About The Georgia Ballet
Founded in 1960 by Marietta native Iris Hensley, The Georgia Ballet is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring the public through professional ballet performance, unparalleled dance training and meaningful community outreach. We are continuously growing to meet the needs of the community while fulfilling our reputation as an outstanding arts organization.
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Daet was born and raised in Cuba and graduated from the National School of Ballet in Habana in 1990.
His training consisted of his parents Jorge Rodriguez Vede and Clara Diaz along with Fernando Alonso, Alberto Alonso, Laura Alonso, Pablo More and Lazaro Carreno. Daet’s professional career began with Ballet de Camguey where he performed many classical and contemporary principal roles. In 1995, Mr. Rodrgiuez joined Teatro Centro de Arte-Leon Febres Cordero in Ecuador where his Balanchine performance experience added to his professional repertoire.
His career extended to many other countries including: Cuba, Jamaica, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Martinique, Guadalupe and the United States. In 2001, Daet and his wife Margit, opened their own ballet school, Cuballet-Ecuador, where they served over 200 students in a classical and contemporary training program.
Daet and Margit have trained numerous students for competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, CIAD in Ecuador, Latin-American Danza in Chile, Danzamerica in Argentina, All Dance International in Ecuador and the American Ballet Competition in the US. In February of 2015, Daet, Margit and their two children moved to the United States and set ballets and choreography on schools around the region before joining us here at The Georgia Ballet.
Margit was born in Cuba and graduated from “Escuela Nacional de Ballet” in Habana, Cuba. She was taught by prestigious teachers like: Ramona de Saa, Laura Alonso, Loipa Araujo, Fernando Alonso, Jorge Vede, Alberto Alonso, and Clara Díaz. Margit’s career began in the “Ballet de Camagüey,” Cuba.
In the company she interpreted roles of some classic repertories like: La Fille Mal Gardee, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Grand Pas de Paquita, Don Quixote and Giselle. Other shows include: “Carmen” of Alberto Alonso; “Tango Episodios,” “Formas para Concierto,” and “Nicis Dominus” of Jorge Lefebre; “Vivaldiana” of José Antonio Chávez; “Le Jazz Hot” of Iván Monreal; “Sinfonía en D” of Menia Martínez; and “Otelo” of Fráncico Lang.
Margit joined “Teatro centro de Arte – Leon Febres Cordero” in Ecuador in 1998, where she danced with Daet Rodriguez and Arionel Vargas in the productions of “Walpurgisnacht Ballet” of Balanchine, “Concierto de Aranjuez” of Lotka, “Grand Vals” of Bruce Steivel and in all the principal classics of the repertory.
Margit was also a part of the Company “Danzas Jazz” in Ecuador, where she danced in plays such as “Cats,” “Anita la Huerfanita,” “Chicago,” “Aladdin,” “The King and I,” “The Beauty and the Beast,” and “Latinos,” working with choreographers Gustavo Zajac, Jose Miguel Salem and Jasson Mazu.
She has danced in different parts of the Americas and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Jamaica, Argentina, Chile, México, Canada, USA, Martinica, Guadalupe and Ecuador.
Margit won gold and the medal of Excellence for the best dance of the Danzamerica 2010” in Argentina. She ran and taught her own academy “Cuballet-Ecuador” from 2001-2015. While there, she and her students achieved medals and awards from CIAD in Ecuador, “Latinoamérica Danza” in Chile, “Danzamerica” in Argentina, All Dance International in Ecuador, and The American Ballet Competition in Boston, USA.