LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Becoming a Triple Threat – ACT

The process of preparing for West Side Story Suite has been entirely unique, presenting a several new challenges for our dancers. Not only must they master the jazzy, Broadway style of Jerome Robbins’ choreography, but they also must learn to act and sing in front of a live audience! Each week before the Company opens in a new theater, look out for a new video featuring our dancers’ pursuit to become true Triple Threats!

Read more about our West Side Story Suite premiere in The Miami Herald and learn about Balanchine’s Episodes — another new work in Program III — in our blog post from dancer Jovani Furlan.

For more information and tickets on on Program III: Triple Threat click here!

This week’s Instagram photographer is…Nicole Mitchell!

As Miami City Ballet’s stage manager, Nicole Mitchell is a hard girl to track down. To find Nicole, one must venture deep into the theater’s core, behind the curtains, fancy lights and scenery, and into the elusive prompt corner.  Here — in the area adjacent to the proscenium — is Nicole’s domain, where she cues the dancers and stagehands and coordinates all of the behind-the-scenes action.  This week, Nicole will document the intricacies involved in producing a large scale performance when she takes over our Instagram feed during the company’s performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ in Naples.

Nicole in Greece

Nicole in Greece

Fun fact about Nicole: She is also an athlete!  Nicole held the record at her high school for long-jump and triple-jump.  Way to go, Nicole!