A former Cuban Dancer and a businesswoman Deborah has an entrepreneurial focus that has come far with her vision of expansion for herself and for those whom she inspires. Deborah Marquez is the founder and director of both the School of Ballet Arts & Ballet Arts Dance Company in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Her hard work was recognized in 2016 when Marquez was awarded the Palm Beach County Randolph A. Frank Award for outstanding Arts Educator, who has enriched many of her students’ life with exceptional training and opportunities preparing them for a dance career. She is a mum, and a power-woman with an unbelievable amount of strength, dedication, and passion towards her family and her career. She is also the Founder Director of Dance Open America
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A ballet pedagogue, her career has been recognized by her versatility and her histrionic capacity on stage, as well as by her capacity to develop a profession as a unique ballet teacher. She Graduated in 1991 from de National Ballet School in Havana and joined the prestigious “Ballet de Camagüey”. In 1994 she was invited to join “Ballet de Monterrey” where soon after she became a Principal Dancer.
Today she lives in Miami, USA, where she keeps her pedagogical vocation by teaching and developing students all around Florida.
She is a mum, a wife, and the Founder Director of Dance Open America.
Javier Torres FRSA/CID
From Cuba, Javier is considered one of the best Cuban dancers of his generation. With over 20 years of experience in the art sector, his dancing career has to take him to perform in more than 29 different countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and to dance on many important stages around the world among big ballet stars. Passionate about dance, its business and the intricacy of cultural entrepreneurship he holds a Ba Hons in Business Management and Leadership and is working towards a Masters in Business Administration MBA (2021). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom where he resides and a CID member (International Dance Council - UNESCO).
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Passionate in her belief that the Arts are a universal right, Cait has worked throughout the US for over a decade to make art accessible to all. At Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, she organized monthly performances for rotating upcoming artists and the internationally-acclaimed Summer Festival of Dance Improvisation. Through the Pat Graney Dance Company she coordinated The Prison Project, the longest-running arts-based educational program in the U.S. for incarcerated women. Cait is thrilled to be part of Dance Open America, which provides so many opportunities for young dancers to build a worldwide community.
D.O.A REPRESENTATIVE BRAZIL
• Giovanna Lamboglia began her training in classical ballet in Fortaleza, Brazil at the age of nine. In 2012, she ingressed on higher classes at Maria Olenewa State Dance School (Municipal Ballet of Rio de Janeiro affiliated School) graduating in 2014 . She has performed with the company in Coppelia and Nutcraker productions. Awarded as First Place and Best Dancer prizes in many brazilian dance competitions as CBDD. International Competition includes: American Dance Competition 2015,Helsinki International Ballet, Youth America Grand Prix & International Dance Seminar. She has danced for Albany Berkshire Ballet, Ballets de France in Toulouse & Canada´s Ballet Jörgen. She had worked with “Hit and Run Productions” with many freelance projects. She is also graduated with scholarship provided by YUMIKO dancewear at ABT Teacher Training curriculum. She is currently in London, UK where she is a freelance dancer and teacher and now DOA representative in Brazil.