Focused on a well-rounded training program, our ballet classes aim to strengthen artistry and flexibility of our skaters. These classes will incorporate correct body placement, power, and quickness all in one class – concepts that are critically important for figure skaters. Come sign up today in the Box Office to take advantage of these new opportunities!
Meet our Ballet Instructor, Lucas Ataide
A native of Brazil, Lucas began studying at Sol Ballet School under the direction of Patrícia Dantas and Alex Aleixo. He continued his training at the Escola Estadual de Dança Maria Olenewa in Rio de Janerio and later was accepted into the Conservatório Brasileiro de Dança. In 2010, Mr. Ataíde joined the Brazilian Ballet Company, under the direction of Jorge Teixeira and Tadheo de Carvalho, where he performed in full length ballets such as, Don Quixote, Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Raymonda, The Magic Flute, La Sylphide and The Nutcracker.
As a member of the Brazilian Ballet Company, Mr. Ataide toured internationally to Israel, Colombia and China. In 2013 he joined the Montgomery Ballet, under the direction of Darren McIntyre, where he performed featured roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Spring Waters, Talisman, Le Spectre de la Rose, Diana and Acteon, and The Phantom of the Opera. Mr. Ataide has appeared as a guest artist with The Albany Berkshire Ballet in New York, Charleston Ballet Theatre in South Carolina, Dance Canvas in Atlanta, Boca Ballet Theatre in Florida and Twin Cities Ballet in Minnesota. Now in his third season with City Ballet, Mr. Ataide has performed the lead role Basilio in Don Quixote and featured in George Balanchine’s Rubies and The Four Temperaments
11:15AM to 12:15PM
(one) – 1 hour class per week: $75
(two) – 1 hour classes per week: $110