LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

A Special Relationship

Dancers have often expressed how amazing it is to have live music during performances again! There’s a special relationship that develops between the dancers and the orchestra that makes a world of difference, not only for the performers but for the audience as well. It changes everything. Some of the dancers shared with us some tidbits on this special relationship.

This was all made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Knight Arts Challenge. The 2011 challenge is already underway. You too can see your ideas come to life. The Knight Arts Challenge is accepting applications from organizations or individuals! Click here to apply. Hurry, the deadline is tomorrow, March 2.

Meet the Dancers – Amanda Weingarten

In Divertimento #15 as Solo #3 girl. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Leigh-Ann Esty.

With former MCB dancer Kristin D'Addario getting ready for Company B.

Girl Talk

Sara Esty, Amanda Weingarten, Callie Manning, Nicole Stalker and Kristin D’Addario gather around the piano to chat about dancing the “five girls” section of Who Cares?.

Don’t miss these “girlfriends” and the rest of Miami City Ballet in the season closer at Adrienne Arsht Center this weekend and at Kravis Center on April 16-18. Click here for more information.

Amanda is now officially a Soloist!

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.