Aldeir Monteiro is extremely busy as a Miami City Ballet School Scholarship Apprentice. Yet, between daily ballet classes, rehearsals and performances with BOTH the company and school, he is finding some time to snap shots for our Instagram feed this week. Aldeir will document his busy balancing-act between the company and school as MCB prepares for performances of Program I: Fire and Ice at the Kravis Center this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec.2).
Aldeir taking company class
Fun fact about Aldeir: Before he started to dance, he did artistic gymnastics.
Patrick Corbin from the Paul Taylor Dance Company is part of the MCB family. He’s visited us many times to work on Taylor pieces such as Funny Papers, Company B, Promethean Fire, and now Piazzolla Caldera. We chatted with this very charismatic repetiteur about the sizzling, tango-flavored piece!
Principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg has certainly kept busy during her pregnancy. Not only is she a soon-to-be-mom, but she is also staying active, taking ballet classes and raising money for Miami City Ballet’s Toe Shoe Fund. With the help of Haute Couture fashion designer Ozcar G. and friends, she created the fashionable cause and opening night event Project Pointe. The chic affair will raise money through a silent auction, which features exclusive, one-of-a-kind items including an original Ozcar G. Couture evening gown, hand decorated and embellished pointe shoes by Ozcar G., himself, original art work and photography, and jewelry.
All proceeds will support the Toe Shoe Fund and help Jennifer achieve her goal.
“Pointe shoes are singularly the most significant tool that dancers rely on to perform at our best. They are deceivingly fragile and no two pairs are exactly the same. Miami City Ballet’s Toe Shoe Fund initiative raises critical funds to ensure that our dancers are equipped with a shoe supply abundant enough to match the ever increasing demands of our rehearsal and performance schedules. Since we each wear our pointe shoes out differently, pointe shoes inevitably become a part of a dancer’s unique “footprint.” Every “dead” pair has served a ballerina in its own special way, and has helped to create countless inspiring moments. There is no better way to make a ballerina smile than to give her a brand new pair of shoes — crafted to her own specifications, helping to keep her feet protected, supported and injury free. Please help to keep us smiling and on our toes! Your support of MCB’s Toe Shoe Fund is personally appreciated by each and every one of us.”
Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg Principal Dancer
Project Pointe takes place at AdrienneArsht Center’s Peacock Rehearsal Studio on Friday, October 19, 2012 — opening night of the 2012-2013 Season. Those who place bids will be invited back to the Peacock Rehearsal Studio for a VIP cocktail and dessert reception after the performance, to make their final bids and claim their prizes. Click here to see the auction items.
This past Saturday, Art Walk goers were minding their business at popular spot, the Wynwood Walls. No one expected a ballet dancer in street clothes to strike a pose right smack in the middle of the crowd as the DJ changed her tune to tango! That dancer was principal Jeanette Delgado, who was soon joined by a group of MCB dancers that trickled into the choreography as the surprise performance mesmerized the spectators. And just like that, Art Walk was flash mobbed by Miami City Ballet!