Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre Inc. copyright 2007-2016
Company Auditions

Saturday June 4th


Audition open to all dancers
ages 13-18 years old
With at least two years of ballet training
and one year en pointe
Registration Fee - $15

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to
audition for registration
Bring two 4x6 photos – echappe in
seconde and first arabesque en pointe

Auditions are held at:
635 S. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
Yen-Li Chen Ballet School

Act I and Act II
May 21st ~ 6:30pm

Classroom & Giselle Act II
May 22nd ~2pm

Chandler Center for the Arts

$10 - $40
Southwest Youth Ballet's

Summer Intensive

June 13th - 17th

Printable Schedule click here

Our intensive training includes Ballet Technique, Stretching &
Conditioning, Modern, and Jazz providing an opportunity for a
broader exposure and a more concentrated pace of study than
possible during the academic year.

Call today to secure your registration!


Helio Lima was born in Brazil and started dancing at the age of 10. He studied with
Patricia Salgado at Escola de Dança Petite Danse in Rio de Janeiro for 9 years. In
2009 he was placed amongst the top ten finalist of the Youth American Grand Prix
and was awarded the Sir Logan Campbell ballet award. He was also awarded
scholarships to Washington Ballet School and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School but
accepted the Jerome Robbins Foundation Scholarship to study full time at the New
Zealand School of Dance. At the end of 2010 he joined The Western Australian
Ballet Company, for the Marcia Haydeé's season of Sleeping Beauty under Ivan
Cavallari. In 2011, Helio was offered a place with the Royal New Zealand Ballet
Company under Ethan Stiefel. In 2014 Helio was offered a contract with Boston Ballet
Company under Mikko Nissinen. One of Helio's favorite roles he has performed was
Albrecht from Johan Kobborg and Ethan Stiefel's production of Giselle. Dream Pas in
Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias and Blue Bird in Marcia Haydeé's Sleeping

Anthony Aquino's training started with Vladmir and Patricia Doukadovsky at New
York Conservatory of Ballet, He also trained at Alvin Ailey,; Broadway Dance Center,; and Steps Studio,
Mr. Aquino performed on Broadway in "Alcazar de Paris" with Liliane Montevecchi
and in "The Nutcracker On Broadway" as Uncle Drosselmeyer; his stage credits also
include Paul in "A Chorus Line," Phaedra in "La Cage Aux Folles," Tony in "West
Side Story" and dance ensemble/Factory Worker in "The Pajama Game." He has
danced in productions of "Romeo and Juliet," "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast,"
"Peter and the Wolf," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and "Nutcracker," as well as
appearing on Star Search 1989. He has performed abroad in "The Golden Musicals
of Broadway" (based out of Basil, Switzerland) which travelled all throughout Europe.
He has taught and choreographed in Europe and Scandinavia; as well as in New York
City at Steps Studio and Broadway Dance Center; and in New Jersey at New Jersey
School of Ballet,; and Montclair State University, He moved to Arizona in 2005 and hopes to
continue his artistry and expertise in The Valley Of The Sun's dance community.

Nate Souza, MS, CSCS, SSN, USAW 1, is from northern California. He played
football and ran track in high school. After high school, he attended Boise State
University where he earned his bachelor's degree in K-12 Physical Education in
2010. While at Boise State he interned for the strength and conditioning staff. He
helped with women's soccer, softball, and football primarily. After graduating from
Boise State he accepted a graduate assistant strength position at Boston College.
Nate earned his Masters in Administrative Studies in 2011. While at Boston College
he was a strength and conditioning coach for football. He has a number of
professional certifications including his CSCS, SSN, and USAW 1.