The Spring Showcase will feature performances by Jose Gamero, principal dancer with the Des Moines Ballet, as well as 55 local ballet students performing excerpts from masterpieces like Sleeping Beauty and Paquita as well as “A Tribute to Balanchine” and other new works.
Gulfshore Ballet (GSB) was founded in 2000 by former New York City Ballet principal dancer, Melinda Roy. In 2011, Melinda Roy passed the baton of artistic direction to retired Miami City Ballet principal dancers Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez. Gamero and Lopez danced with Miami City Ballet under the direction of its world renowned founder, Edward Villella. Since GSB’s inception, it has provided classical ballet training for aspiring dancers as young as four years old through pre-professional skill level as well as adult classes. In recent years, GSB has broadened the disciplines it offers by providing classes in tap, jazz and lyrical dance, with all classes being taught by internationally acclaimed faculty. It also provides master classes throughout its performance season with instructors by principal dancers with major metropolitan ballet companies. As a result of the caliber of training GSB students receive, a number of its graduates have gone on to train at renowned institutions like the School of American Ballet and Fordham University.
GSB has been performing annually since 2001 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.
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Want to read more? Please visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to artists’ websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, or call Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900.
For more information about Gulfshore Ballet go to http://gsballet.org/