2018 Summer Intensive Audition Information Announced

Summer Intensive dates:
June 18 – July 28, 2018

2018 Audition Tour Information

Audition requirements:

·        Resume – can be brief, stating training and any performance or competition experience.

·        Photo – headshot and/or full body ballet photograph. Photos do not need to be professional.

·        $25 audition fee is payable by CASH or CHECK only.


Sunday, February 25 - Montgomery, AL
Montgomery Ballet
Registration: 1:00pm
Audition class: 1:30pm

2101 Eastern Blvd. Ste. 223 (downstairs studio at the back of the building)
Montgomery, AL 36117
Montgomery Ballet Phone: (334) 409-0522


Friday, January 12 - Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Youth Ballet
Registration: 5:30pm
Audition class: 6:00pm

6086 Fulton St East
Ada, MI 49301
West Michigan Youth Ballet Phone: 616-682-4853

Sunday, January 28 - New York, NY
Ballet Hispánico
Intermediate Level (ages 12-14) Registration: 10am
Intermediate Level Audition Class: 10:30am-12pm

Advanced Level (ages 14 and up) Registration: 11:45am
Advanced Level Audition Class 12:15pm-2pm

167 West 89th Street - Studio 8
New York, NY 10024
Ballet Hispánico Phone: (212) 362-6710

Sunday, February 4 - Atlanta, GA
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre
Registration: 9:30am
Audition Class: 10am

1800 MacLeod Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Phone: 770-237-0046

Sunday, February 11 - Charleston, WV
Charleston Ballet
Registration: 9:30am
Audition Class: 10am

100 Capitol Street, Suite 302
Charleston, WV 25301
Charleston Ballet Phone: (304) 342-6541

* check back soon for more audition dates to be announced *

Admission into the Summer Intensive is by audition only. If you wish to audition at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School by pre-arrangement, please contact us via phone (941-365-8400) or email (info.sarasotacubanballet@gmail.com) to set up an audition class at our studios. 

If you are unable to attend one of the audition locations listed above, you may submit a video audition. Video audition submissions will be accepted until June 1st. Please call (941-365-8400) or email (info.sarasotacubanballet@gmail.com) for further information. Please note that all who audition via video or at the School must pay a $25 Audition Fee.  

Intensive Program Showcase
Saturday, July 28 at the Sarasota Opera House - 2pm
Enjoy a showcase performance by the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School's talented national and international young dancers performing ballet classics and exciting new works.

On Stage Performance
Saturday, July 28 at the Sarasota Opera House - 7pm

Experience a remarkable, one-night-only performance of national and international young dancers including special guests. 

Tickets will go on sale in May of 2018 - check back for details.


6 weeks (Intermediate and Advanced): $1,825.00
6 weeks (Beginners): $1,425.00
3 weeks (All levels): $1,075.00
Registration fee for all levels: $200.00

6 week Room & Board: $3,200.00.
3 week Room & Board: $1,800.00

A non-refundable tuition deposit of $450.00 must be made no later than two weeks after receiving an acceptance letter and a non-refundable room and board deposit of $750.00 must be made no later than April 27, 2018. The total tuition, room and board must be paid no later than May 31, 2018.


The six week program includes: Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations, Pas de Deux, Dance Conditioning, Character and Contemporary.

Featuring our resident choreographer's world premiere choreography

BEGINNER (prep for pointe or beginning level pointe), INTERMEDIATE (minimum of 2 years on pointe), ADVANCED (Minimum of 3 years on pointe)

All levels have the opportunity to perform at the end of Intensive Showcase and On Stage performance, but please note that only those students who are enrolled in the 6 week program may participate in the performances.
*3 week program students may only register for the first 3 weeks of the intensive


Housing accommodations are available for our out -of-town dancers, at the beautiful, safe and newly-built Sarasota Opera artist residences. The residences are a short drive from our studios and transportation between the accommodations and our studios daily is provided in our 15-passenger van.

Our meal plan is from Monday through Saturday and includes 3 meals a day. All students must provide their own meals on Sundays. Each apartment has a full-size kitchen that will be share by the students.

A planned activity schedule for Sundays will be provided in the registration packet which will indicate price sand times of the activities. You will be able to choose which activities your student would like to participate in and add them on to the registration form. Some of the activities may include the following: Beach outing, Museum visits, an Amusement Park day trip or a trip to the Mall.



 2017  Summer Intensive students perform in SCBS Resident choreographer Tania Vergara's World premiere work "Ocean" at the On Stage performance - Sarasota Opera House,  July 2017

2017 Summer Intensive students perform in SCBS Resident choreographer Tania Vergara's World premiere work "Ocean" at the On Stage performance - Sarasota Opera House,  July 2017


The 2018 Summer Intensive faculty will be made up of the award-winning International Resident Faculty: Ariel Serrano, Wilmian Hernandez, Delia Bellart Arcia, Tania Vergara and Emilio Borjas, as well as world-renowned Guest Faculty:

RAMONA DE SAADirector of the National Cuban BalletSchool
Outstanding maître of the Ballet and one of the most remarkable figures in the Pedagogy of the Dance in the contemporary world, Dr. Ramona de Saa is the creator of the current education system of the Classic Dance of the Republic of Cuba. Currently the director of the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba, she was a founding dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, for which she performed internationally. She has been teacher of several distinguished figures of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, including dancers Amparo Brito, Rosario Suárez, Lorna Feijóo, Alihaydée Carreño, Lázaro Carreño and Carlos Acosta. In October 2000, the Superior Institute of Art of the Republic of Cuba awarded her the Doctor’s Title Honoris Causa in Art.

ROBERTO MACHADODirector of Escuela Superior de Música y Danza Monterrey
Roberto Machado graduated in 1983 from the school of Cuban Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso and then danced in the company. As a dancer, he participated in tours and international festivals throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1993, Machado joined the Ballet de Monterrey (Mexico) and in 1995 the Joffrey Ballet Chicago. In 2013 he was invited by the National Ballet School of Cuba to teach in international workshops for ballet schools.  He now serves as director of the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza Monterrey, Mexico. 

ANA JULIA BERMUDEZMaster Teacher at the National Cuban Ballet School
Ms. Bermudez began ballet instruction at a young age at the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA). She won several awards as a student and graduated in 1984 with a Gold in Ballet Specialty. After graduating, she joined the Ballet de Camagüey and toured around Europe and Mexico. In 1991, she began teaching at the National Ballet School and continues to be an adjunct professor for ISA in Ballet Methodology. She worked from '97 to '99 at Academia de Ballet Paula Castro in Brazil. In the National School, she become a professor of Ballet, Methodology, Rehearsal Mistress and in 2000 she was given the responsibility of J’ de Cátedra in Ballet and Pas de Deux. Mr. Bermudez has been in jury panels for many international student competitions and has been artistic director of many important Galas. As rehearsal mistress, she has been awarded many titles throughout international competitions including in Havana, Brazil, Varna Bulgaria, China and South Africa. She has recently received the Laredo Medal for her devotion in artistic education by the Cultural Ministry of Cuba.

Luis graduated as a ballet dancer and teacher at the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba with the Golden Award. After a period at Ballet Nacional de Cuba, he joined Prodanza Dance Company in Cuba as a principal dancer and company teacher before moving to Johannesburg and joining Joburg Ballet as a soloist and company teacher. Mr. Fuentes has received awards in international competitions. Additionally, he always wanted to develop his skills as a teacher. He trained professional ballet dancers as well as young dancers in both Cuba and Johannesburg. In 2016, he moved to USA to work as a ballet teacher at The Art of Classical Ballet School and Florida Classical Ballet in Pompano Beach, FL and is now a guest teacher in many schools throughout Florida and beyond.