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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Pas de Chát: Talking Dance Barry Kerollis, Premier Dance Network

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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

    150 - Developing Outdoor Performances

    150 - Developing Outdoor Performances

    With indoor dance performances closed for the foreseeable future, the only way to hold a show is to do it outdoors. Listen in to this week’s episode to hear how Barry has built socially distanced outdoor pop-up performances to be performed around New York City throughout August and how you can build your own outdoor dance events.
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 50 min
    149 - How I Got My Creativity Back

    149 - How I Got My Creativity Back

    Many of us have felt frozen over the past months as a pandemic, civil unrest, and political strife have overtaken our country. In this episode, Barry shares the steps he took to slowly regain his creativity as a dance maker without putting pressure or expectation upon himself. 
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 35 min
    148 - Diversifying Income Streams

    148 - Diversifying Income Streams

    As the Heroes Act comes to an end and COVID-19 restrictions remain on performing arts, many artists fear they won’t financially survive. Listen in to this week’s episode for ideas on how dancers can diversify their income streams to bring in additional money outside of performance.
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 48 min
    147 - Owning My Space as a Black Ballerina (TAKEOVER Hosted by Kiara Felder)

    147 - Owning My Space as a Black Ballerina (TAKEOVER Hosted by Kiara Felder)

    In a very special episode, Kiara Felder (ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) takes over as host of Pas de Chát to talk about her experiences as a black, queer woman in both life and the art form of ballet. Listen as she shares how she came to own her space as a black ballerina and the challenges she has endured to get where she is today.
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 36 min
    146 ~ Retiring Without a Finale

    146 ~ Retiring Without a Finale

    Starting with a conversation on the state of the world, this episode transitions to the topic of dancers retiring during the COVID-19 pandemic without any final performance. Barry shares his experience with a career-ending injury and how the lack of closure with his career affected his ability to mentally transition into the second stage of his career.
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 45 min
    145 - Biggest Mistakes Dancer’s Make

    145 - Biggest Mistakes Dancer’s Make

    Mistakes aren’t always a bad thing. We all make mistakes! As long as we learn from them, they can offer positive forward movement in all aspects of life. Listen in to hear many common mistakes that dancers make throughout their training and careers.
    Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer.
    Premier Dance Network website
    Barry Kerollis website
     
    Dancing Off Stage Blog
     
    Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog
     
    Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

miserableyouth ,

I like his honesty

As listed in the title, I appreciate Barry’s (not gonna spell out his last name, as I would butcher it) honesty. Admittedly, I might be bias, as I’ve taken his class at BDC before. I also appreciate how diverse his subject matter tends to be.

gameface822⚔️⚔️🗡 ,

PG (pretty good)

Hmm...dis guy is interesting. But, if he’s a dancer, I’m all guys for that!

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Pegasusdancing ,

Love this show!

I absolutely love Barry’s insight and information. He is so entertaining, while still being informative.

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