1844 Echo Park Avenue | Los Angeles, CA, 90026 | (323) 913-9460

Ballet Barre


This class is taught by:

Bertha Suarez Blankenship

A native of Cuba, Bertha danced professionally in principal roles for over fourteen years with the Ballet de Camagüey and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba under the direction of both Fernando Alonso and Alicia Alonso, before defecting to the United States in 1994. Since arriving in the U.S., her career has been focused on performance and instruction, primarily through the operation of my southern California studio, The Blankenship Ballet Company. She also performed in Miami under the direction of the late Fernando Bujones. She teaches dance as an art form that comes from the heart based on Russian and Cuban ballet principles.

Raydel Caceres

Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, Raydel began studying dance at the Professional School of Arts Raul Sanchez in his city of birth. He continued his training at the National School of Ballet (E.N.A.) in Havana, Cuba. Mr. Caceres continued his professional career with legendary Alicia Alonso’s daughter Grand Maitre “ Laura Alonso “ at The Centro Pro Danza de Cuba.
60 minute classic Ballet class with majority of the hour dedicated to barre work.  All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Bertha Suarez Blankenship
  • Fri Dec 21 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Bertha Suarez Blankenship
  • Fri Dec 28 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Bertha Suarez Blankenship
  • Fri Jan 04 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raydel Caceres
  • Fri Jan 11 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raydel Caceres
  • Fri Jan 18 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raydel Caceres
  • Fri Jan 25 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Raydel Caceres