Interview with Ruby Romero-Issaev
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Interview with Ruby Romero-Issaev, producer and marketing director for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Ruby comes from a family of artists and says that her father Aldemaro Romero, a famous conductor and composer, was very impactful in her life. Initially, she worked with ballet and theatrical groups such as the Rajatabla Theater Group, the Conservatory of Music, and the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra. Ruby went on to promoting and touring for Ballet Nacional de Caracas- Teresa Carreño. It was there that she met her husband Vladimir Issaev. They moved to Miami in 1997, and both began to work at the Aventura Dance Company and eventually bought it. They then started the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and have been running it ever since. Ruby has created many dance-based programs such as “Dancing with Disabilities” and “Art Ballet goes to school.” These programs help to raise funds for student scholarships. She also started the Aldemaro Romero foundation which helps children perform live in concerts and the Scarlett Cancer Foundation to support Hispanic families with cancer.