A brief note about Niurka de Saá
Born in Havana, Niurka de Saá began her studies at the National Ballet School of Cuba at the age of eight. She graduated as a dancer and teacher at the BNS School and later at the Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba, and since then, she has developed a long career mainly in the field of teaching.
As a dancer, she performed various roles of traditional and contemporary classical repertoire, under the supervision of renowned teachers and choreographers such as Ramona de Saá, Laura Alonso, Mirta Pla, Alberto Méndez and Hilda Rivero.
However, she soon discovered her love for teaching and began teaching at the Primary School of the Ballet of Cuba, later at the National School and at the Department of Specialised Teaching of the National Ballet of Cuba. She specialised in the methodology teaching courses of the Cuban school of ballet, both nationally and internationally, under the direction of Laura Alonso. Shortly afterwards she was awarded the category of Maître C.
Guest teacher at the National Ballet School of Canada, at The Royal Ballet School and at the Teatro Nuovo in Turin. She has also been invited to ballet festivals such as Mercosur in Brazil, Bento em Dança and Joinville, where she was awarded as a prestigious teacher for her work at the festival. She contributed to the training of dancers who are currently in professional companies of international renown.
She currently works at the Teatro Nuovo in Turin, at the Liceo Coréutico Germana Erba and was also a teacher at the Compagnia Teatro Nuovo while she was active. A great disseminator of the methodology of the Cuban school of ballet, in courses in the Piedmont region and with the Fondazione Teatro Nuovo, she was awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Vignale Monferrato and Pinerolo.