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Estampas del Quixote

Congratulations to the cast of Estampas del Quijote, who did an extraordinary job in bringing the iconic scenes of Don Quixote to life through dance! Congratulations to Marisol Moreno, Spanish dance department head and artistic director of the production and to Cristina Masdueño, our amazing Spanish dance teachers, for their work, dedication, and countless hours that brought this production to life! ¡Enhorabuena al elenco de Estampas del Quijote, que hizo un trabajo extraordinario este fin de semana en su interpretación de las escenas icónicas de Don Quijote a través de la danza! ¡Felicitaciones a Marisol Moreno, jefa del departamento…

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Christmas in the Gardens at the Banyan Bowl

Christmas in the Gardens, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, showcased our young musicians and dancers in the beautiful semi-outdoor Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl. Our sincerest congratulations and gratitude goes to Dr. Daniel Lewis and Miami Dance Futures, as well as the extraordinary participating faculty and staff who give their hearts and souls to our students and who inspire and create tomorrow´s artists: Danella Bedford, Marisol Moreno, Kenia Garcia Cabrera, Ph.D., Cristina Masdueño, Yirka Ledon, Norman Milanes, and Lucia Panizza.

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Yan Carlos Artime

Yan Carlos Artime, pianist, publishes BALLET 15 pieces for piano: 15 pieces of piano accompaniment for classical ballet classes.  Mr. Artime has been CEC’s ballet piano accompanist since 2018. He recently published 15 pieces for piano  a book of original piano compositions made to accompany a ballet class. Mr. Artime has decades of experience as a classical and jazz pianist, and has performed in numerous international venues and music festivals. It is an honor for our young dancers to experience the joy of live music in their ballet classes from an early age. CEC dancers have also performed choreography by Dr. Kenia Garcia Cabrera set to an…

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Back to Ballet Bootcamp

Wednesday, August 18th – Thursday, August 26th. This is a great opportunity for our dancers to get their bodies moving again and prepare for the 2021-2022 Conservatory year. The Back to Ballet Bootcamp (Forest Ballet and above) consists of a daily ballet technique class. If your child would like to participate, please email the completed registration form to Maria Ofelia Armas at mgarmas@conchitaespinosa.com by Monday, August 16th. Payment may be made using the CEA/CEC online payment portal. Please specify “Ballet Bootcamp.” Otherwise, it may be turned in to the CEA Main Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. –…

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Ronn Daniels Lifetime Achievement Award

Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Ronn Daniels, Conservatory Artistic Director and faculty member for over 40 years. This week, Dance Educators of America honored Mr. Daniels with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to dance and dance education.  Over the span of his career, Mr. Daniels has been a performer, teacher, choreographer, as well as an author, director, creator of a system for teaching, and entrepreneur. He owned an directed five dance schools and served as director of the Fred Astaire Performing Arts Association. He also created competition formats and rules for judging, as well as serving as…

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For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.