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.

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 SAA - Director of the National Cuban School of Ballet
Outstanding maître of the Ballet, one of the most remarkable figures in the Pedagogy of the Dance in the contemporary world, creator of the current education system of the Classic Dance of the Republic of Cuba. Professor of the National School of Ballet, enclosed professor of the Superior Institute of Art, founder, under the direction of Fernando Alonso of the School of Ballet of the National School of Art (1962), and in 1965 she became the Directress of this institution. Dancer and founder of the National Ballet of Cuba, she gave her art in important theatres in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Chile, Ecuador, United States, Hungary, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Soviet Union, Uruguay and Venezuela. She has been the teacher of several important figures of the National Ballet of Cuba, among others, the first dancers Amparo Brito, Rosario Suárez, Lorna Feijóo, Alihaydée Carreño and Carlos Junior Acosta. In October of 2000, the Superior Institute of Art of the Republic of Cuba gave her the Doctor’s title Honoris Causa in Art.

ROBERTO MACHADO - Director of Escuela Superior de Música y Danza Monterrey
Graduated in 1983 and danced in Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. He participates in tours and international festivals throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. He participated in many festivals and received awards including Best Partner and Gold Medal in the Soloist Category. In 1993 Machado enters Ballet de Monterrey and dances along some amazing artists including Fernando Bujones and working in productions by Cynthia Gregory, Kevin Mackenzie, and Melissa Hayden among others. In 1995 he gets accepted to the Joffrey Ballet Chicago under the direction of Gerald Alpino. He has been a Ballet Mater for the Ballet of Monterrey and Opera Prima (a ballet reality show in Mexico D.F.). Machado has also been selected throughout the years as part of jury panels and adviser in international ballet competitions. In 2013 he was invited by the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de la Habana to teach in their International Workshops for Ballet Schools. In 2014 he was once invited to the International Workshops and Competitions but this time also as a member of the Jury Panel.

ANA JULIA BERMUDEZ - Master Teacher at the National Cuban Ballet School
As a young girl Ana Julia was always outstanding in ballet technique. She was awarded the best interpretation of Blue Bird variation in the IV Ballet School Festival and awarded best technique at the V Dance and Ballet School Festival. In 1984 she graduates from ISA with a Ballet Specialty with a golden title. After graduating she joins the Ballet de Camagüey and tours around Europe and Mexico. In 1986 she starts as a Ballet technique and Character teacher at the Elementary level. In 1991 she starts teaching at the National Ballet School and continues to be an adjunct professor for ISA in Ballet Methodology. She works 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 is given the responsibility of J’ de Cátedra in Ballet and Pas de Deux. Ana Julia 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 JAVIER FUENTES - Master Guest Teacher
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.