Paola McCormick-Quintero received her training in California as a scholarship student at the Ballet San Jose School under the direction of Dennis Nahat and Lise LaCour prior to joining their trainee program by Wes Chapman, Raymond Rodriguez, and Dalia Rawson. She then went on to receive graduate training at San Francisco Ballet School, where she was awarded a scholarship by Artistic Director Patrick Armand. Other merited short-term stays include the Royal Ballet School under Jay Jolly and Bartholin International Seminar at the Royal Danish Ballet in Denmark by Vivi Flindt. She has additionally studied at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and with world-renowned teacher Magaly Suarez. Paola danced professionally with Oklahoma City Ballet where she had the opportunity to perform many demi-soloist roles. She concurrently served as a guest artist and featured dancer with Mark Foehringer Dance Company, Benoit Maubry’s “Audio Ballerina’s”, and several productions for Opera San Jose. Paola is currently delighted to be an artist with United Ballet Theatre.
SCBC performer and Girl Scout of Citrus member, Kelsey, was super excited when she heard about the collaboration between the two groups!
Through this partnership, the Girl Scouts of Citrus will receive backstage tours, led by one of our esteem Board members, of all of our productions! They will have sneak peaks of behind the scenes and the opportunity to get up close to the amazing props and scenery! Check out the pictures of the Girl Scouts backstage of our last production, the Nutcracker!
Complimentary Performance Tickets for Students and Families of
Local Title One Schools
As part of SCBC's dedication to the community through the Complimentary Ticket Program for Title 1 Schools, over 400 tickets were offered to students and families in 2018, bringing live theatre to underserved children throughout the Space Coast area. Our performances reach across barriers to build the next generation of audiences for dance and theatre. We are able to provide this gift to Title 1 Schools in Brevard County thanks to private charitable donations from generous corporations, foundations and individuals.
This amazing program uses performing arts to teach diverse young children how to think creatively through imagination, dance and live theatre.
The Space Coast Ballet Company is proud to give back to the senior living community. On a monthly basis, current SCBC performers travel to different facilities in the Space Coast area to bring joy and entertainment to the residents.
Inspiring the Community
Since 2003, SCBC has been building strong community relationships and inspiring young children by promoting personal connections with dance through performances at a variety of events. Dancers of the SCBC have performed at the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's Cultural events, Junior League's Festival of Trees, Barnes and Noble Story Time, Eau Gallie Art Festival, Light Up Viera Annual Christmas Parade, Back to School Mall events, Movie Premiers and school events. Dancers have also supported local charities such as the Women's Center and Nana's House, by performing at their fundraiser events.