Season of Performances
The selected programs of the upcoming season, embrace an array of pieces including those of Russian composer Prokofiev, French composer Ravel and some neoclassical works by our own local pride and master choreographer Vladimir Issaev in addition to international guests artists.
Program I: Dancing to Prokofiev and Ravel.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Russian master composer Sergei Prokofiev with excerpts of ballets Stone Flower, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and a world premier by Issaev inspired in his first symphony.
Program II- The Nutcracker
A holiday classic, this yearly masterpiece will be showcased in Miami and Broward for all families’ enjoyment, with the original choreography by Vladimir Issaev. He maintains the traditional Russian ballet while implementing his own choreographic style, developed on his constantly evolving dancing troop.
Program III – Chipollino
Chipollino is a ballet consisting of two acts with a choreography by Issaev. It is inspired in the music by the Russian composer Karen Khachaturian and is based in the children story of Italian writer Gianni Rodari.
Program IV- Spring Gala
On this occasion the selection includes Pas de Deux works and some neo-classic pieces, originals of the company’s Artistic Director. As an innovative element this year the Gala will also rely on the participation of international choreographers and dancers invited specially to summit the 2016-2017 season.
Summer Intensive Program of Russian Technique
The summer intensive program has been designed to provide serious students ages 10 to 22 with a complete dance-training program. There are three levels of study available; Preparatory, Intermediate, and Advanced or Pre-Professional. There is also a Teachers Program. The curriculum includes a complete dance-training program for both male and female students who will be able to receive a unique approach to authentic, traditional Russian ballet training with the finest Russian teachers graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy.
The program teaches the Russian ballet technique ( Vaganova Method) given by teachers who have graduated from the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy. All ballet teachers have been students of Vaganova, Tarazov, Plaht, among others, with a high quality expertise in Russian, American, European and Latin American ballet companies.
Arts Ballet Goes to School
The purpose of this program is to develop a new audience generation of high-quality cultural standards, who will be able to promote the community's outreach and highlight its ethnic pluralism.
The program is offered to public schools of the community at no cost. Participants include kindergarten to elementary school-aged children.
Dancing with Disabilities
Is a program that has benefited more than 40 people with and without disabilities. The new enlarge studios of this prestigious ballet school are welcoming people with and without disabilities of all ages. Classes are designed to give participants an opportunity to experiment with movement and dance. The participants are guided through a series of activities beginning with a full body warm up leading to various moments activities including those which challenge special awareness motor skills, group and partner improvisation and basic dance concepts.
Dr. Jules Oaklander Scholarship
Students granted to be in this program are selected to receive an scholarship based on financial need and merit combined. Students must audition for these competitive scholarships that will allow them to pursue their dreams.
The scholarships are granted annually during the school year period and must be maintained by an impeccable attendance and continuous professional development.
This program is closely associated with program #2, Summer Intensive Program of Russian Technique, as many of the students in that program are recipients of this scholarship.
Additionally, some of the talented children spotted in the program #3, Arts Ballet Goes to School, are invited to audition and participate in this scholarship program, where otherwise their families could never afford to pay for their ballet education.