At UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa 

‘Who says there are no paradises left?’

With immense pride and excitement, En Avant Ballet founder Karis Scarlette became Artist en Casa at UXUA Hotel & Spa in northern Brazil in August 2019 and provided ballet classes exclusively to UXUA guests as well as bringing classical ballet to the local community in historical Trancoso, a UNESCO-protected, car free, picturesque town in Bahia – the perfect mixture of luxury and authenticity.

As Artist en Casa, Karis designed a unique Ballet Retreat for hotel guests which included fun, strengthening group ballet classes for adults in UXUA’s dedicated studio surrounded by lush tropical gardens, guided sunrise/ sunset beach meditation and holistic stretching sessions, creative ballet classes for children as well as bespoke private classes.

Post workout, guests relaxed at UXUA’s Almescar Spa with a special Lymphatic Drainage Massage or signature Pataxo Sacred Alemescar Tree Oil Massage.

Also included was daily Bahian ‘energy boost’ breakfasts and complimentary fresh juices from the UXUA Beach Bar.  Not only that but UXUA’s resident nutritionist Jullian Hamamoto designed a specific wellness menu to accompany the retreat.

In addition to her residency at UXUA, Karis was invited to take part in an artistic collaboration with Master Diney Lima, Capoeira Master from Academy Capoeira Sul de Bahia to create a classical ballet and capoeira fusion performance for the students of the Academy and also taught students from Trancoso’s only ballet school during her time in the community.  UXUA guests were welcome to watch the unique luau performance at UXUA Beach Club as well as being invited to take part in capoeira lessons taught by Master Diney .

Brazil Ballet Retreat; a unique, culturally rich tailor made experience to feed your passion for art, nature and wellness.

Retreat includes:
  • Your own 5-star luxury casa
  • Classical ballet classes
  • Floor Barre body conditioning
  • Private ballet lessons*
  • Sunrise and sunset beach meditation and stretching
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatment at UXUA’s Almescar Spa
  • Daily Bahian breakfast, fresh juices and one dining experience for 2 people at UXUA Quardrado Restaurant
  • Access to a tailored made wellness menu for all ballet retreat guests

*Private lessons available at an addition cost

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