Risselle Portuondo


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Risselle Alexandra Portuondo began her dance training in West Palm Beach, Florida at The Academy of Ballet Florida and boasts a history of 21 years of dancing. She graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2014 and received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance. She has performed along with the professional company of Ballet Florida in works to include The Nutcracker by Marie Hale. She has also performed as Violeta's consciousness in Palm Beach Opera's rendition of La Traviata.

Throughout the years she has intensively studied Ballet (Vaganova, Cecchetti), Modern (Graham, Horton, Paul Taylor, Cunningham, Limon), Laban technique, Release Technique, Improvisation, Jazz, and Tap. While in Boston, Risselle performed in Jose Limon’s Psalm, Tommy Neblett’s La Giornatta Homicida (Deadly Day), Cathy Young’s Zero Cool, Twyla Tharp’s Eight Jelly Rolls, Francesca Harper’s A Root in Liberty, Karole Armitage’s Rave, Doug Elkins The Night Before Luxemburg, and currently in Florida performing Billy Rogan's & Tracy Mozingo’s Reflections. Risselle is also a Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Zumba teacher. Before Risselle left for Spain to dance she taught at Paris Ballet, Palm Beach Dance, Rhythm Gymnastics, and Ballet Atlantica. This year she will be teaching dance at The Kings Academy, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Paris Ballet, Dance Universe, Dance Unlimited, Ideal, and DMT Academy beginning in the fall of 2016.