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Rose Barbantan

Freelance Dancer

Rose Barbantan is from the village of Barbentane in South of France. She began training in classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance at the Regional Dance Conservatory in Avignon, France.  As a finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix in Paris she met Annarella Sanchez, the Director of the International Conservatory of Dance in Portugal and at the age of 15 moved to Portugal to pursue her desire to dance. In Portugal, she performed in Got Talent Portugal, and in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York. At age 16 she began training in the Graham technique at the Paris Marais Dance School with Maggie Boogaart and soon moved to New York to attend the Certificate Program at The Ailey School. While in her final year in the Certificate Program, she performed “Memoria”, staged by Rehearsal Director, Ronni Favors , alongside the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company and Ailey II, at New York City Center. As a member of the Ailey Student Performance Group she has worked with choreographers such as Brice Mousset, Patrick Coker and Hollie Wright.  In addition to dance, Rose is quadrilingual in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English and her distance education by CNED allowed her to obtain her Bachelor Degree Literary baccalaureate diploma. She is a graduate of The Ailey School Certificate Program, class of 2022.