Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, completed her dance education at the Royal Ballet School of Flanders in Belgium. After a 12-year long dance career, where she danced in various European companies and finished as a soloist with the Scapino Ballet, she decided in 2003 to focus her energies solely on choreography. In that same year she was hailed “rising star of the Dutch dance scene” (NRC newspaper) and only 7 years later the Temecula Performing Arts Examiner wrote: ”Ochoa is truly a masterful choreographer with an edge for what dance can and should be in this constantly changing industry”
Her ballet class is rooted in flow and the use of epaulement. The barre is straigth forward and short, leaving time for extra exercises in center based on displacing the weight and quick dynamic changes.