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Dear Dance Students and Guest Artists, 

On behalf of the Saint Augustine Ballet, I am pleased to invite you to join us for the 2019 International Dance Festival in St. Augustine, Fl, Thursday, September 12th through Saturday, September 14th, 2019.


Please see below the schedule for the 2019 Festival, which will include Master Classes in Ballet, Character, Afro, P.B.T and Modern, as well as Q & A’s with our Guest Artists and a performance featuring a variety of International Professional and Pre-Professional Dancers. 

Thursday, September 12th- Saturday, September 14th 

Master Classes- Thu & Fri 4:45-8:45pm, Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

at Abella’s School of Dance

(1711 Lakeside Ave #9, St. Augustine, FL 32084)

Class and Q & A with Guest Artists 

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 7:00pm

Performance- at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium

(14 Granda Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084)

The Saint Augustine Ballet is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit. Participating students will be responsible for their own expenses including a $175.00 Festival Fee which includes 3 days of Master Classes and a performance ticket for participating students.

We would be delighted to have you join us at the 2019 International Dance Festival and look forward to your confirmed presence.


Please contact our office at 904-810-5670 or if you have any questions or if you have a group that would like to  be considered for the performance. 

Sincerely yours,

Luis Abella 


Master Class Schedule, Teacher and Guest Artist Bios Below 

Closing Gala Tickets

Saturday, September 14th 7pm

$20 or $10 with student ID

available for purchase during Master Classes or at the door


Orlando Molina began his training at the age of ten in Cuba. In 1996, he directed and performed with Trujillo Ballet in Peru. In 1998, Molina was a competitor in Jackson International Ballet Competition, Mississippi, and the same year he was offered a contract for Cleveland Ballet. In 2000, Molina joined Orlando Ballet under the direction of Fernando Bujones. For the 2002-2003 season, he was appointed ballet master. In 2003, Molina coached Joseph Gatti, gold medal winner at the Youth American Grand Prix and recent gold medal winner at the New York International Ballet Competition. He has been a guest teacher with Spartanburg Ballet, Texas Christian University, Alabama Dance Theatre, Jackson Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, and most recently at Kowa Ballet in Okayama, Japan, and Ohio Dance Theatre. Orlando Molina is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Guest Artists and Teachers

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As well as....

Luis Abella, Rogelio Corrales, Zoika Garcia, Orlando Molina, Lydia Oquenda 

Victor Alexander

Both the Director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet and Ruth Page School of Dance in Chicago, Victor Alexander continues a nearly 50-year tradition of exceptional training and mentoring of the next generation of the nation’s best young dancers.  Alexander has expanded the School’s reach with important collaborations and exchanges with other leading international dance institutions. 


His keen insight, experience and dedication to the craft come from an international dancing, choreographic and teaching career.  A native of Cuba, he graduated in 1992 from the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana with a degree in Modern and Cuban folkloric dance.  He went on to join the prominent Danza Contemporánea de Cuba where he danced as a principal dancer from 1992 to 2002. In the U.S., Alexander has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Hedwig Dances, CDI/Concert Dance Inc, and Luna Negra Dance Theater. He was a featured artist in the 2008 Emmy Award-nominated production of the re-envisioned Ruth Page’s Billy Sunday on PBS. While with Hedwig, he was a dance artist in the 2016 Emmy-nominated film Arch of Repose.


In 2012, he was one of four choreographers selected for the Lab Artists Program of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, and in 2013 received a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council for his work, Line of Sighs, which was recognized in the Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 Best Dance Performances of 2013.” In 2014, he was chosen to participate in Chicago’s Afro-Latino Festival with his work, Among Us, and was selected to participate in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s choreographic initiative, The International Commissioning Project.

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Madison Braaksma- Ballet Palm Beach

Muhidin & Ashley- Nationally Certified Competitors

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