of competitions.  While important, it is not a focus for Irelynn, as it is more of an experience.  Her main love as a dancer is to really focus on the work, the art, the creativity, the inspiration, and the emotional storytelling piece of dance.  She has performed and won numerous awards at various national competitions such as CRU – where she won the student choreography award, Precision Arts, Turn It Up Dance Challenge, and many more.

Recently, her dance studio, IlluminaTe Dance and Arts Center was nominated and chosen to perform a piece for the exclusive Collective Contemporary Awards for the Trifecta Dance Collective Metamorphosis Fearless Evolution 2023 in Chicago.  In addition to that event, Irelynn was chosen to be in the solo showcase and to be a part of the Metamorphosis Performance Assemble. Whereas she won a scholarship award to the prestigious Point Park University in Pittsburg for their 2024 International Summer Dance Program, a scholarship to the 2024/25 Artistry Dance Convention Achievement Tour, and a member of the Trifecta Collective Company, among others.

Irelynn is a very introspective, intelligent, funny, self-motivated, self-determined, passionate, and talented individual. We are excited to see where her future takes her!

Click here for Irelynn’s interview!