About Blanca Huertas-Agnew

Blanca Huertas-Agnew began her training in Puerto Rico at Ballet Contemporáneo with her mother Blanca Cortes. Became a member of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico at age 13 as a Corps of Ballet and performed classical repertoires such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, and Nutcracker.

Later she joined Ballets de San Juan de Puerto Rico where she was a Principal Soloist and performed many George Balanchine choreographies such as Apollo, Who Cares?, Valse Fantasie, Rubies, Serenade, and Concerto Barocco as well as Latin America repertoires such as Los Soles Truncos and El Sombrero de Tres Picos. During her time at Ballet Concierto and later at Ballets de San Juan, she received scholarships to study at School of Joffrey Ballet, School of Washington Ballet, School of Baltimore Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps in NY.

As a member of Ballets de San Juan, Blanca traveled through the United States, South America, and Mexico. During her career, Blanca also performed throughout the United States with companies such as Eglevsky Ballet and performed in Switzerland.  Amongst her teachers are Alexander Filipov, Michael Vernon, Nicolas Beriozoff, Lolita San Miguel, Ana Garcia, Jose Pares, Sandra Jennings, Marina Eglevsky, and Gloria Govrin to mention some.
Blanca is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 8 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also an ABT® Affiliate Teacher. An ABT® Affiliate Teacher is a level of distinction for ABT® Certified Teachers that successfully presented their students for examinations. Her students have been accepted to international programs such as Paris Opera Summer School and The Royal Ballet Summer School. In addition, her students have been accepted to national programs such as American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive and  Young Dancer Program, The Cuban Classical Ballet Summer Intensive at The School of Ballet Hispanico, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Program, The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ellison Summer Intensive in NY. Blanca was the founder and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet Arts in Chalfont, PA. Blanca also has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Temple University with a concentration in Risk Management. Blanca participated in Graduate studies at Boyer College of Music & Dance at Temple University.

In 2013 Blanca received a Teaching Assistantship Award at Boyer College of Music & Dance. Blanca is continuing her interest in teaching students of all abilities and needs and participated in Professional Development courses, “Exploring Autism-From the Inside Out-Through Movement and Music” with Dr. Stephen Shore and Joanne Lara, MA of Autism Movement Therapy.  In 2017, Blanca became certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique Junior thru the Advanced level and completed her MFA with a Latin America Residency in Choreography at Jacksonville University and received the Howard Gilman Fellowship 2017-18 and 2018-19.