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Debora Balardini

 
Birth Place:
Curitiba - Brazil
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Debora Balardini believes that art is only worth and possible if the whole physical body is involved in the process of expression. Be it as a performer, educator, director or producer which she has been doing for the past thirty years in several countries including Japan, Argentina, United States, ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Curitiba - Brazil

Bio:
Debora Balardini believes that art is only worth and possible if the whole physical body is involved in the process of expression. Be it as a performer, educator, director or producer which she has been doing for the past thirty years in several countries including Japan, Argentina, United States, ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Debora Balardini Biography

Debora Balardini believes that art is only worth and possible if the whole physical body is involved in the process of expression. Be it as a performer, educator, director or producer which she has been doing for the past thirty years in several countries including Japan, Argentina, United States, France, Chile and her native Brazil. Debora has an extensive dance background in ballet, modern dance and tap as well as Hatha Yoga. As an actress, she has been exposed to various physical theater techniques such as Grotowski, Stemwerk, Suzuki, View Points, and most recently Choreographic Theatre and Roy Hart Technique which she studied with the Pantheatre Company in Paris with masters Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise. Some of her credits include the Opera U with the Klingon Terran Research Ensemble from Holland held at the Watermill Center residence program, The Three Penny Opera, The Cherry Orchard and, Don Quixote de La Mancha to mention a few. She performed in Tropiezos, directed by Enrique Pardo in Santiago Chile, at Universidad Mayor in 2010 and can also be seen in A Haunting in Connecticut by Discovery Channel. Debora is a workshop leader and Founder/Artistic Director of the Nettles Artists Collective and along with her business partner, Sandie Luna, just acquired Punto Event Performance Space in Midtown Manhattan. Debora is also the founder of the only Brazilian Theatre Company in New York City, Group.BR for which she directs and performs. Some of her direction works are The Serpent by acclaimed playwright Nelson Rodrigues in honor of his Centennial in 2011 as well as Infinite While It Lasts in honor of Vinicius de Moraes’ Centennial in 2013 and 2014. Her last work in directing was Apple of My Eye (Menina dos Meus Olhos); an original piece written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 30 year old Brazilian actress with Down syndrome. Debora is currently working on a piece with Jonathan Hart McKawaia.

CREDITS
THEATRE
The Cherry Orchard Charlotta New Perspectives Theatre Company
Mentors, Marriages and Madness Agnes East 3rd Ensemble
Women at War Vanessa Payan Theatre
The King in Yellow Carcosan Nettles Artists Collective
E.I! E.I.!O.H! Barbara Nettles Artists Collective
Action Liza Michael Chekhov Theater Company
Overruled Mrs. Lumm Bouwerie Lane Theater
Servant of Two Masters Clarisse Sasquash Theater Company
The Purification Luisa Sage Theater Company
Tropiezos Doña Lucrecia Universidad Mayor – Santiago, Chile
Open Experiment Cat Chile University – Santiago, Chile
Poetic Thoughts about Life and Death Vocal and Poetry Reading Various Venues – NYC
Latinas don’t PMS Débora Remy Lounge - NYC
Cabaret Presentation Singer/Actor Pantheatre Company – Paris, France
Shéhérazade Singer Pantheater Company – Paris, France

TOURS
Romeo and Juliet Lady Capulet New Perspectives Theatre Company - USA
I US Barbara Nettles Artists Collective - USA
Don Quixote De la Mancha Dulcinéa NTPA-Biggs Rosatti Prod. – USA
Brazil’s Party Show Dancer Mode Promotion – Japan
Buchner – A Scenic Invocation Marion/Narrator Lusco-Fusco Theatre Co.– Brazil and Argentina

INDUSTRIALS
In the Shadow of My Son Dolores Out of the Shadow Productions
Crash the Culture Maria Brain Reserve Productions
Evidence of My Being Nude Body Lance Fung Gallery

FILM
Evergreen Supporting On Point Pictures - NYC
Definitely Maybe Co-Star/Producer Nettles Artists Collective - NYC
Advice for Life by Dr. Neuss Church Novice Nettles Artists Collective - NYC
Ricochet Lead New York Film Academy – NYC
First of the Month India New School of Visual Arts - NYC

TRAINING (PARTIAL LIST)
Stemwerk (Voice and Body) Jean-Renee Toussaint NYC
Master Acting Class Charles Goforth NYC
Roy Hart Technique Jonathan Hart Mcwaia Private lessons - NYC
Drum percussion (Tarol/Caixa and Pandeiro –basic) Eduardo Guedes Private lessons - NYC
Choreographic Theatre Enrique Pardo Pantheater Co.-Paris, France
Roy Hart Technique for the voice Linda Wise Pantheater Co.-Paris, France
Suzuki Tech., V. Points Akiko Aizawa, Kelly Maurer SITI Co. - NYC
Meisner Technique Victoria Hart William Esper Studio - NYC
Bachelor in Ballet/Modern Dance FAP Arts University Curitiba - Brazil

SPECIAL SKILLS
Hatha Yoga instructor; Choreographic Theatre certified; dance coach; fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish; proficient in French and Italian; business management, samba dancing, singing, teaching, character voice (child/baby), public speaking, fast learner and willing to take
risks. Can do a monologue and pray in Sanskrit while standing on head!




Debora Balardini News

The League of Professional Theatre Women Kicks Off New Season on September 13 Photo The League of Professional Theatre Women Kicks Off New Season on September 13
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021

With its continuing mission to support women theatre makers and creators through discourse, resources, and mentorship, the League of Professional Theatre Women (www.theatrewomen.org) will kick off its 39th season on Monday, September 13 at 7 pm with a free virtual event, open to all League members and women interested in future League membership.

Tickets Available Now for DOWNTOWN LIVE Photo Tickets Available Now for DOWNTOWN LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

The Alliance for Downtown New York, in association with En Garde Arts and The Tank  announced today additional details for Downtown Live, a new free performing arts festival. Over two weekends in May, Downtown Live's over 30 in-person shows will bring live art performances to unexpected places across Lower Manhattan.

Group Dot BR Extends the Immersive Virtual Theatrical Experience INSIDE THE WILD HEA Photo Group Dot BR Extends the Immersive Virtual Theatrical Experience INSIDE THE WILD HEART
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2021

GROUP DOT BR, New York's only Brazilian theatre company, has announced the extension of the streaming production of Clarice Lispector's INSIDE THE WILD HEART, adapted for the stage by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, directed by Linda Wise.

GROUP DOT BR Extends its Interactive Online Run of INSIDE THE WILD HEART Photo GROUP DOT BR Extends its Interactive Online Run of INSIDE THE WILD HEART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021

GROUP DOT BR has announced the extension of the streaming production of Clarice Lispector’s INSIDE THE WILD HEART, adapted for the stage by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, directed by Linda Wise.

Debora Balardini and Andressa Furletti Join YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast Photo Debora Balardini and Andressa Furletti Join YOUR PROGRAM IS YOUR TICKET Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2020

Sean Chandler host of the podcast 'Your Program Is Your Ticket', in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the latest episode of its 'Act II...Places' series featuring Group.BR's Debora Balardini and Andressa Furletti.

GROUP DOT BR Presents The Digital Premiere Of INSIDE THE WILD HEART Photo GROUP DOT BR Presents The Digital Premiere Of INSIDE THE WILD HEART
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2020

GROUP DOT BR, New York's only Brazilian theatre company, has announced the premiere of the streaming production of Clarice Lispector's INSIDE THE WILD HEART, adapted for the stage by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, directed by Linda Wise.

GROUP DOT BR to Premiere Clarice Lispector's INSIDE THE WILD HEART Photo GROUP DOT BR to Premiere Clarice Lispector's INSIDE THE WILD HEART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

GROUP DOT BR, New York's only Brazilian theatre company, is pleased to announce the premiere of the streaming production of Clarice Lispector's INSIDE THE WILD HEART, adapted for the stage by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini, directed by Linda Wise.

League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces 2020-21 Season Photo League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces 2020-21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020

The League of Professional Theatre Women, an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, announces their 38th season of programming, events, and advocacy along with new officers and board members. All events this season will be presented online via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. 

Kairos Italy Theater Announces The Finalists Of The First Round Of The KIT Intl Playw Photo Kairos Italy Theater Announces The Finalists Of The First Round Of The KIT Intl Playwrights Series
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2020

On May 18, Kairos Italy Theater and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò held the online event KIT Intl playwrights series 2020 dedicated to Women in Comedy.

League Of Professional Theatre Women Welcomes New Officers And Board Members Photo League Of Professional Theatre Women Welcomes New Officers And Board Members
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will launch their 37th season of programming, events, and advocacy, with a special event on Wednesday, September 25 at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10018). Pre-reception networking will begin at 6:30pm. The event will officially kick-off at 7pm, followed by post-reception networking from 9pm-9:30pm.