Artistic Faculty and Staff
FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Paula Nuñez trained at the Gustavo Franklin School. Nuñez is a former company member of the International Ballet of Caracas, Ballet Nuevo Mundo, and the Cleveland – San Jose Ballet.
Nuñez performed throughout the world at prestigious theaters in Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece, France, Russia, Romania, Austria, Hungary, China, Japan, Taiwan, North, Central, and South America. Her work includes classical and neo-classical styles of renowned choreographers such as, Balanchine, Choo San Goh, Alvin Ailey, Agnes de Mille, Terry Orr, Judith Jamison, JhonButler, Elisa Monte, Carlos Orta, Dennis Nahat, Ulisses Dove, Vicente Nebrada, Hans Van Mannen, Hector Zaraspe, Flemming Flindt, and Margo Sapington.
Nuñez has participated in numerous festivals such as Spolleto in Italy, Cervantino in Mexico, and Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. She has shared the stage with esteemed ballet artists such as Cynthia Gregory, Rudolf Nureyev, Fernando Bujones, and Julio Boca.
Born in Cuba, Osmany Montano has been Ballet Master at America’s Ballet School since 2007 where he shares his passion for dance with younger generation. Montano trained with the Cuban National Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonso, Ramona De Saá and Magda Campo. He was awarded a silver medallion at the Cuban Ballet Festival.
Luana Hidalgo started studying dance at the Institute of Art at an early age and graduated from Madame Irene Levandosky’s Ballet School in Venezuela. She became a soloist with Ballet of Maracaibo before she became a principal dancer for Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas. Hidalgo had the honor of leaning from some of the world’s best choreographers…