10 things you don’t know about bryan o’shea…

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DANNNGGG y’all! I’ve been gone for a minute. I apologize, it’s been a busy season. New posts are coming though, as next week is spring break for me and I am vowing to write at least one post a day. Until then, I feel bad for neglecting you guys, so here’s a bit of something fun! Maybe you’ll learn something new about me? Flip the script to find out one of my biggest (& most embarrassing) guilty pleasures…

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it’s a celebration – my 2 year blogiversary!!!

It’s my blogiversary!!! #TURNUP!!! Just in case you’re a little confused: On this day two years ago, I published my first blog post and said hello to the world through the chanel-logo-cake-2loveliness of WordPress! From then to now, I’ve published 77 blog entries, which encompass everything from my biggest loves to my biggest insecurities and so much in between! I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences living this dance life with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about them! Here’s to many more years of blogging and many MANY more posts!

much love to you ALL!  ~b

happy new year!!! 2013 in review and looking forward into 2014

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Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start anew in 2014! I want to thank you for your readership and support throughout 2013 and as I continue to do my best into 2014, I sincerely hope I can count on your continued encouragement. Arigatou gozaimasu! *claps and bows*

WordPress cooked up a little 2013 cumulative report about my blog this year. I think it’s cute, so I invite you to take a look at a few interesting facts they found. Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 950 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 16 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Posts will continue as usual and I look forward to reading your comments and thoughts, and I encourage you to add your voice to the conversation in each post.

with much love, b.


this is the one: my 2012-2013 dance year review in pictures

Bryan photo shoot 244 alt - square aviThis past year has been my busiest one yet! More performances than I can count along with numerous teaching gigs, residencies, and side projects have challenged me to use my time (and body) wisely. After the jump, I present to you a few highlights from this year – the shows, the fun, the photos – and hope you’ll continue to show your support. I love bringing you along for the ride!

with love, b

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spotlight: MEEEEE!!! lol


EYYYYY!!! Look at ya boy! As a part of their Summer 2013 campaign “HTE Dance Motivator: Full Out…No Regrets!”, the leadership & dance camp company is premiering a short profile of each summer staff member daily. Mine was the first to be unveiled early last week.

GET TO KNOW THE HTEDANCE TEAM – Bryan Smith 9 Year Staffer
Bryan graduated from Longview HS as a Viewette Officer
Graduated from Hartford Conservatory – Dance Pedagogy/Performance
Resides in New England where he continues to teach as a master teacher (I’m far from that, but I appreciate the ego boost LOL)
His most recent assignment was as a featured dancer in “Broadway in Ravello”  Italy’s Broadway, the Amalfi Coast.

Taken by Jenni Wright of Big Shots Photography at our annual Staff Retreat this past May, I love my little contemporary jump and my headshot (though my shirt still needs more tailoring…*sigh*). I’ll be returning for another summer with HTE Dance, starting in about 2 weeks, and though I’m excited, I still have so much to take care of here before I trek down to TX for 3 months!

To find out more about HTE (and see the other staff member’s pictures), find them on Facebook ! They are on Twitter and Instagram (@HTEDance) too!


it’s my one year anniversary!

so who's making me a cake?! "DOn this day one year ago, I published my first blog post and said hello to the world! In 52 weeks, I’ve posted 51 blog entries, which I pretty good given the two (inadvertent) breaks I took! Covering everything from the evolution of my musical tastes to my favorite choreographers, I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences living this dance life with you! Here’s to many many MANY more posts!