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The Gina Pero Show: Living Life Full Out

The Gina Pero Show inspires audiences worldwide to start living life full out with feeling. Her vast knowledge, valuable information and real-life stories create an experience that will ignite awareness into your heart and soul.

Gina Pero has turned her pain from obstacles such as a brain injury, scoliosis, and reverse bullying into her purpose in serving others.  Going behind the curtain to learn about her and others personal experiences, influences, and triumphs will empower you to take action on the life you really want. The Gina Pero show will feature dialogue from family, professional colleagues, industry experts, and celebrity guests as she goes beyond one’s achievements and into the journey each individual took to arrive at their current destination.

Are you ready to start living life full out?

A 5,6,7,8!

7/18/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Elizabeth Parkinson: Dance Legend, Mom, Teacher 7/18/2016 - 2 Listens
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The insight and life lessons from Elizabeth Parkinson, dance legend, mom, and dance educator.

7/20/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Teachable Moments and Life Lessons with Elizabeth Parkinson 7/20/2016 - 2 Listens
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7/22/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Q & A: Elizabeth Parkinson: 5 Life Changing Answers 7/22/2016 - 2 Listens
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9/5/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Dawn Smith-Theodore: Expert in Eating Disorders 9/5/2016 - 6 Listens
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9/7/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Teachable Moments and Life Lessons from Dawn Smith-Theodore 9/7/2016 - 3 Listens
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Dawn Smith-Theodore has over thirty years of experience as a dancer, dance teacher, and studio owener.  She is also a leader in the treatment of eating disorders, adding to her therapy practice the insights of a dance professional who has personally recovered from anorexia nervosa.  Dawn has treated eating disorders for the past 17 years and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Eating Disorder Center of California.

9/9/2016
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Q & A : Dawn Smith-Theodore on Eating Disorders 9/9/2016 - 3 Listens
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9/26/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Thomas Ralbate: Professor/Past Chair of Dept of Theater and Dance SUNY Buffalo 9/26/16 - 1 Listens
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Thomas P. Ralabate is Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at University at Buffalo/SUNY. He has served in the past as Assistant Chair Dance, Director of Dance, and Artistic Director of UB’s Zodiaque Dance Company. Ralabate has taught for all major dance organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico

9/28/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Teachable Moments: Thomas Ralabate 9/28/16 - 1 Listens
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9/30/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Thomas Ralabate: Q&A 9/30/16 - 1 Listens
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11/28/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Don Mirault: Broadway, Film, Author, Creator of Theatre Arts Preparatory School 11/28/16 - 1 Listens
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He appeared on Broadway as Zach in “A Chorus Line”, he played Fred
Casely in Bob Fosse’s “Chicago” and you’ve seen him in the Equity
production of “Baby”. He performed the lead adagio in the “Folies
Bergere” in Las Vegas. Don has worked in every dance medium from
Cruise Lines to MTV. He has helped hundreds of dancers launch their
dance careers with his book “Dancing…For A Living”. Don has created
three instructional videos “Lifts…For Your Choreography”, “Lifts…For
Kids and Advanced Lifts and Partner Work.” He conducts adagio classes
across the country specializing in helping male dancers and partners. A
keynote speaker at colleges and universities, Don continues to educate
dancers and teachers on the business of dance and how to become a
professional. A master class teacher and national judge for numerous
competition/conventions including Joe Tremaine, Starpower, Encore,
Rainbow Connection, Talent on Parade, Al Gilbert and many more. He is
the Executive Producer for Doucette Entertainment in Las Vegas.
Entering it’s 10th year, Don is the Producer/Director of GoPro Seminars
and KIDZ ROC a full production theatrical show for kids in Branson,
Mo. He is the owner of Theater Arts Preparatory School in Las Vegas.
11/30/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Don Mirault: Teachable Moments 11/30/16 - 1 Listens
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Gina takes us through the key components of Don’s interview from Monday. Learn the business of dance, how to throw away your excuses, get real information on becoming the CEO of your business as a performing artist, and get empowered from the inside out.
12/2/16
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Q & A: Don Mirault 12/2/16 - 1 Listens
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Q & A: Don Mirault
1. What is most important in deciding whether or not to perform professionally ?
2. How can parents get information for their children who love to perform?
3. What is difference between dance degree and your school?
4. How can you apply for your school?
3/6/17
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Robert Contreras: Alignment based Dance Teacher and Choreographer 3/6/17 - 1 Listens
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Robert Contreras: Alignment based Dance Teacher and ChoreographerStarting 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.
3/8/17
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Teachable Moments: Robert Contreras 3/8/17 - 1 Listens
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Empowering Ways to Live Full OutGina 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.
3/10/17
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Q & A: Robert Contreras 3/10/17 - 1 Listens
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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?
11/6/17
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Succeeding in the Business of Dance 11/6/17 - 1 Listens
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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.
11/10/17
The Gina Pero Show by Gina Pero Q & A: Succeeding in the Business of Dance 11/10/17 - 1 Listens
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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?