2019 Ballet Intensive

AUGUST 5 – 16, 2019

AGES 11 and older with pre-pointe & pointe experience.
Tuition for both weeks is $500.00 Each day 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Payments will be divided up June 1st $200.00, July 1st $150.00 and August 1st $150.00

All students will need to bring their own lunch each day.
Final In-Formance Friday, August 16, 2019 6:00 pm Parents and Families Invited

AUGUST 5 – 9, 2019

AGES 8 and older
Tuition for the week is $250.00 Each day is 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Payments will be divided up June 1st $100.00, July 1st $100.00 and August 1st $50.00

All students will need to bring their own lunch each day.
End of week open house August 9th, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 pm


Brenda Serrata Tally holds a M.F.A in Dance from the University of Iowa and a B.F.A in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She began her training with Debbe Busby in Victoria, TX with summer study at The Joffrey Workshop TX, Houston Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a Dean’s Graduate Fellow at the University of Iowa, she performed with Dancers in Company and her work Habitual Road was chosen to represent the University at the American College Dance Festival.

Professional credits include modern dance companies such as Duarte Dance Works, Kayle +Co. and Charlotte Adams and Dancers at the Joyce SoHo ad Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City. She twice received the Monticello Foundation Scholarship Award for her choreography for Regional Dance America as well as the Natalie Skelton Award.

Currently Artistic Director of Victoria Ballet Theatre, Brenda is thankful to be a part of The Joffrey Workshop TX for her tenth year.


A native of San Antonio, Abelardo “Buddy” began his formal dance training at age 11 with the Mexican-America Cultural Exchange Institute of San Antonio. Through the Institute he received a full scholarship to study at the Academia National de Danza in Mexico City. Upon completion of the academic curriculum, Buddy was accepted into the Ballet National de Mexico where he performed for five years. Returning to the US in 1975, he continued intensive study on scholarship at the University of Texas in Austin under Igor Youskevitch and Stanley Hall.

n 1977, Robert Joffrey asked Buddy along with his partner Susan Trevino to develop and host a summer workshop that would attract young, talented dancers from across the country and expose them to the rigors and demands of a professional career in dance.

Thirty-five years later, The Joffrey Workshop Texas continues to draw some of the most exceptional dancers in the U.S, Canada and Mexico and has served as a conduit for many dancers who have in turn been accepted into the Joffrey Ballet, Joffrey II Dancers and many other professional companies throughout the world.


Class Description:
Strenuous and extremely physical jazz warmup focusing on technique, musicality and endurance. Across the floor consisting of jumps, turns and movement to encourage personality and strength. High energy, full throttle class that will get dancers sweating, smiling and expressing themselves to upbeat commercial feel-good music with a twist. Choreography is different almost every class giving dancers an even playing field to express themselves. The goal of this class is to leave it all on the dance floor, feel empowered, worked and motivated!

Nathalie Marrable has choreographed/creatively directed live stage & television productions for fashion house Dosso Dossi with supermodel Miranda Kerr, Koc Festival, Miss Turkey Elidor, Adidas, Smirnoff for Madonna (MDNA), British Petroleum (BP), Sony Experia, Ziynet Sali, Hale Caneroğlu, Yuksek Sadakat for Eurovision, maNga for RedBull Soundclash, Tarkan, Star TV, The Beyaz Show, equity musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, South Pacific and more.


In 2012 she began collaborating with Turkey’s reigning recording artist Kenan Doğulu and creatively directed a 10 dancer, 16 city tour for Fanta Coca Cola. She has been featured in magazines abroad such as Marie Claire, Kadinca & 10SAYFA. As an actress/dancer she has appeared in episodes for Disney, Hellcats, Superman, Doctor Who, Eureka, Flash Gordon. Film credits include Center Stage II, Night At the Museum, Step Up & Life Movie Network. Nathalie is guest faculty for Joffrey Texas, Broadway Dance Center, DeSales University, Liberate Artists and an adjudicator for Showbiz National Dance Competition. She has also performed with the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. She is currently Female Swing u/s Olga on the First National Tour of the Tony Award winning musical An American in Paris.


Bede Lamar Leyendecker was born, raised and educated in Laredo, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Education with Dance Certification and a Master of Education with Dance Specialization.

Bede began her dance studies at the age of five. Throughout her education and career she has been fortunate to study with many dance greats including the Martha Graham Company, the Paul Taylor Company, the Alvin Ailey Company, Daniel Nagrin, Jose Greco Sr., Nana Lorca, Maria Magdalena, Jose Greco Jr., Rogelio Rodriguez, Marc Aurelio and others. She has studied, taught and performed a variety of Dance genres over the years. She taught at Laredo Community College for fifteen years and at Texas A&M International University for seventeen years. At both institutions she implemented curriculum and minors for Dance; created student organizations for dance; traveled students to and taught annually at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) and the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Conferences; and directed programs and hundreds of performances for the community.

Bede has received numerous local, state and national teaching awards over her thirty-two-year career and was honored with LULAC Council #7 ‘Higher Education Award’ and the Laredo Morning Times ‘Hero of Hope’ Awards in 20012. She was selected as the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) ‘Teacher of the Year College/University’ Award in 2000; ‘Honor’ Award in 2009; ‘Scholar Award’ in 2014 and ‘Dance Heritage Award’ in 2018. She also received the Webb County Historical Foundation’s Award for ‘Preservation of Folklore, Customs and Traditions’ on two occasions. In 2019 she was a nominee for the Jefferson Award.

She continues to support her love of dance and teach through ‘Almas Gitanas’, a Spanish Dance Company with twelve former students who share her passion for Spanish Dance. The mission of Almas Gitanas is to preserve and promote the art of Spanish Dance. The company is dedicated to providing enriching cultural experiences and performances to the community.


In the summer of 2016, Marisa received her teaching certification through American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. Marisa then joined The Montgomery Ballet. While there, she performed as Clara in The Nutcracker, Canary Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, and an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. Marisa has also been on the ballet faculty of the School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.


Michael Landez is originally from San Antonio, Texas where he began his training with Buddy and Susan Trevino and Scott Conway. Mr. Landez began his career as a dance educator at age 15, instructing beginner jazz classes. Quickly thereafter, he had the pleasure of teaching tap classes, and became the director of TapSAtions dance company at the San Antonio School for the Performing Arts. As director of TapSAtions, Mr. Landez created his first original choreographic work, Neo-Renaissance. Following graduation, Mr. Landez joined American Repertory Ballet as a dancer and was privileged to be a substitute teacher for boys’ and men’s ballet classes, as well as a permanent instructor for Open Adult ballet classes. He spent numerous summers at The Joffrey Workshop Texas where, under the tutelage of Susan Trevino, he was guided to create his first one-act children’s ballet, In the Groove.

This past fall Mr. Landez was invited to create a new children’s ballet with Victoria Ballet Theater and has since been asked back multiple times as an instructor. Most recently, Mr. Landez was commissioned by the Alamo City Performing Arts Association, Inc. to create an original piece for the Alamo City Dance Co. and the Tricentenial of San Antonio, Seis Colores de Tejas, a celebration of Texas history.

Mr. Landez is a Certified Teacher through the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum for levels Pre-Primary through Level 5. He enjoys sharing his love for dance with his students and hopes that everyone can be exposed to the art of dance at least once in their lifetime.


As Co-Director of the Incarnate Word Dance Department since 1977, and Co-Director of Incarnate Word Ballet School and Ballet Company 1978-2003, Ms.Trevino has brought years of quality dance to performers and students in San Antonio and South Texas area, and throughout the United States. Susan and her husband Buddy were Co-Directors of the Joffrey Workshop Texas in San Antonio from 1978-2017. She continues to teach at the University as well as many private schools throughout the city. Currently she is Associate Choreographer and Senior Master Teacher at San Antonio School for the Performing Arts. Trained in her native Oklahoma with Jayne Van Wey, Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, Susan achieved solo and principal status in a number of regional and professional companies including Oklahoma City Civic Ballet, Austin Ballet Theatre, Festival Ballet of San Antonio, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Ballet Arts Company of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Ballet Company, and Ruth Page International Ballet Company, Chicago. IL.


As a Choreographer, she holds over 250 original works and theatre production credits as well as collaborating with many ballet companies to choreograph, costume and produce performances. The famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo premiered her production of Gaite Parisienne in 1996 at the Danny Kaye Theatre in New York City, and that production has since toured internationally. Continuing to support Regional Dance in America, Ms. Trevino has been on the faculty teaching Ballet, Pointe and Character Dance in many RDA Festival cities.

She has been commissioned by the Nutmeg Ballet, Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, Interlochen School of the Arts, Lawton City Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Midland Festival Ballet, and Alamo City Dance Company to create and premier new and original works. She was named “Outstanding Woman in the Arts” by the San Antonio Express-News in 1986 and has received many prestigious awards over the years. She holds membership with the National Society of the Arts and Letters, the National Association of Schools of Dance and was on the founding board of the San Antonio Arts Council and the curriculum committee for Dance for The Citizens for the High School of the Arts organization. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in the Arts Category.

Happily married for 43 years, Susan and Buddy have a daughter Teresa, a former dancer who now serves the field of veterinary medicine, and two beautiful granddaughters, Natalie Grace and Emily Rose.


Assistant Professor of Dance | School of Dance & Entertainment

Tye Love holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance from The University of Oklahoma. Originally from Highland Village, Texas, Tye trained in ballet technique with Lisa Slagle at the Ballet Academy of Texas and with former director of the Joffrey Ballet School John Magnus. In addition Tye attended summer intensives including Joffrey Midwest, Joffrey Workshop Texas, Orlando Ballet, and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet.

During his time with OU, Tye performed with the resident ballet company, Oklahoma Festival Ballet and appeared in works by choreographers such as Ilya Kozadeyev, Mary Margaret Holt, George Balanchine, Agnes deMille, and many others. Also at OU, Tye had the opportunity of being selected and coached by Ballet Russe dancer, and founder of the OU School of Dance, Miguel Terekhov while performing his version of The Firebird and La Primavera. Tye performed leading roles with Oklahoma Festival Ballet on tours to Eisenstadt, Austria and Shanghai, China.

After graduating from undergraduate school at the University of Oklahoma, Tye joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a company dancer. With OKC Ballet Tye had the exciting opportunity to originate the principal role of “Hans” in Robert Mills’ version of The Nutcracker.Tye also had the opportunity to perform as a soloist and dancer in works by Gerald Arpino, Jessica Lang, Margo Sappington, Jacob Sparso, Alan Hineline, and Robert Mills. While with OKC Ballet, Tye also served on the faculty of the Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet.

After his time with OKC Ballet, Tye served as a Graduate Fellow at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance teaching Ballet Technique, Understanding Dance and assisting with Dance History. In addition to his responsibilities with The OU School of Dance, Tye also worked with the Ballet Russe Archive in transitioning the collection to an online database. A frequent guest performer Tye has appeared with dance companies throughout the United States. In addition to his dancing, Tye’s choreography has been performed by Oklahoma Festival Ballet, and students of the Joffrey Texas Workshop.