Her final two performances were both during full-length premieres by Ballet Etudes Company. First, via a special invitation by the International Artists’ Series to premiere the Company’s full-length Giselle, Mrs. Prieto had the opportunity to play the role of Bathilde to ABT Principal Marianna Tcherkassky’s Giselle and the late Rudolf Nureyev’s Albrecht in one of the legendary dancer’s final performances. Her last performance was as the Queen in the first ever full-length staging of Sleeping Beauty in Miami by a resident company, starring ABT principals Cheryl Yeager and Wes Chapman.
Mrs. Prieto has been honored to receive keys to the cities of Miami Beach and Hialeah as well as to Miami-Dade County in honor of the Company’s work throughout the years. U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Leithenen also presented Mrs. Prieto Elden with a flag flown in the State Capitol in honor of the Company.
Mrs. Prieto has also benn an invited guest teacher to the Florida Dance Festival several times. In October 2009, she traveled to Belem, Brazil where she was a guest instructor at the Festival Internacional de Amazona. In August 2010, she was once again invited to be a guest instructor in Brazil in the beautiful city of Fortaleza.
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