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10 ~ Rating National Ballet Companies

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In this episode of Pas de Chat, your host offers a break down of most ballet companies in the United States and how they compare to one another in both quality and public opinion. Sharing research on information ranging from budget, roster size, repertoire, visibility in press, and more, listen in as Barry Kerollis explains this fluid 3-tier system of national, regional, and local dance companies.

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.

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09 ~ The Challenges of Success

It is ingrained in our culture to praise talented youth and their successes. As we have seen in popular culture, young talent rises quickly and often falls just as fast. Dance is one of few professions that is largely comprised of ultra-talented teenage and 20-something professionals working in the highest levels of their field. Success is thrilling, but difficult to maintain. Listen in as your host discusses the challenges of gaining success and how it becomes exponentially more difficult to maintain with each additional achievement.

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.

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08 ~Explaining Company Ranking Systems

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In this episode of Pas de Chat: Talking Dance, your host discusses the function and purpose behind the strict structure of most dance companies and their ranking systems. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and listen in as Barry Kerollis explains the progression of dancers within companies and how their roles change through ballet’s systematic ranking system from Pre-Professional Student to Apprentice, Corps de Ballet, Soloist, and Principal dancer. Additional information on Principal Guest Artists and unranked companies is also discussed.

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.

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07 ~ Education for Leadership

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In this episode of Pas de Chat: Talking Dance, Barry Kerollis discusses the track of most incumbent directors into ballet companies in the U.S. and their lack of formal education on the administrative side of the Artistic Director spectrum. Included in this discussion are details on the recent expose in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Artistic Director Angel Corella, comparison of leaders in the ballet world to those in the business world, and conversation on education versus starpower.

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.

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06 ~ What does a Choreographer do?

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Many people believe that the work of a choreographer only takes place in a dance studio. While much of a dance maker’s product comes to fruition in the studio, there is a great deal of effort that must take place outside of this environment to complete a true work of art. In this episode of Pas de Chat, Barry talks about his career as a choreographer and explains the many aspects of a dance maker’s job that takes place outside of the studio.
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.

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05 ~ Pas de Chát: Talking Dance ~ Getting Fired

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In this episode of Pas de Chat, Barry Kerollis talks about his experience getting fired from a small contemporary ballet company in Philadelphia. After dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet for 7 years, he took a risk to expand his scope within the dance world and joined Ballet X. After suffering an injury and other setbacks, he was let go from his position with this company. Listen in as your host discusses this experience and chats about coming to terms with being fired from his job.

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.

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02 ~ Pas de Chát: Talking Dance ~ Determining Your Value

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Many of us feel worthwhile and confident because of our own perceived value. In this episode of Pas de Chat: Talking Dance, your host explores whether professional value is determined by our own feelings of worth or the influence of outside factors like rank, company, salary, etc. Listen in as Barry Kerollis chats about looking inward at your own value and how others perception of your worth can change dependent upon multiple factors.

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.

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03 ~ Pas de Chát: Talking Dance. How to Choose What Shows to Go See.

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Many potential dance-lovers find themselves nervous to purchase tickets to local dance productions, touring musicals, and more. In this episode, your host discusses the best ways to go about choosing which performances may be a best fit for you. While every show may not be up your alley, Barry shares tools and techniques to determine which productions you are most likely to enjoy, how to afford tickets, and how to perform effortless research on your local dance scene.

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.

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