Regina Arenas

Progressive Ballet Technique – PBT

Saturdays, 09:15–10:30




I started dancing in Argentina when I was 5 years old and never stopped. I have prepared myself both as a professional dancer and as a Dance Teacher, and graduated as a Ballet Teacher in 2012 in Argentina. Since then, I share my knowledge and passion with my students. From 2016 to 2018, I performed as a freelance dancer in several projects such as “La Bayadere” directed by Shirley Jorquera and Patricia Motos, together with the principal dancers and soloists of “Ballet Argentino de La Plata” and “Ballet UNCuyo”. I also participated as corps de ballet in “Giselle”, in the last tour of the wonderful Paloma Herrera before her retirement. In 2017 I obtained a scholarship to attend the Intensive Summer Program dictated by Andrei Vassiliev and Tatiana Berenova in New York. I was selected as a soloist for the suite “Paquita” as well as for a contemporary piece. Both works took place at City Center Studios in New York. I performed as a ballet and contemporary dancer in the most important Festival in Argentina, “La Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia” in Mendoza, with more than 1000 artists on stage and 20000 spectators, auditioning with the best scores for 9 consecutive years. From 2016 to 2020, I was part of the “Compañía Nacional de Ballet de la UNCuyo en Argentina”, performing in numerous Theaters together with renowned Companies such as the “Teatro Colón” and choreographers such as Maximiliano Guerra and Mauricio Wainrot, in repertoire works such as “La fille Malgardee”, “Swan Lake”, “Don Quixote”, “Ravel’s Bolero” and “Coppelia”. In 2021, I was part of an Independent Contemporary Company, with which we toured different stages in Argentina. We presented the dance work “Let it be” with choreography by the renowned dancer Hernán Piquín. I obtained a scholarship to be part of the Professional Contemporary Program with the Company “Imperfect Dancers” in Pisa, Italy in 2021. I learned and performed the repertoire of choreographers Walter Matteini and Ina Broeckx.

In addition to my career as a dancer, I specialize in different techniques such as Pilates Mat (International Program Powerhouse in 2018) and became a Certified Progressing Ballet Technique Level 1 Teacher in 2020. With mentions and CPD credits from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), I completed Levels 2 and 3 in 2022.

Class description PBT

PBT is an Australian method created by Master Marie Walton-Mahon together with a group of health specialists (kinesiologists and physiotherapists). Its main objective is to complement the daily training of dancers with exercises specifically designed to improve technique faster and more efficiently through muscle memory, promoting healthy training through the mind-body connection that all dancers need.

In addition, this method is highly useful to prevent injuries and recover from them, keeping the body in its best possible state. The program has 5 levels: Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior, Advanced and Adult, allowing students or groups to tailor classes to their needs and goals, and working in a progressive manner.

In the present day, PBT is incorporated into the training of dancers and companies around the world to prepare them for the professional world, auditions and performances, and to maintain a healthy state during their careers. It is also aimed at non-dancers and those who want to live a healthy lifestyle. Our motto: “Body is forever”.

With the help of different materials such as balls and elastic bands, we focus on each of the topics of dance, such as Core, Posture, Turnout, Alignment, Weight placement, Port de bras, Upper body, Adage, Feet and Allegro, Safe Stretching, Correcting Faults, Flexibility and Pointe Shoes.

The dancer’s body in today’s world needs preparation and care beyond ballet classes. The knowledge of Dance Medicine coupled with the tradition of classical teaching needs to be brought into the dance classroom. Strength, flexibility and stability are fundamental factors for the development of a good dancer and PBT presents itself as an important support in this process, uniting science, health and art.