Blanca Huertas-Agnew began her training in Puerto Rico at Ballet Contemporáneo. At an early age she became a member of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and performed classical repertoire such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, and Nutcracker. She joined Ballets de San Juan and as Principal Soloist and performed many George Balanchine choreographies such as Apollo, Who Cares?, Valse Fantasie, Rubies, Serenade, and Concerto Barocco in addition to the classical repertoire.
Blanca is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Her students have been accepted to programs such as Paris Opera Summer School, Royal Ballet Summer School, American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive and Young Dancer Program, The Cuban Classical Summer Intensive at The School of Ballet Hispánico, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Program, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ellison Summer Intensive.
Her students have participated in the Youth American Grand Prix regional semi-finals with excellent reviews. She is a proponent of the health of a dancer in her training and is Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique in Junior, Senior, and Advanced levels. Blanca was the founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet Arts. Blanca also has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Temple University, concentration Risk Management & Insurance. She is currently completing her MFA in Choreography with a Latin America Residency at Jacksonville University and received the Howard Gilman Fellowship 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Saturday, February, 16 2019
In collaboration with six local dancers and mixed media artist Jen McCleary, Huertas-Agnew shares her MFA thesis. This choreographic research project explores the relationship between gender, technique, and inequality within the current patriarchal structures found in classical ballet. (Re)Frame looks at ballet through the lens of the female body. The event will include an exhibition of McCleary's works, the final choreographic research project, followed by a discussion between the audience, dancers, visual artist, and choreographer to share the insides of the collaborative process.
For more information contact:
Blanca Huertas-Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org