LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 
Auditions for Miami City Ballet
2014-2015 Season
 

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season are closed. We appreciate your interest in MCB but please be advised that we will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding future auditions until further notice.

Body types
Body types are slender but there are no height requirements. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez looks for dancers with the ability to move with quickness in a neo-classic manner.

Length of Contract

Generally there is a guarantee of 38 to 40 weeks, with an option for additional touring weeks. Miami City Ballet is not an A.G.M.A. company but we use the A.G.M.A. contract as a guideline.

Apprentice
Company and School apprentice contracts may also be available.

Benefits
Benefits for Company members include: HMO medical coverage, Life and AD&D paid by Miami City Ballet. The Company contributes towards dental and PPO. Other options are available to all dancers at their expense. We also have an optional 403b Retirement Savings Option. Any injuries while at work are covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance as mandated by the State of Florida.

Classes
Classes are taught by members of the artistic staff.

Performances
Performances include subscription series in our four home cities - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, Florida. Combined with George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ and touring, Miami City Ballet provides 140-160 performances each year.

Repertoire
As a classical ballet company, Miami City Ballet places emphasis on the masterwork of the 20th century and new work of the 21st century, while holding the traditions of the 19th century in great respect and high regard.

MCB has a varied repertoire, including the Grand Russian imperial, French romantic, Bournonville, English 20th Century style, neoclassical styles of both Balanchine and Robbins, and the contemporary styles of Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp.

Touring
Major national and international tours include major festivals such as Wolf Trap, Vail, Aspen, Ravinia, Jacob's Pillow, Spoleto, Edinburgh in Scotland, Biennale de la Dance in France; Les Etes de la Danse in Paris, engagements in England, Israel, Guatemala, Italy, Ecuador, and Venezuela; New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Universities of Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Long Island, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Princeton; Arizona State University, George Mason University, Union College, and University of California at Berkeley. Miami City Ballet was the seventh and last major American dance company to receive a Kennedy Center Ballet Commission for premiere in April of 1995. We were part of a select group of artists invited to perform at the Cultural Olympiad at the 1996 Olympic Games. Miami City Ballet opened and closed its 2000-2001 Season with performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Lodging
If you are coming from out of town for an audition, you may arrive in South Florida via Miami International Airport, as well as Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Miami City Ballet is in close proximity to many hotels. Hotel information can be obtained from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. In addition, below are a few hotels that are within walking distance of Miami City Ballet:

Riviera South Beach
2000 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
877.762.3477 

 

 
MCB Dancers in Euphotic, © Daniel Azoulay