Alvaro Rosales

CEO/Director

I began dancing at the age of five, doing dances from Mexico where I was currently living. I was being raised by my grandparents, but after my second year of school in Mexico my grandparents decided I needed to go back to the U.S. I started dancing again at the age 10 doing folklorico, but I quickly grew tired of it. So I decided to join the dance class offered at my school. I was one of only three or four Hispanic students in Lakewood Elementary during that time. Here, I began to dance modern, ballet, and tap. During that same year, I took a workshop at SMU that solidified my decision in becoming a dancer. Dance made me feel like a bird, free of everything in life.

Since then I've studied under Nathalie Krassovska, Tanju Tuzer, Ann Etgen, Bill Atkinson, Anna Donovan, Vickie Squires, Kyle Richards, Amalia Hernandez, Olga Gutierrez, Jose Greco, Jose Limon, David Hopkins, Diane Korptiz, Jesse Verdon, and Kent White. I attended Southern Methodist Unversity for two years before transferring to UT Arlington. I have a Bachelors of Science in University Studies from UT Arlington and I am now working on my Masters of Science from UT Arlington in Education. I have been a teacher for over 25 years with DISD and ANMBF, teaching dance to over 700 students.


I worked with Junior Players, Big Thought, Young Audience, Collage Ballroom Studio, Ballroom at Preston Center, Shakespeare of Dallas, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Dallas Summer Musicals- School of the Arts, Cherrilane school of dance, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, Texas Ballet Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three, and Dallas Ballet, Tuzer Ballet. 


In the summer of 2015, I founded Ballet Hispanic of the Arts, becoming its CEO, Director, and Choreographer. My passion is teaching children, without them I’m nobody because they bring out the irreplaceable youth inside of me. I strongly believe that a youthful heart is a friendly thing with an irresistible power of attraction. Unless you have taught children yourself, you will never understand it. We can all recognize it and point it out, but we have probably never

thought of defining it, and it may be salutary to make the attempt.

 

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