Broward Center Opening on INSTAGRAM!

Anyone who attended opening night at the Arsht Center last Friday can agree that the energy and excitement was at an all-time high for the opening of our 2013-2014 Season! We can’t wait to do it all again at the Broward Center for the opening of Program I: First Ventures on October 25-27. While the PAPARAZZI will be snapping shots of our glamorous audience members on the red carpet, dancer Leigh-Ann Esty will be behind-the-scenes capturing the backstage action on opening night and throughout the weekend on Instagram. Find out why she is excited for our opening program at the Broward Center and follow her  at #LeighMCBphotos!

Leigh-Ann Esty

Leigh-Ann Esty

I’m excited for this weekends performance because there will be three different casts dancing! I can’t wait to see various people explore different roles!

GET YOUR TICKETS to Program I: First Ventures at the Broward Center to begin your journey with Miami City Ballet. If you can’t make it this weekend, join us at the Kravis Center from November 15-17 for our season opening there!

Check out some of the backstage shots caught by dancer Adrienne Carter on Instagram from our opening at the Arsht Center:

Pointe she prep before Ballo della Regina.

Pointe shoe prep before Balanchine’s ‘Ballo della Regina.’

Kleber Rebello and Sara Esty in Polyphonia.

Kleber Rebello and Sara Esty in Wheeldon’s ‘Polyphonia.’


Backstage shot of Instagram.

Backstage shot of Balanchine’s ‘Serenade.’

A Night to Remember on INSTAGRAM!

The evening that we have been waiting for all summer long is finally only 4 DAYS AWAY! Our dancers have trained countless hours, renowned Répétiteurs have put the final touches on each ballet, our costume department has sewn every last sequin and bedazzled each delicate hairpiece, the musicians have fine-tuned their instruments and are getting ready for their rehearsal in the pit, and the production team has their lighting, sound and stage cues down to a science so that Miami City Ballet can bring YOU an evening of ballet that you will never forget. We can’t wait for you to begin your journey with us during Program I: First Ventures and hope that you will join us for all of the extraordinary ballets we have planned this season.

To make sure that you don’t miss a beat during our opening program of the 2013-2014 Season, dancer Adrienne Carter will be taking us behind-the-scenes on Instagram!  Make sure to follow her at #AdrienneMCBPhotos. Hear about what ballet Adrienne is most excited to perform in Program I: First Ventures. GET YOUR SEAT NOW!

Adrienne Carter

Adrienne Carter

I’m really excited to perform Serenade! It’s such an iconic Balanchine ballet and has always been one of my favorites!

See Program I: First Ventures at any of our venues:
Adrienne Arsht Center: October 18-20
Broward Center: October 25-27
Kravis Center: November 15-17

Headshot – Photo © Gio Alma.


Adrienne Carter takes over Instagram!

Its week two of this short, but sweet, 2-week rehearsal period and corps dancer Adrienne Carter is getting behind the lens of our Instagram feed! Follow her at #AdrienneMCBphotos for all of the West Side Story Suite action, including a dance off at the gym, some Mambo or Cha Cha, and maybe even a rumble! (Look out for a sneak peek of Balanchine’s Serenade and Concerto Barocco, and Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances too!)

Adrienne Carter

SUMMER DANCER UPDATE: Adrienne shared some fun memories of her 5-week summer vacation, spending time with the family in Georgia!

Here is a shot of Adrienne with her mom at a concert.

And here she is relaxing, just sitting by the campfire. Sounds like a fantastic trip!

Adrienne Carter is back on Instagram!

Corps dancer Adrienne Carter takes over our Instagram feed during this performance packed week! Adrienne will capture the company bringing the best of Broadway and Ballet to audiences in Naples on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then in West Palm Beach over the weekend — for a total of SIX performances (let’s not even mention the rehearsals).

Don’t miss out on the action! Follow Adrienne #AdrienneMCBPhotos.

Adrienne Carter

For the opening of Program IV: Broadway and Ballet, we caught up with Adrienne to find out what ballet she is most excited about performing this week.  Here is what she said!

I’m really excited for Slaughter on Tenth Avenue because I have always loved jazzy type things and its also my first time performing after my injury!

See Adrienne onstage during our final program of the 2012-2013 season!

Adrienne Carter Gets Behind the Instagram Lens

Our guest photographer series on Instagram continues next week with corps dancer Adrienne Carter!
She is ready to share tons of behind-the-scenes photos, so follow us and don’t miss a beat!

© Daniel Azoulay

Fun fact about Adrienne: she once said that her dream role was
“Choleric” in The Four Temperaments,
and last summer she performed that very role during MCB’s Paris tour!
Zoe Zien documented a very excited Adrienne backstage at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Watch her here at the 25 second mark.

Adrienne Carter Q&A

So much is going on at MCB these days! The final Open Barre of the season is this weekend, Romeo and Juliet closes next weekend at Broward Center, and the Company is rehearsing for the Paris tour!

In all this excitement, something big is happening to a young dancer. Adrienne Carter, a member of the corps de ballet, will be dancing an major role during this weekend’s Open Barre. We caught up with Adrienne for a quick Q&A before she ran off to rehearsal!

MCB: You’re dancing the role of ‘Choleric’ in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments this weekend during Open Barre – your first major role with the company! How do you feel?

Adrienne: I am so excited and honored to be given the opportunity!

MCB: What have you found to be the most enjoyable?

Adrienne: This part has always been one of my favorites. Just the fact that I have been given the chance to dance it is enjoyable!

MCB: You will be dancing this role in our intimate studio theater. Does that offer you more or less comfort than if you were dancing on a main stage?

Adrienne: I wouldn’t say it offers more or less comfort, but it is different than dancing in a bigger theater. Even though it is a smaller audience, they are a lot closer and much more visible than usual.

MCB: What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Adrienne: I hope that the experience of dancing this role, especially in the small studio theater, helps me grow as a dancer and develop more maturity on stage.


Congratulations to our newly promoted dancers!

Promoted to Soloist:

Jennifer Lauren (Photo by Leigh-Ann Esty)

Renan Cerdeiro (Photo by Kyle Froman)

Promoted to Corps de Ballet:

Adrienne Carter (not pictured)

Nathalia Arja

Alexandre Ferreira

Skyler Lubin

Kleber Rebello

Promoted to Company Apprentice:

Andrei Chagas

Meet the Dancers – Adrienne Carter

With my brothers Aaron and Austin