Partners

Partners

GCDANCEVENTS is committed to ensure excellency and quality thus providing the most successful experience to its clients.
To do so, it collaborates with international partners who share the same vision and dedication.

GCDANCEVENTS represents international academies, professional companies and competitions, by recruiting talented dancers around the world and by offering guidance to theirs students looking for placement in the professional dance world.

Sò Dança

Sò Dança is the dance brand for everybody. Global dancewear products that improve your life & unify the world through dance.

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Só Dança embarked on its journey in 1978 in São Paulo, Brazil, under the leadership of Mr. Ival Teixeira Araujo. Recognizing the evolving needs of dancers, the company aimed to introduce new, comfortable products to the dance market.

Currently, the company operates across borders, with factories in Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Employing nearly 1,500 individuals, Só Dança has established its presence globally, operating through distributors in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Renowned for its dancewear, Só Dança ranks among the top three dance brands worldwide, reaching more than 60 countries across continents. Beyond crafting dance products, the company shares a profound connection with the dance community, aiming to provide comfort and safety for performers through its team of technicians and artisans.

Continually innovating, Só Dança redefines industry standards with exclusive designs and technologically advanced fabrics, such as fully elastic ballet shoes for enhanced security and ALINA, the latest pointe shoe with interchangeable shanks. This commitment extends to embracing the evolution of dance, ensuring convenience, elegance, and talent for dancers of all styles.

At Só Dança, we persistently strive to expand, inspire, and adapt to dancers’ ever-changing needs. Our dedication fuels our passion for dance!

Federica Capo

Federica is a professional dance photographer with strong passion for dance.

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Born in Italy, Federica is a professional dance photographer whose strong passion for dance and art has helped her develop rare skills when it comes to shoot the right magic moment. 

Federica has dedicated herself completely to photography completing a Master in Photography, Cinema and Televisione at Accademia di Belle Arti (Napoli, Italy) .

Once graduated  , she has completed a Master in Performance Photography on Stage with Teatro alla Scala ( Milan, Italy)

Federica has worked with some of the most prestigious Theatres and Dance Events such as
-Teatro alla Scala in Milan
-Teatro San Carlo in Napoli
-Moravian Silesian National Theatre
-Bulgarian National Ballet
-Prix de Lausanne ( Lausanne, Switzerland)
-International Ballet Summer School (Dresden, Germany)
-Teatro Bellini in Napoli
-Ballet School Stars at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma 

Frederica has been awarded at Premio Europa in Danza 2020 as Best Photographic Talent by Alessandro Rende. 

Federica’s works have been published by some of the most prestigious dance magazines: 
2018 – Oct – Maxime Magazine
2017 – Nov – Dec – Danza & Danza Magazine
2016 – Dec – Kairos Magazine
2016 – Sep – Il Fotografo
2014 – Lunart Magazine  

GCDancEvents’ founder Giuseppe Canale says : 

“I have personally had the opportunity to work with Federica since she made her first steps in the dance world and have always had major respect for her professional work.

Catchin the right moment in dance requires extremily difficult abilities and understanding of each single movements, and having worked with many professional photographers in my career, I have never met anyone with the same talent, precision and professionality ” 

Federica is going to be a major partner with GCDANCEVENTS and in collaboration we are going to work hand in hand making our young talents shine and reach their desired goals in the most professional way. 

Ballet de Barcelona

Ballet de Barcelona is the professional dance company of Catalonia , based on principles of inclusionauthenticity and liberating gender constraints.

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Ballet de Barcelona, under the direction of American Chase Johnsey, and Catalans Carlos Renedo and Carolina Masjuan, was founded in May 2019.

This contemporary and classical dance company, based on principles of inclusion, authenticity and liberating gender constraints, premiered at the Teatre Condal in Barcelona to great public and critical acclaim. 

Ballet de Barcelona, has already performed 66 performances for more than 50,000 spectators with its 6 shows.

In addition to his extensive tour of Catalonia, it has performed on stages in other parts of the country such as Alicante, Murcia and Logroño, and has also established an international presence with its first tour in France and Andorra. It recently danced at the prestigious Ubumuntu Arts Festvival in Rwanda (Africa).

Ballet de Barcelona now has artists of 10 nationalities, and is an international reference in the world of classical and contemporary dance.

The company offers a well rounded trainee program giving to the dancers the ability to immersing themselves in the professional environment, while receiving individual guidance and gaining stage experience with the main company.

Ballet de Barcelona is partnering with GCDANCEVENTS to recruite talents around the globe and help its own dancers find the right professional placement for their carreer. 

 

Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

Professional ballet school in Sarasota, Florida, following the cuban ballet method.

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The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School (SCBS) was founded in 2011 by Ariel Serrano and Wilmian Hernández.

Both trained at the elite National Ballet School of Cuba and performed internationally with Ballet de Camagüey and Ballet de Monterrey. In 1993, they moved to Sarasota, where they continued their professional careers as principal dancers with The Sarasota Ballet until their retirement.

At SCBS, Serrano and Hernández, along with a team of award-winning instructors,built a well renowned ballet school for those willing to start dancing professionally.

The heart of the school is its Pre-Professional Program, a rigorous training course that prepares talented, serious young dancers for professional careers following the renowned Cuban method.

SCBA partners with GCDANCEVENTS to recruit talented dancers around the world and to help its own dancers get the right guidance in their audition process in order to find the right professional placement in the dance world.

 

 

Corella Barcelona

Corella Barcelona , under the direction of Carmen Corella and Dayron Vera, it’s one of the most prestigious ballet academies in Spain, focusing its training on the Cuban and Spanish methodology.

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The academy offers an intensive study program involving all the ballet disciplines necessary for structuring a professional dancer.

The academy has its own boarding house, 7000 mq where all participants live together sharing daily activities.

It is a place designed to nurture the students’ talents and provide the necessary tools needed to encourage their success.

Corella Barcelona partners with GCDANCEVENTS , guiding its graduating students in the audition process, in order to start a professional career.T

Joffrey Ballet School

The mission of the Joffrey Ballet School is to transform passionate dance students into strong, versatile, open-minded professional artists able to work inclusively, collaborate positively and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing diverse society.

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Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded the Joffrey Ballet School in 1953. In more than sixty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad. The Joffrey Ballet School programming includes intensive pre-professional training, after-school programs, summer intensives in a variety of genre’s and open classes for enthusiast and professionals.

The Joffrey Ballet School’s renowned Trainee program offers a well-rounded pre-professional curriculum consisting of two tracks (Ballet and Jazz & Contemporary Dance).

 

GCDANCEVENTS collaborates with Joffrey Ballet by recruiting talented dancers around the globe and by providing Joffrey’s students the rights guidance in their audition journey.

Pallco Performing Arts School & Conservatory

PALLC° – Performing Arts School and Conservatory was founded in 2018 and is considered the first dance and music conservatory in the city of Porto, Portugal.

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It is a school in Specialised Artistic Education, with the mission of training future dancers and musicians of excellence.

PALLC° has the Definitive Operating Authorisation No. 54/EPC/Norte/2018 of 28/08/2018, which allows students to take academic subjects at one of our partner schools and thus obtain their high school diploma in dance.

The mission of the school is to train dancers and musicians who are able to respond to all the demands of this environment, with a critical spirit and creative thinking to continue developing the history of Dance and Music. The school offers their students opportunities and support for their unique development.

It is a school with a strong background in Classical Dance that is open to new cultural and performing experiences since we believe in the importance of versatility.

In addition to regular participation at the „Youth America Grand Prix” (Outstanding School Award), PALLC° has regular exchanges and partnerships with international guest teachers, ballet masters and dance universities.

GCDANCEVENTS and Pallco collaborate helping talented dancers achieve their goals of becoming a professional dancer. The agency represents the academy worldwide recruiting dancers for their academic programs, short term study and summer intensive.

Celebrating differences, rebooting memories.

AVENUE is an international artist management and creative content agency, specializing in dance and arts, foundend by Antonio Pio Rosato, an international creative and art director with over ten years of experience in advertising and marketing.

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Antonio Pio Rosato has worked with numerous international renowned fashion houses and make-up brands, including brands such as Valentino, Canali 1934, Pupa and more.

As AVENUE, we provide a full range of services to its artists and clients in both editorial and advertising projects for digital, print, film and production services.

Kayzer Ballet

Since 2014, under the direction of Ricardo Runa, it’s a contemporary junior company in Covilhã with international young talents.

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The company offers stage experience in Portugal and abroad and the right guidance to find placement in a full-time dance company.

Kayzer ballet commits in all aspects of its work, including choreography, music, lighting, and costuming. The company strives to create performances that are not only based on the technique but also meaningful and impactful, with themes that resonate with its audiences and reflect the issues and concerns of our time.

Its vision also includes a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

GCDANCEVENTS represents Kayzer Ballet worldwide by recruiting talents all around the world and assisting its dancers through their future audition process.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre

The Ajkun Ballet Theatre is a vital part of New York’s thriving arts and cultural scene.

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Home to the Ajkun Ballet Company, the Ajkun Ballet School, and the AjkunBT Fund, the theater is located in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood with a campus spreading throughout New York City. Artistic Director: Chiara Ajkun.

The Ajkun Ballet Company performs a repertory spanning from classical ballets to compelling original art brought in NYC Theaters and on Tours by award-winning Artists.

The Ajkun Ballet School offers a variety of year-round and intensive programs to train ballet dancers capable of joining the ranks of any world-class company to include the Ajkun Ballet Company, and Festivals to promote the exposure and creative endeavors of dancers, choreographers and ensembles.

The AjkunBT Fund  supports educational and creative endeavors with financial aid, scholarships, and grants to enable dance students, professional dancers and choreographers from the USA and abroad to fulfill their passion.

Étoile Ballet Theatre

Based in Piacenza, Italy, Étoile Ballet Theatre was founded in September 2020 by Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini.

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The company has dancers from all around the world and offers a superior experience for both the audience and dancers presenting classical, neoclassical, and innovative contemporary choreographies on stage.

The Étoile Ballet Theatre also offers a Trainee Program, that is designed in a very unique way. Dancers are selected by their talent and their potential and they take class, rehearse and perform in every production with the Company.

The daily ballet classes are intensive, designed to polish technique and build strength and are followed by rehearsals. The goal of the Trainee Program is to develop the next generation of artists and ensure that our talented young dancers are ready for the next step in their careers.

Most of the Étoile Ballet Theatre Company Members come from the Trainee Program.

GCDANCEVENTS represents Étoile Ballet Theatre worldwide by recruiting dancers for the main company as apprentice, corps de ballet and soloist and young talented dancers for their trainee program.

Africa Guzman Dance Project

The Africa Guzman Dance Project bridges academic dance training to the professional world, shaping versatile dancers. 

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Through hands-on experiences with renowned choreographers, it fosters artistic identity and expertise in classical and contemporary techniques. The initiative, tailored for ages 17+, offers a diverse curriculum, preparing students for auditions and providing personalized guidance. AGDP’s exclusive environment ensures focused training and individual attention from September to June. 

Centro Formazione AIDA

The AIDA Training Center is an international accreditated dance center based in Milan with the direction of Marisa Caprara.

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The AIDA Training Center is a high professional training school for male and female dancers, founded in Milan in 2008 with the artistic direction of Marisa Caprara, who directs it with the help of teachers graduated from the Teatro alla Scala di Milano and other renowned coaches.

The CFA is an accredited organization for Education and Professional Training Services of the Lombardy Region and obtained the ISO 9001 Certification for the Quality Management System in 2021.

The CFA also avails itself of the extraordinary supervision of Maestro Frédéric Olivieri, Director of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala di Milano and Honorary President of A.I.D.A. Academic Dance Teachers Association.

The academy boasts more than 120 students from all over Italy, and over the years has ensured that they begin their professional careers in the world of dance.

GCDANCEVENTS represents AIDA worldwide recruiting talented dancers willing to start a professional dance training in Italy.

Danza & Danza

DANZA&DANZA magazine is the leading sector magazine in Italy. Founded in Milan in 1986 by Mario Bedendo who directed it for a long time. Since 2013 Maria Luisa Buzzi is leading the magazine.

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The only Italian dance magazine regularly distributed on newsstands throughout the country, DANZA&DANZA is also available by subscription in Italy and abroad, as well as in a digital version on the app.

Since 2017, DNZ media has also published DANZA&DANZA International, a bimonthly magazine in English available exclusively digitally on the app, intended for a global audience, with news, reviews, and exclusive interviews with international dance stars.

The rich editorial platform of DNZ media is completed by the Italian and English site danceedanza.com, a lively and attentive portal updated daily with real-time news, video interviews and original multimedia content, and the social channels Facebook, Instagram and Youtube with captivating content also for those he doesn’t usually follow dance.

GCDANCEVENTS collaborates with Danza&Danza in disseminating news about the dance world and the latest announcements on study and work opportunities.

Art Garage

ArtGArage is a production center for dance, theater and other contemporary art forms.

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ArtGarage is a production center for dance, theater and other contemporary art forms.

Active for about 15 years on the Italian national territory, it’s based in Pozzuoli.

Founded and directed by Emma Cianchi and Veronica Grossi, ArtGarage is internationally renowned in the dance world, organizing numerous professional dance training events with some of the best artists and choreographers. 

One of its most popular events, since 2013, is Human Bodies. This annual professional contemporary dance event features Internships, conferences, and shows and gives local dancers the opportunity to work alongside international realities. The teachers invited to hold workshops include: Susanne Linke, Ivan Wolfe, David Zambrano, Beatrice Libonati, Christopher Huggins, Antonella Bertoni, Simona Bucci, Mauro Astolfi ,Mula Sungani ,DinoVerga – Susan Sentler, Sandra Fuciarelli, Richard Haisma, Bruno, Agati, Bruno Collinet, Lutz Gregor,Nina Dipla, Peter Swensson, Ken Ossola, Tamas Moricz, Sita Osthemaier, Emanuel Gat and many others. 

Their venue is spacious and welcoming and has the possibility of hosting dance trainings and residences. Inside the center there are four dance studios, an exhibition space for art works, a theater room of 90 seats and an Open Space to be set up that can accommodate up to 150 people. Through this partnerships the spaces are available to host GCDancEvents .

Together, the two companies have organized various dance masterclasses around Italy, with renowned Bulgarian ballet Professor Riolina Topalova from the Bulgarian National University of Dance Pedagogy of Plovdiv.

“In addition to be a respectable partner, Emma has been my mentor from the very first steps of my career and her creativity, uniqueness and talent have had a strong impact on my path. Emma has dedicated her life to the development of contemporary arts in dance, theater and cinema and thanks to her different artistic vision during the creative process, I strongly believe that collaborating together will give life to spectacular artistic experiences”.

-Giuseppe Canale, founder of GCDANCEVENTS – 

 

HUMANBODIES PROGRAM

HUMANBODIES is an intensive contemporary dance program that guides dancers in an intensive creative journey, giving the opportunity to everyone to find its own body fluidity and movement.

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Work opportunities with international renowned choreographers for 8 months, from October to May to a limited number of selected dancers. Paid performances opportunities in Italy and abroad and help in placement in the professional dance world.

Every year the program hosts dancers from all over the world, giving each participant the opportunity to compare themselves with other international talents by discovering and improving themselves.

GCDANCEVENTS recruits international talents for HUMANBODIES during international auditions, competitions and graduation exams.

Global Dance Open

Global Dance Open is an international dance competition founded and directed by Vanessa Thomas.

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Global Dance Open is an international dance competition, composed of national semi-finals across the world to select the best dancer’s to represent their nations at the annual finals.

Annually, over 5000 dancers participate in 19 live events and multiple virtual selections. At the annual finals, over 1500 dancers from 30 countries attend. GDO offers high level judging across all styles of dance.

This resulted in over the last 3 years, us awarding over 1.5€ million in scholarships. Our final jury is made up of artistic directors from Royal Ballet School, European School of Ballet, Elmhurst Ballet School, Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary, Ballet de Barcelona, London Contemporary Dance School, Iwanson, Ballettschule Theater Basel, The Australian Ballet School and many more. 

GDO offers the young generation of dancers a large network of connections built with the aim of helping dancers succeed. In 2024, the finals will be from the 9th-13th July in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. 

GCDANCEVENTS partners with GDO worldwide recruiting dancers for the final and offering work and study opportunities.

Canada International Children's Ballet Association
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Canada International Children’s Ballet Association is an independent, non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit organization incorporated in the province of Ontario, Canada.

 

Members of Canada International Children’s Ballet Association include various cultural organizations from Canada and worldwide, dance schools, ballet companies and the related units of Children’s ballet.

 

At Canada International Children’s Ballet AssociationCICBA, we believe that the appreciation of different cultures will further improve the mutual understanding between Canadian and the people from other countries, and will contribute to the multicultural society of Canada.

 

GCDANCEVENTS becomes a member of the association in 2022, beginning to share and offer its services in to the Chinese dance community.

Roberto Cerini

Blackroll4Dance collaborates with BLACKROLL to support dancers, and more in general, dance.

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Blackroll4Dance collaborates with BLACKROLL to support dancers, and more in general,dance.

Through the smart and targeted use of foam rolls, BlackRoll4Dance has developed specific training programs, that are adapted to dancers’ needs.

It thus helps artists strengthening and stabilizing their bodies, preparing them to perform at their best.

The company was founded by Roberto Cerini in 2016, a Gyrokinesis® and Gyrotonic®  teacher, PMA certified Pilates instructor and BlackRoll master trainer. 

BlackRoll4Dance has been providing GCDANCEVENTS’ artistis with the ideal tools for regeneration and self-massage while offering their expertise through private events.

National Dance Foundation

The National Dance Foundation stands as Serbia’s premier international Ballet School, established and overseen by Aja Jung, UNESCO’s Ambassador for Dance and Director of the Belgrade Dance Festival.

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The academy offers students an enriching international program, featuring coaches and choreographers from diverse global backgrounds, providing extensive study opportunities nurtured through collaborations with the festival and various events happening in Belgrade and all around the country. The academy offers full-time support for student accommodation and immigration status. Upon completion of the study program, graduates receive an internationally recognized dance diploma.

Aja Jung, born in Belgrade in 1972, began her ballet training at a young age and graduated from the State Ballet School “Lujo Davičo” in Belgrade. She later received a scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York which led to a diverse and successful career.

Returning to Europe, she danced in “Starlight Express” in Germany before launching a freelance career as a dancer and choreographer.

Her cultural contributions include the reopening of Belgrade’s Museum of Contemporary Arts.

Recognized internationally, she received prestigious awards such as the Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature in 2016 by the French Minister of Culture, Audrey Azule, and the Order of the Italian Star in 2018 by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, and she is invited worldwide as jury member and special guest of honor.

DAF

DAF has created in Italy a unique professional training program for an in-depth education of the dancers recognized by artists, choreographers and directors all over the world as one of the most interesting possibilities to help the young artists to build their future.

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An avant-garde training program and an analytical study on different contemporary dance styles of the international arena, a daily training between ballet and new contemporary creations by guest artists from all over the world.

Daf represents in europe one of the closest

experience to a professional artist’s life in theatre and companies. A growing range of national and international collaborations with cultural organizations and professional companies to provide the students with the best path to step into the world of work. Also, as we believe it is necessary, to support and promote the desire of a freelance artist to keep discovering and nurturing his own human and artistic expectations and to be able to give more value to his time.

An international network of artists available for the young dancer who will be able to express his interest and need for discovery.

GCDANCEVENTS represents DAF in talent scouting worldwide, aiming to promote the training program to all those interested in entering the professional dance world.

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Photo credits goes to: Federica Capo, Sasha Onyshchenko, Erik Berg, Amitava Sarkar, Alexander Iziliaev and James Williams

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