Deborah Marquez (Founding Director) was born in Havana, Cuba and
  trained at the Provincial Ballet School “Alejo Carpentier” and later at the
  National Ballet School in Havana. She graduated in 1993 as a Professional
  Dancer and Teacher.  Ms. Marquez also joined the Centro Pro-Danza lead
  by the great maitre Laura Alonso where she was a Classic Ballet Soloist
  and danced the leading roles of the main classic ballet repertoire: Clara
  in The Nutcracker, Effi in Le Sylphide, Kitri and Mercedes in Don Quixote,
  Swanilda in Coppelia, Teresita in Napoli, Lucy and Mina in Dracula,
​  Constanza in The Three  Musketeers, Ganzatti in Le Bayadere
  ...among others.

Ms. Marquez's awards include: First Prize for Best Choreography Song to
the Movement at National Arts School Festival of Havana in Cuba (1989).
 First Prize for Best Performance and Technique at National Art Schools
Festival ​in Havana, Cuba (1990); Bronze Medal at Second International
​Ballet Competition “Alicia Alonso” in Havana, Cuba ( 1997), Silver Medal at International Ballet Competition of Bello Horizonte in Brazil (1998).

In the year 1999, Marquez was invited to perform The Nutcracker with the Ontario Ballet Theater in Toronto, Canada. She also took master classes at The National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Back in Cuba she joined the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of the great Alicia Alonso where she danced the main classic repertoire, some contemporary masterpieces as Alberto Mendez Rara Avis and toured extensively through Europe and South America guided by the celebrated maitres Alicia Alonso, Joaquin Banegas, Lopia Araujo, Josefina Mendez and others.

Deborah came to the USA in 2003 and joined the Ballet Florida directed by Marie Hale. There, she had the opportunity to work with well known choreographers as Ben Stevenson (Dracula, Cleopatra, Esmeralda, Five Poems, Bartók Concerto, Four Last Songs, Three Preludes), Mauricio Wainrot (Libertango pas de deux, Rite of Spring, From Far Away, Anne Frank), Twyla Tharp (Baker's Dozen), Vicente Nebrada (Our Waltzes, Handel Celebration, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella), Trey McIntyre (Second Before the Ground), Val Caniparoli (Lambarena, Lady of Camelias), Norbert Vesak (A Midsummer Night Dream), Thierry Malandaine (Stone Flower), David Parsons (The Envelope), Marie Hale (The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire). While at Ballet Florida she also performed in George Balanchine’s (Allegro Brillante, Classic Symphony, Il Ballo della Regina).

In September 2016, She was selected to be the recipient of the 2016 Randolph A. Frank Prize because she has "enriched many of her students’ lives with exceptional training and opportunities to prepare them for a dance career. "
Recipient of the 2016 Randolph A. Prize
(September 2016) 
“…Bravo Deborah Marquez…she convinced the audience as Lucy Westenra in Nana Badrena’s “Dracula”…her dance and acting were breathtaking…"
(Toni Piñera, in Granma, Havana, June 1999)

“Deborah Marquez was a lustrous Snow Queen…with classic grace and charisma.”
(Lawrence Budmen, The Sun Sentinel, Maris Hale's “The Nutcracker”, Ballet Florida, 2007)

“Deborah Marquez (Lady of Camellias, pas de deux) revisit the romance, dancing with joyous freedom…”
(Sharon McDaniel, The Palm Beach Post, Florida 2007).

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