North Miami Beach Theater. July 31st, 2009.
Renowned dancers and teachers of the legendary Marinsky Ballet present the stars of tomorrow as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida performs excerpts of Don Quixote to conclude their Summer Program.
Very few times in South Florida a selected group of young aspiring dancers get the opportunity to have a month of intense training lead by the greatest teachers and stars of the legendary Marinsky Ballet (formerly Kirov). Along with students from around the country and abroad, professional dancers also attend, to continue their search of ballet tradition and excellence in training, the Summer Intensive program offered by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in conjunction with the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
For this occasion formerly principals and soloists of the Kirov, including Yelena Sherstnieva and Yelena Zabalkanskaya, have all gathered at the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s headquarters to train the most talented ballet students in the Russian Vaganova Method along with Russian Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev.
The program also includes instruction in Modern Dance, and Flamenco. Modern teacher Josee P. Garant (formerly with Royal Winnipeg Ballet) and Flamenco dancer Jorge Robledo have prepared the students who will demonstrate their achievements in these disciplines as well.
The four-week program culminates with the performance on July 31st, where there will be excerpts of the classical ballet Don Quixote, modern pieces as well as a demonstration of Flamenco and Character Classes. The Summer Intensive acts as an observation period for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s professional division, which affords the graduating students an opportunity to perform in its productions.
The performance is open to the public, Friday July 31st, at 7:00pm at the North Miami Beach Theater.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida at North Miami Beach Theater
17011 NE 19th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33160