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En Pointe Ballet Company

New Ballet Staff Additions

Estheysis Menendez

Teaching of Ballet Competitions, Havana, Cuba.  
In 2008 she was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in the Competition Rome Award, Italy, and the Prize to the Best Couple, in the Competition of Reggio Calabria, Italy.  
In 2009 she was Guest Artist to the Festival "Women in the Dance", Quito, Ecuador.  
In 2012 Estheysis was promoted to First Soloist of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
In 2014 she was invited to work under Alicia Alonso's artistic-technical direction, during which time, she performed a repertoire of classical and contemporary works. She danced the principal roles in traditional collections such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

In 2015 Estheysis was promoted to Principal Dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and she was awarded the UNEAC, Female Interpretation Prize 17, National Choreographic Concourse from Cuban National.

Monica Gómez

Monica Gómez is a native of Cuba where she graduated from the National Ballet School of Cuba under the direction of Ramona de Saa. Having studied under such renowned teachers as Fernando, Alberto and Alicia Alonso, Marta Iris Fernandez, Esvetlana Ballester, Loipa Araujo, she went on to compete and receive several 1st place awards as both soloist and partner in such competitions as National Competition for students of ballet Havana 2009 and XI International Ballet Competition for students of Havana.

 

From 2014 to 2015, Ms. Gómez danced professionally with National Ballet of Cuba (Nacional Ballet de Cuba), where she has danced various works and performed internationally. Some of her professional experience includes roles such as Cupid in Don Quixote, Variation in Paquita, Clara and Arabian Pas de Deux in The Nutcracker as well as performing in several new works created with National Ballet of Cuba. In 2015, Ms. Gomez joined Houston Ballet as an apprentice.

 

Since joining Houston Ballet, Ms. Gómez has performed in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Clara, Snowflake, and Flower); Stanton Welch’s Brigade and Tapestry; and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Upper Level Ballet Schedule

Monday

7:00

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9:00

Adv/Pre-Prof. Ballet w/Pointe*

Tuesday

7:30

-

9:00

Adv/Pre-Prof. Ballet w/Pointe

Wednesday

7:30

-

9:00

Adv/Pre-Prof. Ballet w/Pointe

Thursday

6:00

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7:15

Advanced Pointe & Variations

Thursday

8:15

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9:00

Dancer Conditioning

Friday

4:30

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6:00

Adv/Pre-Prof. Ballet w/Pointe

Saturday

Various Times

Master Classes (Select Dates)

*Counts as two classes for membership pricing 

Other Advanced Classes Offered to Well Round Your Dancer

Monday

6:00

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7:00

Advanced Jazz/Lyrical Contmporary Combo

Tuesday

7:15

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8:15

Hip Hop

Wednesday

6:15

-

7:00

Int/Advanced Tap

Thursday

5:15

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6:00

Musical Theatre

Thursday

7:15

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8:15

Modern

Pricing

1st Class per Week- $114 a month (includes all Monthly Events)

2nd & 3rd Class per Week- Additional $56 each per month

4th & 5th Class per Week- Additional $45 each per month

6th or more Class per Week- Additional $34 each per month