The blog of the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, Fla.
The Patel Conservatory provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting by giving students the tools to dream, reach, discover and create the performing arts; integrate them into everyday life; and contribute to the community.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Students enjoy master classes with Come Fly Away cast
Julius Rubio with students from Orange Grove Middle School
As part of our outreach program, students from the Patel Conservatory and community partner Orange Grove Middle School for the Arts recently took part in contemporary dance workshops with artists from the musical, Come Fly Away.
Dancers from the show, Julius Rubio and Mallauri Esquibel, taught master classes to the advanced students and shared their own dance backgrounds.
Julius Rubio, who visited Orange Grove Middle, told the students how being at the dance studio was always where he felt at home. Julius began dancing when he was a teenager and experienced economic hardships while growing up. He always knew that he wanted to be a dancer and went on to dance in many companies and shows; most recently: Alvin Ailey II, Wonderland, and Come Fly Away.
Mallauri Esquibel, who worked with Next Generation Ballet students, is a classically trained dancer who began dancing at the age of two. She’s performed in Wonderland, Come Fly Away, High School Musical 3 and the 2009 remake of Fame. Mallauri is also working on the upcoming reality show, Bunheads.
The students at the Patel Conservatory and Orange Grove Middle School for the Arts are thankful for the opportunity to have worked with these two exciting artists!
Mallauri Esquibel teaches a master class to NGB student