ARCHIVED NEWS: 2014-15



ARCHIVED NEWS FROM 2014 -2015
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February 9, 2015
On February 27 and February 28 Rogelio Corrales will be dancing with Ballet Palm Beach at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The company will be presenting: Because I said so… with music by Claude Bolling, Sylvia Pas de Deux with music by Leo Delibes, Simple Symphony with music by Benjamin Britten
...And a new work with music by Sergio Assad performed live on stage by the Fog City Guitar Duo.




February 8, 2015
Cassidy Daves, Tesse Hogge and Katie Stuehmer performed wonderfully in the Florida Youth Dance Gala yesterday, February 7. Co-Directors Mr. and Mrs. Corrales set a scene based on the Second Act of Don Quixote after Marius Petipa with music by Leon Minkus. It was obvious the three dancers were an audience favorite. Thank Mauricio Canete for inviting us, and providing a stage and audience for these young people to share their passion.

Of course it's all a team effort with Mr. Corrales and Mrs. Oquendo for their daily training and coaching. There are Mr. German for guest coaching, Mrs. Marek for guest teaching, Mrs. Hoke for the fabulous new tu tus, Mrs. LoPilato for adjusting Cassidys costume and Mrs. Albarellos for warming up the girls that evening. Also. it is really great the girls parents trust and believe in what we do.


February 2, 2015
In five days, on February 7, St. Lucie Ballet will be performing in Lake Worth, Florida at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College as part of the Florida Youth Dance Gala. Please, come and support the students and watch an incredibly wonderful performance packed full of talent!

 

January 16, 2015
 On February 7, St. Lucie Ballet will be performing at the Florida Youth Dance Gala at the Duncan Theatre at  Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida. Participation is by invitation and only the finest schools and academies appear on stage. St. Lucie performed in the inaugural performance last year, as well. It is very exciting to be a part of it once again!


 

January 12, 2015
St. Lucie Ballet welcomes Steve Scuba Estima. "HIP HOP WITH SCUBA". He will be teaching the latest eccentric urban dance choreography. Classes consists of different styles of Hip Hop such as Waving, Tutting, Popping, Locking, B Boy/B Girl, and many more.

Classes are:
Monday is for ages 5-11 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Sunday is class is for teens to adults at 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Current students and new students are welcome. For more information contact us or come by the studio for fees.

 

January 5, 2015
CLASSES RESUME TODAY! Everyone is excited to see all students back and ready to go for the New Year
...And it's going to be a great year!
 

December  31, 2014
HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR'S EVE AND A WONDERFUL 2015. 
 

December 28, 2014
The Nutcracker is almost "put to bed" until next season. The sets are shipped back to Minnesota Ballet. The props are safely packed away. Costumes are in the process of being gently cleaned.

This years performances we a success on many levels. A very special “thank you” to our sponsors St. Lucie News Tribune|TCPalm, Homewood - Hilton Suites at Tradition, and a Brush Above, Inc. We would like to thank the staff and crew of both the The Sunrise and Lyric Theatres for their work, help, advice and professionalism.

Thank you to the phenomenal and talented Guest artists who helped put the glistening touches to the production: Lily Ojea, Katherine Barkman, Francisco Seranno, Jean Hugues Feray, Idael German, Marshall Ian Levin and Joseph J. Bucheck III


No organization could get ahead without their own “army” of volunteers. We would especially thank St. Lucie Ballet's well-tuned and incredible “army:”
Michelle Berinini, Tom Bernini, Kelly Briscoe, Elizabeth Butterworth, Michelle Daves, Maryam Gonzalez, Fabiana Guagliardo, Alicia Hawkins, Lily, Riley Hogge, Sally Hogge, Lisa Kelly, Cathy Langel, Catherine Matos, Shannon McCool, Lorie Monroe, Vanessa Piekara, Jamie Pirela, Michelle Steele, Diana Stokes, Deborah Rivera, Miranda Nappo, Diania Breakenridge, Nastassia Guantes, Jamie Meixner, Kelly Torres, Lauren Wagner, Dani Sexton-Wills.

St Lucie Ballet wishes to include more credits and acknowledgements:  
Party Scene Choreography: Joyce Layton Hurley, Production Design: Rogelio Corrales, Costume Design: Lydia Oquendo, Sandy Ehle, Prop Design: Rogelio Corrales, Prop Construction: David Alles, Prop Painting: Tom Bernini, Backdrops: Minnesota Ballet, Stage Manager: Lydia Oquendo Corrales
Backstage Managers and Logistics Coordinators: Rogelio Corrales, Janine Rivera, St. Lucie Ballet Technical Adviser: Sideshow Buck, Backstage Loading Assistant: Marco Corrales, Wardrobe Assistants: Lilia Densing, Janine Rivera, Shannon McCool, Lisa Kelly, Sally Hogge, Props, Makeup, Hair, Wigs: Janine Rivera, Michelle Daves, Jane Pasley, Stage Door Security and Check In: Tom Bernini, Maryam Gonzalez, Lorie Monroe, Photography: Swan Photography, Macy Monroe, Program Ad Sales and Marketing: Sally Hogge, Janine Rivera, Lydia Oquendo, Program Guide Design, Graphics, Posters, Rack Cards, Website Administrator: Joseph J. Bucheck III: The Sunrise Theatre Director: John Wilkes, The Sunrise Theatre Assistant to Executive Director: Sharon Engle, The Sunrise Theatre Marketing Director: Susan Hunt, The Sunrise Theatre Technical Director: Marty Petlock, The Lyric Theatre Executive Director: John Loesser, The Lyric Theatre Director of Operations: Karin Leone, and The Lyric Theatre Technical Director: Robbie Shekon

Thank you to Catherine Matos for helping with hospitality arrangements for our guest artists.

St. Lucie Ballet wishes to thank it's hard working and dedicated staff:
Suzana Marek, Claudia Cravey (Special Guest Teacher), Marshal Ian Levin (Special Guest Teacher), Idael German (Special Guest Teacher), Janine Rivera, Mindy Tsunoda, Winston Jean Joseph, Riley Hogge, Tessa Hogge, Savannah Burton, Claudia Reyes, Shannon McCool, and Maritza Molina. 

...Along with it's vendors who are always so supportive.

Co-Directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Quendo Corrales are very proud of everyone's hard work, dedication and accomplishments to make the 2014 season for The Nutcracker wonderful! Look for upcoming events on our calendar. Remember things get added all the time so check back often. Also join us on Facebook!


December  24, 2014
MERRY CHRISTMAS
 

December 19, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet is on the front cover of the December 19 edition of St. Lucie West/Tradition - Your Voice. Also. check out the great photo of Co-Director Rogelio Corrales and partner Lily Ojea in the Sugar Plum Pas de Deux on page A18!


December 16, 2014 
HAPPY HANUKKAH!


December 14, 2014 
Another wonderful performance of The Nutcracker at the Sunrise Theatre has closed. Spectacular performances by everyone in the cast, especially the incredible guest artists. From the smallest Angels to the Snowflakes and Flowers, Co-Directors Lydia Oquendo Corrales and Rogileo Corrales are very pleased and proud of everyone. The audience seemed pretty happy too!

Thank you to the crew and volunteers for making this set of performances a smooth success.

The last performance is on December 26 at the Lyric Theatre. Prepare to see a few different phenomenal guest artists, as well! As of 3:00 today, there on only 60 seats left.

... See photos on Facebook



December 12, 2014 
The Nutcracker OPENS TODAY at the Sunrise Theatre performances. The cast has already performed a school show for hundreds of Treasure Coast children this morning. The were all delighted by the presentation and they watched with amazement!

 Now, the cast is ready for a great First Night!

... See photos on Facebook




December 9, 2014 
The Nutcracker OPENS this weekend for the Sunrise Theatre performances. Daily rehearsals continue and soon, the cast moves to the theatre to get ready for a wonderful holiday event starting December 12! 


December 8, 2014 
It was a wonderful couple of evenings of lights, sounds, fragrances and holiday fantasy as St. Lucie Ballet appeared in the Port St. Lucie "Festival of Lights" and Parade at the Civic Center on Saturday, and Sunday at the "Sights and Sounds" Parade in Fort Pierce. 

The entire Treasure Coast is gearing up for this weekend's performances of The 
Nutcracker. St. Lucie Ballet's performances are December 12 and 13 at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce. Also, there is a great after-Christmas Performance at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart on December 26.

... More parade photos on Facebook


December 1, 2014 
There is a lot going in the next few weeks:
> This Saturday St. Lucie Ballet's decorated float appears at the Port St. Lucie "Festival of Lights"
   parade at the Civic Center, and Sunday at the "Sights and Sounds" parade in Fort Pierce. 

> As St. Lucie Ballet gets ready for some great performances of a holiday classic, this is the last week of
   regular classes. The cast prepares with an entire week of rehearsals for The Nutcracker .
> Performances are: December 12 and 13 at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce and December 26 at the
   Lyric Theatre in Stuart.
> Classes resume January 5, 2015.
> Spring Registration is open NOW. See our Registration Page for information and forms.


November 30, 2014 
Clara and the Nutcracker appear in TCPalmSocial's Holiday Events Online Listings.


November 27, 2014 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 
November 26, 2014 
THIS WEEKEND
St. Lucie Ballet Co-Director Rogelio Corrales will be dancing the role of Sugar Plum Cavalier in Ballet Palm Beach's production The Nutcracker. He is also dancing the role with Lily Ojea in the St. Lucie Ballet's Ft. Pierce Shows



November 15, 2014 
Rehearsals for the The Nutcracker are in full swing. Rats, Toys Soldiers, Snowflakes, Candy Canes, Flowers and all are working at their best to make sure the show at its usual incredible level! Costumes and props are being touched up and made fresh.

Xander Visker from Paris Ballet and Dance in Jupiter, Florida has also been rehearsing the role as Nutcracker Prince. Paris Ballet Director will also be dancing the role of Clara's Father.

...See Facebook Photos



November 6, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet is happy to announce Lily Ojea (The Sunrise Theatre performance s), Katherine Barkman (Lyric Theatre performance), Francisco Seranno (Lyric Theatre performance), Joseph J. Bucheck III  (Lyric Theatre performance),  Jean Hugues Feray, Idael German and Marshall Ian Levin as the special guest artists for this year's production of The Nutcracker


November 3, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet proudly welcomes St Lucie Tribune| TCPalm, Homewood - Hilton, Port St Lucie and A Brush Above, Inc, as sponsors to this year's production of The Nutcracker
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October 31, 2014 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


October 24, 2014
TONIGHT
St. Lucie Ballet Co-Director Rogelio Corrales Opens in Giselle with Ballet Palm Beach at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens! 

...More Information



October 22, 2014 
The weekend, St. Lucie Ballet Co-Director Rogelio Corrales will be performing the role of Albrecht, the young Duke, in Ballet Palm Beach's production of Giselle. The ballet is about a young innocent peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover (the Duke) is betrothed to another. 
 
A group of eerie and supernatural women, The Willis, who dance men to their deaths, call Giselle from her dark grave. They target Albrecht to die for his "offense."  However, Giselle's love for him frees him from their 
tightening and deadly grip. 

Mr. Corrales has been a long standing principal artist with the Company. He is well known for his wonderful technique, artistry, extraordinary acting abilities, and a strong and caring partner. All of which, are important in a production like this!
(These are also some of the great qualities the make him such an incredible teacher, as well!)

Giselle which will be presented at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, is a MUST SEE ballet on anyone's list! ...Get tickets


October 21, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet student Cassidy Daves on the cover of the UBC (Universal Ballet Competition) flyer.


October 13 2014  
It was ANOTHER great Movie Night this past weekend. Everyone had a great time. Decked in their PJ's and sleeping apparelstudents had a great time watching the animated feature Hotel Transylvania. There was plenty of good snacks for all, as well!

Proceeds for this event goes towards this years production of  The Nutcracker.


 ...See photos on Facebook


October 6, 2014 


Tickets are ON SALE at both venues -- The Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce and
 The Lyric Theatre in Stuart. For the best seats, ORDER NOW!


September 27, 2014
Rehearsals have begun with a great start to the Season of The Nutcracker. The cast was so excited and worked so hard. From the looks of today's beginning, it's going to be a great run of performances!

ALSO
Thank you to the volunteers that helped out today at rehearsal, and wearing their Nutcracker tees as well. 



September 25, 2014 
Over the next few days, St. Lucie Ballet Co-Director Rogelio Corrales will perform "Flash Ballets" with Ballet Palm Beach. The company can be seen "popping up" in various and unusual places throughout Palm Beach County!






Photo: Ballet Palm Beach website


September 24, 2014 
HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH! 


September 23, 2014 
St Lucie Ballet Co-Director Rogelio Corrales performed with Ballet Palm Beach last night at The Governor's Conference of Tourism hosted by the Palm Beach Cultural Council at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. He and the company danced to a piece with LIVE music provided by the Palm Beach Symphony. The Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the premiere educational conference for the Florida tourism industry. It is designed and coordinated by Visit Florida.  


September 19, 2014 
 Movie Night in August was such a fun success, there will be another in October.  Students who attend, do so in their pajamas. They also bring pillows and sleeping bags for added comfort. As always, the even is well supervised. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be served. It also gives parents a few hours of free time.

...More Information


September 14, 2014 
Yesterday was a really big day for Ballet Level 3. It was the day they got their first pair of pointe shoes! 

A young student getting her very first pair pointe shoes is probably one of the most important and most magical days of her life. 

St. Lucie Ballet is very strict as to the age a child is ready for pointe. Safety and long term development is incredibly important. Though a student may really want them, it does not mean they are physically ready to wear and work in them. Putting a child in pointe shoes when they are too young can be extremely detrimental. Age does not necessarily make them ready. The body and feet must be developed enough to handle them. 

When it's time, Dire ctors Mr. and Mrs. Corrales actually go with the students, as a group, to the dance wear store. They ensure each individual student is fitted properly with the correct shoe.

Now, begins the extra specialized training, classes and very hard work that comes with pointe work. It also begins a career’s life-time of yet more shoes, and toe pads, band aids and blisters.

However, every dancer will always agree. It is all well worth it when they experience the joy of dancing. 

Congratulations to Ballet Level 3. Co Directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Qquendo, and the staff of St. Lucie Ballet are very proud of their hard work and accomplishments!



September 10, 2014
Cassidy Daves, student at St. Lucie Ballet, was selected for Universal Ballet Competition's marketing campaign. Last season Ms. Daves competed and won in her categories. St. Lucie Ballet is very proud of her, as well as all students and the wonderful accomplishments.

...More about Universal Ballet Competition 

 
September 8, 2014
St. Lucie Ballet just had their auditions for The Nutcracker on Saturday September 6. The dancers were full of excitement and butterflies. Dancers are now nervously anticipating the cast list which will be released before next week. Good luck and congratulations to all! 

It seems St. Lucie Ballet is going to have a wonderfully cast production this year with talents that match each role. Our community will be very impressed at the quality and skill of our talented young dancers. 

Pictured here are some younger dancers who auditioned. 


...See more photos on Facebook


September 5, 2014 
Auditions for The Nutcracker are tomorrow. The anticipation has been building to a huge peak. Everyone has been talking about and the students are super excited.

In all honesty, who is more excited? Is it the students
...Or is it the Co Directors Rogelio Corrales and Lydia Oquendo Corrales? 
They just love teaching their students and watching their incredible progress!


August 29, 2014 - REMINDERS 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Classes on Saturday. No classes on Monday, September 1. ENJOY! 
Auditions for The Nutcracker: September 6


August 24, 2014 
Movie Night was FUN and a huge success. The turnout was incredible. It was cute to see all the little students with their teddy bears, dolls
...While in their PJ's, and wrapped snugly in their sleeping bags as they were engrossed in either conversation or watching the movie. Of course, they just had to move and dance. It is in their blood!

Thank you to all the older students and mothers who helped out. It takes a lot of people to keep a large amount of children corralled and safe!


...See more photos

 
August 17, 2015 
CLASSES START TOMORROW.
Are you ready?
WE ARE! 


August 14, 2014
It's hard to believe Summer is over.
The dedicated students who attended the Summer Intensive are showing great improvement. Yes, talent is important but it's commitment, dedication and hard work that makes the true difference. Bravo to the students who are not afraid of the sweat!

Dance classes begin August 18. Mr. and Mrs. Corrales, and staff are really excited for the upcoming year!  Check the important dates to help keep up with scheduling family events. Attendance is a very important consideration when casting for shows.


August 12, 2014
There are some really great photographs being uploaded to the Coppelia Album on Facebook.   ...See them now 


July 20, 2014 
The Summer Intensive begins tomorrow for Session 2 for the Creative Movement, and Pre Ballet level. Four more weeks. The only change is Creative Movement students are taking class with the Pre-Ballet A on Mondays not Saturdays.

Also, Session #3 for the Intermediate and Advanced levels begins tomorrow. Remember special guest artist Lourdes Albarellos is teaching the second week.  


July 16, 2014 
This website is just about finished with the change over for the upcoming season. The 2014 - 2015 St. Lucie Ballet Curriculum Schedule is ready to view. Also, Dates and Holidays are ready to be view, Performance dates have been changed over. Registration dates and times, and the audition date for The Nutcracker is set (Times for the audition will be announced -- soon.

This page is about to be archived to make room for all the news of 2014 - 2015!

Don't forget one get all Forms and are able to view required-to-know Policies and Regulations from this site!


July 4, 2014 
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Have a wonderful and safe weekend. 
 

June 26, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet will be closed from June 30 to July 4. Private classes are available during some of the time on June 30 and July 1. Call or email write to make an appointment. Session 1 Mini Performance at the studio is this Friday June 27 at 6 pm. ...See photos.
Summer Session 2 begins on July 7. 


June 20, 2014 
St. Lucie Ballet now boasts of having an amazing art installation by world renowned artist Zard. 

St. Lucie Ballet Directors Lydia and Rogelio Corrales met her about four years ago. While at Fort Pierce Central High School, Mrs. Corrales was helping Band Director Mathew Boswell and Drama Director Lisa Stewart with their yearly musical as their choreographer. Zard was building and painting their scenery.

Shortly after, she was hired to paint the hard pieces of scenery of both Swanilda and Dr. Coppelius' houses for the 2011 presentation of Coppelia. Ever since then, Mrs. Corrales had been wanting her to paint something large for the inside of the studio.

After a few years of collaboration, Zard was formerly commissioned. Pictures of various dancers were sent to her. Some of them are actually St. Lucie Ballet's very own ballerinas Tessa Hogge, Cassidy Daves and Katie Stuehmer. Mrs. Corrales asked her to create something with dancers in silhouette while depicting three favorite dance styles of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Colors were discussed color just a bit
...And Zard just went for it! 

The large triptych fills the space on the South wall of the large studio with beautiful colors and a very special energy. She truly captured the essence of each dance form.

Everyone loves them. Thank you Zard!
...More about Zard
...See installation on Facebook


St. Lucie Ballet's student Cassidy Daves performs variation from La Fille Mal Gardee at American Dance Competition this past Spring.  

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MEDALIST AND SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
St. Lucie Ballet Students Katie Stuehmer, Tessa Hogge, Beatrice Reyes, Kayla Kotko and Cassidy Daves.
  Photos by Neil Cohen Photography