Pas de Chát

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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Recent Episodes

Appropriate Practices for Workplace

There are many ways to organize and run a professional dance organization. But for those leaders who lack experience working in a company with union protections, they may not understand that certain procedures can be damaging company morale or putting dancers at risk for injury and burn out. Listen in to this week’s episode as your host explains appropriate professional practices inside and outside the studio. Here, Barry Kerollis shares his knowledge and experience having danced for 8 years with union companies, 5 years as a freelance artist, 3 years as a union representative with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and 1 year negotiating that company’s union contract.

Top Dance Websites

The world wide web offers an overwhelming supply of information when it comes to any topic, especially dance. In this week’s episode, Barry offers you his suggestions for the best websites on multiple topics in dance. Listen in for a comprehensive list of sites to perform your research; from interactive forums for dance enthusiasts and aspiring students to lists of worldwide dance companies, video-streaming platforms, periodicals, and more.

Talking Burnout

Few words strike more fear into a dancer’s heart than “burnout.” Unlike physical injuries, it can be very difficult to diagnose this emotional injury. Listen in to this week’s episode as your host discusses his personal experience with burnout and how he fell back in love with dance.

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