Fara Sciulli Bowen
Fara Sciulli Bowen – Vitacca Summer Faculty
Fara began her intensive ballet training under the direction of renowned master teacher, Roberto Munoz, in the children’s school at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While attending Point Park’s International Summer Dance Program, Fara was taught by legendary ballet coach, Laura Alonso. At the age of 15, Fara was invited by Ms. Alonso to perform with Ms. Alonso’s youth company in Argentina, Brazil and throughout Cuba. After performing with Ms. Alonso for two years, Fara joined Lexington Ballet, in Lexington, Kentucky. While dancing in Lexington, Fara performed ballets choreographed by Trey McIntyre, Sean Kelly, David Cesler, and others. After two years with Lexington Ballet, Fara auditioned for Ben Stevenson, O.B.E, at Houston Ballet and joined the company for the next six seasons. Fara had the privilege to be a part of the creation of Dracula, Cleopatra, and Snow Maiden. Fara danced in many ballets while with Houston Ballet. Among her favorites were Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, Swan Lake, Dracula, Cleopatra, Snow Maiden, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria, Harold Lander’s Etudes, and William Forsythe’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, among others.
Upon retirement, Fara moved back to her hometown to start her family and begin teaching at the school where she grew up, Point Park University. She enjoyed teaching and had the honor of working as ballet mistress for Francis Patrelle and Karl von Rabenau. After being inspired by such noted choreographers, Fara choreographed two of her own pieces, The Sound of Forza and DVS1.
Now, Fara returns to the great state of Texas (which she considers her second home) and is thrilled to be back in the Houston dance community!
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