Delton Frank | Gabriella Parson | Yuhala Muy Garcia | Alistair Graphine | Keisha Amory |
Delton Frank started dancing in 1988 with the North West Laventille Cultural Movement and then with the LaChapelle Dance Co.& the Caribbean School of Dance. Tours include; Europe, U.S.A and throughout the Caribbean. Awards include; Best male Dancer of Trinidad and Tobago at the Prime Minister, Best village Trophy Competition in 1996-2000.He is presently a member of the Joyfour Dance Co. of Trinidad and Tobago, The Caribbean School of Dance and the North West Cultural Movement. He is currently training in Ballet, Jazz, Traditional folk and Modern Dancing. Mr. Frank has been a guest artist with Ballet Creole for a number of years since 1998.
Gabriella Parson is a talented dancer who studied dance at The Etobicoke School of Arts, Ryerson University, and under the direction of Patrick Parson. In her youth Gabby performed with the Kids Creole ensemble and was one of its founding members. Her talents have been showcased on TV Ontario programming on several occasions and she has performed in such events as Caribana and Kick up Your Heels. As a Ballet Creole dance company member Gabby tours and performs with the company across Ontario and parts of Canada. Her other loves include music, which she expresses through African drumming, and massage which she practices as a Registered Massage Therapist.
Yuhala was born in Havana, Cuba. She started her journey as an artist with National School of Rhythmic Gymnastics. In 1997, she auditioned for the National School of Arts in Havana where she began formal dance training and she earned her BFA in Modern Contemporary and Afro-Cuban Dance. Yuhala has participated in many workshops and has done choreography by internationally acclaimed teachers. Notable mentions include: Santiago Alfonzo - Director of Tropicana de Cuba and Alberto Mendez - Choreographer of the National Ballet of Cuba.
Ms. Garcia was a part of the 2-year Pre- Professional Training Program at Ballet Creole School of Performing Arts and after becoming a company apprentice, she subsequently was invited to join the company. She has since joined the Ballet Creole Professional Training Program and Community School Faculty as a teacher and choreographer. She has also demonstrated for the company in workshops abroad.
Alistair Graphine began his training with Tony Wilson Dance and the Company Dance Theatre where he danced for two years. His zest for dance fuelled his passion in continuing his dance training and Mr. Graphine decided to attend Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts where he studied a variety of dance techniques from some of the Caribbean’s most acclaimed teachers and choreographers. Upon moving to Canada recently, Alistair is honoured for the opportunity of continuing the art of dancing as an apprentice with Ballet Creole.
Keisha started dancing at the age of 4. At 11 she was enrolled with the cultural group Dancin’ Africa where she performed and toured to around the world, including Curacao, Canada, New York and Shanghai, China. In 2005 received the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for dance at the National Independence Festival for the Creative Arts. She received her BFA, in Performance and Choreography at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica. She has also performed with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica led by the late Rex Nettleford and also The Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts Ensemble and Academy. Today this proud Barbadian who lives to dance is honoured to be given the opportunity to perform with Ballet Creole.