What: Florida Youth Dance Gala, featuring dancers Carlos Miguel Guerra and his wife Jennifer Kronenberg, making their first public performance since leaving Miami City Ballet, where they were both Principal Dancers.
Where: Duncan Theatre, located on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College
When: Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The Gala will also showcase more than 40 extraordinarily talented dancers from 11 leading dance academies including:
- America’s Ballet School (Tampa), Artistic Director, Paula Nuñez
- Ballet Palm Beach (Palm Beach Gardens), Artistic Director, Colleen Smith
- Boca Ballet Theater (Boca Raton), Artistic Director, Dan Guin & Jane Tyree
- Florida Dance Conservatory, Artistic Director, Heather Lescaille & Tina Martin
- Florida School for Dance Education (Palm Beach Gardens), Artistic Director, Michele Zehner
- Gulfshore Ballet (Fort Myers), Artistic Director, Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero
- Palm Beach School of Dance (Lake Park), Artistic Director, Tracy & Lorena Mozingo
- Paris Ballet & Dance (Jupiter), Artistic Director, Jean-Hugues Feray
- School of Ballet Arts (Greenacres), Artistic Director, Deborah Marquez
- St. Lucie Ballet (Port Saint Lucie), Artistic Director, Rogelio Corrales & Lydia Oquendo
- The Arts of Classical Ballet (Pompano Beach), Artistic Director, Magaly Suarez
In addition, the finalist from the Shake the Ground Dance Competition on January 18 will perform.
Dedicated to “celebrating and gathering talented dancers” from all over the state, the Florida Youth Dance Gala will “showcase new choreography, finalists from major dance competitions and some electrifying young dancers, resulting in what may be the most memorable dance event of the coming season,” says Cañete, a former dancer with Houston Ballet, Ballet Florida and Ballet Eloelle, who has performed in England, Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Austria, Germany, China and throughout the Far East.