Xavier Ferla
Maggie Parungao-Ferla


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

Joseph Sturdy

The British born Choreographer Joseph Sturdy was born in London and and received his dance education at the Royal Ballet School in London. Joseph then went on to dance with companies such as Sadlers wells Royal Ballet, Ballet classico de Zaragoza (Spain), compagnie Linga(Lausanne) and Deutcher Oper Berlin. Fascinated by the works of Maurice Béjart Sturdy joined the company and it was here that his choreographic interests and talent was encouraged by Béjart. Joseph having left Switzerland moved to Sweden where he met his wife and together they founded Focus Dance in 1997. The company is based in the viberant old university city of Uppsala. The company to date has staged over 35 works works both nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Sturdy has been awarded a number Prizes for his achievments in dance from the City of Uppsala. Sturdy is also a much sought after guest teacher having worked with all the major Swedish Dance companies such as Cullberg Ballet, The Royal Swedish Ballet,Gothenburg opera Dance company ,Skånes Dans Teater and Norrdans and Rambert Dance Company Uk. Sturdy is also strongly committed to the educational process of young dancers and regularly teaches and Choreographs for The Royal Swedish Balett school. Joseph is member of the jury for the Nordic Baltic Ballet competition,and Le jeune Ballet Méditerranéen competition in Grasse. More details