The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, July 28, 1999
World famous dancer to teach dances of the world

Maria Del Rasario Carillo, a native of Venezuela and a renowned teacher and performer of Flamenco and Spanish dance, will be in the Atlanta area July 29 - Aug. 1 to teach two master classes on introduction to Flamenco dance.

The classes are sponsored by Fayette Ballet Inc. and are open to all dance students and teachers. The classes will be Thursday, July 29 from 7:30-9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 1 from 1:30-3 p.m. The classes will offer the dance enthusiast an opportunity to be exposed to this authentic teaching.

Carillo began her early classical ballet training at the age of 8 in Yalera, Venezuela, with Doris Hart, Henry Danton and Beverly Williamson. From 1980-1985 she studied Spanish classics and Regional Spanish dances in Madrid. She learned side by side with Antonio Alonso, Pedro Azorin, Merche Esmerelda, Maria Magdalena, Christobal Reyes, Racqui Lucas and Carmen Concha. More intensive training in classic Spanish dances and Flamenco is available at the Minerva Academy and Studio Amor de Dios.

Carillo has taught and toured throughout Spain and Venezuela. She toured Venezuela from 1990-1991 as a Lambada dancer under the direction of Sono Rodven. Since 1991 Carillo has served as owner-director-teacher of the Zambra Academy in Caracas and offers classes in Serillianas, Rumbas, Pasodobles, Spanish regional dances, Flamenco and Spanish regional classes.

Each class will be limited to 20 participants and a limited number of observers. Early registration is accepted and registration will be taken on a first come-first served basis. Fees are $20 for one class, $17 if you take both or $8 if you just observe. Call Fayette Ballet at 770-461-0976.

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