Deborah de Farias
Pasitos, Pasitos: Pre-Ballet, Ballet
Deborah de Farias grew up in Lubbock, Texas as a first generation immigrant from Brazil. She has trained at Ballet Lubbock under the guidance of Yvonne Racz-Key and is a former Ballet Lubbock instructor. She has taught students between the ages of 3-13, and has spent a majority of her time with their Community Outreach Program. She has attended Texas Tech University as a Dance and Russian Language double major. She has trained with scholarship at the following summer intensives: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Dalal Achcar (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Petite Danse (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Bolshoi Ballet Academy (New York City), and Texas Ballet Theatre. She is continuing her professional training at Ballet Hispánico as part of the Pa'lante Scholars Program and is ecstatic to train under the mentorship of Rodney Hamilton.