Deanna McBrearty is actively advancing dance in Charleston. She lives on Daniel Island where she is raising her two children along with her husband Steve Parker. Since 2010 she has been a highly respected and sought-after coach training young dancers into top companies and is an active participant in the dance culture in Charleston taking an active role in bringing world class companies like Complexions to the Charleston area to perform in presentation by Charleston Concert Association. She also recently served on the panel of Piccolo Spoleto.
Deanna was an exceedingly accomplished dancer in New York City Ballet from 1992 to 2004 dancing all of the major ballets in the repertory including numerous featured and principal roles. During her years at NYCB and continuing after, Deanna has been one of the most active and entrepreneurial members of that company. She forged a career in media and fitness instruction with credits that include major television networks, The David Letterman Show and Columbia Pictures Center Stageas well as Platinum selling workout DVDs. She has been the spokes-model for Danskin Dancewear Inc. and Just For Kix dance apparel as well as a featured fashion model for Geoffrey Beene. 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. She is also co-founder and creator of a dance inspired workout DVD entitled Balocity. Prior to moving to the Charleston area, Deanna was a fitness trainer at Physique57 to celebrities such as Kelly Ripa, Christy Turlington, Natasha Lyonne, Maura Tierny, among others. In addition to her numerous accomplishments she is also a freelance writer on dance for Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, and Dance Magazine.
As a product of the two schools credited with producing the most talented dancers in America, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the School of American Ballet, Deanna McBrearty is impeccably trained and has been teaching that training since her days as a young student