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Core-ography: Barry Kerollis' Dancer Video Storytelling Project

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Barry Kerollis, who danced with Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet before becoming a freelance dancer, choreographer, and teacher, is creating a video storytelling project featuring 12 dancers, all of whom have taken their ballet training to a wide companies and in different directions. The details are described in his Rocket Hub crowd-sourcing campaign:

https://www.rockethub.com/projects/59298-core-ography-a-global-dance-storytelling-project#description-tab

He has posted a preview video of his first interview with Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Lauren Fadeley to his blog, "Life of a Freelance Dancer":

http://lifeofafreelancedancer.blogspot.ca/2015/09/core-ography-global-dance-storytelling.html

In the preview Fadeley talks about her decision to leave NYCB.

The launch date for this interview is October 1. If you open up the video in YouTube, you can subscribe to reminders.

The 12 dancers scheduled are:

Who are our Core-Artists? (subject to change)

  • Bridgett Zehr - Freelance Artist (former Principal w/English National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, & Houston Ballet)
  • Brooklyn Mack - Principal w/Washington Ballet (former Principal w/Orlando Ballet & dancer w/Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Princess Grace Fellowship Winner. Medalist - Varna, Jackson, Helsinki, Boston, & Korean International Ballet Competitions)
  • Lauren Fadeley - Principal w/Pennsylvania Ballet & Capezio Brand Athlete (former New York City Ballet, Indiana University, Academy Award-winning film Black Swan)
  • Andrew Brader - Complexions Contemporary Ballet (former Houston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Ballet Met, Die Theater Chemnitz)
  • Maria Chapman - Principal w/Pacific Northwest Ballet & MPG Sportswear Messenger
  • John Lam - Principal w/Boston Ballet (Princess Grace Fellowship Winner)
  • Kiara Felder - Atlanta Ballet
  • Cervilio Amador - Principal w/Cincinnati Ballet (former National Ballet of Cuba)
  • Shira Lanyi - Freelance Artist (former Principal w/Ballet Israel & Richmond Ballet)
  • Allen Joseph - Freelance Artist (Glee - TV series, Festival Ballet Theatre, Cupcake Canne)
  • Kara Zimmerman - Victor Ullate Ballet Company (former Joffrey Ballet, Senior Soloist w/Cincinnati Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet)
  • Jessica Daley - Freelance Artist (former Koresh Dance Company, University of the Arts)

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I didn't know that Zimmerman had moved again (I used to see her when she was at PNB) -- glad to know where she's landed this time.

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The preview for Shira Lanyi, former PD of Richmond Ballet and Israel Ballet; the episode launches November 1:

Barry Kerollis "Choreographer's Corner" v-log on his background and the project:

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Core-ography #3 with Allen Abrams is now live -- it is a tough one:

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