Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sônia Melo, Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Union City 2019

Sônia Melo, Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Union City 2019

Sônia Melo, Swiss citizen originally from Brazil, received her diploma of Solo Seal from the Royal Ballet Academy. 

She danced as a principal dancer at São Paulo Ballet and received the Revelation of the Year Award from the APCA (Association Paulista Critic of Arts). 
She was a member of the Grand Theatre of Geneva Company in Switzerland under the Direction of Oscar Araiz, touring Europe including an extensive run at Theatre de la Ville in Paris. 

Ms Melo was a soloist at Stadttheater in Bern, Switzerland under the direction of various directors over the span of eleven years, including Ricardo Duse, Bruce Steivel, Michael Mc Keem, Reda Sheta, Francois Klaus and Martin Schlaepfer.

She served as Choreographer at the Stadttheater in Bern, choreographing such operas as Lulu, Rigoletto, Mazepa, Carmen, the musical Oliver Twist, and staged the play Zobeide.  She was Founder & Artistic Director in 1996 of AS Ballett GMBH.  She has a school & shop in Boll, and theatre & school in Bern, Switzerland. She is a teacher of Classical Ballet, Specializing in Pointe work, Competition, Coaching, and a Choreographer. 

In 2011, Founder and President of AS Ballet New York LTD in Manhattan. 
In 2015 founded the American Swiss Ballet Company, an international dance company that has been touring in America and Europe.  She is also a member of the: “Association Francaise of Maitre de Ballet de Paris” & “Association Dance Swiss”.

Ms Melo was a Producer on the Broadway Musical “Evita” starting Ricky Martin.  She was a Member of TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited) NY.  She is also a licensed Talent Agent with ASB Talent Agency.  She has been coaching professionals for Ballet, Musical, Theater Opera and TV since 1995.

Both of her sons have been coached by her. One is a principal at the Paris Opera Ballet; and the other is currently working on his sixth Broadway show and is currently in “Hamilton, the Musical”.

Ms Melo is currently working on opening a ballet studio in Union City, NJ.

International Ballet Festival of Union City 2019

Monday, October 1, 2018

"Live On Stage" - Int. Ballet Festival of Union City

Check out this month’s episode of our TV show “Live On Stage". This episode features the International Ballet Festival of Union City, and an interview with its Director, Mami Hariyama.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

International Ballet Festival of Union city

The International Ballet Festival of Union City
International Ballet Stars Perform in Union City!!!

(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners will be presenting the International Ballet Festival of Union City on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ.  Refreshments. FREE Admission.  Free parking.

For the first time to appear in Union City
The International Ballet Festival of Union City, presents worldwide renowned Ballet Companies represented by their greatest Stars.   Among the dancers performing are:  Brian Gephart (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Metropolitan Opera); Morgan McEwen (BalletMet, Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway in “Brigadoon”); Emi Hariyama (International Ballet Star from Japan); Mami Hariyama (Hariyama Ballet); Ari Mayzick (Artistic Director of ARIM Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo); Sarita Apel (ARIM Dance); Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet); Ursula Verduzco (Benjamin Briones Ballet, Ballet Austin, New York City Opera, Eglevsky Ballet); Oswaldo Muniz (Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Edward Villella and Dancers, Ballet Chicago, Metropolitan Opera Ballet); Dianna Warren (Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Das Berner Ballet Switzerland, “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway); Elisabeth Beyer, Sabrina Yap, Sarah Scandrett, and Kouadio Davis (Ellison Ballet); among others.

One night only!!!  The only opportunity to see this memorable ballet event!

The International Ballet Festival of Union City

Saturday, September 22, 2018 
7:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ  07087

Refreshments
Free Admission
Free Parking at the 23rd Street Municipal Parking Deck located on 23rd Street between Summit & Kerrigan Avenues.



El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City
¡Grandes Estrellas del Ballet!

(Union City, NJ)  La Ciudad de Union City, el Alcalde Brian P. Stack y la Junta de Comisionados presentan el Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City el Sábado, 22 de Septiembre, 2017 a las 7:00 PM en el Union City Performing Arts Center, 2500 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, New Jersey. Refrigerios. Entrada gratis. Estacionamiento gratis.

Por primera vez en Union City...
El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City, presenta mundialmente reconocidas compañías de ballet representadas por sus mejores estrellas. Aparecen en esta actuación espectacular: Brian Gephart (Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada, Metropolitan Opera); Morgan McEwen (BalletMet, Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway in “Brigadoon”); Emi Hariyama (Estrella International de Ballet de Japon); Mami Hariyama (Hariyama Ballet); Ari Mayzick (Director Artistico de ARIM Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo); Sarita Apel (ARIM Dance); Steven Melendez (New York Theatre Ballet); Ursula Verduzco (Benjamin Briones Ballet, Ballet Austin, New York City Opera, Eglevsky Ballet); Oswaldo Muniz (Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet Oklahoma, Edward Villella and Dancers, Ballet Chicago, Metropolitan Opera Ballet); Dianna Warren (Washington Ballet, Cleveland Ballet, Das Berner Ballet Switzerland, “Phantom of the Opera” en Broadway); Elisabeth Beyer, Sabrina Yap, Sarah Scandrett, y Kouadio Davis (Ellison Ballet); entre otros.
  
¡La única oportunidad de ver este memorable evento de ballet!

El Festival Internacional de Ballet de Union City

Sábado, 22 de Septiembre, 2018
7:00 PM

Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, NJ 07087

Refrigerios
Entrada gratis
Estacionamiento gratuito en el parqueadero municipal de la calle 23 ubicada en la calle 23, entre Avenidas Summit & Kerrigan.






International Ballet Festival of Union City 2018

Union City Performing Arts Center - Home of IBFOUC


The Union City Performing Arts Center
Home of the International Ballet Festival of Union City.

International Ballet Festival of Union City

The International Ballet Festival of Union City is dedicated to bringing worldwide renowned Ballet Companies represented by their greatest Stars to audiences in the Tri-State area.  


Lucio Fernandez, Founder & Producer
Mami Hariyama, Director
Megan Fernandez, Associate Producer

Sônia Melo, Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Union City 2019

Sônia Melo , Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Union City 2019 Sônia  Melo, Swiss citizen originally from Bra...