Hu(e)mans Performing Life: Happy International Dance Day From Nude Barre Staff
International Dance Day is a cross-cultural celebration of movement that started in 1982 by the Dance Committee of ITI. It is held on April 29th of every year, to commemorate the birthday of the ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre. International Dance Day highlights the benefits of dance as a stress releaser and a tool for self-expression. In celebration of International Dance Day, Nude Barre is highlighting our in-house movers and groovers that make your true hue come to y(hue). With a founder that used her dance experiences as a catalyst to start her own inclusive bodywear company, it’s no wonder that Nude Barre would have its fair share of artists in the mix. Learn more about how dance from around the world merges where the magic happens...
Nude Barre founder Erin Carpenter received a BFA in ballet from Marymount Manhattan College, she later went on to become a Knicks City Dancer as well as commercial dance freelancer.
Social Media Marketing Manager Isa Sesay honors her African heritage by teaching ASA! Fitness dance classes for those looking to better their rhythm and get fit.
Nude Barre Customer Success Analyst, Brooke Armonaitis received her BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College and is a certified personal trainer with a specialization in pre and postnatal fitness.
Administrator Eric Stucky received a BA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College and has danced in Jerusalem with Dance Jerusalem, Batsheva Dance Company and Vertigo Dance Company. Eric is also certified to teach May O’ Donnell technique and is a company member with Jennifer Mueller/The Works.
Copywriter Lauryn Hayes has a BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College and is an apprentice with the company Gallim. She has performed at Lincoln Center, the Park Avenue Armory, and will perform at the Biennale in Italy.
Based in New York City, graphic designer and photographer Becca Fox is also the lead singer of the Indie band Gentleman Brawlers, and a dancer who appeared most recently in Sarah Ruhl & Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice” at the Metropolitan Opera.
For more information on how to help dancers secure grant funding, health benefits, and fair wages visit: Dance/USA - The national service organization for professional dance. (danceusa.org), NDEO, and Dance Educators of America (dancedea.com).