Directors/Instructors
Xavier Ferla
Maggie Parungao-Ferla

Instructors

Lisa Evans
Elizabeth Insalaco
Maria Lamance
Angelica Quezada

2018 Ferla Ballet Intensive Guest


Anais Chalendard
Olga Iakovlevskaya
Brian Yoo

Guest Instructors

Joanna Berman
Brett Conway
Bat Erdene Udval
Marie Larsson Sturdy
Sofiane Sylve


Brian Yoo

Artistic Director of Universal Ballet, Seoul, Korea
Artistic Director of Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC

Born in Jilin, China, Brian Yoo (Bingxian Liu) graduated from the Jilin Arts School and afterwards studied dance pedagogy at the Beijing Dance Academy. After graduating he taught for a while at his alma mater in Beijing, and after a few years, he moved to Seoul, Korea, joining Universal Ballet as a soloist. For two years, beginning in 1995, he was ballet master and choreographer at the Guangzhou Ballet in China, and from 1997 at the National Ballet of China in Beijing. Dancers who prepared under his coaching have won gold and silver medals in the international ballet competitions in Varna, Paris and elsewhere. In 1999, Yoo returned to Seoul and rejoined Universal Ballet as Ballet Master. He was promoted to Assistant Artistic Director in 2000, and Artistic Director in 2009. For a number of years he has also served as the Director of the ballet department of Sunhwa Arts Middle and High Schools in Seoul. While at Universal Ballet, he has choreographed several ballets for the company, most recently the company’s new full-length Korean ballet, The Love of Chunhyung, which was revived in 2014 as part of the company’s 30th Anniversary Season and took its first overseas trip in 2015 at the invitation of the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. His shorter works in the company’s repertory include Paganini Rhapsody, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto, and The Colors.