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Classical: Ballet Classical: Piano solo Moods: Solo Instrumental Moods: Featuring Piano Moods: Instrumental

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United States - Florida United States - United States

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Aly Tejas

Aly Tejas is much more than a gifted piano accompanist. She is a testament to the power of music, the kind of passion that has driven her to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve her dream of making music that lifts the spirit, particularly that of dancers. Her musicality is deeply rooted in her traditional Cuban music, music that is known for being not only rhythmically intricate but also melodically contagious. And this can be heard and felt in Aly’s playing.

Aly has enjoyed playing for several prestigious academies, even spending a year as a full-time ballet accompanist at the renowned Boston Ballet, playing both for the school and the company. She is now back in South Florida, as accompanist at Vladimir Isaaev School of Classical Ballet as well as the New World School of the Arts. She continues to teach her fully online course on piano accompaniment for the Sociedad Liszt Kodaly University in Spain. She has worked in several ballet and dance schools in her native Cuba, such as the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Alicia Alonso's company), as well as in the South Florida area, including the world renowned Miami City Ballet. And in early 2011 one of Aly's original compositions was featured in the Hollywood film "Big Momma's House 3: Like Father, Like Son"!

For those of you who don’t know what’s involved in accompanying ballet classes, it is important to understand that there is a relationship between pianist and dancer that should be both technical and musical. The grace of the notes played helps the dancer express, through his movement, the beauty of classical ballet. The pianist must know the rhythm and style of each exercise in order to help the instructor and his class accomplish their goals. Add to all that the intention to produce beautiful music both melodically and harmonically so as to inspire the dancers, and voila! You’ve got Aly’s ballet CDs. You are guaranteed to get lost in this talented pianist’s sweeping melodies and emotional performance.