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APRIL 21, 2017
Co Director Mrs. Lydia Oquendo is now an Officially Certified Progressing Ballet Technique instructor! St. Lucie Ballet can't wait to use this exceptional new system to improve students core strength, rotation, balance, posture, positions and more. The Program will start during Summer Intensive Program.


APRIL 17, 2017
On April 23, shop at Jane's Dance Boutique for Spring Fling! It's the best way to stock up on all dance wear and supplies. A percentage of the proceeds go towards St. Lucie Ballet!




APRIL 16, 2017
HAPPY EASTER!


APRIL 15, 2017
Master Class with Duncan Cooper yesterday was an incredible experience! Thank you Mr. Cooper! Your wisdom is priceless. Your words resonated, and the dancers will carry them throughout this year and beyond.


APRIL 11, 2017
HAPPY PASSOVER!



APRIL 10, 2017
St. Lucie Ballet staff, and students wish Alyssa Hurtado congratulations on her performance at today's Youth American Grand Prix New York Finals. Besides her great performance, she had some marvelous experiences while she was away including taking master class at Hunter College studios, warm up class at Steps on Broadway, and meeting world famous ballerina Misty Copeland!

Alyssa placed in the Top Twelve at YAGP in the Pre-competitive level and earned a scholarship to Summer Intensive at The Rock School for Dance Education. Congratulations. 


April 7, 2017
St. Lucie Ballet spent a fantastic weekend at V.I.P. Orlando Competition. Experience and the time spent onstage is priceless. Congratulations to all the dancers!

Saturday morning
•  Isabella McCool Received Platinum score, a Ballet Award, and 1st Place in her category.  
• Esmeralda Pas de Quatre, Kara Castillo, Liala Lezama, Aleana Perez, Dylan Wills, received Platinum score and 1st Place in Junior Small Group.
• Rise Together contemporary dance, Sidney Pirella, Alyssa Hurtado, Emma Butterworth, Isabella McCool, Dina Xifaras, received Platinum score, Choreography Award, and 4th Place in Junior Small Group.
• Pizzicato, Isabella McCool, Emma Butterworth, received Platinum Score, and 2nd Place in Junior Duo/Trio
 Peasant Pas de Deux, Isaiha Lezama, Alyssa Hurtado, received Platinum score, and 1st Place in Junior Duo/Trio
• Esmeralda, Liala Lezama received Platinum score, a Ballet Award, and 1st Place in Teen solo

On Sunday
•Le Corsaire variation, Kara Castillo received High Gold score and 9th Place in Junior Solo
• La Fille Mal Gardee, Sidney Pirela received High Gold score for Junior Solo.
• Coppelia variation, Dina Xifaras received Platinum score and 4th Place for Junior Solo
• Blue Bird, Dylan Wills received High Gold score and 8th Place for Junior Solo
• Talisman, Aleana Perez received Platinum score and 2nd Place for Junior Solo
•Don Quixote variation, Emma Butterworth received High Gold score for Junior Solo
• Fairy Doll, Alyssa Hurtado received Platinum score, a Ballet Award and 1st Place for Junior Solo
• Little Humpbacked Horse Pas de Quatre (w three people due to an injury) Liala Lezama, Aleana Perez, Alyssa Hurtado received Platinum score and 1st Place for Teen Small Group
• Little Humpbacked Horse also received Judges Choice award from Judge Jason Holley who stated the dancers looked like professionals every time they stepped onto the stage.

V.I.P.'s Overall Winner for the entire weekend 3rd Place went to Esmeralda Pas de Quatre and 1st Place went to Little Humpbacked Horse!

We are so proud of the dancers courage, tenacity, and work ethic. Even to get up at four in the morning and do a warm up ballet class at 6 am. Bravo! We take our hats off to you.

We all want to thank the very special teacher/coaches at SLB, Rogelio Corrales, Lydia Oquendo, Reinhard Von Rabenau, Idael German, Janine Rivera, Emmanuella Dorcely, Nissa Kilman and Mindy Tsunoda.

Parents, you will do just about anything to make these kids dreams come true. They thank you and SLB staff thank you for all your efforts. As we always say, it takes a village.


March 17, 2017
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!




February 20, 2017
St. Lucie Ballet's results at Universal Ballet Competition 2017 in Miramar, Florida was phenomenal! Most entries were in the Classical Category.

PRE-COMPETITIVE INT CLASSICAL 
• Sidney Pirela for La Fill Mal Gardee Variation (1st)
• Dina Xifaras for Coppelia Act I Variation (4th)
• Isabella McCool for Paquita Variation (5th)
• Emma Butterworth for Don Quixote Variation (14th)

PRE-COMPETITIVE COM CLASSICAL 

• Alyssa Hurtado for Fairy Doll Variation (3rd)

JUNIOR INT CLASSICAL 

• Aleana Perez for Talisman Variation (5th)
• Dylan Wills for Blue Bird  (11th)
• Alyssa Rios for Le Corsaire Variation (14th)

SENIOR COM CLASSICAL
• Liala Lezama for Don Quixote Variation (15th)

PRE-COMPETITIVE INT DUO/TRIO
• Pizzicato  (1st)
Emma Butterworth, Isabella McCool 

JUNIOR COM DUO/TRIO 
• Peasant Pas de Deux (3rd)
Alyssa Hurtado, Isaiah Lezama 

PRE-COMPETITIVE INT ENSEMBLE
• Rise Together (1st)
Sidney Pirela, Alyssa Hurtado, Dina Xifaras, Isabella McCool, Emma Butterworth 

JUNIOR INT ENSEMBLE
• Esmeralda Pas de Quatre  (2nd)
Dylan Wills, Alyssa Rios, Aleana Perez, Haylynn Tate

PLUS

St. Lucie Ballet Directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Oquendo are very honored in having received Outstanding Coach award at Universal Ballet Competition- Miramar 2017. This award is shared with our other coaches Idael German, Reinhard Von Rabenau, and our teachers Janine Rivera, Emmanuella Dorcely, and Nissa Kilman.

Thank you UBC for our students' unforgettable experience of attending class with today's top Master Teachers, Ileana Lopez, Wes Chapman, Duncan Cooper and to be judged and be given priceless critiques from Tina Le Blanc, Calvin Kitten, Elizabeth Olds, Charmaine Hunter, and Olivier Pardina

Also, thank you to the St Lucie Ballet office staff, and parents who make such a wonderful and supportive village for all the students!

It is all about teamwork!


February 14, 2017
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!



February 12, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. Corrales always tell the dancers, they are only going to practice their craft, and work on getting more comfortable onstage. But it sure is nice to be acknowledged for their hard work and dedication. It's been a great few days!

Liala, Platinum for her variation and received First Place Senior! Macy High Gold for her variation. Sidney, Emma, Isabella, Alyssa and all placed top 20 plus all Platinum for their variations. Alyssa H. received 2nd Place Junior. Emma and Isabella received Platinum, and Third Place place for their duet.

It was a wonderful evening in Lakeland. Gypsies from Le Esmeralda received Platinum. Dancers are Haylynn, Aleana, Alyssa R, and Dylan. Then, another Platinum for Little Humpbacked Horse, plus first place for Teen Classic! Dancers, Aleana, Alyssa H, Liala, and Alyssa R.

Congratulations from all students and staff at St. Lucie Ballet. 



January 31, 2017
GREAT NEWS
Alyssa Hurtado has just been invited to be part of the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City Finals in April 2017!
Congratulations!



January 30, 2017
On Friday, February 3, 2017: St. Lucie Ballet students will be performing at Christ Family Church at the Orange Blossom Mall in Ft. Pierce at 6:30 pm. They will be showcasing their various pieces which they will be taking to various competitions.

Tickets are now on pre-sale for $10.00 in the St. Lucie Ballet studio lobby.


January 27, 2017
Congratulations Alyssa Hurtado for earning Third Place at Youth American Grand Prix in Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs Corrales, and the staff of St. Lucie Ballet are proud of Alyssa's great accomplishment!



January 23, 2017
St. Lucie Ballet brings J.M. Barrie's beloved, and timeless story of Peter Pan for two performances to the charming and historical Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart, Florida on May 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

The Ballet of Peter Pan is a spectacle of pirates, fairies, mermaids, Native Americans, and lost boys. Special guest artists will bring the main characters to life with Reinhard Von Rabenau from Minnesota Ballet as Peter Pan, Marshal Levin from Ballet Palm Beach as Captain Hook and many more. The also cast includes St. Lucie Ballet's very talented, and well trained dancers ages 3 through 18.

The audience is encouraged to come in costume for picture opportunity before the show.
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December 23, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Thank you for making 2016 wonderful!
Mr. and Mrs. Corrales, and the entire staff of St. Lucie Ballet wishes everyone a GREAT 2017!


December 23, 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! 


December 22, 2016
The performance of The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre is SOLD OUT


December 21, 2016
Just when everyone think's he's gone forever
...He's back.

The Rat King is getting for the the last battle of the 2016 Season's performance of The Nutcracker , this Friday at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Florida.

Get tickets for the full-length performance on December 23 at 7:30 pm NOW!

Watch The Nutcracker trailer NOW!


December 18, 2016
Great performance of The Nutcracker Mini Show tonight at The Savanna Club! The dancers made many of the theater loving seniors very happy, and full of Holiday cheer. Thank you to everyone who helped make this performance possible!


Get tickets for the full-length performance on December 23 at 7:30 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart NOW!

Watch The Nutcracker trailer NOW!



December 11, 2016
The performances of The Nutcracker at the Sunrise Theatre are over, and it was an incredible run. The audiences truly enjoyed the production, and they showed it at final curtain!

Mr. and Mrs. Corrales are really proud of the commitment every dancer made. For months, they all worked very hard to put on their best performances.

A huge thank you everyone who helped make the magic happen! From the theatre crew, theatre staff, backstage volunteers including:
Tom, Michelle and Katie Bernini, Kelly Ciotti, Karina Del Toro, Miriam Garcia, Shannon Gonzalez, Maryam Gonzalez, Lissette Hurtado and Mr. Hurtado, Lisa Kelly, Cathy Matos, Lauren McFadden, Leslie Miler, Vanessa Piekara, Brian Ray, Jessica Sampson and Mr. Sampson, John Shumacker, Diana Stokes, Debrah Taylor and Family, Monty Watson, Dani and Brad Wills, Ben Wilkins, Brandon Wise, and Robbie Chakon for the Pyrotechnics.
...And of course all the dancers.

Special thanks to all the guest artists including: Katherine Barkman, Idael German, Marshall Ian Levin, Emily Neal, and Reinhard von Rabenau. They were truly the "icing on the cake" adding that special flair to the production.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Jane's Dance Boutique, The Bug Guys, Homewood Suites Hilton Tradition, Premier Wellness Centers, Inkhead Graphics, The Pink Cottage on Jensen, Tulle, Jacobus Orthodontics and of course, A Brush Above. Their long-time support has been wonderful, and always appreciated.

Finally, thank you to the teaching, and artistic staff at St. Lucie Ballet: Katie Berini, Emmanuella Dorcely, Idael German, Nissa Kilman, Marshall Ian Levin, Suzana Marek, Maritza Molina, Macy Monroe, Reinhard von Rabeneau, Beatrice Reyes, Janine Rivera, Mindy Tsunoda, and the administrative staff of Elizabeth Butterworth and Shannon McCool. A great school like St. Lucie Ballet can not function without such incredible people who come in on a daily basis sharing their knowledge and experience!

Don't forget, there is another great performance of The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre on December 23 at 7:30 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart. GET TICKETS
 NOW! Tickets are selling quickly.

Watch The Nutcracker trailer NOW!


December 9, 2016
THE NUTCRACKER OPENS TONIGHT
at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce.

Get tickets for this weekend's performances on December 9 & 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce