About Us

 harold mendez - harlequinade 2016  

 harold mendez - harlequinade 2016  

  • Founded in 2012 by husband-wife team, Ariel Serrano and Wilmian Hernandez both former principal dancers, this award winning school provides world class ballet instruction in the tradition of the Cuban method.

  • From instilling the basics in our Creative Movement class for our youngest students to preparing our emerging talent for our most advanced level, we provide a comprehensive ballet program in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment.

  • We have an incredible, strong, qualified and passionate faculty, who care so much about teaching and sharing their knowledge with the next generation of young talented dancers. 


Laura tosar & Francisco serrano - la bayadere 2015 

Our mission is to provide resources for artistic direction in Dance, international teachers, student scholarships and housing for children within the community who cannot afford it.
Provide an affordable program for attracting talent from outside the community and internationally into the Sarasota community

Summer Intensive

emma town -  requiem 2016

emma town -  requiem 2016

  • We aim to foster global understanding through the art of dance with expert instruction by both resident and international guest faculty

  • Recruitment of an international, national and community based student body

  •  Scholarship assistance for students in financial need

  • Student and instructor exchanges with dance schools in other countries

  •  Presentation of outstanding performances by guest artist and pre-professional students