FACULTY

Since her retirement from the stage Ms. Acatos has dedicated her time to the teaching and training of future dancers.

Donald Dadey

He founded, along with his wife and co-director, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey, the Scottsdale School of Ballet in 2003 to continue training dancers for future generations.

Donald Dadey

Director
Caroline Fazzuoli

She currently lives in North Scottsdale with her husband Franco Fazzuoli, world renown restaurateur. She has two daughters who both have studied ballet and danced professionally with Ballet Arizona, with one currently competing on the professional ballroom circuit.

Paola Hartley

A graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts she was trained by Melissa Hayden, Duncan Noble, Gyula Pandi, Dianne Markham and Trish Casey.

Aidan has taught at many schools in the hoenix area and wants to take her experience, passion and expertise of knowledge in Ballet, and pass it along to the next generation of dancers.

Julia Chacon

Julia began Spanish Dance under Lydia Torea in Phoenix, AZ. She holds a BFA in dance and BS in anthropology from the University of New Mexico where she studied flamenco with Eva Encinias Sandoval and modern dance with Bill Evans.

Julia Chacon

Flamenco
Photo: Joan Rodriguez

With an excellent multi dance training in his native Cuba, Joan decided to make a major life change and moved to the United States. He has been working with Convergence Ballet Company, CONDER/dance and joined Stilo Dance Company as artistic director and choreographer. Scottsdale School of Ballet is honored to have him on faculty of or school. has a

Amanda Hidalgo

Amanda Hidalgo, born in California, was one of the most sought after ballet pianists in Los Angeles, and she has worked extensively with Rosemary Valaire, Yvonne Mounsey, Tania Lichine, John Clifford, Irina Kosmovska, and Stanley Holden Dance Center where Mikhail Baryshnikov was a frequent guest.

Christine Spizzo
Ms. Spizzo will bring her dynamic and energetic style of teaching to the SSB Summer Intensive 2018. Read more about her dicdiquished career.

Christine Spizzo

Summer Guest Ballet Faculty

Natalia Magnicaballi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a principal dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet since its conception in 1999 and with Ballet Arizona since 2002. A graduate of Teatro Colón, she became a principal dancer at the age of 19 with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino. In Europe she joined the Italian company Aterballetto under Mauro Bigonzetti’s direction. Her repertoire includes the lead roles in 35 Balanchine creations such as Tzigane, Don Quixote, Apollo, Divertimento No. 15, Duo Concertant, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Agon, La Valse, Serenade, La Sonnambula, Allegro Brillante, Ballade, Four Temperaments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act II pas de deux, Who Cares?, Clarinade, Bugaku, Meditation, Episodes, Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Liebeslieder Walzer, Prodigal Son, Monumentum Pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Variations for Orchestra, Intermezzo from Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Mozartiana, Walpurgisnacht, Gounod Symphony, Western Symphony, Dances Concertantes and Swan Lake, as well as in Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and In the Night. She has also danced the leads in the most beloved classic ballets such as Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Raymonda, Paquita, La Sylphide, Don Quixote, Coppélia, and Giselle, as well as in works and premieres by Jirí Kylián, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, Mauro Bigonzetti, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Mejia, Ib Andersen, Oscar Araiz, Mauricio Wainrot, Ana María Stekelman, Alberto Méndez, Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky. She has toured and performed in the main houses and arena theaters around five continents including the Paris Opera Garnier and the Mariinsky Theatre. Natalia has been featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and named “Best Dancer” by The Arizona Republic. We are honored to have Natalia teach once again at the Scottsdale School of Ballet Summer Intensive for this year.

Natalia Magnicaballi

Summer Guest Ballet Faculty

Roman Zavarov, entered the Bolshoi Ballet Academy at age 10, and was performing with the Bolshoi Company by age 13. He completed his pre-professional training at the schools of Pennsylvania Ballet and Boston Ballet, joining Boston Ballet II in 2004. The following season he became a member of American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, and joined Boston Ballet for the 2005–06 season. In 2006 Roman studied on scholarship at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia furthering his training in performance, modern dance and dramatic arts. Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2007, Roman has danced principal roles in Ib Andersen’s The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and The Nutcracker, and the title roles in Balanchine’s Prodigal Son and Apollo. Roman’s soloist work includes roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Andersen’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, and La Bayadere, also Balanchine’s La Sonnambula, The Four Temperaments, and La Valse. Roman originated a role in Andersen’s Diversions which was performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
We are delighted to have Roman teach for his 2nd year at Scottsdale School of Ballet's Summer Intensive.

Roman Zavarov

Summer Guest Ballet Faculty