Sarina Condello has integrated her love for life as a stage/film director, choreographer/ dancer, educator, motivational speaker, television host and founder of Learning By Heart Performing Arts Studio based out of Toronto, Canada. For over twenty years she has traveled the planet, studying how humanity and divinity are experienced through the performing arts. By combining dance and theatrical elements from the circus and expressive art modalities from around the world, Sarina has invented a teaching methodology that inspires and galvanizes children, adults and international artists everywhere and anywhere she visits.

As a university student, The Journal, CBC, did a documentary on her month placement at Cross Lake Native Reserve where she directed and facilitated a creative arts program for over 300 First Nations children. Completing two undergrad degrees in Fine Arts and in Education at the University of Manitoba, York University and University of Toronto respectively, Sarina continued with her search for knowledge and completed her Masters and PhD course work at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). As a television personality, she has appeared on Global TVís Pop Stars, Big Voice and has worked with Amy Sky, Olivia Newton John, Elaine Overholt and Jane Siberry. She has created, produced and hosted the 65 episode international television series, The Barefoot Dancer and a 13 part docusoap, It's Showtime, developed for Vision Network, Canada. Her award winning documentary Thank You Tanzania, profiled her first art camp that she facilitated alongside her three teenagers at an orphanage for hundreds of heroic and inspirational Tanzanian orphans affected by HIV and AIDS. Thank You Tanzania has been screened throughout North America. Her second documentary that followed her troupe of Jewish Senior Dancers into the remote regions of Ghana titled: Dancing in Dagbamete, is still in production.

In 2005, Sarina founded her charity The Big Little Caravan of Joy. Traveling to Africa every summer for months at a time, her roving performing arts camp has inspired orphans, vulnerable and underprivileged children through the natural language of creative play, circus and performance arts. These camps, funded and directed by The BLC of Joy is facilitated by regional leaders, artists and educators of the hosting African country. Since 2005, The BLC of Joy has touched over 3,000 orphans throughout Africa and has successfully trained 80 African art educators, performers and NGOs with an empowering child-centric methodology and inspirational arts-based curriculum. In 2009, Sarina's project was profiled by the national radio station Lotus FM to honour Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday as an example of how to strengthen communities in South Africa. In 2011 The Big Little Caravan of Joy will sponsor two conferences held in Swaziland and South Africa titled The Empowered African Child.


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Classes for Children
Barefoot Dancer
Thank You Tanzania
Dancing in Dagbamete
Phenomenal Woman
Barefoot Dancer
Bouffon: "Lulu Lemon"
Pop Stars
Creative Arts Camp
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