Teaching Artist

​Barbara Papendorp

Barbara Papendorp has performed in and around DC, singing French Cabaret songs in I LOVE PARIS! A Bastille Day Celebration at La Maison Française, An American in Paris—Paris on the Potomac at L’Alliance Française of Washington DC. and RENOIR’S RETURN at the Phillips Collection. Barbara received glowing reviews as Violette the Dancehall Singer in La Vagabonde (Parisian Cabaret) with Le NEON Theatre  (“…lovely solos by vocalist Barbara Papendorp,… superb teasing and poignant singing of Barbara Papendorp…[She] delivers the on-stage performances of music hall songs in the Edith Piaf mode.")
Barbara appeared as the Chanteuse and Louise in the Washington Shakespeare Company’s PRIVATE LIVES and the companion piece COWARD CABARET at PLAYBILL CAFÉ where she received such accolades as: 

“Interspersed throughout the play are musical interludes provided by Barbara Papendorp, who appears suddenly behind a black scrim to the side, providing beautiful melodies between scenes. She's a wonderful addition to the show and an often blissful reprieve from the cannon fire on stage. Papendorp also makes a brief cameo as a French maid, who manages to get laughs without one line in English.”

 "if music be the food of on!"

About Barbara

Barbara has worked with many of Washington’s theatre companies such as The Faction of Fools, Forum Theatre, Le Neon Theatre, The Washington Shakespeare Company/AvantBard. Internationally, she studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, The British American Drama Academy in Oxford and had the opportunity to participate in the international theatre collective Les Rencontres Theatral in Corsica where she performed LES TROYENNES/ The Trojan Women. As a cabaret and jazz artist she has appeared at several venues including La Maison Francaise, L’Alliance Francaise, the Phillips Collection, The Society of the Cincinnati, The Arts Club of Washington, The Harman Center of the Arts, Washington Women in Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre, The Creative Cauldron. She has performed at local jazz venues: The Black Fox Lounge, Twins Jazz, Sofitel, Bistro Lepic Wine Bar and DC's favorite historic pub on the hill, Mr. Henry’s. 


Wednesday September 22, 6:30-9:30pm​​

We are elated to bring LIVE JAZZ back to Bistrot Lepic 
Enjoy and evening with French food, wine and song!
Join us for an evening of American and French jazz standards, songs of the season and other surprises
Barbara Papendorp, vocals
Oren Levine, keys
                   Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
                   1736 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC
                    NO COVER
202-333-0111 (reservations recommended)​​

Barbara Papendorp JAZZ Trio

at Le Kavacha BISTRO

Thursday September 16, 6:00-9:00 pm

If it's Thursday--there will be JAZZ! NO COVER.
Barbara is inaugurating the weekly Jazz Series at Le Kavacha Bistro, the newest Bistro in Tenleytown, the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Sept 16 JAZZ CABARET in 3 acts

~So Long to Summer--Some Like it Hot
~Cocktails with Noel Coward & Cole Porter
~The Naughty List--A musical Tribute to Banned Books

With Barbara Papendorp, Vocals

        Amy Conley, piano & vocals 

 and Dakota Kaylor, percussion
4619 41st St NW~ TENLEYTOWN Metro accessible
Join us for some sassy fun and surprises



4619 41 Street NW, Washington DC 20016

BLOCKS from Tenleytown Metro

Plenty of on street parking