We bring together ones of the most renowned teachers, ballet masters and dancers worldwide...
What makes us different from other summer programs is the care we take in selecting our faculty members. Ibstage brings the best professionals from leading companies like ABT, SFB, NYC, Royal Ballet, Bolshoi MARIINSKY, BNC, ENB, OPERA DE PARIS, etc. Each year at IBstage, we invite special guests who supports the IBStage project.
IBStage is managed by a young and experienced team led by the two artistic directors, Mr. Elias Garcia Herrera, a former dancer with “Ballets du Monte Carlo” and Mrs. Xiomara Reyes, principal dancer with “American Ballet Theater “. The artistic team also has the artistic support of Mr. Rinat Imaev, former dancer with “Mariinsky / Kirov” , former principal dancer with “Royal Ballet of Flanders” and teacher with “American Ballet Theater”.
The entire team is managed and supervised by the General Director and Founder, Leo Sorribes (Phd Med.)
GENERAL DIRECTOR/ FOUNDER
Phd Medicine UAB
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
Artistic Director of "Ballet de Catalunya"
Former Dancer "Ballets du Montecarlo"
Head of the "Washington Ballet School"
Former Principal Dancer "American Ballet Theater"
Senior Faculty & Company Teacher "Washington Ballet"
Former Principal Dancer "Ballet de Flanders"
At Ibstage we always bring together ones of the most renowned professionals from the ballet world.
Our guest are experienced professionals with years of experience who comes from leading companies and academies.
Ibstage pay special attention in choosing the Faculty Members and tries to offer a wide range of ballet styles and techniques by inviting these amazing people to be part of the Faculty Team.
LUISA MARÍA ARIAS
Freelance choreographer and Nacho Duato's repertory
Director Conservatorio de Castilla y León and former dancer San Francisco Ballet
Former Principal Dancer Leipzig Staatsballett and Prix de Lausanne Finalist
Coach at Nationale Opera & Ballet
Rehearsal Director Het Nationale Ballet
Former Principal Dancer Marrinsky and HET Nationale Ballet
Former Principal Dancer and Coach Bejart Ballet Company
ANNA MARIA PRINA
Former Principal Dancer Alla Scala
Contemporary Dance Teacher
Teacher Wiener Staatsoper Ballet School
Artistic Director English National Ballet School
Balance in Flow Programe, Coach
Former Principal Dancer Cullberg Ballet
Former Principal Dancer Het National Ballet
LUISA MARIA ARIAS
She was graduated at Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid, directed by Virginia Valero in that moment. Since 1990, She has danced in Euroballet, Ballet National de Nancy et de la Lorraine, Ballet du Rhin, Peter Schauffus Company, Compañia Nacional de Danza and Nethelands Dance Theater. She has worked with renown choreographs as Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, W. Forsythe, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin, Paul Ligthfoot, Sol L etc…
As a choreographer, She has created for Compañia Nacional de Danza the following performances: Fractus, Cenizas,Pasajes,A traves, Grafos, Dawarka, Now and Autre.
Currently, She is assisting and replacing Nacho Duato’s choreographies around the world, Agreeing with his interest in teaching and his concern to continue creating and dancing in personal projects.
Started dancing in Escuela de Danza de María de Ávila and participated in many competitions among them Prix de Lausanne (1999, Switzerland), which awarded her with a grant to study in San Francisco Ballet School.
She studied with Beatriz Martin, María de Ávila, Virginia Valero, Víctor Ullate, Natalia Makarova, Lola de Ávila, and Irina Jacobson and inspirated known choreografs like Neumeier, Forsyte, Wheeldon, Balanchine, McMillan and Cranko among them.
Clara Blanco continued her academic formation after being graduated and being complete her Bachelor’s Degree at St. Mary’s College on Califorinia, and getting the degree as a technical instructor in Power Pilates.
Formed in France and England, Vicent Gros was degreed in Royal Ballet School. In1994 was a Prix of Lausanne’s finalist and the following year started his career as a professional dancer. Since 1995 He has acted with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet, Leipziger Ballet, Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, Cape Town City Ballet, Ballet Madrid and also He was the guest artist in other European companies and international galas.
He has performed all the main characters from all the classic repertory and many choreographies of George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, John Cranko, Frederick Ashton, Kenneth McMillan, Nacho Duato, Nils Christie, Robert North… Many ballets has been created to be performed by him as Vasos Comunicantes by Goyo Montoro and The Great Mass by Uwe Scholz, awarded Deutscher Tanzpreis in 1998.
Since 2004 he is a ballet teacher in France, Spain and Brasil. The last years He has worked as a ballet master with Angel Corella in Barcelona and Pascal Touzeau in Ballet Mainz, as an artistic director in La Companyia Juvenil de Ballet Clàssic de Catalunya and as a professor in Centre de Dansa de Catalunya and Institutute of The Arts Barcelona.
Following his dance training at the Conservatoire in Paris and the ballet school of the Paris Opera, Guillaume Graffin (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was accepted for the Paris Opera Ballet by ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev. After two years, he joined Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in the rank of soloist. In 1988, another ballet legend, Mikhail Baryshnikov, took him to American Ballet Theatre.
He has danced all the principal roles, distinguishing himself by the romantic lyricism he gave to his interpretations. During his dancing career, he already became a ballet master, and in the last years he spent in New York City he performed several character roles. In 2005, Guillaume Graffin joined Dutch National Ballet as a ballet master.
(Rouen France) trained at the Conservatoire de Rouen and went on to dance with the Opera de Rouen, Reims, Dijon and Metz performing in operas, opérettes, ballets and contemporary works. In 2005, she graduated with distinctions in Benesh Notation from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), before joining Dutch National Ballet in 2007. Since then She‘s been working on every big productions from Sir Peter Wright, Natalia Makarova, Wayne Eagling, John Cranko, Toer van Schayk, Rudy Van Dantzig, John Neumeier, went to PNB (Seattle) and National Polish Ballet to teach Alexeï Ratmansky’s Don Quichotte and Tempest from Krzysztof Pastor and assisted or worked with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Benjamin Millepied, Chen Wei, Emio Greco, Dominique Dumais, Jorma Ello, Sasha Waltz and Wayne Mac Gregor amongs others.
She was born in Leningrad (Sant Petersburg), Russia, in 1969. She trained as a dancer at the famous Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg where she graduated in 1987 to join the Ballet Kirov (now Ballet Mariinsky Theatre) as a soloist, and promoted to first soloist in 1990 and even in 1994, the year looking for new challenges joined the Dutch National Ballet as a director and prima ballerina, performing the main roles of the great classics, and recognized choreography Balanchine and Hans Van Manen. Lezhnina was guest dancer to the USA, Europe and South America. She received important distinction award as Alexandra Radius Prize in 2006 and ’79 Danserfonds 2010.
Two years ago, 2014, she retired with a final performance at the Het Nationale Ballet, and this year she’ll appears on stage, in our gales. Larissa Lezhnina has been the artistic director invited to IBStage editions 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Outstanding ballet teacher, choreographer, invited by several world-wide reputable theatres, companies: Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris, Balleto di Teatro de La Scala, New National Theatre Tokyo…
Born in Poland, after completing a ballettraining in Warsaw Opera in 1971 he started his dancing career first as soloist dancer, then ballet teacher following his cooperation with Maurice Bejart, from whom He danced several of his ballets and creations.
On top of his international career as ballet teacher, in 1979, together with Andrzej Ziemski, he opened in Brussels a dance studio Balletomania.
Later, while being a regular faculty member of Mudra School in Brussels and teacher at the Ballet du XXeme Siècle, He was asked to stage Petrouchka for the Stuttgart Ballet and Gaité Parisienne for the Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet in 1998.
ANNA MARIA PRINA
Ballet choreographer for more than forty years, she was graduated on the Ballet School Teatro alla Scala from Milan. Some years later, she became the director of that school.
She participates in the jury of important competitions and exams like the Prix de Lausanne and Moscow competition. She has written and translate from Russian language, books about methodology of classical-academic danse teaching and She is still participating with some editorials. She has won many awards like Positano prix or Premio delle Muse.
For two years, She participated in the jury of TV Program Amici di Maria De Filippi. Since 2013 She is collaborating with the newspaper Dance Hall News and Giornale della Danza.
Actually, She is working on charitable activities, and gives support to young dancers and still working as teacher in Teatro alla Scala and other Italians and internationals theatres.
Formed in Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and CNDC Angers, from France. He is working in the following companies: CCNT (France), Metros (Spain), El Puente (Colombia), Provisional Danza (Spain), Cie Bisonnière (Switzerland), Thomas Noone (Spain) and Toujours Après Minuit (France). He danced in the operas Aida, The Fairy Queen, Il Mondo de la Luna and Kröl Roger.
He was a guest soloist at IV Festival de Danza de Benicassim (Valencia) and XV Gala Día Internacional de la Danza (Sant SebastiànI. He is a contemporanian danse teacher in many schools in Barcelona like CDC, Vàrium, Area, Eulalia Blasi, Carles Ibáñez....
He has been a guest teacher in Alba Sintes (Menorca), Arteleku (Sant Sebastià), Conservatorio Profesional de Danza (Granada), Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), IBStage 3rd edition (Barcelona), Tripdanse (Londres).
Born in Russia, attended and graduated with honor at the State Ballet Academy in Perm, and was a principal dancer in St. Petersburg Theater.
In 1976 was graduated and worked at the Vaganova Ballet Academy as pedagogue for Classical, Historical, Character and Repertoire Ballet.
In 1990 was engaged as maître de ballet at Milan’s Alla Scala Theatre and as pedagogue at Alla Scala Ballet Academy. During the working years, she developed her own optimized educational methodic for classical dance technique and collaborate actively with international academies and companies. She staged many own choreographic productions and works with theaters on classical repertoire Ballet. Since 1997 she is an honorary Patron of the Russian Ballet Association in Switzerland, England, Japan and Italy. For her contribution to the Arts She was honored with Crisalide and Petruzzelli awards. For close educational collaboration with Ministry of Mongolia Culture, was rewarded with Honorary Symbol of Mongolia State. Since 2012 She has been working in Vienna State Opera Academy and Theater.
Trained by The Royal Ballet School, at age sixteen, Sir Frederick Ashton chose her to dance the Margot Fonteyn role in his ballet; Birthday Offering. At eighteen, she graduated into Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet.
During an illustrious, twenty year career with Sadler’s Wells and Birmingham Royal Ballet, under the directorships of Sir Peter Wright and David Bintley, Samira worked with legendary choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Dame
Ninette de Valois. She danced in all the Classics, in particular noted for her interpretation of Giselle, in Peter Wright’s own production. In David Bintley’s three act ballet; The Snow Queen, Samira was chosen to create the title role, winning critical acclaim.
In 1999, after retirement from dancing to concentrate on teaching and choreography, Samira was invited to teach and to help develop Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Dance Track Programme. This led to her being in much demand as a teacher both nationally and internationally. She has choreographed for Birmingham Royal Ballet, National Youth Ballet and Elmhurst Ballet School.
As Director of Dance at English National Ballet School, Samira is often invited to be a judge at various international ballet competitions in Europe, America and Japan and also as a guest teacher at schools and summer schools world wide.
She is a Shiatsu Therapist with Master NLP Healer and a long professional career and She was a dancer and member of the Ballet Nacional de España.
She has shared his work with the San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet school, ENB school and the Conservatories of Madrid, Zaragoza and Mallorca. She is currently practicing professionally in London.
Danced for 25 years as a principal dancer at the Cullberg Ballet directed by Mats Ek, she has been his assistant for 15 years and staged most of his works and coached stars such as: Sylvie Guillem, Tamara Rojo, Roberto Bolle, Manuel Legris, Nicholas LeRiche, Jose Martinez. Today, She directs the Eko Dance International Project in Torino helping young dancers to enter the professional world. From September 2017, she has been appointed as Artistic Director of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, the most important Italian contemporary company.
Born in Asahikawa, Japan to parents who owned a small Kimono business, Takeshima began dancing at the age of four in Sapporo, Japan. At the age of 14 she left home to study with the San Francisco Ballet school, soon after receiving her first professional dance contract.
In 1993, Yumiko Takeshima moved from New York City to join the Dutch National Ballet, where she continued to develop her passion for designing dancewear and costumes. In early 2002 she launched YUMIKO dancewear and the YumiGirl Network.
Since 2002, Takeshima has continued to develop her made-to-order line, as well as a ready-to-wear line, of high quality, great fitting, and beautifully designed dance and activewear for women and men. In addition, since moving to Amsterdam, Netherlands, Takeshima has designed costumes for numerous choreographers, most notably David Dawson and William Forsythe and has been praised in the press not only as a dancer, but also for designing some of the most elegant, simple, and esthetically beautiful dance costumes in the European dance world.
Since Yumiko's retirement from dance in 2014, Yumiko has been focused on designing and developing new styles and products for the company.
Studied classical dance with Russian grandmaster Goubonina Marina, better known as Marina Noreg, shortly after becoming her assistant.
Titled as elementary teacher and professional by the Royal Academy of Dancing in London.
Dance teacher and director of the Sitges Ballet School since 1974 and pilates teacher for five editions IBStage.
Director of the four editions of the International Dance Academy (1990-1993). Director and founder of the Academia internacional de danza and Gala de Estrellas del Ballet 2009 held at the Auditori Melià Sitges.
She has worked with the national gymnastic team for the Olympic games.
She was physiotherapist and physical trainer of Carlos Cardús with the Repsol Honda team for the World Championship, She has worked with other athletes as Rainye Wain Kevin Schantz, Randy Mamola and principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre Xiomara Reyes. In 2014 she was awarded with the Special Distinction of Sitges Award recognizing his career.
Born in Salamanca, He realized his piano higher education in Conservatori Superior del Liceu where He obtained the higher marks. Is in Barcelona where He started his first contact with classical dance from an accompanying pianist perspective. Thanks to his mentor Luis Carmona Barrio, He was iniciated in this scenic art discipline to, some years later, become an accompanying pianist: Institut del Teatre (2003-2005), CEIP Oriol Martorell. (2005-2007), Festival de danza de Viena “Impulstanz” (2006), BNE-Ballet Nacional de España (Madrid) (2007- 2008), SCAENA de la maestra Carmen Roche (2007- 2008), Conservatorio de Danza de Coruña (2009-Actualitat), IBstage (2016), IBstage (2017) and Scuola Estiva Trentino (2017).
His last dance compositions are referred to the plays: "El Canto del cuerpo” Amaury Lebrun (2012), “Terroríficus” Conservatorio de Danza de la Diputación de La Coruña (2013) “Xoga”, Cía Entremans (2015) and “Atlántica”, CCG- Ballet Norte (2015).
Born in Barcelona, He is a dance accompanying pianist in Institut del Teatre, and He has also participated in many collaborations in dance courses, seminaries and ballet exams in Catalonia and abroad. He has also composed two CDs of dance music and He participates in projects related to classic dance in Spain.
Superior Degree in the Conservatorio del Principado de Asturias in the specialties of Piano, Musical Language Theory and Accompaniment, Chamber Music. From 2001 to 2004 She moved to Hungary where She completed his training on teacher training at Liszt Academy and Semmelweiss College in Budapest.
From 2004, She collaborates as an accompanying pianist for the Orquestra de la Comunidad de Madrid, Juventudes Musicales de España, Codarts Rotterdam, Royal Academy of Dancing, dance competitions and festivals. She was Music Language teacher at the Institut Municipal d’Educació of Barcelona, and ballet pianist, Theory of Music and Modern Piano teacher for Liverpool John Moores University and the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.
Pianist and Musical Improv, doctor in Musicology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and graduated in Musical Composition. He was a dance pianist and music teacher in Universidad de Chile. Since 2005, he is a dance and theater pianist and music teacher in Institut del Teatre.
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