Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 15939 Biscayne Boulevard North Miami Beach FL 33160 USA

Mission: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is a young, vibrant dance company focusing on becoming a force in the ballet community of South Florida.
Target demographics: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida wishes to reach audience members from all of South Florida.
Geographic areas served: South Florida
Programs: Arts Ballet Goes to School: This education-outreach program aims to expose young school children to the history and art of ballet. We hope to instill an appreciation for dance in youth all around South Florida, and we encourage them to participate in dance themselves. Vladimir Issaev's School of Classical Ballet offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap, and Flamenco. The school focuses on teaching the highest standard of Vaganova Method ballet, and performs frequently with the company.
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a dancer myself and I love to see the perfection of the dancers. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is also very professional and makes ballet exciting.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff's professionalism and gaining friendships.

Ways to make it better...

The studio had more classes for adults.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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As a parent, I am thankful that Vladimir Issaev's Arts Ballet Theatre exists. While other programs stress "fun", Arts Ballet Theatre puts serious discipline with fun as well into their programs. Many of their current staff are involved in higher education in the field of dance instruction and education at the University level. The staff at Arts Ballet Theatre definitely have the skills and training to effectively instruct children in dance. There is a window of opportunity for learning when children are young, and ballet instruction, following directions, attentive listening skills, healthy and happy play, correct posture, helps young children in their development. I was worried at first that my daughter would not be able to succeed in Ballet School. Mrs. Ruby Issaev said that the combination of music with dance has a magical effect on children and that magic helped my daughter succeed. It is a boon that Vladimir Issaev, the director of Arts Ballet is an exceptional choreographer who brings to the community wonderful ballets for the family that definitely reinforce love for the arts. Miami is fortunate to have Arts Ballet Theatre. I encourage you to read Arts Ballet Theatre's website and explore the various programs on offer. You will be impressed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I am the parent of a child who has been a student of Arts Ballet and I am amazed by the skills she has acquired.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

overall grade A quality.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and diligent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create more programs, help more children in its youth programs, help more children as part of its special needs programs, help more seniors get out and enjoy its ballet programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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South Beach Chamber Ensemble members Michael Andrews, cello and Ciro Fodere, piano, collaborated with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida to perform selections from Aldemaro Romero's Suite for Cello and Piano for "En Trois Parties", choreographed by their superb guest choreographer Josee Garant. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the company and were delighted to perform three times with their wonderful dancers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very professional, courteous and dedicated to providing the best experience for young dancers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

The staff of Arts Ballets is attentive to the universality of expression through each form of arts and gives value to the work as it transpires the artistic knowledge transmitted through the multicularity of artistic expressions. Through Arts Ballets, the children learn that body, mind and soul merges in ectastic moment in every step placed in a coordinated and unifying force where every culture feels his essence. In Art Ballets one feels at home with the organization, the staff and recognizes the impact of the work on future generations of arts leaders.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The commitment of the organizational staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, sympathetic, tolerant, knowledgeable and their heart are in the work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could offer more disavantaged children access to the learning of artistic expression

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Arts ballet Theater of Florida has been a member of the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce for the past 4 years in excellent standing. Ruby and Vladimir Issaev brought a level of dance and culture to our community that has never been equaled. Arts Ballet Theatre has started a tradition in South Florida with their presentation of the "Nutcracker" ballet extravaganza each Holiday Season. Ruby and Vladimir are touching young lives in our community that otherwise might never have the opportunity to experience this level of ballet. We are truly proud to have them as members and continually support their endeavors to be the very best.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Supporting the annual "Nutcracker" ballet each holiday season and visiting their beautiful rehearsal studios in North Miami Beach, Florida.

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I have nothing negative to say about Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. They are the very best.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

My daughter participated in their Summer Program and her technique, her love for Ballet, poise, improved much more than expected. This is a complete program not only for the techniques but helps this young kids understand discipline, group work and camaraderie. Meeting other girls and boys from other countries and cultures adds to the learning as an individual. I would not think twice on recomending this program. Excelent work and beautiful staff

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their support for the arts

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, candid, dedicated, organized

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Absolutly bring much more culture to all the communities in the state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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4 people found this review helpful

amazing studio!!! amazing classes, teachers, performances!! top notch!! we have been dancing there for 8 years and counting>>>>we are soooo happy

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way my children love to dance and perform and how they have so much confidence.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My daughter had an exceptional experience as a ballerina with Arts Ballet Theatre. Her appreciation of dance and music, plus the acquisition of poise and performing experience were all fundamental to her growth as an individual. She also traveled abroad with the company, and now has friends all over the world. Arts Ballet Theatre had a tremendous impact on her and on our family.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family and in my community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how they nurture young children and help them grow to love dance and art. They also help them grow to understand the importance of community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally loyal.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more services to more children in our communityl

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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I am lucky to say that I was one of the founding members of Arts Ballet Theatre of South Florida. As a dance professor, I have gained much expertise through my experience with the company and I constantly, am amazed at how the company has grown and it continues to produce exquisite artists. ABTSF is a great example of dream that has been nurtured by a supportive community and donors. I am also very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back by teaching in their summer workshops. ABTSF has helped individuals like myself to continue a life and love of dance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a former dancer for the company and also teaching in their summer workshops.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunities that it provided to perform with guest artists and to be part of the creative process.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always warm and kind. Ruby is the best!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

push the artists boundaries...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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