Talia Bailes

Tali is passionate about meeting new people and understanding different perspectives. She has long been involved in ballet and contemporary dance, teaching under-served children, and promoting literacy and education through many different organizations. Her goals for the year include becoming fluent in Spanish, becoming a part of a new community and experiencing global health issues first hand. She is inspired by a quote from the renowned Dumbledore of Harry Potter: "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided."


In the Efforts of Being Honest

​ There are tons of thoughts going through my mind now that I am back in Cincinnati. Listen to hear just a little bit about what it has been like to be back “home.”    

21 April, 2016

Fractures and Family


24 March, 2016

Dancing In The Rain-A Thank You to Summer Camp

I am always “glowing” here in Ecuador, be it the rain or the Amazon heat. But I love it, thanks to what I learned from Jewish summer camp. Listen below  

28 February, 2016

My Best Friend


29 January, 2016

Eat the Cake

Each day here I am being challenged to fully live in the moment. Part of living in the moment for me is embracing the amazing rivers here in the Amazon. Going to the river is a weekly event that I treasure. But how do the gorgeous rivers in the Amazon relate to eating cake? Listen…

17 December, 2015

What To Do When: A Guide To Living

Dance has been and will always be an important aspect of my life. So is smiling. Listen below to hear how the combination of these is allowing me to flourish in Ecuador. My guide to living…  

22 November, 2015

Me llamo

I have struggled posting this blog because I find it difficult to accurately display everything that goes on in my life on a day to day basis. But as I adapt to my new life, this podcast accurately depicts some of my many thoughts and challenges. (Photo is of one of my weekend ballet classes…

24 October, 2015

Life is a journey, not a destination

Life is a journey, not a destination. A mug I received on my birthday a few years ago currently sitting 2,739 miles away says just that; Life is a journey, not a destination. But what does that really mean when our society is driven by goals and we are constantly racing on the treadmill of…

16 September, 2015

Double Dutch

My name is Tali Bailes. I hail from Cincinnati, Ohio where I recently graduated from a local public school, Sycamore High School. This summer I taught at Breakthrough Cincinnati. Breakthrough is an academic summer camp dedicated to preparing underserved middle schoolers for the school year and potentially even college. (Shout out to all of my…

02 September, 2015

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