"Open Barre Talk"

Live on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

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Open Barre Talk Live goal is to bring you information about ballet and the dance world.


Guest will include Dancers from all over the world giving their insights on their own experience from their training days in ballet/dance schools up until their journey as a professional dancer. 

Conversation will also include retired dancers and their transitions from dancer to dance teacher, university, and making their way into a new profession.

Foreign dancers will also talk about visa, companies to audition, companies that are making visas for foreigners, and how to prepare for audition, including resume, photos and the conversation between dancer and artistic directors.

Freelance dancers will explain what it means to hustle and how to stay on top of the game and how self-employment works, the power of word-sharing and networking.

Dancer & Entrepreneurship, how they complement their income being creating and making their brands such as dancewears, podcasts, youtube & more.

Dancer and the new age of Dance Convention. Being a teacher, dancer, choreographer at a professional ballet company and participating in Dance Convention.

Ballet Open Barre Guests:

Coming Up NEXT: 

  • Monday - May 18th, 1pm CST

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Ballet Faculty - The University Of Oklahoma

Boyko Dossev

Boyko Dossev holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ballet Pedagogy and a Master’s Degree in Choreography. He also received a Master’s Degree of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

  • Friday - May 22nd, 1pm CST

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Ballet Faculty at Nashville Ballet

Former Prima Ballerina & International Guest Artist

Anais Challendard

Followed by her retirement as a Stellar Principal Dancer, Anais brings her vast knowledge to Nashville Ballet Company and School.

She has been listed "100 Best Dancers in The World" - by Europe Dance Magazine.

  • Wednesday - May 27th, 1pm CST

Ballet Swagg Podcast Founder

International Guest Artist

Dance Convention Instructor

George Sanders

A creative artist in high demand in Dance Conventions & Guest Artist. 

He has become the Voice, you want to hear and the change we want to achieve.

  • Wednesday - May 20th pm CST

Amy Potter

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Principal Dancer & Model

Amy Potter is a Principal Dancer with The Oklahoma City Ballet and a Model with Tabb Models.

Amy is an audience favourite, as a ballerina she is a crystal clear technician with an artistry that makes you request for more.

She has starred in run-ways as a model with a natural charm and elegance.

  • Monday - May 25th, 2pm CST

Nathalia Arja

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Principal Dancer - Miami City Ballet

Nathalia comes from a family with their mark in Ballet History in her native country of Brazil.

Nathalia has recently been promoted to Principal Dancer. She was given one of the most challenging roles in the history of ballet. One that becomes a signature role to a Ballerina that is blessed to perform it. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez was one of them, and passed it on to Nathalia Arja, she was promoted at the end of her successful performance with this iconic role.

  • Friday - May 29th, 5pm CST

Leoardo Brito

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Dancer with Ballet Hispanico

Native of Brazil, Leonardo is a force of nature, recently seen with the famed and honorably house of  Alvin Ailey Company, to being featured on Tommy Hilfiger Pride Campaign in 2019, OUT Magazine May 2019 Issue to POSE FX Television series season 2.

Leonardo is now lighting up the stage with Ballet Hispanico in New York City.

Past Guests:

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May 13th, 2020 at 12pm CST

Open Barre Talk with Natalia Oliveira, Freelance Dancer and Show Woman in Las Vegas, NV

Natalia is a Full time dancer and Show-Girl in Las Vegas, NV. She has also choreographed for the Selective (audition) process of CINEMACON 2020 and choreographed for the opening of CALIBASH 2019 - a Latin Music Event held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. She is a dancer, choreographer, model and much more.

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@Nataliabdo24

Natalia Oliveira

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May 14th, 2020 - at 11am CST

Live Class at 11am CST with Anais Challendard, Full time Ballet faculty for Nashville Ballet Company & School

A Live class ministered by Former Boston Ballet Principal Dancer with an expansive knowledge in Classical Ballet.

11am 

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Anais Challendard - Nashville Ballet

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May 15th, 2020 at 1pm EDT

Open Barre Talk Live with FreeLance, Camila Rodrigues 

Camila Rodrigues is also Founder & Owner of DanSaias, brand specialized in hand-making ballet accessories.

She also brings her experience as how to stay in shape in a highly competitive dance world, how to be self employed, visa application for foreign dancers and more...

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Camila Rodrigues - DanSaias, Founder & Owner