Arts Ballet Theatre Of FL invited to Poland

Arts Ballet Theatre of FloridaThe Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Issaev, is about to finish its 15th season with two eagerly awaited performances on May 11 and 12 in Ft. Lauderdale and Aventura. With less than a month left of a spectacular season, Issaev and two dancers are preparing to venture to Poland. Issaev was recently invited to judge an international competition and was asked to bring principal dancers to be featured in the Gala performance.


Issaev and dancers Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui are excited to represent the company in Poland. On April 24 through the 26, they will be showing off their wares and partaking in the best Polska Kielbasa on the planet.


The Ballet Foundation and The Opera House at the Castle are the hosts of the event, and the aim of the International Ballet Contest “Golden Pointe Shoes 2013” in Szczecin, Poland, is to present, promote and support young talented dancers on their way to their professional careers. Issaev’s reputation garnered him a request to represent the United States as one of the judges of the competition.


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master and choreographer Issaev, is a vibrant and accomplished ballet company founded in 1997 offering a very unique repertoire and outreach programs to the South Florida community.


The company’s repertoire includes works by such classical ballet masters as Petipa, Bournonville and Fokine, as well as guest choreographers such as Josee Garant, Edgar Anido, Yanis Pikieris and original choreographic works by its director, Issaev. As the ballet company is growing and becoming a force in the ballet community of South Florida, it is also expanding its performances to perform in the most important venues such as the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Willow Theater in Boca Raton and the Sunrise Civic Center.


In Poland, principal dancers Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui have been invited to perform the Le Corsaire pas de deux, which is one of the special features in the closing performances of the 15th Season Gala coming up in May.


Upon their triumphant return stateside, ballet fans who missed Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s last performances in Broward or Aventura can catch the 15th Season Finale: Spring Ballet Gala, Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale followed by a final performance on Sunday, May 12 at 5 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.


For more information on the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, visit or call (305) 948-4777.


Photo: Arts Ballet Theatre Of Florida dancers Jun Tanabe and Kaori Fukui in Le Corsaire. Photo by Joey G Photography.