María Teresa del Real is the creator of the Barrebox™ Method, a ballet inspired exercise program expertly designed to enhance strength, balance and lean muscle. She draws on her many years of experience both as a professional dancer and elite coach.
As former Prima Ballerina, she starred with the English National Ballet and the Royal Ballet. She partnered ballet legends such as Rudolph Nureyev and travelled the world dancing in cities such as New York, Paris, Moscow, Buenos Aires, London, San Francisco, Milan, Vienna and Beijing. After competing at the “olympics of ballet”, the Varna International Competition, María Teresa won the USA it’s first medal in nearly 10 years and was invited by President Reagan to meet him at the Oval Office.
Diana, Princess of Wales personally invited María Teresa to perform in front of a select audience at Kensington Palace. She has also been invited to meet Queen Elizabeth II after being named “one of the most distinguished american citizens living in London”.
After retiring from the stage, María Teresa became a highly respected coach and trainer. Many of her professional students are now very successful dancers working all over the world. Here in Miami, she has been invited to teach the Miami City Ballet dancers and the students of the New World School of the Arts.