Students and faculty joined TCDA-IBF 2019 from Austria, Portugal, France, Romania, Switzerland, and the United States of America, including the Paris Opera Ballet School, Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy, National Dance Conservatory Lisbon, Zurich Dance Academy, and many more, from over 20 cities across the United States and Europe.  

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With students and faculty arriving from 5 countries and 22 cities from around the world, the TCDA International Ballet Festival will create opportunities for exceptional personal growth, cultural exchanges, friendships, networking, and much more!

Oliver Matz  

Mr. Oliver Matz received his ballet training at the State Ballet School Berlin and joined the German State Opera in 1980, serving the company as a Principal Dancer and International Ambassador for 25 years.

Oliver is the recipient of numerous National and International Awards such as the bronze medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, and Go...

Mrs. Luz Morante graduated from La Escuela National de Ballet in Lima, Peru as a Professional Ballet Dancer and teacher. She was invited to become a member of Peru’s foremost Classical Ballet Company, Ballet Municipal de Lima. There she performed and worked with famed international dancers, teachers and choreographers, among them the late Fernando Bujones former star...


Leslie has an unusually diverse performing career – spanning classical and contemporary dance companies to Broadway musicals, acting in straight plays, in film and TV projects, singing in cabarets, creating choreography and writing original librettos for short operas.  As a teacher, she uses these different techniques and ways of understanding story-tel...

Jacob Gutiérrez-Montoya is a teacher and internationally awarded choreographer trained in ballet, modern, tap and jazz. Based in Sacramento, Jacob received his education in dance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he was certified in the Erick Hawkins Technique and later received Lester Horton training while dancing with the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theat...

Adal began practicing yoga in 1997 and certified as a Kripalu yoga instructor in 2003. His classes introduce and develop the many foundational yoga practices necessary for advanced yoga practice.

He is dedicated to teaching yoga-students how to apply and receive the greatest benefits from Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing exercises), and Pratyahara (sense withdrawa...

Heather began her ballet training at the age of five in Lacey, Washington with Virginia Woods.  At the age of 11, Heather was offered a scholarship to train at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School (PNWBS) in Seattle for the summer.  She attended the PNWBS summer program for the next four years and was asked to stay for the year round program on scholarship at age 15....

August 25, 2018

Congrats to alumni Leon and Juliana who will be joining the Paris Opera Ballet School full time this fall. We are proud of you!

After a successful three weeks at TCDA-IBF Summer Intensive, Theodore Constant - Dance Academy's student Donovan has joined the Royal Ballet School's Summer Program in London, UK. We wish him all the best in this new adventure!

Melissa Hinz- Born in western Montana, Melissa has been passionately dancing, singing, and loving the creative process for most of her life. She trained and performed with the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre under the direction of Charlene Campbell Carey before studying on full scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 

After two years training and pref...

As a young girl, Tina studied ballet at Rose Marie Floyd Studio of Dance in Royal Oak, Michigan. During the course of her training there, she completed six levels of the Cecchetti Method of Ballet by 16 years of age. During this time, due to her talent, she was awarded several scholarships by the Cecchetti Council of America.

While studying at Rose Marie Floyd Studio o...

Born in Northern California, Eden danced her way to the desert where she graduated Mangum cum laude with a BFA from the University of Arizona.

Eden has toured Europe performing the works of Nanine Linning & Co. She has worked closely with Zoe Juniper, performed for Danielle Agami's Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY & is currently a member of Szalt dance co. under the direction of Step...

Leon, who travelled from France to attend the TCDA - International Ballet Festival in 2017 and was awarded a Scholarship to the State Ballet School Berlin, Germany, has sent us a few photos from his enriching experience there. 

Meanwhile, he has been working hard, recently receiving one Gold and two Silver Medals from dance competitions in France.

Leon will be join...

TCDA-IBF is proud to welcome Ms. Tessa Magda from the Vienna State Opera Ballet Company, Austria, who will be performing at this year's 5th Anniversary Gala 2018.

Ms. Magda has been Mr. Theodore Constant's student from the early age of nine and until seventeen, when she joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy for one year, during Mr. C's tenure there. Upon graduat...

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