Isabel Dubrocq, Part Time Faculty
Isabel Dubrocq received her Flamenco dance training under the legendary Pilar Rojas from 9-22 years old - 1st at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Monterrey, Mexico, and then continued her Flamenco training in Spain. She earned her Classical Ballet Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance and teaching, and was the youngest Director of the Ballet Department of the ESMD y Danzs in Monterrey, Mexico. She was head of their ballet department for two years and judge of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Since the age of 15 she has never stopped teaching. Isabel has taught at The Sarasota Ballet as well as Friends of Dance "Les Jeunes Danseurs" Youth Company in St. Petersburg, FL under Artistic Director Cheryl Lee. She is the Artistic Director of the Rumba Flamenca. Isabel includes as her main achievement several of her privately coached students who include Katia Garza (principal of Orlando Ballet), Katia Carranza (Ballet de Monterrey - principal of Miami City Ballet), Claudia Kistler (Principal of Ballet de Monterrey), Soloists Erasmo Pineda and Andrea Juarez of Ballet de Monterrey, Rosario Murillo (winner Best Choreographer for Grand Prix - student won 1st place at Grand Prix), Catalina Garza (former principal of Joffrey Ballet), Ashley Laracey (soloist NYC Ballet), Emily Kadow (3rd place at Finals - YAGP, New York), Ainslee Sorenson (1st place in Contemporary and Classical - YAGP - Regional), and Ashley Dupree in "Moving Out" - lead role currently on Broadway. Currently, Isabel is an instructor for The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance at The Sarasota Ballet.