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Transplanting The Art Of Cuban Ballet
Ariel Serrano and Ernesto Quenedit were at the height of their ballet careers in Cuba when they left, escaping through Mexico at different times, for a better life in the United States. Now retired from the stage, they are passing on the distinct Cuban ballet style to a new generation.
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Ernesto Quenedit teaching a student at his Quenedit Ballet School in San Antonio. Photo credit: Tracy Parnella Gardner.
(Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez)

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Ariel Serrano teaches a ballet class.

(Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez)

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Wilmian Hernandez helps a student at her Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez.
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Ariel Serrano (background) looks on while instructing his son, Francisco Serrano, and Allie Burman at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez.
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Wilmian Hernandez and husband Ariel Serrano dancing in a 'Giselle' performance in Cuba. Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez.
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Cuban ballet dancer Ariel Serrano in a performance during his career. Photo credit: Courtesy of Wilmian Hernandez.
(Photo credit: Tracy Parnella Gardner)

Transplanting The Art Of Cuban Ballet

Ariel Serrano and Ernesto Quenedit were at the height of their ballet careers in Cuba when they left, escaping through Mexico at different times, for a better life in the United States. Now retired from the stage, they are passing on the distinct Cuban ballet style to a new generation.

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