Highly-respected ballet instructor Olivier Pardina will be joining the Miami City Ballet School pre-professional division faculty, and will be teaching students at the advanced levels, including those attending the school’s Summer Intensive Program.
Pardina, a former artistic director and principal teacher at Nice Opera Ballet School, has lived in the United States since 1991. He taught at The HARID Conservatory for 20 years, has been a guest teacher at American Ballet Theatre and the Youth American Grand Prix, and has taught master classes throughout the world.
A native of France, Pardina’s early training included master teachers from Paris Opera Ballet. Nice Opera Ballet offered Pardina his first professional position at age 16 and promoted him to principal dancer by the end of his first year. Later, he toured with Rudolph Nureyev, and also danced and toured the world with major French ballet companies.
Pardina assumes his new responsibilities at Miami City Ballet School on June 24.