• 2015/16 Season

    The 30th Anniversary

    2015/16 Season

    Miami City Ballet celebrates the 30th Anniversary season with masterworks from the company's George Balanchine foundation along with leading choreographic voices Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett.

    The season adds four new works to the company repertory, including an unprecedented new production of George Balanchines' A Midsummer Night's Dream, re-imagined as a reflection of the South Florida region by two international artists with ties to Miami.

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    The Joy Of Dance

    MCB School

    Dedicated to creating the next generation of performing artists, while instilling a love of dance for all ages – from the youngest toddler to the pre-professional teen, with a world-class faculty and a comprehensive curriculum.

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Strictly Ballet, Season 2

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Miami City Ballet dancer?  Teen Vogue’s second season of Strictly Ballet features six students currently training at Miami City Ballet School, following their ballet journey and providing a rarely-seen look at the struggle, sacrifice and determination it takes to make it to the top!

Watch the first two episodes of Strictly Ballet, and be sure to pick up the June/July issue of Teen Vogue for a photo feature on our talented students!

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New York Times Reviews ‘Heatscape’

No ballet by the 27-year-old choreographer Justin Peck is much like another; with each assignment he sets himself new choreographic hurdles. But Mr. Peck has quickly become the most eminent choreographer of ballet in the United States — and two particular characteristics have propelled him to the top: the exciting formal architecture of his dances and the kinesthetic thrill of his movement.

Certainly his latest ballet, “Heatscape,” which had its premiere at the Kravis Center here over the weekend with Miami City Ballet, shows his gift for memorably picturesque, changing group shapes… Meanwhile the dancers infectiously show the appeal of the ebullient movement he gives to them, with contrasting through-the-body ripples, pounces, bends, jumps and changes of direction…

“Heatscape” was sandwiched by excellent performances of Balanchine’s ultraclassical “Raymonda Variations” (1962) and Jerome Robbins’s classic comedy “The Concert” (1956). The level of dancing in the “Raymonda” was extraordinarily high at both performances, with virtuoso coloratura made musically acute and danced with full-out verve. Miami City Ballet, a jubilant and endearing company, refreshes the eyes and spirit.”

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Mary Carmen Catoya

Beloved ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya’s performance in George Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations on Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, marked the conclusion of her distinguished sixteen-year tenure with Miami City Ballet.

Following her departure from MCB at the end of this season, Ms. Catoya will continue her career as an acclaimed ballerina, appearing as a guest artist both nationally and internationally.

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MCB School Performances

From April 25 through May 17 – Come see our students shine and celebrate their achievements at the MCB School year-end performances.

And support MCB School in a special way at this year’s Benefit Performance, featuring MCB School Ensemble on May 2.

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Remembering Kirk Landon

Miami City Ballet is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend, esteemed Board Member, and tremendous supporter R. Kirk Landon.

His leadership and tenacity, his fearless spirit, and above all, his remarkable philanthropy have shaped the course of Miami City Ballet for decades. Kirk believed in the transformative power of the performing arts, and his love for Miami City Ballet was inspiring to us all.

South Florida has lost a pillar of our community, and we have lost a most cherished member of the MCB Family. We honor Kirk, we salute him, and we will always remember him.

2015-16 Season Announced

Next season we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary, and it promises to be the most exciting yet.

Opening this October with performances in our home theaters in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, as well as a national tour with stops in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis, the new season will our most ambitious yet, with masterworks from the Company’s strong George Balanchine foundation side-by-side with such leading modern choreographic voices as Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett, all performed to live music provided by the distinguished Opus One Orchestra.

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MCB and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Announce “Ballet Bus”

Miami City Ballet, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the office of the Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho, announces the launch of Ballet Bus, a year-round dance scholarship program reaching deep into the Miami-Dade County community to provide arts education and access to students from all backgrounds. The pilot year of the program will target 30 children from District Title I Schools with both talent and need – and provide a long-term investment in each child.

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MCB Takes Canada

Rave reviews from critics and audiences alike!

This winter our dancers left behind the warm South Florida weather and headed to Canada for two weekends of special performances, first in Vancouver, British Columbia, and then in Ottawa, Ontario. This marks the Company’s first international tour since 2011.

In Vancouver, hosted by Ballet BC, the Company presented a full program of masterworks by George Balanchine at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with performances of Serenade, Symphony in Three Movements and Ballo della Regina. The performances, which received high praise, marked the Company’s debut in Vancouver.

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Dancer Meet & Greet with Artist’s Circle Members

Miami City Ballet hosted an exclusive members-only Meet and Greet cocktail event for upper level Artist’s Circle donors, all 50 MCB dancers, and Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. Sponsored by Frank & Gabriele Armstrong, the event was a champagne-filled soiree on the private balcony of MCB headquarters.

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Community Outreach – Explore Dance Program

Twenty 1st and 2nd grade students from Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach are learning to dance through Miami City Ballet’s Explore Dance Program.

This educational outreach program is designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly classes held at MCB Studios. Led by esteemed MCB School faculty member and former MCB dancer Kris Kramer, students learn the fundamentals of ballet based on the School’s official Ballet Preparatory curriculum.

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