A Florida native, Bryan Jenkins spent three years at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Fl. where he trained in Ballet, Modern, Character and Contemporary dance. From 2002 through 2003 he trained with Florida Ballet under the direction of Laurie Byrd where he also performed with company in the ballets Bolero, the Prince in the Nutcracker, and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet.
In 2003 he was accepted into the Harid Conservatory on full tuition scholarship, where he focused primarily in classical ballet. After graduating from Harid, Mr. Jenkins joined Houston Ballet Academy where he was coached by Claudio Munoz, and Lazaro Carrerno, and Stanton Welch. Also while in Houston Bryan performed with The Houston Ballet Company in productions such as Maina Guilgud’s world premiere Giselle, Stanton Welch’s world premiere of Swan Lake, Ben Stevenson's Don Quiote, Trey Mcintyre's Peter Pan, and Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker.
His performing credits with HB II include Lead Male in Stanton Welch's Fingerprints, Welch's Bruiser, Napoli, Etudes, and Blue. Mr. Jenkins was chosen as the first ever unanimous HB Academy student to receive the Most Improved Award given to him by Houston Ballet's Artistic and Academy staff in 2006.
In the summer of 2006 he joined Ballet Metropolitan while performing for BalletMet Bryan danced the following roles – Jonathan Harker in David Nixon’s – Dracula; Lead Male in Stanton Welch’s – Blue; Prince in The Nutcracker, Aladdin in Gerard Charles’ Aladdin; Benvolio in Nixon’s – Romeo and Juliette; George in Jimmy Orrante’s – The Great Gatsby; Maurice Hines’ – High C; Swan Lake Pas de Trois in collaboration with BalletMet and Cincinnati Ballet; Dwight Roden’s – Carmina Burana; Ma Cong’s – a Temporal; Michael Utoff’s Pas de Duex – In G Major; Stanton Welch’s – Play Oberon in Nixon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Mr. Clean in Harrison McEldony’s Group Therapy.
Bryan taught level 3 at the Houston Ballet Academy in 2005-2006 school year. In April 2006 he set Stanton Welch’s Fingerprints on the Cincinnati Ballet. In the summer of 2006 Bryan taught level 7 at the Houston Ballet’s summer program and set Welch’s Bruiser. In 2009 he also taught at the American Dance Center summer’s program in Kansas City, Kansas. Since returning to Jacksonville in the summer of 2011 Bryan has been the Guest Artist for Jacksonville Ballet Theatre where he has taught the advanced level classes and performed Albrecht in Dulce Anaya's version of the ballet Giselle.
In 2012 Jenkins has joined Studio 1014 where he currently teaches the advanced level class and has coached students for the 2013 Youth American Grand Prix Semi Finals in Tampa, Florida. Recently Bryan has joined The Florida Ballet Training Center and Conservatory as an instructor for levels 2 through 5.