With her natural rhythmic aptitude and musicality, Briana Suakjian started formal dance classes at the age of two and continued her training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern/contemporary, hip-hop, musical theatre, pas de deux, and pointe. Having received the title of Miss Teen Dance in 1999 and Miss Dance of Southern California in 2002, she continued on to complete her degree in dance. As a principle ballerina for Ballet Repertory Theater, she performed in the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and many others. She then continued her training in international ballroom and Latin, as well as American smooth and rhythm. In 2010, she won the United States Pro/Am Closed Silver Championship title, United States Pro/am Open Smooth Championship title, United States Pro/am Grand Championship title, World Pro/Am Rising Star title, and World Pro/Am Open Smooth Championship title. Since turning professional in 2011, she has continued to teach and choreograph, assisting in shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, and the stage production of Where's My Money.