Family Day. Alicia, el Ballet y Yo
Greenwich House Music School and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival are joining forces this fall to offer our community programs for families.
A story told in Spanish about a girl’s journey learning the history of ballet comes to life through movement and an interactive experience for the audience. Presented by Reyna Pérez, author of the book Alicia, el ballet y yo (Alicia, Ballet and Me). Ms. Perez is a ballet pedagogue and ballet coach for Mexico’s National Ballet Company. This work features projected book visuals with English subtitles.
Reyna Pérez trained in ballet at the Mexican Dance Academy and graduated with a BSc in Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has been a dancer who has taught and created works for Ballet Clásico de México, Mexican Dance Academy, Ballet Independiente, Emma Pulido, Mexico’s National Dance Company, and The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, among others. From 1980 to 1982, she was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies in ballet pedagogy at The Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She has been a guest artist in Bolivia, Bulgaria, and Costa Rica, and a teacher, consultant for festivals and schools, and grant juror for Mexico’s National Endowment for Arts and Culture (FONCA). In 2022, she founded Ardentía Dance Company, which she still directs. In 2003, she published Alicia, el ballet y yo (Alicia, ballet and me). Pérez has received multiple awards such as Una Vida en la Danza (A Lifetime in Dance Award) and the Xochipilli Award. She is currently a teacher and régisseur at Mexico’s National Dance Company.
This event is presented in partnership with Greenwich House Music School with additional promotional support by Grupo Miztli