I have to say that as a musician that loves ballet, I have had the opportunity of enjoying some of the top ballet in the world, many times in may life.
Now I live in Miami and I can´t believe how lucky I am of having the chance of enjoying and admiring the beautiful, breathtaking and professional work of Art Ballet Miami, especially the work that they do with the children.
My little daughter has this privilege also, taking an active role as student.
The professional staff of dancers is of the best quality which is pretty amazing because they are so young....
All this it is not surprising because they have a full professional staff and one of the brightest and best classical ballet choreographer and professor in the country, Mr. Vladimir Issaev, that with his impressive experience, especially in the Russian Ballet School, that has been acknowledged internationally.
In addition, they have several scholarships and give free performances in several community schools, fact that contributes significantly to their outreach projection to the south Miami community.
So, I hope they will receive all the support for the social and artistic benefits that the people of south Florida deserve.
I have been a student of Vladimir's since the age of 3. Since then I have performed some major roles in the academy for example in 2007 I protrayed the role od Clara in the Nutcraker. Vladimir Issaev is and always will be the most amazing ballet master to have ever lived! He has taught me so much discipline over the years and I love him. I am dedicated to this academy and always will. Vladimir's School of Classical Ballet is and always will be forevermore my second home.
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.
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.
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.