Series - Barely Breathing Ballerina

The Final Show - Can Bailey Make It Through? (Barely Breathing Ballerina E6)

It's finally here! Show Day! Bailey and Company 360 have been rehearsing for this moment for months and the pressure is on. Bailey is still weak and has another upcoming surgery, and worries whether she is capable of preparing her company and crew for the show and then giving the audience an effort that is up to her own personal standards.

In this episode of Bailey Breathing Ballerina, Bailey faces a critical moment in her recovery. "Tonight's performance is really important to me," Bailey shares. "I think, though I don't admit it, approaching every show there is a very huge part of myself that doubts that I will physically get there."

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Ballerina Struggles to Balance Health, Family, and Work (Barely Breathing Ballerina E5)

Bailey Vincent desperately wants to get back to doing the things she loves as she battles a lung infection that followed her most recent surgery. In this episode of Barely Breathing Ballerina, she will stretch herself as far as she dares in order to participate in a family outing followed by a dance rehearsal with her Company360 youth ensemble.

It's a beautiful fall day as Bailey, husband John, and their two daughters, Kage and Follin, set out for nearby Snead's Farm to see their collection of animals, sample their delicious hot chocolate, and, hopefully, find that perfect pumpkin. Although she is deaf, Bailey strives to be a normal mom and wife despite her limits. Sometimes knowing sign language can be an advantage, especially when your daughter has a question and she is way on the other side of a pumpkin patch!

Bailey is unwilling to let her being deaf be a damper on her family life or her work life. Her creative answer to her condition is to add some ASL into the choreography as a way to incorporate her deafness and deaf culture, and make it something celebrated and beautiful. The far bigger issue for her when she gets to the studio is making sure that she paces herself so she is able to demonstrate and talk the Youth Company group through the movements without losing her breath.

Bailey is anxious to finish the dance training because there are only a few weeks to go before the scheduled performance. Although her health issues make it difficult, Bailey is inspired by her group and how much emotion they put into their dancing. "They always give me 110% of themselves. There's no way I can't give 100% of myself, in return," she says thankfully. "Despite the hardships, it's always worth it to get any amount of time with these beautiful dancers who give so much to me."

Although Bailey is still recovering, the joy she gets from spending time with her family and her dancers is the best medicine she could possibly get.

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Series - Barely Breathing Ballerina

Can Bailey Return to Work And Avoid A Relapse? (Barely Breathing Ballerina E4)

Bailey Vincent, professional dancer and deaf culture advocate, is still recovering from a complicated triple surgery. She hoped it would address the cystic fibrosis symptoms that have been limiting her ability to lead and perform with her ballet group, Company360, but the road back has been rough.

In this episode, Bailey discusses how recovering from this surgery has been particularly slow and tedious so far, perhaps because this is the third time she has been operated on in the span of a month. "It has really been hard. You feel like you look different, and your vanity comes into play," she reflects. "Behind the scenes I'm honestly feeling a lot worse than I am going to show."

Despite her discomfort, life won't slow down to make it easier. She is still taking care of her two girls, teaching her classes, choreographing a big show, and running her dance company. Her parents are concerned about her jumping back into a full schedule when she isn't close to feeling 100% yet. "Listen to your body and listen to your parents," her Dad advises. "We love you so much so please don't push it."

When Bailey gets to her first stop, a photo shoot for a new "ghost themed" dance routine, it's exhausting. Bailey struggles to finish the shoot, not having as much energy as she is used to. She then moves on to her studio where she tries to dance and teach at her usual pace. Although she starts out pretty strong, after a while Bailey can barely move, and ends up having to teach mostly from the sidelines. After class, her sister Corey expresses concern and worry for her, and Bailey confesses how torn she feels. "It's super frustrating as the Choreographer and Artistic Director to not be able to run rehearsal the way I want to which means giving 100%, dancing completely full out," she says, "It's really difficult to feel like I'm holding back when I'm expecting my dancers to do the same for me."

See how Bailey copes with the stressful decisions facing her... keep working and risk a relapse and another health decline ... or … listen to her sister and parents, take a break, and let herself heal?

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Series - Barely Breathing Ballerina

Multiple Organ Surgery Puts Bailey's Life on Pause (Barely Breathing Ballerina E3)

Bailey Vincent has been on the brink of major surgery many times, but this moment is like nothing she has ever dealt with before. In this episode of "Barely Breathing Ballerina", Bailey faces an unprecedented challenge – 3 consecutive complex surgeries in one day.

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The Day Before Surgery (Barely Breathing Ballerina - E2)

On this episode of Barely Breathing Ballerina, Bailey's life is chaotic. She is about to go into the hospital on Tuesday for three major surgeries, all follow-ups to the minor incidents she has been having all summer, mostly caused by her cystic fibrosis. Her anxiety about the surgery is amplified knowing that her family will also be under stress.

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Series - Barely Breathing Ballerina

Still Living, Still Dancing - Meet Bailey Vincent (Barely Breathing Ballerina - E1)

When Bailey Anne Vincent wears a tank top in dance class, her young students sometimes ask about the "super obvious" raised bump she has on the right side of her upper chest. "I tell them I have cool robot parts that help me dance better," she said.

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