"Mia Caceres-Nielsen, 17, of Hypoluxo, a graduate of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, is one of 12 girls (and a total of 24 students) in the world to be selected to attend Juilliard's BFA Dance Program in New York City.

As a child, she studied at the Southern Dance Theatre in Boynton Beach, then under Deborah Marquez at the School of Ballet Arts in Lake Worth and Magaly Suarez of Florida Classical Ballet.

Full Article at Sun-Sentinel

"I never thought I would get in to Juilliard, but it has always been a dream of mine," said Caceres-Nielsen, who has been dancing since she was 5. "In middle school at Bak Middle School of the Arts, dance became a deep passion that I wanted to pursue into the future. It's always been a goal of mine."

During her junior year at Dreyfoos, Caceres-Nielsen auditioned for Juilliard's selective summer intensive and it was during that training she fell in love with the dance and the training and decided to apply to the program during her senior year."


Arts Dance Generation and School of Ballet Arts is very proud to host “Arts in my Backyard,” sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. This program engages elementary school age children and their families from PB Cultural Council’s partner organizations to expose them to visual arts, dance, drama and music in the greater Lake Worth Community.

The School of Ballet Arts program will serve the Guatemalan Maya Center and For the Children, Inc. We look forward to sharing our passion for dance and our expertise to the young students and their families and having great fun with our new students.

School of Ballet Arts, and Arts Dance Generations very own Douglas Gawriljuk  will be presenting a ballet piece this weekend in Miami by Dimension Dance Theater of Miami. This is a vibrant new contemporary ballet company headed by former Miami City Ballet stars Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra.

On April 1, 2017, Arts Dance Generation will be performing at Colors of Hope at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre (At Spanish River High School) in Boca Raton, Florida. This is a benefit by Teens of Pink Ribbon which helps with so many important projects dedicated to advancing awareness and education about cancer, genetics, lifestyle choices, prevention, treatments, and technological innovations for teens and adults, as well as fundraising to support local medical facilities and resources.

School of Ballet Arts Founder and Director Director Deborah  was invited to teach class to the members of Bodytraffic while they were here to perform at the Duncan Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18. Bodytraffic is a contemporary company based in Los Angeles, California.

Director Deborah Marquez had the opportunity to teach class to Malpaso Dance Company (the ​contemporary dance company of Cuba) under the direction of Osnel Delgado. They performed last Saturday at the Duncan Theatre. They have several |tour dates around the country for the next month |including Austin, Atlanta, Philadelphia, ​Chicago and New York.

Tickets for "An Evening of Magic and Dance" at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth will be on sale very soon. This is an exciting evening combining the magic, and the magic of dance. There is an performance AND a pre-show! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

A Message from Deborah Marquez:
Another production of The Nutcracker has passed.
It has taken a lot of hard work, and commitment from my staff and my students, as well. I am very happy, and extremely proud of all of them.

I would like to thank my wonderful guest artists Kevin Hernandez, Aaron Melendrez, Tim Snyder, Eva Pedroso and of course our very own incredible Douglas Gawriljuk. Besides my wonderful staff, I ​would also like to thank Dennis Schaber and all the volunteers. 

Congratulations for the amazing show!

I wish everyone Happy Holidays while looking forward to a great New Year with lots of exciting things, performances and events!

Deborah Marquez
Founder and Director

As the sets, props, costumes, and the cast cast move to the theatre, ​The Nutcracker is this weekend! Avoid the line at the theatre, AND select seating before getting to the theatre.   Tickets are on sale NOW.

Final rehearsals for this weekend before OPENING NIGHT of this year's incredible production of The Nutcracker. From the littlest mice, toy soldiers, Rat King, Drosselmeyer, Snow Queen, Dew Drop, and the Sugar Plum with her Cavalier, everyone is in a heightened mood. It looks like it will be another great performance!
Order tickets online NOW!

Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27, 2016. There are no classes. Classes Resume: Monday, November 28​. Enjoy, and eat healthy!

REMINDER: Trick or Treat!
There are NO classes on October 31. ​Classes resume on Tuesday, November 1.

Rehearsals are underway for The Nutcracker. All the mice and toy soldiers are diligently learning their steps. Snowflakes are beginning to fall. Clara is learning  where she is going while the Rat King is secretly planing her demise.

Congratulations to Founder and Director ​Deborah Marquez for being recognized for being a "dedicated Arts Educator" as the recipient of the Randolf A. Frank Prize, for ​enriching many students’ lives with her exceptional training and opportunities to prepare them for a dance career.  She was selected by an independent panel of judges involved with the promotion of cultural arts in Palm Beach ​County.

The mission of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts is to recognize and reward individual performing artists and dedicated educators who enrich the quality of the ​performing arts in Palm Beach County, Florida.

It has been a wonderful week, and it is great to welcome everyone have everyone back and dancing!

Thank you to all the dancers who turned out for yesterday's audition. Everyone did in incredible job.

Arts Dance Generation is a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, and is sponsored in part by
​The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, and thoughtful and generous donors.​

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