Carlos de Barros has joined the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches as the full-time dance teacher. He spent the past 15 years at the Bak Middle School of the Arts teaching dance and choreography.
At Bak, he founded and served as artistic director of its award-winning dance company and was nominated by the faculty in 2004 as “Hispanic Teacher of the Year.” In 2011, he was named Dance Magazine of Florida’s “Teacher in the Spotlight.”
“Carlos de Barros has been a mainstay in the dance department at Bak since the school’s inception. He is renowned for entertaining audiences with his creative and masterful routines and providing an unparalleled experience for his dancers,” said Sally Rozanski, principal of the Bak Middle School of the Arts. “His departure is definitely bittersweet, but we wholeheartedly support him as he starts this new and exciting chapter in his life.”
A highly experienced teacher at the beginner, intermediate and professional levels, de Barros has been a member of the dance faculties at the Palm Beach Ballet Center, Ballet Florida and Susan Lyle’s Studios. He has also taught intensive summer classes at the Grier School, the Alabama Governor’s School for Arts and Technology, the Harid Conservatory, and numerous other secondary schools and private dance studios.
De Barros holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts in Miami. Prior to teaching, he danced professionally with the American Dance Theatre, Freddick Bratcher & Company and the Demetrius Klein Dance Company.
ABOVE: Oxbridge Academy dance teacher Carlos de Barros.