Summer is just around the corner. Did you know RMSA offers a few different types of summer classes? This year during both our Intermediate and Advanced Intensive Master Classes, Principal dancer Natalia Magnicaballi will again be instructing the class. This will be the 4th consecutive summer that she has been a part of RMSA’s summer program.
RMSA is honored to have this opportunity and grateful to Natalia for her continued relationship with RMSA/RMDT. Natalia first came to be involved with RMSA/RMDT when she performed the roll of the Sugar Plum Fairy in RMDT’s annual performance of the Nutcracker in 2005. Natalia’s life is dance; between the ballet classes that she teaches and rehearsals for her own performances, she dances on average 8 hours a day with this number easily reaching 12 hours on performance days.
When asked what is one thing she would like to tell young dancers, Natalia responded, “Never put yourself down by comparing yourself to another person, YOU are unique! No one is like you, and you are not like them.”
Natalia is not only a dancer but a mentor for young dancers. She believes, “our art form is beautiful, but can be very cruel at times, so it is very crucial for me that young dancers become aware and receive proper guidance about the common ups and downs in our profession. They need to be strong physically and mentally.”
What a great opportunity for Cody’s own dancers to be instructed by such a role model. If you’re interested in signing up for summer classes, please contact Elizabeth directly.
Natalia Magnicaballi (Principal) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a principal dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since its conception in 1999 and with Ballet Arizona since 2002. A graduate of Teatro Colón, she became a principal dancer at the age of 19 with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. In Europe, she joined the Italian company Aterballetto under Mauro Bigonzetti’s direction. Her repertoire includes the lead roles in 30 Balanchine creations, the leads in the most beloved classic ballets, as well as works and premiers by Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, Maurice Bejart, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jerome Robbins, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Mejia, Ib Andersen, Oscar Araiz, Mauricio Wainrot, Ana María Stekelman, Alberto Méndez, Christopher Wheeldon, and Alexei Ratmansky. She has toured and performed in the main houses and arena theatres in five continents including the Paris Opera Garnier and the Mariinsky Theatre. Natalia has been featured as one of Dance Magazine‘s “25 to Watch” and named “Best Dancer” by The Arizona Republic.