Congratulations to principal dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra!
The two love birds (and dance partners) are expecting their first child in November!
Jennifer and Carlos met and fell in love at Miami City Ballet. Two years ago we sat down with the couple for our Valentine’s Day love series and asked them when we would hear the pitter-patter of little ballet shoes — their answer was one to two years. And here they are in 2012 with a baby on the way! Click here to see their charming Valentine’s Day interview.
As Program IV begins, we can’t help but look ahead to all the exciting things the 2012-2013 season will bring. We are especially excited to announce the dancers who have been promoted for the new season!
Please join us in congratulations the following dancers!
Liam Scarlett’s new ballet is about two months away from its world premiere on the Adrienne Arsht Center stage! Before he went home to The Royal Ballet, Liam chatted with us about naming the plotless ballet and finally voiced the name of the piece!
Liam Scarlett’s new ballet premieres in January 2012 at Adrienne Arsht Center, followed by performances at Broward Center and Kravis Center. Click here for more information.
The 2011-2012 season opens with Program I on October 21 at Adrienne Arsht Center! With a world premiere by Liam Scarlett, two full-length classics, and the return of Opus One Orchestra, this season promises to be one of the best in MCB history! We’d like to congratulate our newly promoted dancers and welcome new faces to the troupe for this very exciting season.
This is such an exciting moment to become a part of MCB. Many new dancers have joined the Company just in time to celebrate our 25th anniversary! Make sure you look for these new faces this season:
Reyneris Reyes, Principal Dancer
Emily Bromberg, Corps de Ballet
Adriana Piercy, Corps de Ballet
Alex Davison, Company Apprentice
Suzette Logue, Company Apprentice
Chase Swatosh, Company Apprentice
Andrei Chagas, School Apprentice
Joshua Brown, School Apprentice
Chloe Freytag, School Apprentice
Christina Spigner, School Apprentice
Kara White, School Apprentice
There are also some familiar faces who have returned to MCB:
Isanusi Garcia-Rodriguez, Principal Dancer
Yann Trividic, Principal Dancer
Suzanne Limbrunner, Corps de Ballet
Photo: Several new dancers gather for a photo op -- Back row: Chase Swatosh, Joshua Brown, Alex Davison, Renan Cerdeiro (not new, but he jumped in the photo!), Emily Bromberg, Chloe Freytag, Suzette Logue, Adriana Piercy; Front row: Andrei Chagas, Kara White, Christina Spigner
Our very own Patricia Delgado graces the cover of Pointe Magazine’s August/September issue! The feature includes gorgeous photos (the cover costume is from red-hot In The Upper Room) and some interesting background on her personal and professional life. Patricia, the principal dancer who practically grew up at Miami City Ballet, says this in the feature: “I’ve never thought of what I do as ‘a career.’ I’ve always wanted to dance wonderful roles. And one of the great things about Miami is that we don’t perform anything but the best choreography.”
Go out and get your copy to find out how she and her sister Jeanette ended up working together at MCB, why Patty had a bone removed from her foot, and why Edward Villella thinks she’s perfect!
Added bonus: catch a glimpse of corps member Sara Esty in the “Step Up Your Training” piece to read about her experiences at Miami City Ballet School intensive programs!
Amanda Weingarten, from Palm Harbor, Florida, joined Miami City Ballet in 2004 as a Company Apprentice and has since been promoted to Soloist (as of January 1). She trained at SAB, Classical Ballet Training Program in Tampa Bay, Florida, and Florida Ballet School. We sat with Amanda to talk about her recent promotion and her time with MCB.
We’ve shared pictures of Amanda at the Vail International Dance Festival in a previous post.
Come see Amanda dance this weekend at Broward Center. Don’t miss your last chance to see Program II.