Suzana Marek
Special Guest Teacher

Suzana Marek was teacher of Nassau Ballet Theatre N.Y., Two Worlds Dance Center N.Y., Teatro Sociale de Montova, Italy, Piccolo Teatro de Siena, Hofstra University N.Y. and Ballet Mistress for National Grand Opera N.Y.
Ms. Marek visits St. Lucie Ballet on a weekly basis.

Claudia Cravey
Special Guest Teacher and Coach

Claudia Cravey started dancing at the famed Imperial Studios in Palm Beach, FL. By the time she was a young fourteen years old, she was dancing major roles as a professional on stages all over the world. She also appeared in a major motion picture and several times on television.

Ms. Cravey was the Ballet Mistress for Ballet Florida for over 23 years. There, she worked closely with Founder and Artistivc Director Marie Hale, Lynda Swiadon and Steven Hoff. She also worked alongside and with world renowned choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Daniel Ezralow, Trey McIntyre, Vicente Nebrada, Margo Sappington, Ben Stevenson, Mauricio Wainrot
…The list is just too long to include everyone! 

Ms. Cravey brings elegance, excellence, knowledge, experience, dedication and most of all, an unsurpassed love and passion for dance. Bringing out the very best, she has been a major influence on each dancer with whom she has ever worked! 

Lourdes Albarellos
Special Guest Teacher

Lourdes Albarellos
graduated from the Professional School of Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. She has danced with the Cuban National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and others.

Her credits include: Teacher at Broadway Dance Center in N.Y., Theatre Dance Center in N.Y., Master Ballet Intensive classes at La Scala de Milan in Italy, Director of Springs Dance Center in Miami and has been a judge at some of Florida’s Ballet competitions.
...PLUS she coaches professional dancers for The International Ballet Festival in Miami and is the Guest Ballet Mistress at Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami.

Ms. Albarellos is currently teaching and coaching at Dancetown, Dance Attack, Xtreme Dance and Dance Unlimited in Miami and more. She is considered one of the best teachers in Miami!

Jean-Hugues Feray
Special Guest Teacher

Please see bio on Guest Artist Page.

 Marshal Ian Levin
Special Guest Teacher

Please see bio on Guest Artist Page.

Katie Berinni

Emmanuella Dorcely
Choreographed in the stylistically incomparable voice Emmanuella Dorcely, uses Modern contemporary dance to explore the behaviors, beliefs and social dynamics that betray the goal of self-actualization.
Weighted, fluid and sensual, Dorcely's choreography radiates with unabashed honesty and a daring vulnerability that compels the asking of a bigger questions about love and identity. Emmanuella says, it is up to us to live as honestly as we can and to share that gift with the world with peace love and happiness!

Idael German

Nissa Kilman
Nissa began her ballet training in San Bernardino, CA, with Inland Theatre Ballet under the direction of Evette DeMarco Swinson. After moving to Phoenix, AZ, at age 11, she continued her training with Ballet Etudes, a leading pre-professional ballet company. With Ballet Etudes, Nissa had the opportunity to train with many respected instructors, most notably Sharon Meko, Nadja Langenhorst, Susan Sharkey, and Virginia Shelley.

In 2001 Nissa moved to Jackson, MS after being selected to join the trainee program of Ballet Magnificat. As a trainee, Nissa trained with Kathy Thibodeaux, Tenille Carver and Sol Nazario and was awarded the Rose Faucher scholarship. She soon became a company artist with Ballet Magnificat and toured with the company, performing and teaching master classes throughout the U.S., Costa Rica, India, The Netherlands, and the Czech Republic . Nissa retired as a dancer in 2007 and joined the faculty of Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee Program.

In 2013, she also joined the faculty of Ballet Magnificat’s School of the Arts, and became the director of the Magnificat Youth Ballet in 2014. Nissa choreographed a variety of works for Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee Program and the Magnificat Youth Ballet. Many of Nissa’s students have gone on to dance professionally, receive acceptance into leading University dance programs, begin their own companies, and become teachers themselves. 

 Macy Monroe
Modern, Ballet II, Choreographer, Photographer

Beatrice Reyes

Janine Rivera
anine Rivera is known for her crativity in choreography. She earned a scholarship in dance at Indian River State College where she lear  ned the art of modern dance with instructor Molly Magee. While studying at IRSC, Janine created and performed dance pieces in both Modern, Jazz, and Ballet styles. She was also hired at the college’s Performing Arts Academy teaching ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop to children between the ages of 4 through 13.

Janine made her mark as a new comer in the Performing Arts Academy when she presented her very first recital based on the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. In January of 2013, Janine was hired at St. Lucie Ballet as the new hip hop dance teacher. Janine is now continuing her education in dance at St. Lucie Ballet in order to become an effective instructor and choreographer.

Reinhard Von Rabenau

Mindy Tsunoda
Musical Theatre