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Bailey Besta

Instructor (Contemporary/Jazz, Heels)

Hey Barrio Family! I'm Bailey Besta or Bay to many at the studio! I'm 23 years old and I've been living in Madison, WI since I was three. I grew up on the west side and attended University of Wisconsin - Madison so you could definitely say that Madison runs in my blood! 

 

Shortly after moving to Madison, my parents enrolled me in ballet classes which kick-started my love for dance. As I grew older I began training in more styles of dance, including modern, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. I performed and competed with Madison Professional Dance Center's company for six years while I was in middle and high school which helped me to find my love for performing. From an early age it was clear that dance is the best outlet for my self-expression. 

 

While in high school, I focused heavily on my technical training. I trained with companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. My passion for urban and commercial movement arose later in my life when I was able to train in it more heavily which was right when Barrio opened! 

 

I've been training at Barrio since the day it opened and I've also been lucky enough to work as a member of the team for the entirety of this time. I started with working the front desk which I love because it allows me to meet all of the lovely faces of the studio. Now, I also teach contemporary/jazz fusion and beg/int heels on Monday nights! I hope to see you at the studio soon! 

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