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Deanna McBrearty discovered dance at age 12. One year later, as she was preparing to move away from home to study ballet full-time, she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Her condition was so severe that doctors told her that she would never dance.

"Dance was my dream and I was determined to not let my condition get in the way."

After wearing a special back brace during all hours of the day, Deanna's back slowly began to straighten, and eventually healed. She went on to not only get into the School of American Ballet, but four years later, she become a
n acclaimed solo and corps performer with the New York City Ballet.

Deanna is now making a big splash off-stage as a choreographer, writer, model, certified personal trainer and the creator of her very own fitness program, Balocity.

"I achieved my dream and I feel truly blessed. And now I want to inspire others through dance. Balocity will enable you to achieve a high level of fitness and confidence with total body awareness. This cardio program gives your workout a classic twist to invite you back to your inner performer. "

Click to watch video tribute to Deanna
A leading expert on dance and fitness, Deanna’s career has included features in Film, Television, Modeling, Print, Public Speaking and both best-selling New York City Ballet Workout videos.

Be sure to watch our Video Tribute to Deanna!

Career highlights include:
• Dance Fitness Expert Appearances on Good Morning America, Oxygen Network, America’s Health Network, Fox TV, PBS and NY One
Columbia Picture’s Center Stage
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Ultimate Dance Party
New York City Ballet Workout Video I & II
Choreographer of Mattel Dance-A-Long DVD’s: Barbie’s Learn to Dance Like a Princess, and Barbie’s Learn to be a Princess
New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Festival / Swan Lake - PBS
New York City Ballet’s – The Nutcracker - Snowflake
David Letterman Top Ten
COSE Cosmetics commercial

Print/Lecture/Public Relations
Member of Dance Spirit Magazine Advisory Board
Published columns in Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit and Pointe Magazine
Lectured and demonstrated dance technique at several New York area schools
Speaker at business and professional events for New York City Ballet fundraising
Manager of External Affairs with New York City Ballet
Head of ballet department Oklahoma Arts Institute
Featured representative for Danskin Dancewear Inc. 1999-2004
Reebok “Simply” ad campaign – 2000-2003
New York City Ballet ad campaign - billboard and brochure
Featured on cover / throughout Geoffrey Beene’s Book Thirty Years of Fashion
Featured on cover / throughout Geoffrey Beene’s Book Beene By Beene
Featured in New York City Ballet Workout Book
Featured in On Balanchine Technique by Suki Schorer
Featured in Glory photography book by Richard Corman

Member of New York City Ballet corps - 1992-2004
Leading roles with choreographers such as Peter Martins, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Christopher Wheeldon, Elliot Feld and Helgi Tomasson
Lead role in Jerome Robbins “West Side Story Excerpts” and “Fancy Free”
Principal Lead in NYC Opera production “Prince Igor” and “Brigadoon”
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