Artistic Director,  Classical Division

Mercedes Bernardez Carret

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Member,CID,International Dance Council,UNESCO

Argentinean born Mercedes Bernardez Carret has had an international career as a Principal Dancer and Ballet Mistress in several ballet companies in Argentina, Chile, and Venezuela. Ms. Bernardez served as Artistic Director at Quinte Ballet School (1997 to 2003) and Ballet Mistress at Alberta Ballet (2003-06). As a sought after guest teacher, Ms. Bernardez has taught at many pre-professional ballet schools, including the Richmond Academy of Dance and Dance Umbrella (Vancouver, BC), Alberta School of Ballet, Ballet Creole Canada. She is also a permanent guest teacher at the acclaimed University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston Salem, USA). Ms. Bernardez teaches company class for The National Ballet of Canada and Canada's  Ballet Jörgen  and she  is a Faculty of National Ballet of Canada In Studio. Ms. Bernardez acts as Artistic Advisor for Les Pettit Ballets in Ottawa and is the Associate Director of Danza Corpus Canada. Also, Ms. Bernardez is the co-director for the International Dance Intensive TEADE, which takes  place since 2011 in Matanzas, Cuba,and  has done the first Virtual Version of TEADE ninth version  in July 2020, 2021 and the first  TEADE Canada in person on  August 2022. Mercedes is a member of the International Dance Council, CID, UNESCO and has participated teaching workshops at the  CID 58th International Dance Research Congress in Athens, Greece, July 2022.  

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