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Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) is committed to developing and training young artists. Courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of students dedicated to furthering their natural artistic talents. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults. Conservatory faculty is handpicked for their excellent teaching skills and superb reputation in their respective areas of expertise. The goal of each faculty member is to develop well-rounded artists in their students with excellent technique and a deep respect and love for the arts.

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Conservatory Pre-Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year


During this period, the non-refundable
pre-registration fee is $25.00 per discipline

We will start the process of scheduling classes for the next school year earlier than in previous years! Please note that Pre-Registration will start May 4, and end June 30, 2019.

After June 30, the regular registration fee of $60.00 per discipline will apply. You may continue to mail or bring to the office your child's registration form and payment at any time, but for forms received after June 30, 2019, the regular, non-refundable registration fee of $60 per discipline will apply.

Tuition for the Conservatory is based on one yearly fee, September through May. For your convenience, tuition may be divided into nine (9) equal monthly payments.

Pre-Registration form Pre-Registration tuition list

Pre-Registration forms are also available at the main office and the Conservatory.

As you know, class sizes are limited and only those pre-registering can be guaranteed proper placement or any placement at all.

Remember this is a Festival year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Conservatory classes begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


Spring Music Concerts


We are enjoying an amazing and exciting year in our Music Department, and are rejoicing in the development of our very talented musicians.  It is with much pleasure and pride that we invite you to our concert series . . . MUSIC IN THE AFTERNOONS from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Following are the dates for your child’s concert:

Monday, May 6
Marlene Urbay, Ibette Fernandez, Wendy Ocando

Tuesday, May 7
Mirta de la Torre, Teresita de Leon

Wednesday May, 8
Yoanna Hernandez, Raymat, Ruben Jimenez

Monday, May 13
Lizette Ledon, Rey Guerra, Alina Gonzalez

Tuesday, May 14
Ileana Cortizo, JA Guibert, Conrado Garcia

Wednesday, May 15
Yirka Ledon, Tania Nunez, Norman Milanes, Alejandro Sierra

Thursday, May 16
Anaida Carquez, Natalie Avila, Edgar Sanfeliz

Ticket sale order forms will be sent home in April.

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Dance Juries


All Dance Juries will take place in the Rosita Segovia Theatre. Parents and families are welcome to attend. *Dance Juries will take precedence over other Conservatory classes scheduled.

Tuesday, May 21
3:00 - 3:30 - Cantabria Spanish Dance
3:30 - 4:00 - Sevilla Spanish Dance
4:00 - 4:30 - Cordoba Spanish Dance
4:30 - 5:30 - Andalucia Spanish Dance
5:30 - 6:30 - Castilla I/II Spanish Dance
*Note - Ballet, Tap, Cuban Dance, and Teruel Spanish Dance classes will take place as per their normal schedules. NO other Spanish Dance will have regular class on this day.

Wednesday, May 22
3:00 - 3:30 - Red Ballet
3:30 - 4:00 - Lilac II Ballet
4:00 - 4:45 - Navy II Ballet
4:45 - 5:45 - Cobalt Ballet
5:45 - 6:30 - Junior Lyrical
*Note - Spanish Dance, Cuban Dance, and Light Blue Ballet classes will take place as per their normal schedules. NO other Ballet will have regular class on this day.

Thursday, May 23
3:00 - 3:30 - Lilac I Ballet
3:30 - 4:15 - Navy I Ballet
4:15 - 5:15 - Forest Ballet
5:15 - 6:45 - Intermediate I/II Ballet
*Note - Spanish Dance, Tap, Cuban Dance, and Pink Ballet classes will take place as per their normal schedules. NO other Ballet will have regular class on this day.

Tuesday, May 28
4:00 - 5:30 - Intermediate IIIA, IIIB, and Advanced Ballet
5:30 - 6:15 - Alonso Pointe
6:15 - 6:50 - Escuela Bolera (students Navarra I only)
*Note - Spanish Dance, Tap, Pink Ballet, and Cuban Dance classes will take place as per their normal schedules. NO other Ballet will have regular class on this day.

Wednesday, May 29
4:00 - 5:00 - Navarra I/II Spanish Dance
5:00 - 6:15 - Malaga I/II Spanish Dance
*Note - Ballet, Cuban dance, and Jerez Spanish dance classes will take place as per their normal schedules.

Thursday, May 30
4:00 - 4:30 - Fonteyn Pointe
4:30 - 5:15 - Pavlova Pointe
5:15 - 6:15 - Senior Lyrical
*Note - Spanish dance, Cuban dance, Pink Ballet and Tap classes will take place as per their normal schedules.

Friday, May 31
4:00 - 5:00 - All Hip Hop
*Note - all other Conservatory classes will take place as per their normal schedules. This will take the place of the regular Friday Hip Hop classes.


Spring Art Show

This April we kicked off the spring season with the most spectacular art show yet! The show featured pieces by both Art Masteries, Conservatory Art students, and close to 700 sculptures by students in all CEA grades! Thank you to Mrs. Vazquez for her amazing work, and to Mrs. Castillo, Mrs. Martinez and all the parents who volunteered setting up and in the show!

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Conservatory Spring Concert

The Conservatory Spring Concert celebrated the talent and preparation of our young artists. This year the Spring Concert showcased some of our most advanced dancers, singers, and musicians. Thank you to our fantastic faculty and students, for making each Spring Concert even better than the last!

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Conchita Espinosa Dance in Spain

From March 13 through March 23, for 10 days, CEA dancers experienced the CEA Cultural Immersion Trip to Spain. They spent time getting to know the culture and growing in their love and knowledge of dance in Madrid, Seville, Toledo and Cordoba. In addition to taking class at the most prestigious and recognized conservatories and dance schools in the country, they watched professional dance rehearsals at the Alicia Alonso Institute and Ballet Nacional de España, watched performances, and immersed themselves in the history and culture of Spain.  Read more >

This was an incredible and enriching experience for our young dancers! To learn more about the CEA Educational Travel Programs, click here.

Miami-Dade Youth Fair Competition Results

Each year, Conservatory students participate in the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Music Competitions. We are very proud of our young musicians and the work they and their wonderful teachers are doing!

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On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Conchita Espinosa Academy and Conservatory of the Arts came together to honor our founder, Conchita Espinosa, on what would have been her 105th birthday.

There was truly no better way to celebrate Conchita's legacy than through music. We are eternally grateful to our incredibly talented and generous music faculty for so lovingly proposing the Conchita Day Concert and coming together to give our community the gift of music. It is unbelievable that together we house the number and calibre of professional musicians and extraordinary individuals who make up our music department.

Thank you.
YOU ARE Conchita's legacy.

YOU ARE the example we trust our students will live up to - examples of trust, generosity, collaboration and love, and this evening was one to remember forever.



Universal Ballet Competition

Congratulations to the lovely dancers who participated in the Universal Ballet Competition in February!

Group Pieces

Ticking Down - UBC Platinum and 1st place in their age group and level

Pirogov Suite - High Gold and 1st place in their age group and level


Emily Aparicio - UBC Platinum (contemporary) and 6th place overall in her age group and level

Sofia Croes - High Gold (ballet) and 3rd place overall in her age group and level

Amanda Vega-Pernia - Gold (ballet and contemporary)

Maggie Mesa - High Silver (ballet) and High Gold (contemporary)

Catalina Vigil - High Silver (ballet)

Congratulations to all who participated and to Danella Bedford and Kenia Garcia Cabrera for their love, dedication, and leadership!

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Doña Francisquita at FIU,
featuring Segovia Ballet Español


The FIU School of Music is has brought back the tradition of Zarzuela to Miami! Through a collaboration highlighting the talent of FIU Opera Theater students and dancers from Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts´Segovia Ballet Español, this was the first-ever full production of a Zarzuela at Florida International University.

Under the direction of vocal professor Robert B. Dundas and choreography by Marisol Moreno, the audience followed the charming story of Doña Francisquita, a comedy based on the story of two young lovers, Francisquita and Fernando, during Carnival season in Madrid. Songs and dialogue in Spanish with English supertitles. Accompanied by the FIU Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Javier Jose Mendoza.

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Christmas in the Gardens

Enjoy a magical holiday evening of music and dance at the beautiful Banyan Bowl at Pinecrest Gardens featuring young artists from Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. Christmas in the Gardens is a holiday spectacular that will include featuring cherished Christmas carols, a trip around the world with Navidades Flamencas, and The Snowman, an original story ballet that brings to life the beloved English story.

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Hispanidad 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Conservatory celebrated Hispanidad 2018. This year's annual Hispanic Heritage performance, directed by Spanish dance department head Marisol Moreno, represented exactly what Conchita is about. The spirit of collaboration and mutual respect among our teachers and students was evident in the performance. Hispanidad 2018 was a collaboration among the Spanish dance, Music, Voice and Theatre departments, with every teacher involved bringing his or her style to the table, coming together to create an impressive evening of music and dance, performed exclusively with live music. Our sincerest gratitude and respect goes out to Marisol, and to all the teachers involved: Leiza Mendez and Cristina Masdueño (Spanish dance), Anaida Carquez and Edgar Sanfeliz (voice), Norman Milanes (clarinet), Jose A. Guibert (violin) and Alison Elliott (theatre). A most special thank you to our guest artists, Conservatory piano teacher Ileana Cortizo, who accompanied our dancers and musicians, as well as Walter Castro (cajón and cantaor) and Jesus "Sivi" Rodriguez (guitar).

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A group of performers shared the holiday spirit with the elderly community at Harmony Health Center Miami.


They did a beautiful job sharing their talent and opening their hearts to those in need. They handed out tons of gifts from the Conservatory Re-Gifting Drive and then spent the afternoon chatting and playing games with the members of the Harmony community. Thank you to Maria Ofelia Armas for inspiring our students to share their gifts and open their hearts. The true meaning of Christmas is to give to those in need, and the best gift we can give is our time, our ears to listen, and our hearts to love. Thank you to all who attended and to our amazing Conservatory moms for their help and support!

Leonel Morales Concert at Master Class at CEC

On October 1, 2018 we were honored to welcome renowned pianist, Leonel Morales ( to the Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts. He gave an incredible concert in honor of Hispanic Heritage, honoring some of the great composers from Cuba and Spain, including Albeniz, Soler, Cervantes and Lecuona. It was an emotional evening due to the relationship Mr. Morales has had with the Conservatory Music Faculty for so many years. He grew up and studied with many of our faculty members and it had been over 30 years since he had seen many of them. The mutual connection, love and respect witnessed that evening was an inspiration to everyone in the audience.

On Tuesday, October 2, five of our piano students had the opportunity to perform for him and participate in a special master class geared toward our Conservatory music teachers. Congratulations to Christopher Cuesta, Amira Avellan, Gabriella Barcia, Kassandra Labiada and Mateo Oliva for a job well done. They all played beautifully and took great advantage of the opportunity to learn from this master teacher. Felipe Diez, clarinet student at CEC, also had the opportunity to perform for Mr. Morales and did a wonderful job! We are so proud of our music students and teachers, for the great work they are doing!

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News & Events


Dance Juries

The Little Prince

Spring Art Show

Spring Concerts

Miami-Dade Youth Fair Competition Results

Conchita Espinosa Dance in Spain

Universal Ballet Competition

CEA Dancers in Spain!

Our Town

Spring Music Concerts

Doña Francisquita at FIU

Performance at Harmony Health

2018 Hispanidad

Christmas in the Garden


Harmonious Flow Yoga

Leonel Morales in Concert

Florida Chamber Orchestra

Summer 2018


















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Cuban Dance
Hip Hop
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