LOURDES LOPEZ / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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.’

Imagining ‘New Work’ with Justin Peck

When emerging choreographer and New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck received a call from Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez to create a new work on Miami City Ballet, he jumped at the opportunity.  After choreographing several works for New York City Ballet, the young artist was eager to experience a new company, or as Justin described, “work with new paint.”  For nearly two weeks, Justin immersed himself in music, dance and creation at our studios to choreograph his newest work Chutes and Ladders.  Learn about Justin’s experience working with our dancers and how this exciting project came to be in the video below!

Read more about Justin Peck’s new work in The Miami Herald.  Also, here is an interesting interview with Justin in TimeOut New York.

Here are some pics from Justin’s visit!

Justin Peck choreographing Chutes and Ladders.

Justin Peck rehearses with dancers Jeanette Delgado and Kleber Rebello.

From Our Dancers to YOU!

We asked our dancers what ballets they were most excited about performing for Program III: The Masters.  Here is what they said!

Leigh-Ann Esty

Skyler Lubin

Chase Swatosh

Kleber Rebello

See these dancers bring their favorite ballets to life when they perform them LIVE during Program III: The Masters!

Broward Center: Mar. 1-3

Adrienne Arsht Center: Mar. 8-10

Promotions!

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!

Promoted to Principal Soloist:

Callie Manning in In The Upper Room © Choreography by Twyla Tharp. Photo © Kyle Froman.

Kleber Rebello in La Sonnambula. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Kyle Froman.
Renan Cerdeiro in Square Dance. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Kyle Froman.


Promoted to Corps de Ballet:
Chloe Freytag
Kara White
Lexie Overholt

New Beginnings!

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.

Promoted to Soloist:

Sara Esty (Photo © Leigh-Ann Esty)

Kleber Rebello (Photo © Kyle Froman)

Promoted to Corps de Ballet:

Andrei Chagas

Suzette Logue

Promoted to Company Apprentice:
Chloe Freytag
Lexie Overholt
Kara White

Welcome back Jeremy Cox!

Jeremy returns for Programs I and II as a principal dancer after performing in Paris with MCB.

New to MCB:

Shimon Ito joined the Corps de Ballet and danced with MCB in Paris. He joins us from Ballet San Jose.

Jonathan Batista – School Scholarship Apprentice
Jovani Furlan – School Scholarship Apprentice
Sara McCahill – School Scholarship Apprentice

Meet the Dancers – Kleber Rebello

Dancing "Tea" in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Leigh-Ann Esty.

My first day in China for the Beijing International Ballet Competition.

Catching up with Kleber

If you’ve already seen Program II, you may have watched newly promoted corps de ballet member Kleber Rebello in Diana and Actaeon with principal dancer Mary Carmen Catoya. You may have also seen him behind the mask of the Harlequin in La Sonnambula — both huge roles for this young, Brazilian dancer. We recently chatted with Kleber about his promotion and his roles in Program II of our 25th Anniversary Season.

You still have a chance to see Kleber in action this weekend at Kravis Center. Click here for tickets.

Congratulations!

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