Barry Kerollis

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Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, dance educator, and social media expert.  He is currently on faculty at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and Koresh Dance Company.  Born in Philadelphia, Barry trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and School of American Ballet on full scholarship.

He began his career in 2003 with Houston Ballet.  The following season, Barry joined Pacific Northwest Ballet, where he danced leading and featured roles for 7 seasons.  In 2011 he began working as a Principal Guest Artist touring across the United States for 4 years.

Throughout his performance career, Barry has worked with Christopher Wheeldon, Twyla Tharp, Alexei Ratmansky, Mark Morris, and many of today’s great choreographers.

Beyond his performance career, Barry has held the title of Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theater, won Outstanding Choreographer at Youth America Grand Prix, choreographed for the National Choreographers Initiative, was named a finalist at the McCallum Theater’s Choreography Festival, and much more.

Dance Magazine has recognized Barry as “an innovator using unique new media to break the fourth wall with audiences.”  Through his media work on his blog, Life of a Freelance Dancer, and as host of the Pas de Chàt:  Talking Dance podcast on iTunes and the Premier Dance Network, Barry has been recognized by Dance/USA as an “Influencer in Social Media and Dance.”