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


Dance in Small Town America

It can be a struggle to find appropriate dance training or to develop professional dance programming in isolated or rural locales. In this week’s episode, your host interviews two pioneers from the Alaska dance scene; Pulse Dance Company Artistic Director, Stephanie Wonchala, and former Alaska Dance Theatre student and current Ballet Met Trainee, Rose Montgomery-Webb.

Freelance vs. Company Dancer

While most aspiring dancers dream of dancing leading roles in their favorite companies, many don’t realize that there is an entirely different approach to having a professional dance career. Freelance dancers are those artists that have no long-term attachment to any one company. Some travel the country to perform with multiple organizations each season, while others are trying to gain experience to build their resume to join their dream company. Listen in to this week’s episode, as Barry Kerollis offers a comparison of life as a freelance dancer versus that of a company dancer.

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