From Summer Intensive to Alvin Ailey

What can just 1 summer at Neglia do for your ballet journey?

Here’s a summer reflection from student Muriel Ventura Pontin, who has been accepted to Alvin Ailey in the fall of 2020. Congrats Muri!

“When Sergio came to my studio in Argentina, it only took one class for me to know that I wanted to come to Neglia's 2017 Summer Intensive.

My Summer Intensive turned on a switch in my mind. It changed the trajectory of my ballet career to where I am today. After spending just 5 weeks at Neglia for the summer intensive, I felt that there was more that I could be doing to further train my career in ballet. For me, that change was extremely influential as I realized that I wanted to continue my career outside of my country.

Through hours of classes with Sergio and Heidi, they truly became like a second family for me. Being so far away from my family was difficult, but they motivated and inspired me to push hard towards my goals of dancing professionally. The dedication and hard work that Neglia teaches you is something that I feel honored to have gotten. There aren't enough words to describe the ways that Neglia has influenced my life. I am currently headed to Alvin Ailey for the 2020 - 2021 season. I feel truly honored to have the Neglia family in my life because I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”

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