Join Ballet star Alejandro Parente for a Ballet intensive at Danceworks London

Fees for the week:

Group 1 fee £180 including vat in-studio and £50 online.

Group 2 fee £215 including vat in-studio and £60 online.

Danceworks is proud to invite dancers to join us for this unique Summer Intensive from 8th to 12th August 2022, 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.  

This is an Intensive over 5 mornings with 2 groups. There will not be an audition process this year and there is nothing comparable to this Intensive on offer, so early booking is recommended. Dancers are permitted to book for one or both groups.


Group 1 is open to all dancers of intermediate level (not suitable for beginners) 

These classes will be held from Monday to Friday, 9.00-10.30

Minimum age 13 (under-16’s with parental permission)


Group 2 is open to more advanced dancers. These classes will be held from Monday to Friday, 11.00-13.00.

Minimum age 13 (under-16’s with parental permission)

Online participants can be of any age and level.


Both groups will have a progression including repertoire each day and classes will focus on superb technique and artistry. There will be opportunities to meet with and learn from these extraordinary Ballet stars.

After the Intensive, all participants will receive videos of the groups they attend to continue their practice. This is included in the fee.

Online links will be emailed 30 minutes before the class starts.

Cancellations will only be accepted up to 28 days in advance (11th July). 


Marianela Nunez 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). 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. 

Marianela and Alejandro have danced and taught together, most recently in the past 3 years offering extraordinary Masterclasses to dancers of all levels at Danceworks. 


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.

And now he works as a guest teacher at world top class ballet companies, Teatro Alla Scala de Milan,Opera Di Roma,Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon and The Royal Ballet.

Please note that Danceworks accepts no liability for injuries or other issues arising from taking part in its online classes.

Please note that Danceworks accepts no liability for injuries or other issues arising from taking part in the Intensive.

All participants are responsible for ensuring they are injury free and for their health.