Established in 2004.
St. Lucie Ballet opened in 2004. Through the years S.L.B. Has earned the reputation of excellence in training, coaching, and productions. Between the years of 2013 to 2017 S.L.B. Students have earned many scholarships and awards from several of the best ballet and dance competitions. S.L.B. Productions throughout the years have improved in quality and diversity. The Nutcracker has become a tradition at both the historical Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce and the Lyric in Stuart. In the spring S.L.B has presented many of the great ballet classics such as Don Quixote, Coppelia, or Sleeping Beauty and created original versions of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.
Lydia Oquendo and Rogelio Corrales are passionate about sharing their professional career experience with their students giving them the tools for, not only the real world of dance, but real life preparedness. Both have had many years of training and dance experience in various Ballet companies and productions. Skills and assets they impart to their students are focus, self discipline, memory, quickness in learning, confidence, self motivation, etiquette, experience with lots of stage time and performance opportunities.
Excellence in classical ballet training and dance for ages 3 through Adult. We offer all levels in Ballet, Pre- Ballet, Ballet Fitness for Adults, Jazz, Jazz for Adults, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Acro, Musical Theater, Ballroom for Adults, Pre-professional classical training, Competition, and Recreational Dance.
St. Lucie Ballet dancers have earned American Dance Competition ADC Medallion and Gold Award. Universal Ballet Competition UBC Medallion, High Gold, Gold, Youth America Grand Prix NYC Finals, and scholarship awards from Sarasota Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Next Gereration Ballet, Joffrey Academy Summer, The Rock School for Dance Education, Bolchoi Ballet NYC and many more. St. Lucie Ballet studio received 2017 UBC Outstanding Coaches Award, 2018 Shake the Ground Outstanding Professionalism Award.
"As always, I enjoyed the show so much. Excellent choreography adapted to our student capabilities and age, beautiful special effects, and costumes. I particularly liked the duo that performed the Arabian dance. I believe that the girl has beautiful legs, back, and feet. With a little of more confidence she could be superb. The students made so much progress. Isabella is absolutely stunning especially considering her age!!! Catherine seems engaged and I appreciated her acting skills too. Great job and thank you for being the great teachers to Catherine!"
"Every season my daughter and I go to see The Nutcracker, somewhere, Palm Beach, Treasure Coast,etc. This year my daughter was so booked up, the only date available was the 14th and I started with the Sunrise Theatre, which I love. I was disappointed that your show was the only show she would be able to attend, so I said it's not the type of show we usually attend but she said she would still like to go. We invited her best friend, who was her maid of honor this year. The Nutcracker is special to us because my daughter being born on Dec. 18th and me Dec. 25th when she was born she got her first Nutcracker show. She is now 26 and has over 50 Nutcrackers in her collection! We love the music, and we love the ballet. We have to say, last night's show was one of THE MOST AMAZING shows we have been to so far! BRAVO!!! The stage and backgrounds were amazing, the performers were so good, the children were adoreable, the props were great. We will definitely make this a yearly event! Thank you so much for a truly amazing evening. Both girls had the best time and we were able to continue on with our tradition thanks to your studio. 5 stars."