History and Ideology

    We are the Ballet Juvenil Costarricense, the only representatives of the Cuban Ballet School in Costa Rica, since 1994. Our work is focused on the training and development of children and youth talent.

    Our teachers are graduates from the National Ballet School of Cuba, with vast professional experience as international dancers and teachers.

    In the 27 years of continuous training we have performed some of the most recognized works of the International Classical Repertoire such as “Sleeping Beauty of the Forest”, “Don Quixote”, “The Nutcracker”, “The Sylphides”, “Swan Lake”, among others.

    As part of our school’s curriculum, we teach Ballet, Contemporary Ballet and Jazz. We recognize the value and importance of training artists capable of facing international technical demands.

    Mission and Vision

    Mission

    Offer an exceptional educational service in the art of dance, based on a specialized and multidisciplinary curriculum lead by industry professionals. Our goal is to awaken interest in the study of this art, develop our student’s capacities of expression, allowing them to integrate into the professional artistic field. We believe in the power of art to transform society and implement this value in a way in which our students can grow physically, emotionally and socially.

    Vision

    To be the best nationally recognized school in the field of classical and contemporary ballet and jazz providing an education of excellence in art, developing the skills and talents of the student, fostering respect for art, companionship and creativity.

    Levels

    • Baby
      • Disciplines:

        • Ballet
        • Jazz

        Ages:

        From 3 to 5 years old

        Description:

        Develops great ability and body control providing the basis of the technical work to achieve strength, coordination, memory, flexibility, musicality, among other skills.

      • Beginners
        • Disciplines:

          • Ballet
          • Jazz
          • Urban

          Ages:

          From 5 to 8 years old

          Description:

          It is the second stage of initiation to Classical Dance. Work on the floor, bar, center and diagonals is slightly intensified, in daily training, improvisation remains but the choreographic schemes are more elaborate. The exercises that stimulate muscular build are intensified and flexibility exercises are started.

        • Intermediate I
          • Disciplines:

            • Ballet
            • Jazz
            • Urban

            Ages:

            From 9 to 12 years old

            Description:

            Mastery of a Ballet class complete structure and knowledge of its nomenclature. Emphasis on muscle development and strengthening. In addition to starting half pointe and pointe work.

          • Intermediate II
            • Disciplines:

              • Ballet
              • Jazz
              • Contemporary
              • Specialty

              Ages:

              From 12 to 15 years old

              Description:

              Mastery of the complete structure of a ballet class and knowledge of its nomenclature. Emphasis on muscle development and strengthening. In addition to starting half pointe and pointe work.

            • Advanced
              • Disciplines:

                • Ballet
                • Jazz
                • Contemporary
                • Specialty

                Ages:

                From 15 years old onwards

                Description:

                Absolute mastery of a Ballet class structure and great emphasis on pointe work and control.

                  • Disciplines:

                    • Ballet
                    • Jazz

                    Ages:

                    From 3 to 5 years old

                    Description:

                    Develops great ability and body control providing the basis of the technical work to achieve strength, coordination, memory, flexibility, musicality, among other skills.

                    • Disciplines:

                      • Ballet
                      • Jazz
                      • Urban

                      Ages:

                      From 5 to 8 years old

                      Description:

                      It is the second stage of initiation to Classical Dance. Work on the floor, bar, center and diagonals is slightly intensified, in daily training, improvisation remains but the choreographic schemes are more elaborate. The exercises that stimulate muscular build are intensified and flexibility exercises are started.

                      • Disciplines:

                        • Ballet
                        • Jazz
                        • Urban

                        Ages:

                        From 9 to 12 years old

                        Description:

                        Mastery of a Ballet class complete structure and knowledge of its nomenclature. Emphasis on muscle development and strengthening. In addition to starting half pointe and pointe work.

                        • Disciplines:

                          • Ballet
                          • Jazz
                          • Contemporary
                          • Specialty

                          Ages:

                          From 12 to 15 years old

                          Description:

                          Mastery of the complete structure of a ballet class and knowledge of its nomenclature. Emphasis on muscle development and strengthening. In addition to starting half pointe and pointe work.

                          • Disciplines:

                            • Ballet
                            • Jazz
                            • Contemporary
                            • Specialty

                            Ages:

                            From 15 years old onwards

                            Description:

                            Absolute mastery of a Ballet class structure and great emphasis on pointe work and control.

                        BJC Competition Team.

                        Technically outstanding and committed students are selected to represent our Academy in different national and international competitions.

                        With hard work, passion, and dedication they undergo a rigorous training and rehearsal program to proudly represent our studio with their outstanding participation.

                          Educational platform for teaching the different artistic disciplines of a pre-professional at a highly technical level.

                          Renowned national and international teachers will give methodological workshops, master classes and intensive workshops in different disciplines, including: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Urban Dance and more.

                            From the Halls
                            to the stages

                            We love productions!… because giving our students the opportunity to dance on stage in renowned theaters is part of the integral training we seek. This is how they complement their self-confidence and growth as artists and dancers.
                            • The Wizard of Oz and
                              The Talisman

                            • The Wizard of Oz and
                              The Talisman

                            • The Wizard of Oz and
                              The Talisman

                            • Aladin

                            • Aladin

                            • The Nutcracker

                            • The Nutcracker

                            • The Nutcracker

                            • Swan
                              Lake

                            • Swan
                              Lake

                            • Swan
                              Lake

                            • Tribute to
                              Queen

                            • Tribute to
                              Queen

                            • Tribute to
                              Queen

                              Ballet Nacional
                              de Costa Rica

                              With the objective of professionalizing and enhancing ballet dance in Costa Rica, in 2018, BJC founds the First Ballet Company of Costa Rica, BALLET NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA.

                              With the aim of promoting Costa Rican art and culture nationally and internationally, the Company has high-level national and foreign dancers, to stage the highest-level dance works in our country.

                              With this we provide Costa Rica with a solid and professional ballet company, which proudly represents Costa Rica nationally and internationally (globally).

                                Directors

                                Pedro Boza

                                Artistic Director

                                Annia Rosales

                                Artistic Director

                                Viviana Clare

                                Executive Director

                                Contact and Locations