OUR SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS

MARTA KATZ

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Marta Katz is the Executive and Artistic Director of the El Paso Ballet Theatre (formerly the El Paso Conservatory of Dance and the EL Paso Youth Ballet). She has danced at  the Compania Nacional de Danza  in Mexico City, and. She holds a degree in Ballet Performance from UTEP and has taught ballet in Mexico City, UTEP, and at EPCC. She is recognized as an exceptional instructor of dance.

LESLEY LOPEZ

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Lesley Lopez began ballet training in her native El Paso at the age of six, studying under Andrée Harper and later Ingeborg Heuser. In 2008, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School granted her a full scholarship for their year-round High School Program,  which enabled her to perform and tour with the PBT Company. Lesley is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre- Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Lesley is currently the principal dancer in The Company.

NOLAN AUSTIN

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Nolan Austin joined Ballet Austin's Professional Division Trainee Program and was then accepted into the University of Arizona's prestigious School of Dance where he performed and choreographed featured roles in ballet, modern, and jazz main-stage productions. Performed with Ballet Tucson, Phoenix Ballet, Art.if.Act Dance Project and most recently completed his fifth season with Convergence Ballet. Notably, he was Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer, and instructor at The Ballet Conservatory of Dance, Music & Art (aka BC Dance).


LAUREN YOSHIWIRJA

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Lauren Yoshiwirja is a Rehearsal Mistress and Guest Teacher at El Paso Ballet Theatre.  She teaches advanced levels for the El Paso Ballet Theatre.

COMPANY PRINCIPALS

LESLEY LOPEZ | PRINCIPAL

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Began her training in her native El Paso at the age of six, studying under Andrée Harper and later Ingeborg Heuser. She performed in several UTEP Ballet Productions, including Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. She has attended summer intensives at the School of American Ballet in NYC, American Ballet Theatre (New York) and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. In 2008, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School granted her a full scholarship for their year-round High School Pre-Professional Program, and later the Graduate Program, which enabled her to perform and tour with the PBT Company. In 2010, she was later accepted into PBTS's graduate program. In 2014, she was invited to dance with Ballet Latino de San Antonio as a company member. Lesley has danced the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Giselle, Swanhilda, Kitri, and Odette/Odile for the El Paso Ballet Theatre.

CORPS DE BALLET

VALERIA CHAVEZ

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MONIQUE DOMINGUEZ

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GISSELLE GUTIERREZ

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SIMRAN HARIBHAI

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FRANCISCO MELENDEZ

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ILISSA NUNEZ

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BELYCIA RIVAS

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JAZEL SERATE

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ANA SIQUEIROS

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REBECCA TERRAZAS

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VICTORIA VILLAREAL

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JOIN THE COMPANY

Dancers interested in joining the company are welcome to email us at dance@elpasoballettheatre.com with their name, information, and previous dance experience, along with pictures and a recent video. Once you have contacted us through email we can schedule an audition at our studio. For more information about the Company and what we do, please look at our Company page through the link below.

THE COMPANY

TAKE A CLASS

  Join EPBT in our new academic year! We offer ballet classes for all levels, from children only 3 years old to professional dancers. Registrations are open throughout the year, but we offer special discounts during the month of August. For more information on our classes visit our Classes page through the link below. 

CLASSES

El Paso Ballet Theatre is El Paso's and the Southwest's most prestigious classical ballet and performing dance studio with over 50 years of combined professional and international experience in the art of movement and dance. Located in El Paso, TX, dancing internationally.

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1060 Doniphan Park Cir, El Paso, TX 79922, USA


dance@elpasoballettheatre.com

(915) 760-6062

Special Thanks!

All the students, parents, instructors and supporters!

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