LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Naming a World Premiere

Liam Scarlett discusses the challenges of naming a ballet and reveals the title of his newest work for Miami City Ballet.  See it during Program II: Tradition and Innovation.

Lexie Overholt gets behinds the lens!

This week, corps dancer Lexie Overhold gets behind the lens of our Instagram feed, snapping shots of the company preparing for another round of Nutcracker performances at the Arsht Center. While Lexie will be capturing the Nutcracker magic during the weekend, she will also be documenting all of the action occurring at our studios in Miami Beach.  The company is working hard in rehearsals for Program II: Tradition and Innovation, which opens at the Arsht Center in the New Year!  Look out for some fabulous photos of dancers in Liam Scarlett’s new world premiere, Balanchine’s Duo Concertant and Divertimento No. 15, and the popular Don Quixote Pas de Deux!

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Fun fact about Lexie: She has her own non-profit organization!  It is a scholarship and community outreach based organization for dancers by dancers, and is in the process of receiving its 501(c)(3) status. Stay tuned!

Chloe Freytag takes a stab at Instagram!

This week, Corps dancer Chloe Freytag takes over our Instagram feed as we count down the days to our opening of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at The Broward Center. You might have seen Chloe gracing the pages of SEVENTEEN Magazine earlier this year as one of five “Pretty Amazing” real-girls. We will see how Chloe fares behind the lens as she captures all of the backstage secrets that make MCB’s production of The Nutcracker so magical.  Follow us this week to get into the holiday spirit!

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Fun fact about Chloe: She is the youngest dancer in the company!

Here is a picture of Chloe being featured in SEVENTEEN Magazine.
We are PRETTY impressed!

Seventeen Magazine Article

Becoming Mother Commedia

Mother Commedia has big shoes to fill!  With a skirt weighing 50 POUNDS that houses 8 polichinelles underneath, creating this character is quite a production.  Find out some of the backstage secrets about becoming Mother Commedia in this video.  Or, watch Mother Commedia perform LIVE during Miami City Ballet’ s classic production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.

Neil Marshall snaps shots on Instagram

Corps dancer Neil Marshall takes over our Instagram feed this week as the company works with the young, talented Liam Scarlett on his second world premiere for MCB. Neil first joined the company in 2007 and returns to MCB this season after one year dancing with Oregon Ballet Theatre.  We are so happy to have him back!

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Fun fact about Neil: According to the dancers, Neil has quite the affinity for baking…especially cakes, cookies and ice cream.  Yummy!