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Check back in January for details on our 2018 Summer Intensive
June 19 – July 29, 2017

Intensive Program Showcase
Saturday, July 29th 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 29 at the Sarasota Opera House- 7pm

Experience a remarkable, one-night-only performance of national and international young dancers including special guests:
·        Francois Llorente former soloist of Ballet Nacional de Cuba
·        Francisco Serrano of The Royal Ballet
·        Kalle Sascha Wigle of The Royal Swedish Ballet

Tickets on sale now.
For tickets call: 941.328.1300 or click here
July Hours: M-Th 10am-4pm

PLEASE NOTE: The Box Office is closed Friday, July 28 and will open 1 hour before each
performance on Saturday, July 29

Ask about our group sales discount for 10 or more.

2017 Auditions Are Now Closed

Admission into the Summer Intensive is by audition only.  Video submissions are being accepted until June 1st. Please call (941-365-8400) or email ( for further information. All who audition must pay a $25 Audition Fee.  

If you are applying via video, please download and fill out a REGISTRATION FORM and send it with your application.


6 weeks $1,825.00 (Intermediate and Advance)
6 weeks $1,425.00 (Beginners)
3 weeks $1,075.00 (All Levels)
Registration fee $200.00


6 week program is $3,000.00.**
3 weeks is $1,700.00**

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 25, 2017. The total tuition, room and board must be paid no later than May 30, 2017


Featuring our resident choreographer's world premiere choreography  
The six week program includes: Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations, Pas de Deux, 
Dance Conditioning, Character and Modern

Featuring our resident choreographer's world premiere choreography  
The six-week program includes: Ballet, Pointe, Repertoire, Variations, Pas de Deux, Dance Conditioning, Character and Modern

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 term showcase and Gala
*6 week program students may participate in the Showcase
*3 week program students may only register for the first 3 weeks of the intensive


Accommodations are available for our out of town guests.  Our meal plan is from Monday through Saturday and includes all meals. 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 Sunday activity schedule will be provided in the registration packet which will indicate price and 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: A trip to the beach, Museum visits, a day cruise or a trip to the mall.



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The 2017 Summer Intensive faculty will be made up of the award-winning International Faculty: Ariel Serrano, Wilmian Hernandez, Delia Bellart Arcia, Tania Vergara and Emilio Borjas, as well as world renowned SCBS Resident 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.