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Vibrant Raw Living: Living Full Out

Join Victoria as she interviews Gina Pero about her experience as a professional dancer, Radio City Rockette, and model, and how a unique twist of fate lead to her life coaching practice, and podcast where she helps millions of performers and individuals their life life – full out!

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Final Words 2017

Gina gives thanks and shares her 2017 awareness’s.  This is the last episode for 2017 before the transformation of The Gina Pero Show begins a brand new platform this 2018.  Stay Tuned!

Elizabeth Bork: 8 year Rockette/Velocity Convention Director

Becoming a Rockette: Moving Through Mom’s Death to Cancer: Tools to know what you want: Confidence: Getting what you want: Living Authentically: Work Ethic: Mind Set

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Premier Dance Network

Q & A: Succeeding in the Business of Dance

Don Mirault:

  1. What is most important in deciding whether or not to perform professionally?
  2. How can parents get information for their children that want to perform?

Adam Cates:

  1. What do you see as one of the biggest challenges in auditions?
  2. What is one step that an individual can take to start their awareness of business?

Thomas Ralabate:

  1. What is the main difference between getting a degree in dance or not?
  2. What is a first step for anyone looking to go to school for dance?

 

Succeeding in the Business of Dance

This episode combines important lessons and tools on how to succeed in the business of dance. Adam Cates, Don Mirault, and Thomas Ralbate, share their knowledge and experience in working in the performing arts. Learn the skills you need to succeed, and know what’s expected of you in the professional dance industry. This episode gifts you with different perspectives on the most important aspects of preparing for the industry. These three guests talk about understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and what it takes to be successful as a professional dancer.   Gina Pero Website

Premier Dance Network website

 

Q & A: Inspiration through Cancer

Karen Turnbull:

1. What is a way that people can be affected by cancer but not become the effect of it?

2. What ways can you stay connected to God throughout any obstacle and/or cancer?

Laurie Napoleone:

1. What is important about family and faith? 2. What is one way you moved through the darkness?   Doriana Sanchez:  1. What is healing? 2. What is a way we can receive “news?”

Inspiration through Cancer

This episode combines the stories and life lessons of three inspiring women whose lives have been touched by cancer. Laurie Napoleone, Doriana Sanchez, and Karen Turnbull show the power of faith and courage in dealing with a life changing diagnosis. Each of their experiences with cancer have led them to rediscovering their strength and the true meaning of life.    Gina Pero Website

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Q & A: Teaching Dance with Impact

  Robert Contreras:   1. How do you yourself know what to bring to your students’ lives?   2. What do you do personally each week for yourself as a teacher?   Francisco Gella:   1. How do you define ballet in your own terms?   2. What 3 things do you believe have gotten you to where you are today?    Mark Goodman:   1. What is one thing you can share that you look for as a judge?   2. What are ways to build confidence? Gina Pero Website

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Teaching Dance with Impact:

This episode combines empowering words and lessons from alignment based dance teacher and choreographer, Robert Contreras, master ballet teacher, choreographer and artistic director, Francisco Gella, and master tap teacher, Mark Goodman. These inspiring educators share their stories of how they were introduced to dance and the impact their teachers had on them throughout their journeys. Listen as they share how they’ve used their own challenges in dance to impact and benefit their students.   Gina Pero Website

Premier Dance Network website

Q & A: High Performance Achievement

Q & A: High Performance Achievement  1. What is it like moving away from home at a young age? 2. How do you know if you are training with the best coaches? 3. I have a fear of following what I enjoy, how can I work through that? 4. What is a tool to change direction easily? 5. How do you know you are committed? 6. What does believing in yourself really mean?

High Performance Achievement

This episode combines empowering words and lessons from public speaker and corporate trainer, Vital Germaine, world’s best male synchronized swimmer, Bill May, and international performer, Luis Salgado. These high achieving performers will empower you with tools to achieve your goals, incorporate a daily practice of commitment and perseverance, and listen to your heart’s desires to live a life full out. 

Q & A: Becoming Your Best Self

Bex Burton:

  1. What is a daily tool you can offer to help people on their journey to love?
  2. What does “letting go of expectation mean”?

Iman Gatti:

  1. What is one tool that I can use to start healing my own trauma?
  2. What is forgiveness for you, and when did you know you had forgiven?

Jessika Maja Magnusson:

  1. What are a couple questions people can ask themselves to start to live a life in purpose?
  2. How do you make a decision?

Becoming Your Best Self

This episode combines empowering words and lessons from love coach, Bex Burton, grief recovery specialist, Iman Gatti, and executive coach, Jessika Maja Magnusson. These women will inspire you with tools to achieving the highest form of self love, incorporating a daily practice of forgiveness, and following your greater sense of purpose to live a life full out. 

Q&A: Inside Ballet

Gabrielle Del Re Klug: 1. What do you think the importance is for young individuals to have a structure at an early age?   2. What is a daily practice you have that helps you in being present?   Melissa Sandvig:   1. When a dancer is going through that state of perfectionism, what is an exercise you can offer them to be able to let go and enjoy dance?   2. What is your perspective on going to college or not as a dancer?   Elizabeth Parkinson:   1. When you spoke about asking yourself the question, “What do I really want”, how did you know you really wanted?   2. How have you stayed humble in your everyday walk?

Inside Ballet

This episode combines stories and life lessons from professional ballet dancers, Gabrielle Del Re Klug, Elizabeth Parkinson, and Melissa Sandvig. These inspiring artists share their journeys in discovering their passions for ballet, as well as, the obstacles they’ve faced in pursuing their dreams. This episode gifts you with an inside look at the world of ballet. 

Q&A: Overcoming Obstacles as a Female Teenager

Cat Rian: 1. What are the challenges in choosing performance as a career? 2. What keeps you following your passion?   Kayla Gonzalez: 1. What has helped you the most in handling alopecia? 2. How do you balance school and dance?   Drew Stanley: 1. What has helped you the most in being away from home at 16? 2. How has your vision helped you?

Overcoming Obstacles as a FEMALE Teenager:

This episode combines life lessons and ways to overcome obstacles from teenagers, Cat Rian, Kayla Gonzalez, and Drew Stanley. These young girls share their stories and provide daily tools on how to achieve your goals, conquer self-doubt, and allow your heart to guide you in living a life full out. 

Q & A: Ways to fuel a functionally fit life

Holly Sharpe:  1. What is healthy living? 2. What is functional living? Rachel Fine: 1. What is a first step to fueling my life? 2. How important is creating a conscious relationship with food in becoming a performing artist? Justin Martin: 1. What is a healthy motivator? 2. How do you make choices?

A Medley of Ways to Live a Functionally Fit LIfe

This episode combines life lessons from personal trainer, Justin Martin, fitness expert, Holly Sharpe, and nutrition expert Rachel Fine, to guide you in living a functionally fit life. These health and wellness experts share their stories and provide tips on how to fuel your body to live your most optimal life on all levels of being. 

Healing Your One Precious Body

A medley of healing actions we can take from these beautiful lightworkers  Jane Mann, Minette Sanchez, and Michelle LynRay Dubh:    This episode combines the short stories and lessons from previous guests, Skin Expert, Jane Mann, Internal Energist, Minette Sanchez, and Master Body Worker Michelle LynRay Dubh.  In a medley of healing words , actions, and empowerment, Each guest shares her journey in discovering her passion for healing, as well as, ways to heal our own body from the inside out. This episode provides tools and perspective on ways to live life full out, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

Mission : Purpose : LIVE from Velocity Dance Convention

Gina Pero: Mission : Purpose : LIVE from Velocity Dance Convention    In this special episode of The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out, host, Gina Pero, speaks on her mission to bring awareness into our dance community, live from Planet Hollywood at Velocity Dance Convention Nationals. In this episode, Gina shares her “aha” moments after a brain injury, which led her to learning more about the brain and nervous system. Listen as Gina answers the question, “What was it like to be a Rockette?” This episode will give you the inside scoop on what it was like to be a Radio City Rockette, as Gina breaks down all 3 years of her experiences. Get tips on the brain, nervous system, heart muscle, and more! 

Henry Ruginis: 9 year old male dancer/MVA Winner 2017

Q & A: Henry Ruginis: Live from Velocity Dance Convention   On this episode of The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out, 9 year old, Henry Ruginis, shares his experience as a male MVA mini dancer, live from Planet Hollywood at Velocity Dance Convention Nationals. Listen to this episode as Henry answers questions about how he began dancing, what his favorite style of dance is, and what “Living Life Full Out” means to him.   

  1. How old are you?
  2. How did you get started in dance?
  3. What is your favorite style of dance?
  4. What advice would you give kids your age who want to dance?
  5. What are you grateful for?
  6. What else do you want to share?
  7. What does “Living Life Full Out” mean to you?
  8. What challenges do you face as a male dancer in a female dominated dance world?

Q & A Melissa Sandvig:

  1. When a dancer is going through that state of perfectionism, what is an exercise you can offer them to be able to let go and enjoy dance?
  2. What does “Living Life Full Out” mean to you?
  3. What is your perspective on going to college or not as a dancer?

 

Melissa Sandvig: Professional Ballet Dancer/Teacher

Melissa, originally from Orange County, began touring with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet while still in high school. After graduation she joined the Milwaukee Ballet and dance soloist roles for six years. Melissa’s credits include roles on Glee, DWTS, AGT, Mobbed, Hart of Dixie, The Young and the Restless and LXD. She has performed motion capture work for Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Madagascar 3. Melissa can be seen on Youtube channel DS2DIO and webshows EHOW and HealthyPower TV. Melissa performs with Helios Dance Theater, Sacramento Ballet, Los Angeles Contemporary Ballet, Luminaria Ballet, Motion Tribe, Body Traffic, Strange and Elegant Dancers, String Theory and the Los Angeles Opera.    Live from Planet Hollywood at Velocity Dance Convention Nationals, this episode of The Gina Pero Show introduces you to Melissa Sandvig, teacher at Velocity Dance Convention. In this episode, Melissa shares her story in allowing her passion for dance to guide her throughout her life. Melissa’s story will empower you to follow your dreams.

LIVE: Q & A: Mark Goodman

Q & A: Mark Goodman     1. What is one thing you look for when you are judging?   2. What does “Living Life Full Out” mean to you?   3. What is one thing you do to build your confidence?

The Gina Pero Show Introduces You to Mark Goodman

Live from Planet Hollywood at Velocity Dance Convention Nationals, this episode of The Gina Pero Show introduces you to Mark Goodman, teacher at Velocity Dance Convention. In this episode, Mark shares his story and how his passion for tap has, and continues to inspire him, and those around him, daily. Mark’s story will inspire you to follow your passion.    Mark travels and teaches both in the United States and internationally. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, he joined The American Tap Dance Orchestra. Mark has worked with such tap legends as Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Buster Brown and Sandman Sims. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and with Savion Glover and Friends at Central Park. His stage performance credits include 42nd Street, No No Nanette and Anything Goes. Mark has also appeared in the Movie The Polar Express, and is currently working on a screenplay based on the legend of Don Quixote as well as his own tap company MGTC.

 

One year anniversary episode

This episode brings you a medley of empowering words from, creator and host, Gina Pero, and the purpose behind The Gina Pero Show. In this episode, Gina Pero shares what “living life full out” means to her, along with 4 daily tools that will inspire you to starting living life full out with feeling every single day.

Medley of Empowering Words to Fill Your Soul

This episode brings you what it means to live life full out. Listen as Gemma Bender, Karen Turnbull, Doriana Sanchez, David Mehler, Bill May, Laurie Napoleone, Luis Salgado, Francisco Gella, and Mario Spinetti share what living life full out means to them. 

Q & A: A Medley of Empowering Questions

This episode brings you some of the most empowering questions with answers from past guests including, Don Mirault, Elizabeth Parkinson, David Mehler, Mario Spinetti, Bex Burton, Iman Gatti, Minette Sanchez, Adam Cates, and Jessika Maja Magnusson. Q & A: A medley of empowering questions Don Mirault: What is most important in deciding whether or not to perform professionally? Elizabeth Parkinson: How do you stay humble in your everyday walk? David Mehler: What is a pain most people associate with? Mario Spinetti: What is your definition of “hearts contents” and what does “follow your heart” really mean? Bex Burton: What does “letting go of expectation” mean and what is a way to do that? Imam Gatti: What are daily practices to practice self love? Minette Sanchez: How can I begin to receive and what really is receiving? Adam Cates: What is the difference between needing something and loving it? Jessika Maja Magnusson: What are a couple questions you can ask yourself to start living a life in purpose?

Teachable Moments Medley

Gina Pero takes you through the Teachable Moments inspired from guests of this past season. These lessons will empower you to take action in becoming the best you that you can be. This episode will leave you with the tools to open your heart and soul to infinite possibilities.

A Medley of Empowering Words

This episode combines some of the most empowering lessons from guests of this past season. Listen to inspiring words from Gina Pero, Gemma Bender, Mark Porteous, Adam Cates, Jessika Maja Magnusson, Holly Sharpe, Robert Contreras, Bex Burton, Mario Spinetti, Alexa Blair Robertson, Doriana Sanchez, Tony Testa, Dr. Barbara Fritts, William Carr, Dana Wilson, Francisco Gella, Minette Sanchez, and Vital Germaine to receive tools to live life full out with feeling! 

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina speaks to the importance of our life’s path and shares William Carr’s insight, wisdom, and photographic experiences.  

William Carr: Photo Visionary and Conservationist

William’s artistic vantage displays an understated complexity within his visual composition. Each image commands attention with vivid secret views into places exotic and foreign. An innovative approach to the visual language of photography. William Carr travels like a native through distant lands, understanding the eloquence and subtlety of different cultures and their relationship with the planet. “My greatest hope is to nourish a “World Focus” on the preservation and conservation of this miraculous place we call home”. Completely self taught, William is one of the most Collected photographer in the world, with over 35 million images sold worldwide. This episode  get’s inside the heart and soul of William Carr’s story, experiences, and his journey into becoming a lifetime photographer. 

Q & A: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Q & A: Interpersonal Effectiveness 

  1. What is interpersonal effectiveness?   2. What are some effective questions we can ask ourselves as we choose relationships?   3. What are ways we can be aware and calm ourselves down when our flight or flight is firing?    4. What are some resources on this topic?

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Dr. Barbara Fritts, a clinical psychologist talks about what interpersonal effectiveness is, how it connects to the first 4 episodes prior to this, and ways we can be effective in all of our relationships, including the one with ourselves.

Q & A : Mindfulness

Q & A : Mindfulness

  1. What is mindfulness?   2. How can we include mindfulness in our daily life?   3. What are the benefits of a mindfulness practice ?   4. What are some children’s resources on this topic?

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina reminds us of what mindfulness is, the importance of it in our daily lives, and how to choose to be present.  What would it feel like to live a life right now, right here, and in this moment everyday?

Dr. Barbara Fritts: Mindfulness

Dr. Barbara takes us through a mindfulness meditation,  describes mindfulness, the benefits of it, and the causes of some dis-ease’s we have in our daily lives. 

Q & A: Control

1. What is a way people can be aware that control is leading their life?   2. What is one way we can start making effective choices in our life?   3. What is one way we can start honoring our body?

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays the most important information you need to know about the topic of CONTROL. You will hear how to be aware of when you are trying to be in control and what you actually have control over.  Learn how to express your feelings and the importance of them for your everyday health and well being. 

Dr. Barbara Fritts: CONTROL

Dr. Barbara Fritts explains what control is, the symptoms and ways in which we choose control and solutions to live with more inner peace and joy. This episode gives examples, stories, and tangible ways to understand our inner chaos and turn it into joy and ease. Learn new choices you can make to live fully. 

 

Q & A: Being a Perfectionist

Q & A: Being a Perfectionist

1. What is perfectionism?

2. What are general symptoms of being a perfectionist?   3. What are ways ”artists” become perfectionistic?   4. What is the effect of social media and perfectionism?   5. How does perfectionism show up in our relationships?   6. What is the cost of being a perfectionist?  

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina speaks the key points from Dr. Barbara’s episode on perfectionism. You will learn what it is, the symptoms and some solutions for you and your family. 

PERFECTIONISM

Dr. Barbara Fritts talks about perfectionism and what it is and ways to understand yourself and this topic. An episode that will leave you with clarity, identity, and awareness. 

Q & A: Dr. Barbara Fritts

Q & A: Dr. Barbara Fritts

1. What is a clinical psychologist?   2. What is mental health?   3. What is self talk?   4. What is a tool to start being aware of your mind?

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina  shares Dr. Barbara Fritts’s key moments on the topic of mental health. Are you listening and honoring your body? Are you living a life in ease and grace? Are you aware of your self talk? Did you know it is possible to live without dis-ease in your body?

Dr. Barbara Fritts: Clinical psychologist

Dr. Barbara Fritts is a licensed clinical psychologist who works in private practice at Walpole Behavioral Healthcare in Walpole, Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2012 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, following a B.A. in Psychology, emphasis in Women’s Studies, from Elmira College in 2003. Her areas of clinical specialty include perinatal and postpartum mental health, LGBTQ issues, and trauma and abuse. Barb works from a feminist-multicultural lens, always striving to be mindful of the socio-cultural context of each individual. 

In addition to her work as a therapist, Barb is a writer and values this modality as her voice for teaching and mentoring, helping people understand and have compassion for one another, and social justice advocacy. Barb is working to be published in children’s literature as well as in the opinion editorial sections of online publications. 

Q & A: Dorian Sanchez

Q & A: Dorian Sanchez

1. What is healing?   2. What is a way we can receive “news?”   3. What is surrendering? How can we connect to our “source?”   4. What is a way people can heal who are in a vulnerable state and/or in the unknown?

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina shares Doriana Sanchez’s teachable moments and healing modalities through her journey with a brain tumor. An episode that will remind you of the divine, signs the universe has for you, receiving, love, and the power of “Im Ok” and asking for help. 

Doriana Sanchez: World Renowned Choreographer: Brain Tumor Survivor

Doriana Sanchez is an Emmy Award nominee, World Choreography Award Recipient for Cher D2K Tour. She received a TEA award for Outstanding achievement for the Crane Dance in Singapore Harbor, the largest animatronics and water spectacular in the world.

For Superstar Cher, she has Directed and Choreographed the D2K, Living Proof, Believe and Love Hurts, Emmy award winning Concert tours, as well as Cher’s 3 years sold out residency at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas. She is creative consultant for the Classic Cher Show currently at the Park theatre in Las Vegas.

Stage credits include: Senor Discretion Himself, Arena Stage, Washington DC- Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, Prince of Wales theatre London, Blade to the Heat, Mark Taper Forum.

Television credits include, the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, The Voice, DWTS, Divas Live, Euro VMAs, Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular, the Oprah Show, GMA, The Late show, Disney Channel and 11 Seasons on So You Think You Can Dance.

She is proud to be an Ambassador for the Global Dance Initiative, a producer for idance4aCURE benefiting pediatric cancer and brain tumor research. She is a member of the UCLA PFLAC, (Patients and family counsel) and is honored to be a UCLA Neurosurgery

Q & A: Laurie Napoleone: Mother affected by her son’s Cancer

1. What is important about family and faith?

2. What is one way that you move through the darkness?   3. How can we be a part of The Michael Napoleone Foundation and what is it?   4. What is the mark you want to leave this world with?  

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays Laurie Napoleone’s teachable moments and ways she handled her son’s death to cancer. You will experience the importance of family , faith, and fun. You will witness the power of being and how precious our life is. This episode will remind you of who you are and whats important to you right now.

 

Laurie Napoleone: Mother affected by her son’s Cancer

Laurie Napoleone has a Bachelor of science degree in nursing from Niagara university, master of science in nursing university of Phoenix- worked many years in direct care of patients in hospital setting- 10 years of ER, then school nurse teacher for 9 years in Batavia at elementary school. She took a leave of absence when her son Michael became ill  with cancer.  Laurie returned for a year but it was difficult working with pediatric population after the loss of her son.  For the past 6 years up to present, she has been a health careers instructor for Genesee valley educational.

Laurie has been married 34 years to her husband Mark, has 4 children and 2 granddaughters and a grandson on the way. “My family and faith are my number one priorities.” She and her family started the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation in honor of Michael and to pay forward all the good that was given to her through his illness in 2007. It is a non profit assisting families with the challenges of a pediatric cancer diagnosis. It also supports blood cancer research and assists with funding for youth activities. We have helped over 300 families with $270,000 worth of support, donated $56,000 to research and 44,000 to youth activities. In addition, a $50,000 donation to the new Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester. We are celebrating our 10th year of the Foundation this year. www.michaelshope.org

 

Q & A: Karen Turnbull:Handling Cancer

Q & A: Karen Turnbull:Handling Cancer    1. What is a way that people can be affected of cancer but not become the effect of it?   2.What ways can you stay connected to God throughout any obstacle and/or cancer?   3. What are you most proud of in yourself ?   4. What can we pray for you and your family?  

 

 

Empowering Word for Your Soul

Gina replays Karen Turnbull’s teachable moments. These words will empower you to take action on living a life full out.  Learn the life skills necessary to live the life you want and be able to handle life’s challenges. 

Karen Turnbull: Rediscovering Purpose through her Husband’s Cancer

Karen Turnbull shares her story about her husbands cancer. She has found a new purpose behind her dance career as a teacher and choreographer. During the course, of what is currently a four year journey with her husband fighting aggressive Thyroid cancer that spread to his brain, Karen has been forced to rediscover the gift and true meaning of why she dances. Dance is more then movement to Karen it is a life force, an energy more powerful then fear, an escape form the pain that can be all to real. Battling against the destructive energy of cancer, battling for her husband’s life and for her family’s joy Karen has found a  new gift in dance and in teaching. She embraces each day as the gift it is and instills that passion for life in each of her classes. Karen’s students enter her class knowing that each class is about that moment in time. Dance is storytelling, dance is emotion…raw and unfiltered emotion. Bring it all into the studio and onto stage. Life is hard and beautiful at the same time…just like dance!

Q & A: Alexa Blair Robertson: From Cancer to Pre Professional Dancer

Q & A: Alexa Blair Robertson: From Cancer to Pre Professional Dancer 

  1. What is one way people can immediately respond to pain?   2. What is “pushing “ mean to you?   3. What is an example of “redefining restrictions?”   4. What is a question you have for yourself deep within your heart?  

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays Alexa Blair Robertson’s most touching words.  From going all in to living and leading with your whole heart, this episode will quickly remind you of the freedom and power of choosing.  The choice is always ours! 

Alexa Blair Robertson: From Cancer to Pre -Professional Dancer

16 year old Alexa Blair Robertson is a pre-professional dancer and aspiring surgeon. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her parents, two sisters, and two puppies. At age 4, Robertson was diagnosed with a stage 4 Wilms Tumor in which she endured multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation to defeat. Following her battle with cancer, she moved to Raleigh where she began training with CC & Company Dance Complex under the direction of Christy Curtis. Robertson has been dancing competitively with “The Core” for eleven years. Now cancer free, Robertson has spent a decade working with and learning from the best choreographers in the business, and has now begun working professionally.  She is equally dedicated when it comes to her academics. A junior at Heritage High School, Robertson obtains a top spot in her school and is involved in a variety of honor societies and clubs. Alexa aspires to pursue a career as a pediatric surgeon after achieving her commercial dance dreams. Alexa actively tries to give back to her community as much as possible by creating philanthropic fundraisers rooted within her dance studio (Operation Love & CC’s Toiletries) and by helping to teach special education classes at her high school. She also aims to raise awareness for childhood cancer by participating in national campaigns such as Dance Hope Cure. Currently, she is apart of the MVA+ program directed by Kyle Hanagami where she travels assisting and learning from the Velocity Dance Convention faculty. Alexa is immensely grateful for every opportunity she has to give back and to continue to grow in every aspect of life.

 

 

Q & A : Tony Testa : Artistic Director and Choreographer

Q & A : Tony Testa : Artistic Director and Choreographer

  1. What is one tool that people have to “jump in to life?”   2. What is one way you can move through needing the approval of others?   3.What is it like to work with the non-profits you are working with?   4. What is the mark you want to leave this world with?

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays Tony Testa’s most teachable moments. From listening to Gods clues, to jumping all in, celebrating success and failure, this episode will remind you in a quick flash of whats most important and ways to start living life full out. 

 

 

Tony Testa: Artistic Director and Choreographer

Since moving to LA in 2005, Testa has been an Artistic Director for THE VOICE UK, NICKI MINAJ (AMA’s), ONE DIRECTION (SNL),  KYLIE MINOGUE’s “APHRODITE” World Tour, Kpop’s “EXO” Lost Planet World Tour, & 2 Installations for the LACMA MUSEUM.  He has Choreographed for JANET JACKSON, JLO, ARIANA GRANDE,  BRITNEY SPEARS, DEMI LOVATO, VERSACE, 2 shows for FRANCO DRAGONE, & with MJ on his final project, THIS IS IT.  Most recently he Co – Choreographed both the remake of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and DESCENDANTS 2 (in post-production) with mentor & director Kenny Ortega.

Aside from his work in the Pop Industry, Testa’s Creative Activism to has lead him to Direct a documentary for MOVE THE WORLD & to stand behind non-profits such as CREATIVE VISIONS, THE WOODEN FLOOR, THE PAINTED TURTLE, & CREATIVITY HEALS.  He was a Guest Speaker for TEDx Palisades, where he used dance to raise awareness about the effects of over-fishing. 

Tony Testa grew up training in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Partnering, Break-Dance, & Hip-Hop in his hometown of Fort Collins, CO. www.tonytestaofficial.com

Blessings, 

Q & A: Mario Spinetti

Q & A: Mario Spinetti

1. How can people be a part  of getting their souls on your music?   2. What is your definition of “hearts contents?”   3. What is a tool where people can begin engaging their heart?   4. What is an example of your own marriage in heart and mind and how can we do this?

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays the inspirational lessons from Mario Spinetti’s episode on Monday. From awareness of your voice, its tone, and the way we communicate , to connecting to your hearts contents and living an inner purpose with intention in each step.  It is possible to live a meaningful and happy life everyday.

Mario Spinetti: Singer/Songwriter, Founder at Voxology

Mario Spinetti is especially passionate about singers and singing.   He has spent the last 15 years or so working to develop the artistry of solo vocalists.   Last year, two of his first clients won their first Grammys, and a method of learning that he created was patented in the United States.  He also got back into making his own records and published a series of performances on outlets like iTunes and Spotify.   Mario is currently working to develop and produce his first television show — a talk show with a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, and soulful host, focused on the arts. This year and next he will also introduce his patented learning method to a performing arts high school in New York City with talks of building a first-of-its-kind program for young artists.   Mario continues to develop the sound of intentional solo vocalists on a daily basis, and lives modestly in a beautiful landmarked building on the upper west side of Manhattan. 

Q & A: Bex Burton: Love Coach, Certified Dream Builder

Q & A: Bex Burton: Love Coach, Certified Dream Builder   1. What is a tool to help people on their journey to love ?   2. What is “letting go of expectation” mean and what is a way to do that?   3. What is your Free Online Summit about?   4. What is a question that you can start asking yourself to be on your journey to love?

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Gina replays the most important “love” lessons that Bex Burton shared on Monday’s episode.  Bex Burton is a love coach helping others have extraordinary love within themselves and others.     “Love thy self first.”

 

Bex Burton: Love Coach and certified DreamBuilder

Bex Burton can help you design and manifest a life and LOVE that you truly adore. Since a young age, Bex has manifested dream upon dream in her own life, including a marketing career in Broadway Theatrics, a Movement and Wellness company in NYC, a thriving coaching practice, and most impressively, her own true love story, which she conjured creating hula hoop performance art. Bex inspires audiences worldwide through live and online workshops, events and transformational in-depth coaching programs, designed to ignite the fire within you so that you may achieve new heights of love, success, purpose, and spiritual aliveness.

 

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Q & A: Robert Contreras

Q & A: Robert Contreras

1. How do you yourself know what to bring into your student’s lives?   2. What work do you choose to do yourself  to prepare yourself as a teacher?   3. What is a daily tool that other teachers can use that can benefit their students?   4. What do you hope for our dance industry and dance studios for our future?

 

Empowering Ways to Live Full Out

Empowering Ways to Live Full Out   Gina replays Robert Contreras’s most teachable moments. Listen to ways you can impact a child’s life and begin to know, see, and be yourself. 

Robert Contreras: Alignment based Dance Teacher and Choreographer

Starting dance at the age of 12 he was trained in ballet, jazz, tap & acrobatics by Georgia Lynn Bowden and Jenny Lynn Hashim. He then went on to win such titles as Mr. Teen Dance Educators of America, Mr. Dance Olympus & Mr. Dance Educators runner-up. His professional highlights include: Jean Ann Ryan dancer, Siegfried & Roy, Tokyo Disneyland where he was Aladdin, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines & EFX starring Rick Springfield. He was a back up dancer for Martha Walsh, Mandalay Bay & opening gala for the Wynn Resort. Robert has worked with such choreographers as Jerry Mitchell, Michael Chambers, Missy Cochran & Emmy Award winner Kenny Ortega. He has worked for UNLV Rebel Girls & Treasure Island Resort as co-choreographer of the New Years Celebration show. His work has won national awards such as New York City Dance Alliance’s Senior Critics Choice Award 2013, 2014 Teen Best Performance at The Dance Awards. His dancers have performed in shows such as Sonya Tayeh Dance Company, Stacey Tookey’s “Moments Defined”, & Travis Wall’s “Shaping Sound” . Robert has taught for such conventions as JUMP, Shake & Break NYC, Dance Educators of America and Dance Olympus. Robert’s teaching method derives from Pilates, Franklin Method, Gyro-tonics & Feldenkrias “Awareness Through Movement.” He currently teaches at Bunker Dance Center in Las Vegas.

Q & A: Holly Sharp: Fitness and Health Expert

Q & A: Holly Sharp: Fitness and Health Expert 

  1. What is healthy living?   2. What is functional living?   3. What is your favorite fitness exercise?   4. What is one thing an individual can do to start living a healthy living?

Empowering Ways to Live Full Out

Gina replays health expert’s Holly Sharpe’s teachable moments and ways to live a healthy living forever.

Holly Sharp: Fitness and Health Expert

Holly Sharpe has 25 years of professional fitness and gymnastic coaching experience through the YMCA and as the fitness manager at the Biggest Loser Resort Niagara.  Her passion is a healthy life for everyone, and that every person can be as healthy as they desire.  Her interest in fitness began as a gymnast and continued to grow as an adult which she strived to become an ACSM certified personal trainer and a nationally recognized trainer for other YMCA fitness professionals.  She now owns and operates Sharpe Training, LLC.  “Everyone can have a healthy life.”

Q & A: Iman Gatti

Q & A: Iman Gatti

1. What is one tool that we can use to start healing our own trauma?   2. What is forgiveness and when do you know when you have forgiven?   3. What is Grief?   4. What are daily practices to practice self love?  

 

Empowering Words for the Soul

Gina replays grief coach, Iman Gatti’s teachable moments on forgiveness, grief, and how to show up fully in life to live a life full out.  

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Iman Gatti: Grief Recovery Specialist, Life Coach, Speaker

Iman Gatti is a life coach, speaker, writer and grief recovery specialist. She helps people heal past trauma and increase their confidence, self-love, quality of life and income.   http://www.facebook.com/ginapero   http://www.instagram.com/TheGinaPeroShow    

Q & A: Minette Sanchez

1. Where do I begin to start living a life with ease and possibility?

2. How do I  begin to receive and what is receiving?   3. How can we tell what’s light or heavy in our life?   4. What is one tool that people can use to become more aware?

 

Empowering Words for the Soul

Empowering Words for the Soul   Gina Pero empowers you through the key points from Minette Sanchez, internal emerges, healer, author’s episode. “There is only one you.”   http://www.facebook.com/ginapero   http://www.instagram.com/TheGinaPeroShow

Minette Sanchez: Internal Energist, Coach, Healer

Minette, the Internal Energist, playing with all energies to raise the planet’s vibration and create a new level of consciousness. Minette the Internal Energist is a 2X bestselling author, Energy Worker, Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, Theta Healing, Reiki, Seraphin Angel Blueprint Practitioner. She is a Possibilties Coach and facilitates people creating more in their lives, relationships and businesses. www.internalenergies.com   Gina Pero website  

 

Q & A: Jessika Maja

z & A: Jessika Maja    1. What are a couple questions you can ask yourself to start living a life in purpose?   2. How do you make a decision?   3. How can you start to listen to spirit?   4. What is your new book  “Shine Your Light” about?   Blessings,  Gina Subscribe Now for FREE tips, facts, an inspirational ways to live a life full out https://ginapero.com Listen and Subscribe to The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gina-pero-show-living-life/id1125224718?mt=2   Follow Me:   http://www.facebook.com/ginapero   http://www.instagram.com/TheGinaPeroShow   Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpose

Empowering Words for your Soul

Gina replays Jessika Maja Magnusson’s teachable moments that will empower you and help you remember what is important. What do you really really want right now in your life?

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Jessika Maja Magnusson : Executive Coach, Author, Dance Teacher, Ballroom Champion

Jessika is known for sharing her leadership and management expertise without frills or fluff. She was born and raised in Sweden and has spent the last 20+ years in the U.S. building a global leadership consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Dubai, UAE. She is a Master Level Executive Coach and received her Masters Degree in Instructional Design from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where she also taught Leadership as an adjunct professor for several years. She works with executives and organizations from Fortune 20 to entrepreneurs located all over the world. In her spare time, Jessika competes as an Amateur ballroom dancer in all four styles of dance and is a multiple United States and World Champion. She is also the author of the business book, Taking the Pain Out of Managing One Day at a Time as well as The Ballroom Dance Coach, and Competing Like a Pro, which are written for the ballroom dance community. www.leadershipcadence.com

 

Q & A: Adam Cates

1. What do you see as one of the biggest challenges when people audition?   2. What is one step that an individual can take to start their awareness of business?   3. What is something you need to know before you decide to become a professional performer?   4. What is the difference between needing something and loving it?  

 

Empowering Words for Your Soul

Teachable moments taken from Adam Cates interview to uplift, uplevel, and inspire your day.    YOU have a gift, are you using it?   Blessings,  Gina

 

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Adam Cates: Choreographer, Director, Author

Adam is the author of the popular guidebook for performers The Business of Show (www.BusinessOfShow.info). He has taught convention and master classes across North America and in Europe. Adam has been a guest artist-in-residence and lecturer for university programs including The Juilliard School, Texas State University, Pace University, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Hartt School, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and University of Nevada-Reno. He has taught in Barcelona (BIDSI), Toronto (Metro Movement), and is a regular guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, Steps On Broadway, Broadway Artists Alliance, and Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids in New York City.     Adam Cates was the Associate Choreographer of the Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder on Broadway and the current First National Tour. He assisted Kathleen Marshall on the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Anything Goes, and Tommy Tune on the national tour of Doctor Dolittle. He is the Associate Choreographer for the new Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical Anastasia, arriving on Broadway in 2017

Q & A: Mark Porteous

 

1. What is the difference between funding your passion and doing your passion?   2. What is a way that people can be aware if they are comfortable and how can they bridge into success?   3. What the value is presence?   4. What is a limiting belief?

Empowering Words

The Human Experience, Funding vs Doing your Passion, Value of Presence, Be true to yourself, Lead by example, Know Your Purpose, Love and Respect Yourself, Equal exchange of value, The art of receiving, Be aware of what you consume in all of your senses.  

 

 

Mark Porteous: Transformational Business Mentor, Author, Inspired Messenger

Transformational Business Mentor Mark Porteous guides inspired messengers – authors, speakers, coaches and healers – to thrive in their Divine purpose of transforming lives.  Whether clients engage in private or group coaching or contribute to the Inspired Messengers Network as guest experts, they grow their audience, enroll new clients, and scale their businesses to make greater impact in the world while creating more freedom, abundance and joy in their own lives.   Mark’s clients share his conviction to accelerate the shift in social consciousness from a state of fear and separation to one of love and deep connection.  The author of Maximizing Your Human Experience: A Personalized Travel Guide for Your Journey of Life, Mark walks that talk and inspires his readers, viewers, members, and clients to do the same.    https://ginapero.com

Q & A

1. What is a tool to change direction easily?   2. How do you know you are committed?   3. What is believing in yourself really mean?   4. What is a way to start investing in myself?   https://ginapero.com

Empowering Words of the Soul

Vital Germaine’s teachable moments he brings into the world. Be open to a change in direction;Be Authentic, Step into your truth;Show up Fully;Its not Where you start, its that you start;Believe in yourself not your circumstance;Look for ways to grow;Invest in yourself. 

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Vital Germaine: Public Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Author

Vital is a top-selling author and standout personality in the field of public speaking. He brings 25 years of leadership and training experience to each of his communication platforms. His innovative, effective and impactful delivery style has initiated meaningful corporate paradigm shifts that increase sales and strengthen brands by elevating customer experiences.

He has worked with numerous corporations at home and abroad, including 5 years with Cirque du Soleil as a performer and team captain. Vital previous owned a production company that produced large-scale corporate events for such clients as IBM, Microsoft, Alcatal, Sprint, Aztra Zeneca, The Chrysler Group (FCA US), and Hearst Corporation.

Vital received a Languages and Communications Degree from Syntra West College in Belgium and is currently earning a Business and Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Community College of Southern Nevada. He is fluent in English, French, and Dutch.

 

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Teachable Moments and Tools For Life with Gemma Freitas

What natural gifts do you have? What is faith? Who are you listening to? Humility: Patience: Dance: Giving: Self-Love: Approach to life: Family: Injuries: Being Still:

Gina Pero Creator and Host: The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out Elite Performance Coach Dance/Movement Specialist Speaker www.ginapero.com Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpos

 

Gemma Freitas: Juilliard Dance Graduate, Princess Grace Award

Gemma Freitas shares her story growing up in Buffalo, NY and wanting to become a professional dancer when her aesthetic didn’t show people it was possible. She speaks on her love for dance, auditioning for Juilliard, the challenges of injuries, how her faith keeps her going and accomplishing her dreams.  She takes you through many process’s as a dancer in college and in a professional company. LIFE-CHANGING!

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Q & A: Gina Pero

Q & A: Gina Pero   1. What is the best way to find team? 2. What is your coaching program like? 3. How do you know what’s best for you? 4. What do you do to stay grounded and true to yourself?     Blessings, Gina Subscribe Now for FREE tips, facts, an inspirational ways to live a life full out https://ginapero.com Listen and Subscribe to The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gina-pero-show-living-life/id1125224718?mt=2   Follow Me:   http://www.facebook.com/ginapero   http://www.instagram.com/TheGinaPeroShow   Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpose

Empowering Words for the New Year

Host, Gina Pero shares ways she accomplished all she has this 2017, how she built her podcast and why she is doing it. She discusses why self-work has everything to do with who she is and where she right  now . She brings forth her own insecurities and fears and talks about how the  the art of coaching of both her being a coach and her being coach have been an important part of her path. This episode is a great way to start your new year off and asks you questions that can help you get clear on what you want 2017 to bring you.

Happy New Year with Host Gina Pero

Gina Pero takes us through her 2016 journey, what she has learned, her podcast journey, how she has branded herself, and what’s to come in 2017.   Get to know your host and who she is right now and what she will be bringing you all this 2017. Within one year, anything and all is possible when we continue to self- discover and learn about ourselves, our thoughts, our feelings, our actions, and constantly self reflect. This new year is going to be amazing! Get Ready to create all that you have ever wanted.    Interview by Laci Urcioli.   Gina Pero Creator and Host: The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out Elite Performance Coach Dance/Movement Specialist Speaker www.ginapero.com Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpose

New Year’s Questions

This episode gifts you with the questions to expand and open your heart and soul to new possibilities. These questions will awaken you to a greater effort, enthusiasm, and creativity. They will prepare you for your portfolio ahead. They will start your life’s vision for 2017.   Gina Pero Creator and Host: The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out Elite Performance Coach Dance/Movement Specialist Speaker www.ginapero.com Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpose

Teachable Moments from Gina Pero

This is replay of Gina’s second episode: On this episode of the Gina Pero Show, Gina provides tools and ways for you and your loved ones to live full out with feeling.

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Gina Pero: Host and Creator’s Mission/Story

An in depth interview with Gina Pero, The Creator and Host of The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out.

Laci Urcioli, president of One Six Media Group and Podcast Expert, takes Gina through a series of questions allowing her audience to get to know her story, her “why “behind the show, and share the moments that she started to live full out with feeling. As you get to know Gina, you will be encouraged to listen each week as she takes on a journey  through real life stories that create connection to and from the human heart.

Gina shares her pain in overcoming scoliosis, not getting hired her 4th season as a Radio City Rockette, amongst the importance of her team while following her passion for dance. Her faithful living will expand your perspective and her genuine heart will leave you with a smile.  Get ready to get inside The mind, body , and spirit of The Gina Pero Show.

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Q & A: Rockettes

Q & A: Rockettes

  1. What is work week like?   2. What is a tool for mental strength?   3. What is a step to trusting yourself?   4. How do you handle the rest of your life while performing as a Rockette?     Gina Pero Creator and Host: The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out Elite Performance Coach Dance/Movement Specialist Speaker www.ginapero.com Standing in your presence leads your passion into purpose