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 at andrea@miamicityballet.org or 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.

Visit miamicityballet.org/support to become a Friend today!

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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MCB Summer Intensive – A Huge Success!

This summer, Miami City Ballet School was busy hosting students of all ages and levels in various summer programs.

Approximately 1,000 dancers auditioned earlier this year during the National Summer Intensive Audition Tour in major cities across the United States, Brazil, Colombia and via video submissions.

More than 200 students from all over the world participated in the 5-week MCB Summer Intensive. Nearly a quarter of these students were male dancers.

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New Ballet Presents Movement for ‘Specific Chemistry’

For Justin Peck, Heatscape is a personal project. He made the ballet that Miami City Ballet will premiere next weekend at the Kravis Center for dancers whom he regards as more than vehicles for his choreography.
The ballet, which uses 17 dancers, showcases what he calls “an assembly of individuals.”
“I focused on who these dancers were, not only for their dancing facility, but for who they are as human beings,” he said. “A specific chemistry rises up out of those personality traits. I tried to harness that and create movement for it rather than force them into a traditional ballet hierarchy.”
Peck has come to know the dancers well while creatingHeatscape and Chutes and Ladders, a pas de deuxcommissioned in 2013 for a New World Symphony showcase in collaboration with Miami City Ballet. He revamped the duet for the company’s 2013-14 season.
Heatscape is the 27-year-old choreographer’s 22nd ballet. Set to Bohuslav Martinu’s Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra, it features a backdrop by street artist Shepard Fairey.

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