PAN, Performing Arts Network

Basic Information

Address: 13146 West Dixie Hwy, North Miami, Fl 33161
Phone Number: 305 899-7730
Person of Contact: Ilisa Rosal

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Lesson Types: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Bachata, Tap, Middle Eastern Dance, African, Afro-Haitian Dance, Salsa, Yoga, Flamenco, Acting, Zumba, Piano, Guitar and Vocals

Ilisa Rosal – Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Founder & Artistic Director of PAN, Performing Arts Network is an innovator in her art form, having created over one hundred pieces in pure Flamenco style as well as cross-cultural collaborations and full-length dramatic Flamenco Ballets. She trained most of the working Flamenco dancers in Miami, many of whom have gone on to form their own performing groups. Under her guidance, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa has come to be respected as one of the finest companies in Florida, consistently performing to sell-out crowds, standing ovations and rave reviews. Ms. Rosal’s training included extensive study in Spain with Ciro, El Guito, La Tati, Azorin, Manolete, Paco Fernandez, Mercedes and Albano, Jose Granero, and Paco Romero. In 1981 Miss Rosal studied in New York with Jose Molina (Flamenco & Classical Spanish), Mariano Parra (Escuela Bolera), Jeanne Brescianni (Isadora Duncan Technique), Rajika Puri (Bharat Natyam) & Charles Moore (African Dance). From 1975-1980 Miss Rosal studied Spanish Dance with Luisita Sevilla & Jose Molina. She trained intensively in Classical Ballet with Susan Stadler & Modern/Jazz (Luigi Technique) with Beatrice Laverne. She studied drama at the University of Miami and Classical Ballet in N.Y. with David Howard & Nanette Charisse. From 1980-85, Ms. Rosal toured in Spain & France with various Flamenco groups and in the U.S with the Spanish Ballets of Paco del Puerto and Paco Montes. She performed with Jose Molina in N.Y. and was a guest teacher at Fairmount Center for the Performing Arts in Ohio, choreographing six flamenco works for their Spanish Dance Company. During her time in Spain and N.Y., Miss Rosal was sought after as a coach for flamenco dancers and choreographed solos for many individual artists. Manolete, one of the most respected flamenco professionals in Spain, invited her to teach formal ballet technique to local gypsy artists at his school in Granada. From 1975-1980 she taught ballet and Spanish dance at Miami South Ridge Senior High (a magnet school for the artistically gifted), Temple Beth Shalom’s Fine Arts School, and the Susan Stadler Academy. Her earlier experience also included regular performances in community theatre, both as an actor and a dancer, where she was featured in lead roles in The Diary of Anne Frank, Milk and Honey and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as an apprenticeship with The Players Repertory Theatre, a professional acting company based in Miami. Ms Rosal wrote original lyrics for a production of “Of Mice and Men” for The Ring Theater, and created an original dance version of Camelot for The Miami Beach High School Community Theater.
Ms.Rosal created and implemented an outreach program to schools and libraries with Lecture/Demonstrations and performances called “Dance Reach”. She also is the Founder and Executive Director of PAN, Performing Arts Network. Ms. Rosal has received three Florida State Choreographers Fellowships, and three Dance Miami Choreographers Fellowships from the Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs. She has spoken and performed at The National Dance Guild Conference. She choreographed and danced the lead role in The Palm Beach Opera production of Carmen and the Florida Shakespeare Festival production of “The Phantom Lady”. Ms. Rosal spent three years on the faculty of the Harid Conservatory.
In 1985 Ilisa Rosal founded and became the Artistic Director of Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. In addition to its regular concert season and national guest appearances, the company has been invited to perform at major local events such as Ocean Dance, Pow Wow, Arts a la Carte, Coconut Grove Orchid Festival, Miami Beach Arts Festival, The Miami Beach Dance Festival, the Miami Dance Festival and the Florida Dance Festival. In July 2000, Ilisa Rosal produced and performed in a pure flamenco concert with Flamenco legend Manolete and his musicians for a sold out house at the Jackie Gleason Theatre. The performance received standing ovations and three encores. This production was also presented in Vail, Colorado for the prestigious Vail International Dance Festival. This successful collaboration with Manolete was followed by “Encuentro” in 2005. This Middle-Eastern/Flamenco collaboration premiered with great success at The Coconut Grove Playhouse. Another Middle Eastern/Flamenco Collaboration, “Herodias”, based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, featured Venezuelan Flamenco sensation “Siudy”, Curillo de Bormujo, first dancer with the National Ballet of Spain, guitarist Diego Franco and singer Johana Jimenez from Sevilla. “Las Brujas de Salem” (The Witches of Salem), an original Flamenco Ballet inspired by Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, in collaboration with Manolete and an International cast of musicians and dancers for a ground breaking new work, premiered in April, 2007 at The Jackie Gleason Theater, “Celtic Callings”, an Irish music and dance/flamenco collaboration debuted in 2008 at the Byron/Carlyle Theater. In 2009, Ms. Rosal’s original Flamenco Ballet, “Rey Lear” debuted at the Manuel Artime Theater for the Miami Dance Festival.
In 2010, Ms. Rosal created La “Dama Macbeth”, an original Flamenco Ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring special Guest Artists La Tati as Lady Macbeth and an international cast of 20 dancers and musicians, which had its world premiere at The Gusman Center for The Performing Arts. In 2011 Ms. Rosal presented “Cleopatra y Cesar”, a flamenco Ballet inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s play “Caesar and Cleopatra” which premiered on April 2and 3 at The Colony Theatre. Her most recent works include “Directo al Corazon’, inspired by Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, which premiered January 12, 2012 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Instruction Levels: All Levels
Hours: Seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Ages: Children and Adults
Gender: Famale and Male
Pricing: Single Class Fee $15, Yearly Student Membership Fee of $25 with Monthy Discount Cards: 4 Class Card- $48, 8 Class Card- $92, 12 Class Card- $126, 16 Class Card $160
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Checks and Cash
Mission Statement:

PAN, Performing Arts Network, is a non-profit coalition of professional performing artists and arts organizations formed in order to facilitate, develop, and promote the performing arts, and to increase access, involvement and relationships between performing artists and the community.


PAN, Performing Arts Network was formed in June of 1994 by a group of individual performing artists and performing arts organizations, creating partnerships to help further their artistic goals and reach into the community. A coalition of multi-cultural National and International professional artists of the highest caliber, PAN has the mission of facilitating, developing and promoting the performing arts as well as increasing access, involvement and relationships between performing artists and the community.
When the development of Lincoln Road and rising costs made space unavailable for artists, the long overdue need for a facility where all of the performing arts could be found under one roof became apparent. These artists worked to find a central location to house PAN and to recruit members in need of rehearsal and teaching space. In a short time, they gained the enthusiasm of the artistic community as well as the support of the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, The Florida Dance Association, The Professional Actors Association of Florida, and the Arts and Business Council. PAN successfully lobbied the City of Miami Beach to donate the space at 555 17th Street, which they renovated and turned into studio, office, and performance space.

PAN currently boasts a membership of more than one hundred artists and organizations representing African, Haitian, Cuban, Spanish, Hispanic, Middle-Eastern, North American, and European cultures, thus reflecting the rich cultural diversity of Miami-Dade County. PAN provides space for resident and visiting artists to hold classes, workshops, rehearsals, Lecture/Demonstrations, and performances in all forms of Dance, Music, and Theatre. PAN also offers the use of office equipment and training, career advice, legal clinics, and other related services for artists. PAN has its own website at for artists to promote themselves and for the public to easily access information about upcoming events, classes and workshops. In addition, PAN completed a series of “Cable-Tap” for Community Television called “PAN Performs”, which highlights the artists and activities of PAN. Deco Drive, a nationally broadcast television program features some of our events, and Telemundo, International Spanish language television station, as well as the BBC covered our past seasons and have expressed interest in our upcoming seasons.

PAN’s programming includes forty regularly scheduled classes seven days a week in all styles of Dance, Music, and Theatre for children and adults, beginners to professionals, including special programs for toddlers, young children, senior citizens and those with special needs. These classes serve to preserve and develop the varied cultural arts in our community. PAN In-Studio Performance Series gives artists the opportunity to interact with audiences and provide closer access to the creative process with Performances, Lecture/Demonstrations, Workshops and Master Classes. These are designed to educate the community to respect and appreciate other cultures through the various performing arts. Pan provides opportunities for the community to observe the finest professional companies in rehearsal as well as attend performances by some of the most cutting edge artists of our time.
Special children’s programs are designed to provide a positive outlet and environment promoting self-esteem and self-expression. PAN has completed several very successful Performing Arts Summer Camps for Children, educating children ages 2-13 in the various performing arts with professional artists. Through relationships with the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Committee on Children’s Affairs, Easter Seals, The City of N. Miami, MOCA, and the Children’s Cultural Coalition Cultural Encounters, PAN has produced outreach programs for at-risk youth.

In the Fall of 2001, PAN had the excellent opportunity to take part in the establishment of The World Arts Village, a new complex of three buildings, occupying an entire City Block in North Miami. We built a new performing arts facility at this new location to house the organization and its programs beginning in January 2002. With the assistance of a Capital Grant from Miami-Dade County, we turned three storefronts into rehearsal, classroom, performance and office space, as well as a black theater, to better suit our organizational needs and mission as part of The World Arts Village. We have consistently offered our high quality performing arts programs to this community and we plan to continue to develop our relationships and programs to reach more North Miami residents, while attracting visitors from throughout Florida as well as National and International artists and tourists.