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Bailey Anne Vincent, Bionic Ballerina, Deaf Artist

Bailey Anne Vincent is a professional ballerina, consummate choreographer, journalist, novelist, health activist, and devoted mother of two young daughters. She considers herself a teacher first and foremost. She loves focusing on the artistry, history, and culture behind dance, as well as on child development, learning styles, and classroom etiquette.

Bailey danced and worked with modern companies in Washington, DC before creating Company 360, a professional, charitable, body-positive contemporary company in Fredericksburg, VA in 2017. She also choreographs and dances with BalletNext in New York City. Bailey is an online advocate for deafness and health, as well as a writer and journalist on the side. She believes that anyone and everyone can dance — it’s just empowering yourself to find a way!

While she hates to brag, Bailey did a music video with Kelly Clarkson and spoke  to sizeism in dance alongside Kathryn Morgan. She hopes to fight stereotypes in dance and raise awareness of deaf dancers nationwide. She believes that teaching  dance should be considered an art form in and of itself. Child development, language, history, culture — it’s all part of celebrating and respecting the arts.

Bailey began losing her hearing in her teens due to a medical condition called atypical cystic fibrosis—a complicated diagnosis that impacts a number of her organs. But this hasn’t stopped her from dancing. She dances with all of her senses but one. She is profoundly deaf from all usable hearing. She relies on reading lips and sign language, but when dancing, she’s able to feel the music and innately understand the rhythm.

She has had many surgeries on her stomach, and she has robot parts.  She calls herself a “bionic ballerina.”

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