On the Rise: Nathalia Arja

She may look delicate, with her long, feathery limbs and filigreed line, but Nathalia Arja’s dancing is powered by a startling speed and daring. The recently promoted soloist snaps through Miami City Ballet’s many Balanchine works with an audacity as joyful as it is thrilling, pushing the physical edges and emotional depths of everything she performs.

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HARID Conservatory Visits MCB

In October, Miami City Ballet welcomed 40 visiting students from the HARID Conservatory, a professional training school for young dancers, located in Boca Raton. The day began with the students watching company class, led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. Then it was off to tour the MCB Wardrobe Department with Costume Designer & Director Haydée Morales, where the students were shown all the wardrobe preparation that goes into each season.

The visit gave HARID students the opportunity to become familiar with the inner workings of a professional ballet company and was an exciting experience for all involved.

Nutcracker Magic Family Luncheon – Reserve Your Seats

Ring in the holiday season with a fun-filled celebration for the entire family! Experience the magic of the Nutcracker both on and off the stage with a special luncheon, taking place Saturday, December 20th at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami. Following the festivities, it’s off to the Adrienne Arsht Center to enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, Sugar Plum Fairies and more in the holiday spectacular, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.

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Get to Know New Principal Rainer Krenstetter

This week, Miami City Ballet welcomed new principal Rainer Krenstetter, an accomplished Staatsballett Berlin dancer. Rainer is one of eight new dancers this season.

We recently caught up with Rainer to learn more about his inspirations, indulgences and why he’s excited to to join the Company.

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Miami City Ballet Celebrates New Season

Miami City Ballet kicked off the 2014-15 season in grand style on October 17th at the Adrienne Arsht Center with John Cranko’s romantic classic Romeo and Juliet. The evening began with a pre-performance soirée on the plaza of the Arsht Center, replete with romantic tunes by DJ Corey Chase and photos on the red carpet with dancers.

Inside the theater, the much-anticipated return of Romeo and Juliet was well received by audience members with cheers, standing ovations and even some tears during a special flower presentation for principal dancer Jennifer Kronenberg, who celebrates 20 years with MCB this season. The Miami Herald called the show a “major crowd-pleaser.”

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Support MCB School’s Explore Dance Program!

MCB School’s Explore Dance is a free, 28-week educational outreach program designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly classes at Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School.  MCB School accepts 30 children into the program, teaching them the fundamentals of ballet based on the School’s official Ballet Preparatory curriculum.  The program concludes in May 2015 with with a special performance by the Explore Dance children before their peers at Fienberg-Fisher, plus a lecture and demonstration by the MCB School Ensemble at the MCB Studios.

We need your support to help provide ballet uniforms and slippers for these well-deserving young students!.  Please consider a donation so that these children can experience ballet in appropriate attire.

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