Our Faculty

We are proud to have a highly recognized professional staff and faculty which includes our Artistic Director Mr. Vladimir Issaev and our Academic Director Ms. Giselle Deya.

Ballet Repertoire and Variations
Mary Carmen Catoya​

From: Caracas, Venezuela.

Training: Everest Mayora Studio.

Dancer: Youth Ballet Venezuela, Contemporary Ballet Caracas, Cleveland Ballet, National Ballet of Caracas, Miami City Ballet, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Repertoire: Petipa, Balanchine, Nebrada, Nahat, Mendez, Issaev, Paul Taylor, Miao Zong.

Honors: Innumerable international tours, Opening of the Arsht Center, Galas in Russia, Spain, New York, Paris. Best dancer award, Caracas, Miami. Dancing for Alicia Alonso, Tours to Peru, Poland, Mexico & Indonesia with Vladimir Issaev.

Janis Liu

From: Hong Kong.

Training: Ivy Chung School of Ballet.

Dancer: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Coastal City Ballet of Vancouver,  Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Repertoire: Petipa, Saint Leon, Issaev, Alonso, Miao Zong, Nebrada.

Honors: Ms. Liu has won numerous international and important awards competing in many significant competitions including the prestigious Varna International Ballet Competition held in Varna, Bulgaria, USA IBC in Jackson, the Asian Grand Prix, Miami International Ballet Competition.

Yasamin Haghayegh​

From: Miami, USA.

Training: Vladimir Issaev School of classical ballet- Vaganova Method. Arts Ballet Theater of Florida Summer Intensive Programs of Russia Technique.

Dancer: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Repertoire: Petipa, Issaev, Anido, Pikieris, Mendez, Nebrada.

Honors: International Young dancers Festival in Miami, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Mexico.

Maylen Rodriguez

A talented student of the Professional Division of Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet has recently finished her second Summer Intensive Program of Russian Technique under the tutelage of Vladimir Issaev, Yelena Zabalkanskaya, Andrei Bossov and Valentina Biczyna. She has also worked as a teaching assistant during the Summer Camp teaching ballet and other styles of dance. She has performed with the professional company in The Nutcracker, Chipollino, and the International Young Dancers Festivals. We welcome Maylen to our staff this year to work with the student division

Aly Tejas
Lusian Hernandez
Ballet, Stretch, Contemporary

From: Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

Training: Fundacion Escuela de Ballet Clasico del Edo. Lara. Summer Intensive of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Dancer: Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

Repertoire: Petipa, Saint Leon, Issaev, Alonso, Miao Zong, Nebrada.

Honors: Festival Danza Joven in Colombia. Scholarship to Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Caracas. UBC Silver Modern Choreography.

Cristina Amaral

From: Caracas, Venezuela.

Training: Gustavo Franklin School of Ballet

Repertoire: Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen, Firebird, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Serenade, Concerto Barroco, Tchaikovsky Pdd, among others.Choreographers: Petipa, Balanchine, Nebrada, Mendez, Fokine, Alonso.

Honors: International Ballet Festival La Habana, Cuba. Guest Star. International Ballet Gala, Caracas-Venezuela. Wolf Trap Festival, Washington, DC, USA. Dance Aspen Summer Festival, USA. United We Dance, San Francisco, USA. Outstanding Award “Relevantes Méritos Artísticos” del Círculo de Amigos del Gran Teatro de La Habana - Cuba.Outstanding Award “Star of Russian Ballet”, Caracas – Venezuela. Municipal Dance Award as Best Dancer, Venezuela.

Veronika Perepelitsina

Graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts as Dance Teacher and Choreographer. She is a highly established character dancer, with a particular expertise in Russian Dance. She was a dancer of the honorable A. V. Alexandrov Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army and of the very famous State Academic N.S. Nadezhdina Choreographic Ensemble “Beriozka”. Her technique combines elements of Russian dance and folk culture, bringing a new and exciting dimension to every performance.

Maria Eugenia Del Frade
Maria Eugenia del Frade