By Madison Salter / Staff Writer

Yusha-Marie Sorzano, a ballerina from the Joffrey Ballet School, will be teaching a two-class ballet workshop for LBCC students on Tuesday, April 1, in Q 113.

Sorzano, a native of Trinidad, has trained at the New World School of the Arts, the Miami Conservatory and the Dance Theater of Harlem.

Some of her more recent projects includes dancing in the independent film “You Me and The Circus” and a guest performer on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Laura Garcia, 19, a child development major, said, “Ballet is too girly and too calm for me.”

The workshop is sponsored by The LBCC Foundation and dance program; it is free and open to any LBCC students interested in learning classical or contemporary ballet techniques.

The classical ballet workshop will be from 1-2:25 p.m. and the contemporary ballet workshop will be from 2:35-4 p.m.

Elizabeth Hernandez, 19, a nursing major, said, “It’s not really my thing, but my niece takes ballet. She has a little recital coming up soon.”

Hernandez said she has always preferred soccer to ballet, but if LBCC offered more workshops, she might be interested.

Anthony Stringfellow, 24, a Spanish major, said, “When I think of ballet, I think of women in big dresses.”

If students have any questions about the two-day workshop, they may contact Sherre King, a LBCC dance teacher, by phone at (562) 938-4383 or by email at