Deanna McBrearty is a sought-after expert on dance. In 1992, at age 18 Deanna was chosen to be one of 100 dancers with one of the world’s premiere ballet companies, New York City Ballet dancing principal roles and working with renowned choreographers such as Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Peter Martins, Elliot Feld, Twyla Tharp, Mauro Bigonzetti, Christopher Wheeldon. Throughout her dance career, Deanna was also the featured fashion model for couture designer, Geoffrey Beene.
Throughout her career she has promoted her own profession by giving well over 100 lectures and interviews on dance and ‘Day in the Life’ of a dancer for NYCB Business and Professional Gala events, PR promotions, and Educational Outreach programs. To further strengthen her voice she has written and published articles on her expertise in the field for Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, and Pointe Magazine. Stemming from this she became Danskin Dancewear Inc.’s spokesperson and model for four years and held title on the advisory board of Lifestyle Magazines. Her television credits include America’s Health Network, O Network and FOX-TV as well as the David Letterman Show. Deanna has also appeared in films, including Columbia Pictures Center Stage. As well as appearing in dance films, she choreographed two children’s Dance-A-Long videos (Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses and Barbie in the Island Princess) in collaboration with Mattel Entertainment Inc. After releasing two ballet fitness videos on the market, New York City Ballet Workout I and II, which quickly became top sellers on Amazon.com, she became a certified instructor and personal trainer for the world of fitness, training many celebrities at Physique57 such as Kelly Ripa, Christy Turlington, Natasha Lyonne, Maura Tierny, among others. She is also co-founder and creator of a dance inspired workout DVD entitled Balocity. Upon retirement as a dancer, Deanna held post as Manager of External Affairs with New York City Ballet which necessitates she publish/edit NYCB’s bi-annual Alumni Newsletter. Deanna currently coaches and mentors young dancers where she resides in Charleston, SC as well as teaching, lecturing and choreographing all over the world.