Roosevelt Middle School
Children's Ballet 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Instructor: Stefania Gorski
Sabor Mexico Dance Co. (Ballet Mistress) & Soloist
Stefania Gorski has been dancing since the young age of 8. Her dance background includes flamenco, jazz, belly dancing, Hip Hop and tap. In addition she as an extensive ballet training from the Houston Ballet.She has performed at various well known theaters, including Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hobby Center (Zinka Hall) and Houston Museums. Throughout her flamenco training she has taken many workshops and traveled to many cities across the U.S and Europe. Some flamenco teachers include Omayra Amaya, Juana Amaya, Manolete, Inmaculada and Domingo Ortega. In 2006 she began dancing with Patrica Astorga-Casey and joined her flamenco company "La Esancia Flamenca" and "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co." in Houston, Tx. She now resides in San Diego and dances for both companies which she is the ballet mistress/soloist for "Sabor Mexico Theatrical Dance Co."Stefania brings her professional training and her enthusiasm to the San Diego area. She is currently in school achieving her degree in Liberal Arts in dance.
Ballet Folklorico 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructors: James Perez & Kristina Cunningham
Childrens Instructor (Ballet Folklorico)
Mr. Perez has been dancing ballet folklorico for about 9 years now. Throughout his dancing career he's had the honor of dancing such dance companies: ballet folklorico de san ysidro, ballet folklorico fiesta de colores, ballet folklorico sabor mexico-danzarts, and grupo folklorico wakushma which his knowledge grew of dancing all the different regions of Mexico. Mr. Perez performed at various theaters in San Diego and Los Angeles as well as Tijuana Ensenada, Rosarito, Veracruz and Jalisco, Mexico. I am thankful that I am now able to teach everything that I've learned to the danzarts children's academy.
Danzarts Childrens Academy Director & Soloist
Mrs. Cunningham born and raised in San Diego with parents of Mexican descent and immersed herself at a very young age of 3 with Ballet Folklorico. She has training in ballet, hip hop, and West African Dance. Mrs. Cunningham grew a passion and pride in her culture and had the opportunity to dance with local groups, "Folklorico De Nuestra Señora De Guadalupe" and "Ballet folklorico en aztlan" . She continued her training with attending workshops "Danzantes Unidos" Mrs. Cunningham currently is a soloist for Danzarts - Sabor Mexico Dance CO. and has danced at the Copley Symphony Hall, Lyceum Theater to name a few. and currently is the director of Danzarts Children's Dance Academy. Being the director brings her a sense of pride to be able to teach the children about their culture through the art of dance. And to be able to carry on those traditions to our future generations.