Korine Barlas

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Korine Barlas is from North Kingstown where she grew up dancing since the age of 3. She is a TFDC alumni having trained as a member of our Elite Company for many years. Korine is a graduate of The Prout School and currently lives in New York City where she studies at Marymount Manhattan College. She will be receiving a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a major in dance and a minor in business management. 


Korine aspires to pursue performing and teaching dance after college. She currently teaches summer technique classes while home from college here at The Talent Factory. Korine has attended and received numerous awards at NYCDA, Nuvo, JUMP and Starquest to make a few. She has performed leading roles in Alice in Wonderland as well as Clara in The Nutcracker with Rhode Island Ballet Theatre and Kitri in Don Quote at The Prout School. She has performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Disney World's Parade. Korine was also honored to perform in the Talent Factory’s 1st Dance IV Film, directed by Will Wingfield & Monique Borromeo.


Her most recent performances in New York City have been in Lorna Ventura's "Welcome to the Show", Doug Varone's "Democracy", and in Dancers at Work student choreography pieces at Marymount Manhattan. She also has choreographed for theatre camps at The Talent Factory, such as Wicked and Frozen and most recently choreographed Experiments in Theater's School House Rock Jr. She enjoys practicing yoga, teaching private lessons, and also works at Coastal BodyworX, a Pilates and fitness studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island. 


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.