NDC Owner/Artistic Director
Received his training at the Professional School of the Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. After graduating in 1992, he has danced as a professionally with companies including: Ballet de Camaguey; Ballet Pro Danza in Havana, Cuba; Miami City Ballet; Miami Hispanic Ballet; Southern Ballet Theatre (Currently Known as “Orlando Ballet”); Ballet Theatre of Chicago-Lexington Ballet; The Washington Ballet; Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico; Chicago Festival Ballet; Chicago Lyric opera, Alma Dance Company among others. Mr. Roque has performed principal roles in ballets such as Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, Pas de Deux Classique, La Bayadere, Flower Festival of Gensano, Carmen (Don Jose), The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Paquita, Diana and Acteon, Flame of Paris, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle (Albrecht), as well as a variety of contemporary and modern work. In 2004, in addition to his work as a guest principal dancer Mr. Roque was named Artistic Director and Head Ballet Master of the Ballet Institute of Southwest Florida and the Southwest Florida Ballet, Inc. His students have receive numerous awards in regional competitions, scholarships and acceptance into important programs all over the country and thanks to Mr. Roque's hard work, strict discipline and attention to detail the Ballet Institute of SW Florida, also received the “Outstanding School Award” at the Youth American Grand Prix in Orlando, FL 2008, bringing significant recognition to the program. In April 2010 Mr. Roque founded the Naples Dance Conservatory a dance school that mainly employs the Cuban School of Ballet method with the purpose of continuing to bring the best quality ballet training to Southwest Florida.
Ballet Mistress/Pilates Instructor
Trained at the National School of Ballet in Havana, Cuba and the ProDanza School of Ballet under the direction of Laura Alonzo. As a member of the San Francisco Ballet she performed a varied of classical and contemporary repertoire that included Sleeping Beauty (Helgui Tomasson), Don Quixote (Helgui Tomasson/Possokhov), Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Lady of the Camelias (Val Caniparoli), The Four Temperaments, The Fifth Season, On a Theme, The Dance House, Rodeo, Artifact Suite, Firebird, West Side Story (Suite) and more. Ms Patricia Perez has been a member of other prestigious ballet companies including Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, Cleveland Ballet both under the direction of Dennis Nahat, Company C (Contemporary Ballet), Blankenship Ballet of Venice, Allegro Dance Company, Jefferson Ballet Theater, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Pointe of Departure, Ashland Regional Ballet, The Canton Ballet, Alameda Civic Ballet, Bayer Ballet among others.
She has held various teaching positions with Dance Connection (2002-2008), Blankenship Ballet Company of Venice (2001-2008), The Westlake School of the Arts (2005-2007), Jefferson Ballet Theater (2001-2006), Ballet San Jose School (2003-2005), Santa Clara Ballet School (2002-2005), Contra Costa Ballet (2009-2011), Alameda civic Ballet (2009-2010). Staged full ballets productions like The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, etc.
Ms Patricia received a full certification in Power Pilates and worked for Yoga Works, Walnut Creek CA, PT innovations, (Physical therapy clinic in El Cerrito,CA) and Beyond Motion in Naples, FL. Currently works at Naples Dance Conservatory in Naples, FL as a ballet teacher, choreographer and Pilates instructor.
Mrs Vilania Gomez began her career in Havana, Cuba where she trained at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) graduating in 1992 with a Dancer and Teacher degree in Modern and Cuban Folkloric dane. She won a honorable mention for dance in the 4th National Union of Writers and Artist in Havana in 1992.
Her dancing journey began to blossom when she had the opportunity to become a choreographer and the artistic director of the company Havana Salsa in Chile, where she designed all the costumes and got recognize for creating the most unique shows in Santiago de Chile.She also taught modern dance, afro and latin rhythms, keeping the dancers trained for the performances.
As a two time winner of the season finale of the Chile TV program "Todo es Baile" she was also selected by the Mayumana academy (Internationally acclaimed rhythm/dance performance company from Israel) for a share stage performance in their presentations in Chile. After Chilean/Brazilian singer Joe Vasconcellos saw one of her presentations in Chile, Vilania was contacted to not only perform in his shows, but also help create multiple of his spectaculars.
Was hire as the Modern dance instructor at the academy Rosario Llansol created by the former Prima Ballerina of the National Chilean Ballet.
Mrs Vilania has been teaching children in Modern Dance/Contemporary Dance and Choreography Composition at the Salvation Army's Fran Cohen Youth Center for their School and Performing Arts creating their dance performances as well.
She has combined her knowledge of modern dance and yoga to formulate her BodyMotion dance class. Her class is designed to help improve flexibility and strength while utilizing breath to aid control and establish internal peace.
Ernesto B Morales