This past July, Ballet Master Arturo Fernandez served as the President of the Jury for Mexico’s national ballet competition, Concurso National de Ballet Infantil y Juvenil.

During the five-day competition in Mexico City, Fernandez had the opportunity of witnessing the performances of over 200 talented students (ages 9-24) from all over Mexico; he also taught a master class to the finalists in the men’s category. He was absolutely delighted by their talent: “Honestly, from the first day I saw kids who I knew would make it to the finals, but I was even more taken with the ones that surprised us, the Jurors, by really blossoming over the course of the week. What a great experience.”

Fernandez was able to offer a scholarship to one of the young men to train with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program for two weeks this fall. Fernandez believes the experience will be invaluable to the young man’s growth as an artist and dancer.

Written by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is comprised of an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company, three education programs that serve pre-professional dancers, and a dance center that provides adult drop-in classes for all levels. The LINES Ballet mission is to nurture dynamic artistry and the development of authentic creative expression in dance, through collaboration, performance, and education.