Ilianamaria Alvarado

Ballet for Dancers

06.05., 08.05., 10.05.19, 14:00–15:30

Training for Dancers


Ilianamaria Alvarado started ballet at the age of 8 in E P Ballet L y 19 Havana, Cuba. 2 years in Warsaw Opera School, 1979 diploma ballet ENA Cubanacan. 2004 Paris Centre National de la Danse formation pedagogique. 2007 dispense du diplôme d’Etat (option classique). Dancer in ballet companies from 1979: Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Warsaw Opera, Silva Rerum, Operetta Warsaw. At the same time: when working on individual projects, she developed strategies to reinforce and improve the technique of the dancing body (corps dansant). Ballet classes teacher @ Music School (New Delhi), Teatro Pirandello (Agrigento), Studio Magenia (Paris), Ballet School (Warsaw), Opera (Lodz) and Studios (London and Berlin). Her inspirations are drawn from contemporary and historical dance and on a variety of ethnic traditions. She made her professional reputation by pioneering a series of concerts introducing innovative forms of jazz to the public and showcasing contemporary and classical musicians. This led to her widespread participation in concerts, festivals and independent artistic collaborations. She is a choreographer for theatre, ballet, dance and opera performances, TV programs, films, events. She leads dance lessons, both individual and group programs and teaches workshops. She is a licensed GYROTONIC® instructor PTCU and JSB.

Class description

The purpose of this class is to refresh some principles of the point shoe technique. Starting with simple basic exercises through more advanced with “light options”, too. The class consists of a barre with point shoes or demi-point shoes followed by strictly preparatory point shoes barre exercises and center (au milieu) exercises. The approach is based on Cuban Ballet School, Russian Vaganova, French Ballet School and Cecchetti.
The main objectives are:
– to achieve consciousness of the body geometry and the ruling physical laws
– overcome and unblock limitations and understand the “process”
– to awaken the directions and connections inside and outside the body and mind