Former #Vegas dancer opens Downtown Dance Conservatory in Vegas with husband

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Downtown Dance Conservatory is a new dance school located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Founders Sara and Tru Ives bring a new approach to dance in the community,  providing technical and artistic skills required for students to pursue a professional career in dance.

“We are excited about helping students achieve their dreams and helping to create the next generation of dancers that will delight audiences around the world,” says Sara.

Classes range from 3 years to adult in several styles of dance. They also take students to the next step through Future Prep, a program designed to prepare students for summer programs, company auditions, and college. Students will obtain the necessary tools including technique lessons, head shots, video submission and resume assistance.

About Sara and Tru Ives

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Sara and Tru Ives. Photo by Shannon Weinberg

Mr. and Mrs Ives have been part of the entertainment business for more than 20 years.

Sara hails from Puerto Rico, she is a graduate from University of the Arts with a degree in dance  and a Vaganova Ballet teaching certification for grades 1-3. Her professional career has taken her to dance with ballet companies Orlando Ballet, Ohio Dance Theater, Brandywine Ballet among others. Sara has more than 15 years experience as a ballet teacher, teaching all over the United States and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Ives is a Las Vegas native has worked as a sound engineer/ stage hand in numerous shows on the Las Vegas Strip including Follies Bergere, David Copperfield, Masters of Illusion among others.