Brianna Mercado is a professional dance artist born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013, where she studied Social Welfare, Dance, and Performance Studies. Then 2 weeks later, she bought a one-way plane ticket to New York City to live out her dancing dreams. So far, no regrets. Since her move, Bri has worked with notable choreographers from New York to Los Angeles, and has performed at Broadway Underground, danced onstage at a Phish concert, and even gave her own TED talk. She is honored to be a part of the Humans Collective this year – to dance with a bigger purpose. Bri embodies her belief that inside every impossible situation there is an opportunity to be great, and no real reason to wait. If there is more to learn, someone to love, something to give, and things to do, then do them, now.