We had the good fortune of connecting with Bri’Anna Solomon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bri’Anna, what do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to reflect authenticity in oneself. The ability to address every part of who we are and what our stories entail. I hope that people learn to dig deep and live in their light even if the pieces are broken. We are all lights with purpose and I pray that everyone experiences the moment of true internal freedom and self love. I hope that when people experience my energy they are inspired and elevated. I hope they remember that I’ve always wanted true authenticity for everyone.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So I started out teaching dance and that has been a journey in itself. In a world full of dance mentors I wanted to use my gift of connecting with people, my discovery of the lack of self love and courage, and my passion to drive my need to create a safe place for people. I have an educational background in mental health and behavior in context to our childhood selves, and that helps me understand people in another context. I wanted to introduce all of that to my passion for dance and people, and I did. There has been a lot of second guessing and wondering if what I was doing was enough and I’ve decided I wanted more than a dance class. Dance is important on so many levels but, being more public with my gift to impact people through intensional conversation and other artistic expression is something I want to dig into. So I plan on rebranding very soon!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I’m a social person and I love a cute creative little spot so I would take them Downtown Phoenix. Everything there is so original and artsy. I love Bitter and Twisted for good drinks, and a Fox concept restaurant for dining. Olive and Ivy and Culinary Dropout are some of my favorites. I have an old soul so a nightlife bar, Char’s Has the Blues, is nice to catch a few moves and vibes.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly I would have to say it has been a series of events, places, books, education and people that have helped shaped what I have accomplished this far. I will give credit to God for allowing me to become who I am today.
Jeremy Givens, Andre H., and Ali Tso