Danceworks is proud to invite dancers to join us for this unique Summer Intensive from 17th to 31st August 2023, available both in-studio at Danceworks and live-streamed online. Join us if you would like to elevate your technique and artistry to a whole new level, training with the very best teachers the Ballet world has to offer. Marianela and Alejandro will teach every class.
This is an Intensive over 11 weekdays, from 9.00 to 13.00. There will not be an audition process this year and there is nothing comparable to this Intensive on offer, so early booking is recommended as numbers will be limited.
Dancers should be at an intermediate level. This intensive is not suitable for absolute beginners. It is suitable for all genders. The minimum age is 13 (under-16’s with parental permission)
There will be a progression including repertoire each day and classes will focus on superb technique and artistry. There will be many opportunities to meet with and learn from these extraordinary Ballet stars.
After the Intensive, all participants will receive videos of the classes they attend to continue their practice. This is included in the fee.
Online links will be emailed 30 minutes before the class starts.
Marianela and Alejandro have danced and taught together, most recently in the past 4 years offering extraordinary Masterclasses to dancers of all levels exclusively at Danceworks.
Marianela Nuñez Biography
Marianela Nuñez was born in Buenos Aires and began dancing at the age of three. When she was six she began training at the Teatro Colón Ballet School, joining the Teatro Colón company aged 14. She took on corps and soloist roles and toured internationally, both with
the company and as a guest artist with Maximiliano Guerra. Marianela is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet Upper School in 1997 and joined the Company in 1998, promoted to First Soloist in 2000 and to Principal in 2002
aged 20. She has performed all the leading roles in the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertory, to name a few some include works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Wayne McGregor, and Jerome Robbins. Marianela’s awards include Best Female Dancer at the 2005, 2012 and 2018 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, Konex de Platino for Best Dancer of the Decade in Argentina in 2009 and the María Ruanova Award in 2011. She received the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, in recognition of her performances in Viscera and in roles created on her in Aeternum and ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012). Marianela was awarded Best Female Dancer in the 2005, 2012, 2018 and 2022 National Dance Awards She has appeared as a guest artist with companies including Vienna State Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, La Scala, Milan, Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón, Ballet Argentino de La Plata and Australian Ballet, and in galas around the world.
Alejandro Parente Biography
Alejandro studied at the Higher Institute of Art of the Teatro Colón with the masters Rosmarie Achard, Wasil Tupin, Enrique Lommi and especially under the tutelage of Rada Eichembaum. At the age of 16 he joined the company Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon as a corps de ballet member and quickly becoming a Principal Dancer performing most of the main roles in the company’s extensive repertoire.
He has received Figure of the Clarín Dance Awards, the José Neglia Award and was distinguished with the Konex Award for the best Argentine dancers of the last decade. He participates in numerous international galas and is invited as Guest Principal Artist in many companies around the world. He also has directed and produced numerous shows within Argentina. He was a professor of the Academy of Ballet in the Opera of Vienna, Artistic advisor of the Teatro Argentino de la Plata, Ballet Master of the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires.
He also works together with Marianela Nuñez of TheRoyal ballet in several national and international tours. In August 2018 he retired from The Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon after 29 years of his career as a dancer.