By April 24, 2015 Read More →

Ceres Native Izabella Duran-Soriano Featured on “5 to Watch”

This article if from the website, forwarded to ModestoView on behalf of Izabella Duran-Soriano by Iris Rodriguez. 

5 Brown Ballerinas to Watch

Photo Credit Milano Photography

Photo credit Milano Photography

Izabella is a native of Ceres, California where she attends Central West Ballet Academy under the direction of both Rene Daveluy & Ballet Mistress Leslie Larson, where she is enrolled in Ballet, Jazz & Tap classes. She is currently also is enrolled at Steps Dance Arts Center, where she received her foundation of dance under the direction of Ms. Charlotte Ewing & April Doran, where she takes Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and Jazz. Izabella also has additional training in an array of traditional/regional dances from Mexico with Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico under the direction of Norma Torres-Manriquez.

Izabella has attended numerous Summer intensives: (2008-2010) Summer – Ballet San Jose -(Director Lise LaCour), (2011-2012) Summer – Central California Summer Dance Conservatory-(Director David Arce), (2012-2013) Summer – Contra Costa Ballet -(Director Richard Cammack), (2012-2014) Summer – Central West Ballet -(Director Rene’ Daveluy), (2014-2015) Houston Ballet – (Director Stanton Welch). Izabella has also attended master classes at ABT West & Ballet San Jose as well as workshops with Dance Master of California-(Chapter 13). Izabella has performed the lead of “Alice” in Alice in Wonderland in (2010) for Steps Dance Arts Center, “Clara” in the 2012 Nutcracker for Central West Ballet-(Resident company of the Gallo Performing Arts Center), 2013 guest artist as “Ballerina Doll” for Central West Ballet, “Cinderella” in 2014 for Steps Dance Arts Center, and “Sugar Plum Fairy” 2014 Nutcracker at Steps Dance Arts Center.

When Izabella isn’t in class herself she is a teacher’s assistant/demonstrator with the Turlock Parks & Rec./Dance Etc. Program and the Ceres Parks & Rec./Dance Program hosted by Steps Dance Arts Center, all under the direction of Charlotte Ewing.

“Ballet is where my heart lives and my home is at the barre, the world of ballet changes every day and I want to be a part of that change, and that takes having no fear, be willing to take a risk, good training and technique, only I can make my ballet dreams come true.”– Izabella Soriano-Duran

Photo Credit Amanda J. Alvares
Photo Credit Amanda J. Alvares

Izabella has been dancing at Steps Dance Arts Center since she was two years old, and they are very proud of her. She also dances with Central West Ballet.




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