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     Originally from California, Nadine Barton is a dancer, choreographer, and visual producer who hails from Miami, Florida. Her background is complimented by Portuguese and Chilean ancestries that persistently influence her thought processes and creative enrichments. She started her journey through a love of dance at the young age of three. She received most of her training in Miami with Artistic Dance Center of Doral under Elizabeth Acuna Nuevo and Lissette Salgado Lucas. There she was introduced and later recognized in competitions such as the Youth American Grand Prix and the American Dance Competition where she won the Traditional Excellence Award and the Honorary Fernando Bujones Award. She studied under Miami City Ballet, a trainee with Sarasota Ballet, an apprentice with the Oklahoma City Ballet, performed soloist roles with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, into five years with the Alabama Ballet, and another five years with the Charlotte Ballet. 
     In 2012, Nadine became a finalist of the YoungArts organization, and since then has been invited to choreograph and dance as a recognized alumni. In 2018, she was one of 60 dancers invited to take part in Netherlands Dans Theatre’s summer intensive. In 2019,  she was invited by Hope Muir to join the Charlotte Ballet where she developed deeply as a choreographer. As a performing artist, some of her highlights includes roles such as Earth Mother in Sal Aiello’s The Right of Spring, Myrtha Queen of the Willis in Giselle, Queen of Dryads in Don Quixote, improvisational solo dancer in The Purple Ones by Jamorris Rivers, Red Girls in Sir Fredrick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, and Coffee along with Demi soloist in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. She has had the honor to work with choreographers such as Christian Spuck, Val Caniparoli, Jennifer Archibald, Helen Pickett, Alejandro Cerrudo, Matthew Hart, Roger VanFleteren, Jamorris Rivers, Germaul Barnes and Sarah Ingel.
     As the vision with Charlotte Ballet transitioned from Hope Muir to Alejandro Cerrudo, both artistic directors recognized her voice in choreography and nominated her for the Princess Grace Award. In February of 2022, Nadine was one of three choreographers to take part in Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis Choreographers Competition. She has also been commissioned for new work by Alabama Ballet, Arova Contemporary Ballet, Alabama School of Fine Arts and has represented many young preprofessional solo artists to be well received and recognized through competitions.
     In 2020 Barton premiered a dance film in collaboration with ten dance artists that including her, emulated each color of the progressive pride flag and brought awareness to all voices during a time we all were self isolating due to COVID-19. At that time a commission with Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre fell through, yet has now come full circle in a reprise of the original connection and will premiere March of 2024. 
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