Congratulations! To former School of Ballet Arts student Amanda Davis on her acceptance to The School At Jacob’s Pillow. Located in Boston Massachusetts, she received just one of the 22 places reserved for outstanding dancers. This summer, Amanda will be attending the contemporary ballet program on scholarship.

Internacional Cuballet Summer Intensive present during the CUBALLET GALA , Tributes to Orlando Salgado 


Celebrating his 50 years of artistic career.


Orlando Salgado: Celebrating his 50 years of artistic career (1968-2018).

It all began at the dawn of 1962, at the headquarters of the Cuban National Balletwhen dancer and Maître de Ballet Laura Alonso recognized the exceptional physical qualities of a 9-year-old boy. That discovery by his future teacher and dance partner was decisive for one of the greatest dancers to come out of the Cuban method of ballet, and who this year celebrates his 50 years of artistic career.


After graduating in 1968, he joined the corps de ballet of the Cuban company. From that moment, his rapid rise began. In 1972 he became a soloist and in 1976 he reached the highest category as principal dancer.

During her career he shared the stage with world-famous dancers, both female and male, from Antonio Gades and Rudolf Nureyev to Eva Evdokímova and Alicia Alonso, whosepartenaire he was for more than 20 years.

Those who saw him perform live, remember his legendary performances in Canto Vital, Giselle (as Albrecht), Swan Lake (as Sigfried), Carmen (as Don José), Blood Wedding (as Leonardo), and in Oedipus Rex (as Oedipus), roles that earned him the praise of the public and of international critics.

Therefore, resizing the moment of this CuBallet GALA, we want to pay tribute to who was and will always be one of the greatest male dancers of the Cuban method of ballet, and who continues to share with students and dancers from different countries a legacy full of experiences. Thank you, MaestroSalgado, for your dedication and your presence among us. Happy 50th anniversary.

Proud to announce that School of Ballet Arts most recent graduate, Leigh Goldberger, will be joining Nashville Ballet's Trainee program for the 2018-2019 season. Congratulation!!! I cry tears of joy and speak in behalf of myself and all the teachers. We are so happy for you because you truly deserve everything and more.

Congratulation to School of Ballet Arts  former student Daniela O'Neil  for signing a contract with Complexion's Contemporary Ballet company for their 25th season. Bravo Daniela! We are very happy and honored that Daniela will be part of our 2018 CUBALLET summer intensive right before she ventures in her promising future.



There are not enough words and praise for my beautiful ballerinas today. We were away this weekend at Universal Ballet Competition in Miramar. The girls were beautiful, professional and displayed amazing talent, charisma, sportsmanship and grace. I am so proud of each and every single one of you. I am blessed to have you as my students. Hard work and Dedication does pay off. Bravo to each of you!!!


Pre-Competitive Category 


Reily Martin ,UBC Platinum Classical Ballet "Clara" Gold Classical Ballet "Blue Bird" High Gold Contemporary piece "Amalia"

 Awards ,3rd place for both Classical and Modern piece.  Ava  Ten Hoopen  Gold Classical Ballet "Fairy " High Gold Contemporary piece "Azul".


Intermediate Category 


Luisa Puerto  Gold Classical Ballet "Dulcinea" High Gold Classical Ballet "Blue Bird"  High Gold Modern piece "Crystal".

Awards,3rd place Classical Ballet Blue Bird.  Michelina Coates  High Gold Classical Ballet "Paquita"High Gold Classical Ballet "Pharaohs Daughter" High Gold , Contemporary piece "Paso a Paso"

Awards ,2nd place Contemporary piece "Paso a Paso "and 4th place classical ballet  Pharaohs  Daughter  Ria Barnes , High Gold Classical Ballet "Paquita", High Gold Classical Ballet "Dulcinea" Gold Contemporary piece "Always" . Awards 2nd place Classical Ballet "Paquita ".


Senior Category 


Kassandra Blanco  Gold Classical Ballet "La Fille "Gold Classical Ballet "Pas de Trois"High Gold Contemporary piece "Habanera"  Lexi Barbieri  Gold Classical Ballet "Pharaohs Daughter" High Gold Classical Ballet "Coppelia" High Gold Contemporary Piece "Singing of a Nest"  MICHELINA COATES was offered a full scholarship to the summer intensive at Dance Theater of Harlem in New York City. Bravo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Large Ensemble Category


"Florida " a group ensemble choreography by Tangin Fon  FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"Mia Caceres-Nielsen, 17, of Hypoluxo, a graduate of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, is one of 12 girls (and a total of 24 students) in the world to be selected to attend Juilliard's BFA Dance Program in New York City.

As a child, she studied at the Southern Dance Theatre in Boynton Beach, then under Deborah Marquez at the School of Ballet Arts in Lake Worth and Magaly Suarez of Florida Classical Ballet.

Full Article at Sun-Sentinel

"I never thought I would get in to Juilliard, but it has always been a dream of mine," said Caceres-Nielsen, who has been dancing since she was 5. "In middle school at Bak Middle School of the Arts, dance became a deep passion that I wanted to pursue into the future. It's always been a goal of mine."

During her junior year at Dreyfoos, Caceres-Nielsen auditioned for Juilliard's selective summer intensive and it was during that training she fell in love with the dance and the training and decided to apply to the program during her senior year."


Arts Dance Generation and School of Ballet Arts is very proud to host “Arts in my Backyard,” sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. This program engages elementary school age children and their families from PB Cultural Council’s partner organizations to expose them to visual arts, dance, drama and music in the greater Lake Worth Community.

The School of Ballet Arts program will serve the Guatemalan Maya Center and For the Children, Inc. We look forward to sharing our passion for dance and our expertise to the young students and their families and having great fun with our new students.

School of Ballet Arts, and Arts Dance Generations very own Douglas Gawriljuk  will be presenting a ballet piece this weekend in Miami by Dimension Dance Theater of Miami. This is a vibrant new contemporary ballet company headed by former Miami City Ballet stars Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra.

On April 1, 2017, Arts Dance Generation will be performing at Colors of Hope at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre (At Spanish River High School) in Boca Raton, Florida. This is a benefit by Teens of Pink Ribbon which helps with so many important projects dedicated to advancing awareness and education about cancer, genetics, lifestyle choices, prevention, treatments, and technological innovations for teens and adults, as well as fundraising to support local medical facilities and resources.

School of Ballet Arts Founder and Director Director Deborah  was invited to teach class to the members of Bodytraffic while they were here to perform at the Duncan Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18. Bodytraffic is a contemporary company based in Los Angeles, California.

Director Deborah Marquez had the opportunity to teach class to Malpaso Dance Company (the ​contemporary dance company of Cuba) under the direction of Osnel Delgado. They performed last Saturday at the Duncan Theatre. They have several |tour dates around the country for the next month |including Austin, Atlanta, Philadelphia, ​Chicago and New York.

Tickets for "An Evening of Magic and Dance" at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth will be on sale very soon. This is an exciting evening combining the magic, and the magic of dance. There is an performance AND a pre-show! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

A Message from Deborah Marquez:
Another production of The Nutcracker has passed.
It has taken a lot of hard work, and commitment from my staff and my students, as well. I am very happy, and extremely proud of all of them.

I would like to thank my wonderful guest artists Kevin Hernandez, Aaron Melendrez, Tim Snyder, Eva Pedroso and of course our very own incredible Douglas Gawriljuk. Besides my wonderful staff, I ​would also like to thank Dennis Schaber and all the volunteers. 

Congratulations for the amazing show!

I wish everyone Happy Holidays while looking forward to a great New Year with lots of exciting things, performances and events!

Deborah Marquez
Founder and Director

As the sets, props, costumes, and the cast cast move to the theatre, ​The Nutcracker is this weekend! Avoid the line at the theatre, AND select seating before getting to the theatre.   Tickets are on sale NOW.

Final rehearsals for this weekend before OPENING NIGHT of this year's incredible production of The Nutcracker. From the littlest mice, toy soldiers, Rat King, Drosselmeyer, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, and the Sugar Plum with her Cavalier, everyone is in a heightened mood. It looks like it will be another great performance!
Order tickets online NOW!

Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, 2016. There are no classes. Classes Resume: Monday, November 28​. Enjoy, and eat healthy!

REMINDER: Trick or Treat!
There are NO classes on October 31. ​Classes resume on Tuesday, November 1.

Rehearsals are underway for The Nutcracker. All the mice and toy soldiers are diligently learning their steps. Snowflakes are beginning to fall. Clara is learning  where she is going while the Rat King is secretly planing her demise.

Congratulations to Founder and Director ​Deborah Marquez for being recognized for being a "dedicated Arts Educator" as the recipient of the Randolf A. Frank Prize, for ​enriching many students’ lives with her exceptional training and opportunities to prepare them for a dance career.  She was selected by an independent panel of judges involved with the promotion of cultural arts in Palm Beach ​County.

The mission of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts is to recognize and reward individual performing artists and dedicated educators who enrich the quality of the ​performing arts in Palm Beach County, Florida.

It has been a wonderful week, and it is great to welcome everyone have everyone back and dancing!

Thank you to all the dancers who turned out for yesterday's audition. Everyone did in incredible job.

Arts Dance Generation is a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, and is sponsored in part by
​The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, and thoughtful and generous donors.​

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