Braeden Barnes, a native from Chicago, Illinois, received his training from Faubourg Ballet, Academy of Dance Arts, San Francisco Ballet School, and Houston Ballet school. Braeden was then accepted into the Joffrey Ballet training program under the directors Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. During his time there, he did works by Francisco Avina, Ronn Stewart, Amy Hall, and Diana Princeton.
Braeden has worked professionally with Balletmet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Ron de Jesus Dance, Billy Elliot the Musical, Cocodaco Dance Project, LEVELdance, and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Among his time at these companies, Braeden has worked with choreographers such as James Canfield, Paul Vasterling, Adam Pelty, Sam Watson, Andre Kastan, Gerald Charles, and Eddy Ocompo.
Braeden has also danced professionally in major cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Columbus, Portland, Montreal, Lancaster, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas. During his travels, he has worked and danced works by choreographers such as Jose Navas, Matthew Neenan, Sarah Slipper, Banning Bouldin, and Yoshito Sakuraba, and Ronn Stewart.
His choreography has been featured on stages in such cities as Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, and Atlanta. Among these places, his work has won the First Place audience choice award at REVERBDance Festival in new work. Among his travels, he has choreographed on various companies such as Nevada Ballet Theatre, Cirque Du Soleil, LEVELDance, Cocodaco Dance Project, Illinois Dance Conservatory, and Faubourg School of Ballet. He has also choreographed for Dance Chicago and Dance Canvas, two well known dance festivals.