Sarah Sparling, a student from the Cuban School of Ballet in Hamilton, has returned to Canada after an exceptional summer training with the renowned National Ballet of Cuba.
Sarah worked with professional instructors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in tropical Havana. The Ancaster resident experienced dancing with boys in pas de deux classes under the tutelage of the master instructor Migdalia Montero, pointe, repertory and conditioning classes.
Students also took part in private rehearsals with professional dancers like Viengsay Valdes, one of the top females in the company.
The National Ballet of Cuba was founded by Alicia Alonso, who is considered one of the most outstanding ballerinas of the 20th century.
Also making the trip to Cuba were Cuban School of Ballet students Brynn Voigt of Waterdown and Zoe LeHong and Katie Cole of Burlington.