To impact and improve the lives of people through the art of dance.
To build a world-class ballet school with ballet classes in Lake Worth that provide exceptional and innovative ballet training while working with professional dancers.
The School of Ballet Arts’ success is the result of the vision of its director, Deborah Marquez, coupled with her renowned world-class faculty who inspire, develop, and instill a love of dance in every student within a variety of age groups. Excellence in ballet training is critical, but as arts educators, we believe it is crucial to our mission to go well beyond technique. It is our philosophy to support the development of the whole student with individualized attention in a nurturing educational environment, integrating it into our curriculum that includes ballet performance opportunities with our ballet school. The depth of the education the School of Ballet Arts provides, coupled with faculty expertise and support, and association with our very successful performing arts company, Ballet Arts Dance Company, we are uniquely positioned to offer unparalleled ballet training and dance education programs of exceptional quality to a wide range of ballet students.
A MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR DEBORAH MARQUEZ
Ballet is the only dance technique that includes all art expressions in one discipline: music, theatre, painting, dance, and even fantasy. These are present each time a dancer rehearses or performs. That is why ballet has been the personal choice and long-time passion of my life. During my entire career, dance has been my main focus. When the ballet company where I performed for seven years here in the USA closed, I chose to take a new step in my life-long profession. I decided to teach and pass on my vast experience and knowledge to others. Teaching this magnificent discipline at the School of Ballet Arts allows me to contribute to our society.
Ballet and ballet school benefit children physically and psychologically. It requires concentration to control the body’s movement as it strengthens muscles, develops flexibility, coordination, and dance musicality. Through ballet, we can express our feelings and emotions, reduce stress, and channel adrenaline, keeping children in vigorous physical activity. It may even reduce a child’s addiction to electronic games. In our nurtured environment, ballet is an excellent tool to overcome shyness and build new relationships. Our students learn motivation, perseverance, and constancy. They learn how to work independently as well as part of a team. They also learn the importance of their own strengths and commitments. All of these qualities gained in our classes, presentations, and performances benefit all students in every-day life and their future.
I know that with my knowledge and personal experience, I will promote the interest and appreciation of ballet in children, teens, adults, and our community with ballet classes in Lake Worth. At the same time, I will contribute to form better people.
Between my exceptional staff and an incredible curriculum, our ballet students excel. Our instruction is based in the methodology developed by the Escuela Cubana de Ballet (The Cuban Ballet School). It is fused with other techniques and styles that always emphasize proper ballet technique. This combination helps the School of Ballet Arts achieve its own special identity with ballet classes in Lake Worth.
Our students train and understand that their body is a precious working instrument and the main way to express oneself. They approach their ballet classes with passion and a true sense of discipline. Students have many performance opportunities in professional-style productions, as well as performing throughout the community. Performing is a very important part of a student’s training. The School of Ballet Arts has tremendous results as our former students are now dancing in major American Dance Companies, accepted to renowned college dance programs, or becoming successful in other pursuits, coupled with their continual love of dance.
PREPARATION FOR AUDITIONS: The School of Ballet Arts prepares its students for auditions such as entrance into the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and the BAK Middle School for the Arts. The School of Ballet Arts can also help prepare students for college auditions, as well as auditions for dance companies!
"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls."
924 North Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
Ballet Arts Dance Company is a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, and is sponsored in part by
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, and thoughtful and generous donors.