Barbara’s experience as a performer allows her to take audiences on a fun and informative journey of facts and personal stories from the cast in ReachOut Psychosis. Barbara is an upbeat, energetic host, who gets audience members to participate in live demonstrations to help better understand the symptoms that are called psychosis and early psychosis intervention.
Versatile dancer and educator, Barbara Vargas, is one of two Tap Dancers in the world currently completing a Diploma in Music, using her shoes as her major instrument. Her wide variety of performance experience locally and internationally allows her to jump into many different types of projects, from playing Rhoda in the Musical White Christmas, to a Tap Dance percussionist in the Mary Lee Bird Band. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta as well as training through International Internships in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Barbara was for years a leader in the Edmonton-area tap community She now resides in Vancouver as AIR with Vancouver Public Schools and ReachOut Psychosis Tour Coordinator.