May 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sarasota Opera House
VADIM FEDOTOV – Vadim is an internationally recognized Ballet Master, Artistic Director and Choreographer. For over 20 years, Vadim performed as principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet of the Ukraine, dancing leading roles in prominent performances such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. Vadim has taught at many prestigious institutions, including The National Theater of Ballet and Opera in Kiev, Ukraine, National Theatre of Serbia, the Dance Academy of Ukraine, and was the General Director of the Chamber of Ballet in Kiev. He has produced numerous films (musicals) in the Ukraine and has been awarded multiple professional and state honors, including Honor of the Supreme Soviet Council of Ukraine 1985, Honor Artist of Ukraine and Laureate International Choreographer for competitions in Moscow and Kiev.
David Goldstein was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. He began piano lessons at the age of four and soon after discovered a passion for composition. He has piano performance and also composition and theory degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). He cultured a love for the ballet by regularly attending performances of the renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He went on to study medicine and completed his training at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has divided his time between the practice of the specialty of Pulmonary Medicine (lung diseases) and writing music for dance.
His ballets have been performed throughout Florida and have been played by the Florida West Coast Symphony.
Ballet companies performing his works have included the Bay Ballet Theatre, Dance Alive, Boca Ballet, Maximum Dance, Southern Ballet Theatre and the Sarasota Ballet.
His full length ballets have included: 12 Dancing Princesses, Snow White, Snow Shaker Past, Yokiyu, The Gate, Gaspar, Dracula, Three Musketeers, After Glo Vista, Gaugy Concerto, Zal and Rudabeh (with the Florida West Coast Symphony), Madame Butterfly, Gigabyte, Ca D’Zan (with the Ringling Circus), Poe the ballet and Last Call along with many other shorter works.
In October 2011, his new ballet, “Phantom” was performed by the Brandywine Ballet Company in Westchester, Pa.
He has worked with Carlos Dos Santos on three new works just this year, “Modern” with Houston Ballet 2, “Jazz Suite” with the Careno Festival and now “Seasons” at CUNY.
He is currently practicing medicine and writing music in Sarasota, Florida
danced professionally after studying on full scholarships with American Ballet Theatre (New York),
Miami City Ballet (Miami, FL), and Studio Maestro (New York). In June 2010 he was the Bronze Medal
winner in the World Ballet Competition: and in June
2009 he was a finalist in The New York International Ballet Competition. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist
in the renowned International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He won Gold in the senior classical
division of the Youth American Grand Prix semifinals in Torrington, CT. In 2007 he won the Gold Medal in the senior
division of the Youth Dance Festival in New Jersey. Mr. Horne has danced leading roles with the Orlando Ballet.
Born in Marlborough, CT. After receiving a scholarship toward her summer studies she trained at The Sarasota Ballet Academy in Sarasota, FL under the direction of Adrian Ciobanu following her initial education with founding company member Yseult Leger at the age of 12. The school’s faculty included Pavel Fomin, Isabel Dubrocq, Ludmila Lopukhova and Darya Fedotova. While studying, she was invited to perform with The Sarasota Ballet performing in Eva Peron: A Dance Portrait, Coppelia, Don Quixote and as Mary in La Boutique Fantasque. She has performed roles such as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Mercedes in Don Quioxte, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Paquita Pas De Trois. In 2008 she enrolled in the State University of New York at Purchase College where she had the opportunity to perform as a part of Dancer’s Responding to AIDS at the Joyce Theater NYC. She was also a member of the Purchase Dance Corps performing several BFA and MFA contemporary works. In 2010 she moved to Connecticut to study with famed ballet master Alexei Tchernichov and dance with Hartford City Ballet and CONNetic Dance.
Originally from Estonia, Martin began his training with Miami Valley Ballet Theatre at eight years old. He later went on to study ballet at Virginia School of the Arts and then De La Arts in Cincinnati Ohio. He furthered his education at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music studying ballet and various other forms of dance. Martin most recently danced with Balletmet in Columbus Ohio for seven seasons. His favorite roles there were Peter Pan in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan, Sailor in Jerome Robbins Fancy Free and the lead in Edwaard Liang’s Beautiful Child. He is now a freelance ballet dancer and teacher based in Sarasota Florida.
Joel Selva Benito
Originally from Spain.
DANCE TRAINING: Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) 2009-2012
Centre de Dansa de Catalunya 2012-2014
Corella Dance Academy 2014-2016
Ballettschule Theater Basel 2016-2017
The Washington Ballet – Trainee
COMPANY EXPERIENCE: The Washington Ballet
The Sarasota Ballet