Luis Abella

Artistic Director

Luis was born in Cuba and began studying ballet in 1983 with many of the best ballet Masters of the country. While in Cuba he studied methodology and history of classical ballet. He graduated from the National School of Ballet in Havana, Cuba in 1991. Luis has performed all over the world as a Principal Dancer and soloist with many renowned ballet companies including the National Ballet of Cuba, under the direction of Alicia Alonso, Bellas Artes Nacional of Mexico, the Minnesota Ballet, and the University of Miami Ballet, under director Rosario Suarez. Luis is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.  Currently, Luis resides in St. Augustine, FL  where he opened Abella’s School of Dance, a pre-professional ballet school.