With fierce loyalty to movement and physical theater as an art form, Débora Balardini’s extensive performance background spans ballet, modern dance, and tap. After becoming Hatha yoga certified, mindfulness and overall well being greatly influence her approach to the arts. She has fostered a growing vision of traditional and experimental exceptionalism from voice overs to theater acting, direction and production, from cabaret to variety, from feature films to short films.
She is the founder of Group.BR, an award winning all-Brazilian ensemble, the only Brazilian theater company in NYC. Her insatiable appetite for the arts led her to co-founding Nettles Artists Collective (NAC), an artists collective which has received multiple nominations for original work.
With theater credits including The Cherry Orchard, Servant of Two Masters, Romeo and Juliet, The Threepenny Opera and Don Quixote de La Mancha, she sought to deepen her roots in NYC by co-founding PUNTO, a venue for events, art happenings and performances that would serve as a creative home and place for artistic community to collaborate, explore and thrive.
Most recently, she was nominated for a Best Actress Brazilian Press Award for her role in the Grupo.BR production of Inside The Wild Heart (Dentro do Coracão Selvagem), which ran at the immersive Gallery in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn.