FARA SCUILLI BOWEN began her intensive ballet training under the direction of renowned master teacher, Roberto Munoz, in the Conservatory at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of fifteen Ms. Sciulli Bowen was invited by legendary ballet coach, Ms. Laura Alonso to perform with Ms. Alonso’s youth company, Pro-Danza, in Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. After dancing in Cuba, Ms. Sciulli Bowen joined Lexington Ballet, in Lexington, Kentucky for two seasons and was then invited to dance for Ben Stevenson with Houston Ballet for the next six seasons. In the many ballets she danced, her favorites were: Ben Stevenson’s Peer Gynt, Swan Lake, Dracula, Cleopatra, Snow Maiden, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Serenade, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria, Harold Lander’s Etudes, and her most favorite and rewarding role was in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.  

Ms. Sciulli Bowen was an adjunct ballet professor at Point Park University for eight years before moving back to Houston. She has taught for Houston Ballet Academy, Houston Met, The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston (HSPVA), Payne Academy of Performing Arts, and is thrilled to be joining Vitacca Dance for her fifth season.