Maria Piedad

Maria Piedad is a choreographer and a teacher graduated from the Cuban National Ballet School and from the NYU/American Ballet Theatre® M.A. in ballet pedagogy. She has developed her artistic career in Ecuador, Cuba and the U.S. Member of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO since 2009, she also teaches character, historical, jazz and contemporary dance. Maria Piedad is an ABT® Affiliate Teacher who is certified to teach the ABT® National Training Curriculum from pre-primary through level 7 and partnering, having successfully presented students for examinations.  

Besides her work at Classical School of Ballet LI, she works at Ballet Hispanico in the Early Childhood, General and Pre-professional programs; is ballet and jazz faculty at Brooklyn Ballet. She serves as pedagogic adviser and choreographer for "Danzas" Ballet School in Ecuador since 1999. She worked for ABT® as a teaching assistant at JKO School children's division and as a counselor for their Summer Intensive; she was also an adjunct dance instructor for the CUNY’s College Now Program (2013-2014). Maria Piedad was the artistic director and choreographer of ProDanza-Ecuador, Commercial Dance Company (2001-12); K-12 dance educator for the German and American Schools in Quito (2003-12) and for the National Ballet of Ecuador (2004-08) and classical repertoire teacher at the Ballet School "Alejo Carpentier" in Havana (1999-2000).

Her choreographies have been performed in Ecuador, El Salvador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and USA. She staged the Jaime Pinto's complete ballets Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, The Three Musketeers and The Taming of the Shrew for the National Ballet of Ecuador where she was also a dancer starting in 1996

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