Secrets of Classical Ballet Academy

                                           

                                        Faculty

 

    

    Tatiana Berenova

  SCBA Founder and Artistic Director,

 Russian Prima Ballerina , International Gold Medalist , professional ballet coach and choreographer. After graduationfrom the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Academy and successful 31 years ballet career as an international Ballerina and Guest Artist Mrs. Berenova founded "Secrets of Classical Ballet Academy ", where she is looking forward to continuing the opportunity to share her love of dance to the world’s next generation of dancers.

 

Guest Faculty

 

SCBA Contemporary Class guest teacher and Choreographer


Youth American Grand Prix Outstanding Choreographer award winner since 2009, Ms.Sergeiv incredible creativity won again in 2017 ! Choreographer awards at the World Ballet competition, most prestigious Varna International Ballet competition and many more.

Born in Bulgaria, Mr. Sergiev studied ballet at the State Choreographic Institute in Sofia. Following graduation, he joined the National Ballet of Bulgaria. In 2000 he joined Ballet International in Indianapolis. His repertory includes featured roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Zorba the Greek, The Nutcracker and Dracula, Sleeping Beauty. Mr. Sergiev has toured internationally in Germany, France, Greece, South Korea, China, Canada, Spain, and many others.
 

Sergey Sergiev

Sterling Baca

 SCBA Pas de Deux , Male technique and solo variation guest teacher.

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer.

Sterling Baca grew up in Larkspur, Colorado.  He began his ballet training at the Academy of Colorado Ballet at age eleven and then studied with world renowned teacher German Zamuel.  He attended five ABT summer intensives as a National Training Scholar and Bender Foundation Scholar. 

  Sterling enrolled in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in 2009 on full-scholarship under the direction of Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens. Sterling was also an inaugural recipient of the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship. While at the JKO School and ABT summer intensives, Sterling performed works by Raymond Lukens, Jessica Lang, Aszure Barton, Francesca Harper, Brian Reeder, and Leslie Browne.

 Sterling Joined ABT II in September 2010. While in ABT II he performed George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes Pas de Deux, and lead roles in Jerome Robbins’ Interplay and Antony Tudor’s Continuo. Sterling also danced in Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante, Aszure Barton’s Barbara, Jodie Gates’ A Taste of Sweet Velvet, and the world premiere of Jessica Lang’s Vivacce Motifs.

  Sterling joined ABT as an apprentice in May 2011 and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet November 2011. His roles include Ballroom Von Rothbart and Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, the 2nd Sailor in Fancy Free, Demetrius in The Dream, Paris in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, The Officer in Gaite Parisienne, The Spanish Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Spanish Suitor in The Sleeping Beauty, the Italian Suitor in Alexei Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty, Stephano in The Tempest, A Carnival Dancer in Othello, and roles in Bach Partita, Brahms Haydn Variations, Company B, Raymonda Divertissements, Duets, and Some Assembly Required.Sterling created Prince Fortune and Lilac Fairy Cavalier in Alexei Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty and leading roles in Liam Scarlett's 'With a Chance of Rain', Mark Morris's 'After You', Marcelo Gomes's Aftereffect, and The Final Frame by Zhong-Jing Fang.

   Sterling was chosen for and featured on the cover of Dance Magazine's January 2016 '25 to Watch' issue and has been featured on Dance 212 Season 4 and 'On a Grass Field' Winner of Best Short Film at the Golden Door Film Festival 2014 in New Jersey.

   Sterling joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a Principal Dancer in August 2016 where he has performed Cinderella's Prince in Ben Stevenson's 'Cinderella', Ali, Conrad and Lankendem in Angel Corella's prodution of 'Le Corsaire', Prince Desire and Gold in Angel Corella's production of of The Sleeping Beauty, Cavalier in George Balanchine's 'Nutcracker', George Balanchine's 'Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux', Lead Roles in David Dawson's 'Third Light', 'Tilt' by Helen Pickett, Brian Sanders 'Chicken Bone Brain', Nacho Duato's 'Remansos', Nicolo Fonte's 'Ghost Stories' and Matthew Neenan's 'Somnolence'.