Guest Artists

Julio Concepcion

2018

Born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba, Julio’s professional training includes The Vocational Arts School in Matanzas Cuba, and the National Ballet School in Cuba, where he graduated in 2008 as a professional dancer and Ballet teacher.  Julio joined the National Ballet of Cuba in 2008. His repertoire with National Ballet of Cuba included Espada (Principal Toreador) in Don Quixote, Encuentros pas de deux by Lazaro Martinez, Principal in Adagio de las Espigas production of Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty. He joined Cincinnati Ballet as corp de ballet in 2013. He danced with Cincinnati Ballet in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Camelot choreographed by Victoria Morgan, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland choreographed by Septime Webre, Symphony in C, Sit choreographed by Jennifer Archibald and Mozart’s Requiem choreographed by Adam Hoagland. Julio joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2015. With Oklahoma City Ballet, Julio has danced the Principal roles in Sleeping Beauty, Midsummer night’s dreams, Giselle, Dennis Spaight’s Scheherazade 1001 Arabian Nights, Serenade and Rodeo Mr. Concepcion has been invited to dance at   Ballet Galas and Festivals such as Miami International Ballet Festival and the Carreno Festival ,Guest artist with ballet palm beach in the production of The Great Gatsby. 

He has worked as a teacher at Cincinnati Ballet Academy and Ballet Tech of Ohio for two years, also taught at Oklahoma Ballet Academy. He has been invited to teach master class and Pas deux at The Art of Classical ballet, Naples ballet academy, Gulfshore ballet.

 

Andrea Harvey

2017

Ms Harvey was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and her ballet training at the Allegheny Ballet Company in Altoona, PA. She spent summers training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the Chautauqua Institute, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She earned the Barbara Weisburger award in " Excellence in Classical Ballet" in the Regional Dance Festival in 2014. In 2007 Andrea moved to Pacific Northwest Ballet to become a member of the Professional Division, dancing with the company for The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Symphony in 3, and A Midsummer Nights Dream. 

Andrea became a member of Orlando Ballet's second company in 2009, and a full company member in 2010 where she danced principal roles such as Juliet in " Romeo and Juliet" by Robert Hill, Swanhilda in " Coppelia", Bridesmaid in " Don Quixote", principal roles with guests choreographers such as Peter Chu, Jessica Lange, and Abdur Rabin Jackson. 

Since, Andrea has performed as an Exhibition Ballroom Specialist at Blackpool 2017 and Millennium 2017.


 

Joseph Gatti

2017

Former Cincinnati Ballet, Corella Ballet Principal Dancer and Boston Ballet. Born in Warwick, NY and raised in Orlando, FL. Gatti began dancing at the Orlando Ballet School and continued his training with Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler. Joseph danced with Orlando Ballet as an apprentice 2001-2003 under the direction of Fernando Bujones. In 2003 he was coached by Orlando Molina for the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition in New York were he was awarded the Gold Medal and a Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon graduating with honors he received the 2004 Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance. After attending the 2003 American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive he joined the American Ballet Theater Studio Company for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005 he became the first American Male Dancer to win the prestigious Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Gatti was nominated as best male dancer for the 2006 Benois de la Danse in Moscow, Russia. In 2006 he became a Bronze Medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition and a Silver Medalist at the Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea. He was also chosen to be featured in a video entitled “The Male Ballet Dancer” presented by master teacher Finis Jhung. In 2007 Joseph was coached by Magaly Suarez for the first World Ballet Competition in Orlando,Florida,were he received the Gold Medal. Gatti also receive the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Istambul International Ballet Competition. In 2013 Joseph received the Mr. Virtousity Award at the Dance Open Ballet Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and 2014 he received " Best Pas De Duex" award at the Dance Open Festival in Saint- Petersburg, Russia . Gatti is also an international Guest Teacher as well. Teaching at the National Capital Ballet School in Australia and with the Youth American Grand Prix. (More info. on Gatti under the 'Upcoming Events' tab)

Reinhard Von Rabenau

2016

Reinhard began he's training at Minnesota Ballet in 1997. He also trained at Point Park University's summer program and Pacific Northwest's summer program. Had trained with teachers such as Patrica Wilde, Rogelio Corrales, Peter Merz, Allen Fields, Susan Stowe, and Peter Boal. He danced from 2006-2015 with Minnesota Ballet. In nine seasons with Minnesota Ballet he has danced roles such as the Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier in the nutcracker, Johnathan Harkar in Dracula, and Puck in sleeping Beauty.

Orlando Molina

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Orlando Molina is an ABT Certified Teacher. He has extensive international dance education, stage performance, and teaching experience. He received his Diploma as a Dancer/Teacher from the Cuban School of Ballet. He joined the Ballet Clasico de la Habana where he toured internationally. He moved to Peru and worked with the Ballet School of Chiclayo and I.N.C. School of Ballet.; later assuming the role of Ballet Master. He joined the Ballet Municipal de Lima as a principal dancer. He later performed with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet and Orlando Ballet. During his time with Orlando Ballet he was appointed as Ballet Master. He later served as the ballet master for the Focus Performing Arts Center and Pulse Performing Arts Studio. Orlando has extensive personal ballet coaching experience resulting in several students reaching the finals of the Youth Grand Prix; the worlds largest ballet competition.

Maribel Modrono 2009
Jean-Hugues Feray 2009
Rogelio Corrales
2009, 2010
Ideal German 2010
Lily Ojea
2010
Joel Mejias
2012
Alyson Pray 
2012
Adrianna de Svastich 2013
Yosbel Delgado-Hernandez
2011, 2012, 2013
Erin-Elizabeth Morton
2013, 2014
Norbert Nirewicz 2013, 2014
Roberta Marquez 2013
Arionel Vargas
2013, 2014
Margit Peguero Vargas 2014, 2015
Date Rodriguez 2014, 2015, 2016
Ashley Hathaway 2015
Adam Schiffer 2015
Orlando Molina
 2011-2017
Marcial Ibarra
 2016
Jennifer Kronenberg
 2016
Carolos Miguel Guerra   2016

St. Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 organization

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