Sarasota Cuban Ballet Medals in International Competition

Dance

SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY SEP 10, 2018

Harold Mendez, a 16-year-old dance student at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School (SCBS), won the bronze medal in the Junior Male category at the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) held in Jackson, MS. 119 dancers —ages 14 to 28— participated in the by-invitation-only, two-week Olympic style competition. After three rounds of world-class performances, a panel of international judges selected only 18 dancers, representing eight different nations, as the competition’s medal winners. Katherine Barkman, a former SCBS student and now a principal dancer at Ballet Manila won the silver medal in the Senior Female category. Founded in 1979 by renowned American dancer and educator Thalia Mara, today, USA IBC is one of the five most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

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