MCB School Welcomes Ballet Bus Students

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the very first day of Miami City Ballet School’s year-round program, two buses picked up 17 children from their elementary schools on the Biscayne corridor, North Miami Beach and Miami Beach to take them to their new after-school dance classes at MCB Studios. The children, ages 7-10, are part of Ballet Bus, a newly launched outreach initiative designed to provide children from Title I schools with a full scholarship for dance training.

Serving as a gateway into the arts, the nine-month, 34-week program offers students the training needed to excel at MCB School and the invaluable opportunity to engage with critically acclaimed teachers and artists. The scholarship covers tuition, dance attire, accessories and transportation.

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MCB Takes Chicago

Last month, MCB was excited to hit the road for the first of several national tour engagements taking place this season. The Company performed at three events during the 9th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, beginning with George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante on Aug. 27 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The Company also performed Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields on August 29 at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.

The Chicago Tribune dubbed Miami City Ballet “the evening’s big discovery,” calling the performance, “Strong and elegant, it brought Twyla Tharp’s wonderfully atypical Sweet Fields back to our city.”

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary than by sharing these marvelous dancers with our audiences and lifelong fans across the nation,” said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.

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Call for Volunteers

MCB is looking for enthusiastic and social individuals to volunteer during MCB’s 30th Anniversary Season.  Volunteers will attend performances, engage with large audiences and help MCB staff prepare for major events.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at MCB, please contact Andrea Arauz at 305.929.7000 x1402.

MCB Collaborates with Renowned Local Artist

With original sets and costumes by Michele Oka Doner, MCB’s reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes its inspiration and palette from South Florida’s surrounding waterways. Daughter of Miami Beach’s former mayor, Oka Doner’s work is fueled by the natural world around her and spans throughout the Miami community – even lining the floors of Miami International Airport.

For as little as $3,000, members of the South Florida community can play a role in bringing Michele Oka Doner’s vision to life by sponsoring the creation of her remarkable costumes in MCB’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

For more information, please contact Eva Silverstein, Director of Development, at 305.929.7000 x1400.

Become A Friend Today!

Join MCB’s Friends membership program today, and be part of our 30th anniversary season celebration! Friends memberships are crucial in supporting MCB’s vision of presenting world class dance, while furthering our education and outreach initiatives in the community.  Friends enjoy special programming and events, exclusive opportunities to engage with the Company and School, member pre-sales, plus additional benefits throughout the year.

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Dancers Kick Off 2015-16 Rehearsals

After enjoying a much-needed 6-week summer break, our dancers have returned to the studios to continue rehearsals for our 2015-16 season. Kicking off October 23 at the Arsht Center in Miami, our highly anticipated 30th Anniversary Season promises to be among the most exciting yet, with four Company Premieres, including a reimagining of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Even with months to go until the new season begins, the MCB Studios are already abuzz with plenty of preparation – especially from our dancers. Over the past few weeks, they’ve had the pleasure of working with Jean-Pierre Frohlich, repetiteur from the Jerome Robbins Rights Trust, on Fancy Free, as well as Craig Hall, Janie Taylor and Justin Peck on Peck’s Year of the Rabbit.

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