100 episodes

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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 101 Ratings

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

    154 - Will the Performing Arts Ever Be the Same Again?

    154 - Will the Performing Arts Ever Be the Same Again?

    With extended closures of dance organizations and theatres the arts have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. In this episode, Barry ponders whether the arts will come back and whether organizations can survive this trying time. 
    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

    • 39 min
    153 - Getting Back in Shape Smartly

    153 - Getting Back in Shape Smartly

    Nobody should be returning to the studio and jumping back into full class. Listen in for a comprehensive plan on how to build yourself back in shape; from barre to center and jumps.
    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

    • 40 min
    152 - Getting In Trouble with Your Art

    152 - Getting In Trouble with Your Art

    While many people enjoy art as a form of entertainment, recreation, and escape, they don’t realize that it is often used to create a deeper impact. A great deal of art is used to make political statements, question ingrained values, and so much more. Listen in to today’s episode, as Barry talks about being honest in your art and how to be prepared when you get in trouble if your art provokes negative feelings amongst your audience.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    151 - 10 Things I Wish My Students Knew

    151 - 10 Things I Wish My Students Knew

    In today’s episode, Barry shares a range of items he wishes students knew before entering his classroom. Listen in for thoughts ranging from body language to researching teachers.
    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

    • 54 min
    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

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!

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👍👍👍👍👍😉😉😉

Pegasusdancing ,

Love this show!

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

Top Podcasts In Business

Listeners Also Subscribed To