Blue Lake International Ballet Ensemble

The 2015 Blue Lake International Ballet Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Cory Goei and Ricardo Garcia, will showcase a variety of classical repertoire and new works.

The ensemble will visit 6 communities throughout Europe during their 3 week performance tour, culminating with a special homecoming presentation at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Contact the Blue Lake International Office for audition information.

2015 International Ballet Ensemble
Cory Goei and Ricardo Garcia, Co-Artistic Directors

Cory Goei. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Goei began his training at the Grand Rapids Ballet under the directorship of Robert Estner and Charthel Arthur. His summer studies include the Joffrey Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Mr. Goei’s interest in classical and contemporary work has allowed him to work and learn from outstanding choreographers, teachers and directors throughout the United States. Currently a member of the James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he has also danced professionally with the Grand Rapids Ballet, Dayton Ballet and Ballet Met.  Mr. Goei has been on the summer faculty of Blue Lake for eight years.  This will be his fourth tour as the International Ballet Ensemble Artistic Director.

Ricardo J. Garcia (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) began his training at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, where he earned a BA in Dance. Upon graduating, he joined the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, under the direction of founder Jeraldine Blunden and subsequently Kevin Ward. At DCDC, he had the honor to work with acclaimed choreographers Bill T. Jones, Doug Verone, Donald McKayle, Ronald K. Brown and Dwight Rhoden, among others. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Josie Award for Outstanding Male Dancer of the Year in 2002. Ricardo has also performed with The Joffrey Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Rhythm in Shoes, Walt Disney World and most recently with Luna Negra Dance Theater. He has conducted classes throughout the US and Russia, and his choreography have been performed by Luna Negra Dance Theater, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company II, South Dayton Dance Theater, Stivers School for the Arts, After School Matters and Piel Morena Contemporary Dance. Ricardo holds a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path College, is the Administrator of Career Transition For Dancers/Midwest, and serves on the faculty of The Chicago High School for the Arts.  This will be his first tour as Co-Artistic Director of the International Ballet Ensemble.