Debora Balardini Biography

Birth Place:
Curitiba - Brazil

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Birth Place: Curitiba - Brazil
Gender: Female

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.



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


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


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


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


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


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!