DARLEEN CALLAGHAN / SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Press Release  //  04.03.14
On Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 7:30pm at the Miami City Ballet Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center, Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Theatre Miami City Ballet School – the official school of Miami City Ballet – will hold performances by the newly formed MCB School Ensemble – a 30-member performing troupe comprised of tomorrow’s stars of ballet.
Press Release  //  04.02.14
Miami Beach, FL — On Saturday, April 26 at 7pm Pre-Professional Division students from Miami City Ballet School will present 12 original works created during a seven month Student Choreography Class – a program new to the School. The choreography created and performed by advanced students of Miami City Ballet School, will be presented in both the classical ballet and contemporary idiom.
Press Release  //  03.24.14
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet (MCB) and a nationally recognized leader in dance education, will hold auditions for its prestigious year-round training programs for students ages 7 to 18 on April 27 and June 22, 2014 at the Miami City Ballet studios (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139).
Haute Living  //  03.19.14
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Milan Vukmirovic and I headed to the PAMM for the BrazilFoundation Gala. BrazilFoundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support social projects in Brazil, held its third annual gala at the state-of-the-art, sustainable museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron. T
Miami City Ballet School  //  03.14.14

Miami City Ballet School will host auditions for the 2014-2015 School-Year Program for its Student Division and Pre-Professional Division on April 27 and June 22 at our studios in Miami Beach. Click here for the schedule.

MCB Blog  //  03.13.14
Real students answer the essential questions about MCB School's Summer Intensive.
Dance Magazine  //  01.10.14

Should guest artists be a main draw when choosing a program? MCBS School Director Darleen Callaghan comments. 

Achei USA  //  01.03.14

Renan Cerdeiro e Nathalia Arja fazem papéis de destaque na companhia de balé do sul da Flórida.

El Nuevo Herald  //  12.18.13

A los siete años Rachel Armengol comenzó a estudiar ballet en Coppelia Ballet, en Hialeah, y fueron sus propios maestros quienes le sugirieron, hace un par de años, que se trasladara a la escuela del Miami City Ballet (MCB), porque tenía muchas posibilidades de convertirse en bailarina.

ARTBURST  //  12.04.13

Interview with Principal dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg on her book So You Want to Be a Professional Dancer? 

MCB Blog  //  11.21.13

Thanks to the generosity of YOU and The Miami Foundation, we raised $3,175 on Give Miami Day. MCB School student Capriana shares how your support of MCB School scholarships will continue to provide opportunities for she and other students to pursue their dreams!

Press Release  //  11.18.13
Miami Beach, FL — On Friday, November 1 at Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach, the Miami City Ballet School, the official school of the critically acclaimed Miami City Ballet (MCB), auditioned over forty 2nd and 3rd grade children for the School’s 28-week long Explore Dance outreach program. Explore Dance is an educational outreach program designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly-held classes that take place at MCB’s 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art read more
 //  11.15.13
Find out how scholarship support helped one student fulfill her dream at MCB School. Make your gift count on Give Miami Day!
 //  11.13.13
Give Miami Day is only ONE WEEK AWAY! This year we are raising money for scholarships at MCB School.
 //  09.10.13
Fisher Island Magazine
"No, no, no." Olivier Pardina stops the pianist in a rehearsal room inside the Miami City Ballet building. Pardina is famous; a French dancer and renowned ballet teacher, he's now a faculty member at the Miami City Ballet. He's comanding and insistent. He's taught some fo the best...Click the PDF to read more.
 //  08.11.13
The Associated Press covers MCB School's August 10 Open House. 
 //  07.31.13
Watch our latest video to see MCB School student Michael Holden wrap up the Summer Dance Diary series in this final diary entry. 
 //  07.31.13
Click below to view the MCB School Open House flyer. 
 //  07.21.13
You won’t find Miami City Ballet’s dancers, scattered for vacation, at the troupe’s Miami Beach studios during the summer. But there was plenty of movement there on a recent summer day as the Miami City Ballet School’s summer intensive program kicked off.
The big main studio was filled with lean, leggy teenage boys as vital and nervous as young racehorses, reaching into the air in imitation of their teacher, former MCB dancer Arnold read more
 //  07.21.13
Student McKenna Collins writes about her fourth week at MCB School’s Summer Intensive Dance Program in this week’s Summer Dance Diary! 

 //  07.15.13
Click here to watch Week THREE of MCB School's Summer Dance Diary series. 
 //  07.10.13
Miami City Ballet School is holding an Open House from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on August 10 for anyone interested in learning more about the school's programs. Visit the Miami Beach studios to meet and greet the school staff, faculty and Parent Guild officers; purchase dancewear, register for classes, and tour the facility at the top of each hour. In addition, a range of sample classes will be offered at the scheduled times below: Sample read more
 //  07.08.13
Student Caroline Stevens shares her secrets about Miami City Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program on our blog in the second Summer Dance Diary entry!
 //  07.08.13
MCB School's Summer Repertory Performance will take place on July 26 at MCB Studios, in the Lynn & Louis Wolfson, II Theatre. There will be two performances -- one at 1:30 p.m. and the other at 4:30 p.m. General Admission Seating is $10. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the box office at 305.929.7000.   

 //  07.07.13
Student Alexandra D’Alessandro shares her insights on her first week of MCB School’s Summer Intensive Program in our first VIDEO diary entry of the Summer Dance Diary series.
 //  06.20.13

Dancing Supplies Depot is the official dancewear uniform supplier for MCBS.

Order online at dancingsupplydepot.com with the uniform code that was provided on the dress code form. Or visit the Dancing Supplies Depot store at 10556 SW 8th Street, Miami.

 //  06.05.13
Audition dates for Miami City Ballet School's 2013-2014 Winter Program are now available.
The Miami Herald  //  06.02.13
Photos from Miami City Ballet School's Student Workshop performance. 
 //  05.30.13
Highly-respected ballet instructor Olivier Pardina will be joining the Miami City Ballet School pre-professional division faculty, and will be teaching students at the advanced levels, including those attending the school’s Summer Intensive Program...read more
 //  05.29.13
Miami, FL (May 28, 2013):  Miami City Ballet School is pleased to announce that the highly-respected ballet instructor Olivier Pardina will be joining its Pre-Professional Division Faculty  and teaching students at the Advanced Levels. Pardina, a former Artistic Director and Principal Teacher at the Nice Opera Ballet School, has lived in the United States since 1991. He taught at The HARID Conservatory for 20 years and has taught master classes throughout the world. He read more
 //  05.29.13
Miami City Ballet dancers Patricia Delgado and Renan Cerdeiro planted Miami's flag in Russia this week, courtesy of New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck. The 25-year-old rising choreographic star was nominated for Best Choreographer in the 2013 Benois de la Danse Awards in Moscow, a prestigious international awards gala that took place on Tuesday. 
 //  05.05.13
If you ask someone to name a valuable commodity, they may say gold, or oil. Ask someone in ballet the same question, and there’s good chance they’ll say boys. Most ballets have almost equal part male and female roles. But in the U.S., boys who want to do ballet are hard to come by.  For that reason boys often receive full scholarships to ballet schools and other forms of special treatment in order to attract them to the read more
 //  05.05.13
The legendary choreographer George Balanchine once said, “ballet is woman,” and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls.  But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership.
Ballet’s Glass Ceiling
Right now, the biggest ballet companies in the U.S. read more
 //  04.02.13
Miami City Ballet just signed a new dancer: former major league baseball catcher Mike Piazza. The  company has been loving sports stars recently...read more
 //  04.02.13
On May 3, Mike Piazza, will make his ballet debut at the Ziff Ballet Opera House when he appears as the Gangster in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. But Piazza won't be doing any pas de deux or even catching ballerinas. According to a ballet rep, he'll be "throwing out a few lines Al Capone-style and then sitting back and watching the stage read more
 //  04.02.13
I’ll admit it: When I got the press release announcing that former baseball star Mike Piazza would be performing with Miami City Ballet, my first reaction was: Huh? Yes, Piazza was apparently a great catcher and an even better hitter during his 16 years playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Florida Marlins, the New York Mets, the San Diego Padres and the Oakland Athletics. (And yes, I personally have Wikipedia to thank for all that information.) But read more
 //  03.27.13
MIAMI – Christina Spigner used to wonder whether her father wanted her to be a boy. The last of three girls, Spigner tried to fill the male void by being somewhat of a tomboy when growing up.
 
But her true calling turned out to be one of the most graceful activities to watch: ballet dancing. She has combined her athleticism with her love of dance to forge a way in a dance genre that began in the 15th century in Italy as entertainment for the elite...read more
 //  03.12.13
In April 2012, Lourdes Lopez was named artistic director of Miami City Ballet and was scheduled to begin this May.  However, after outgoing artistic director Edward Villella departed early, she found herself at the helm a little earlier than expected...read more. 
 //  02.04.13
Miami Beach, FL (February 5, 2013):  Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, has appointed Darleen Callaghan as the new Director of Miami City Ballet School...read more
 //  12.18.12
El Cascanueces de George Balanchine fue creado por el gran coreógrafo rusonorteamericano con los niños en mente. Fue ésa también la intención inicial del ballet, ya que en la primera producción de 1892, de Mario Petipa y Lev Ivanov, con música de Pedro Chaikovsky, los roles de los niños fueron interpretados por niños...read more
 //  12.16.12
Hours before opening night of The Nutcracker, Miami City Ballet held its final dress rehearsal for a sea of young – but tough – critics: about 1,800 students...read more
 //  12.16.12
Throughout my childhood one of the things I looked forward to most was my annual dance recital. We prepared all year, my mother made my custom fitted costumes and my grandfather came out from Brooklyn on the train to see me dance. How exciting it was for me...read more
 //  12.13.12
Photo journal of Miami City Ballet School students rehearsing for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™.
 //  12.05.12
Chicago, Illinois
Friday, January 11, 2013
Ballet Chicago
17 North State Street, 19th Floor
Chicago5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration 12yr – 15yr
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Audition Class

6 p.m. – 7 p.m Registration 16yr & Over
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Audition Class
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 //  08.28.12


Dear Parents and Students of Miami City Ballet School,

It is with the greatest honor and pleasure that I assume the position of Interim Director of the Miami City Ballet School while we search for a permanent School Director to replace Ms. Villella. I thank the Board of Governors, Linda Villella, faculty, staff, parents and students for your wonderful support and I promise to do all that is necessary to ensure a successful, healthy and happy transition. 
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 //  08.27.12


NEW SCHEDULE AS OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

Ballet

Mondays:
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tuesdays:
10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (Beginner)

Wednesdays:
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Thursdays:
10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (Beginner)

Jazz

Mondays:
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Wednesdays:

6:30 - 8 p.m.

 //  08.02.12

Ballet
taught by Kris Kramer

August 2012 Schedule:

Mondays:
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Wednesdays:
6:30 - 8 p.m. (Beginner)

Thursdays:
10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced) -- No Thursday class on August 23, 2012

 //  04.24.12
MIAMI (April 25, 2012) – Miami City Ballet School, recognized as one of the top dance schools in the nation, will hold open auditions for dance students ages 7 to 18 for its Winter 2012-2013 program starting this September. Classes range from pre ballet to pre-professional levels. All auditions are held at MCBS studios located at 2200 Liberty Ave. (one block west of Collins) on Miami Beach.

AUDITIONS FOR 11 to 18 YEAR OLDS
All applicants are read more
 //  04.17.12
MIAMI CITY BALLET SCHOOL
OPEN AUDITIONS
for 2012-2013 Winter Term

Students between the ages of 7 and 18 years old interested in taking classes at Miami City Ballet School must audition.

Open auditions will be held on:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 and Wednesday, August 29, 2012

7 – 10 years old
4:00 p.m. Registration
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Audition read more
 //  09.28.11
Fall Open Class Schedule

Ballet
taught by Kris Kramer

Mondays:
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)

Tuesdays:

10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced):

Wednesdays:
10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced):
6:30 - 8 p.m. (Beginner)

Thursdays:
10 - 11:30 a.m. (Intermediate/Advanced)


Jazz

taught by Richard Amaro

Mondays:
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Wednesdays:
6:30 - 8 p.m.

 //  09.28.11
Freed of London visited Miami City Ballet School for toe shoe fittings. Meet some of our students as they try on pointe shoes for the very first time.
 //  05.25.11
Auditions for MCB School's Winter Program have been announced:Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ballet
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. -- ages 7-12
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- ages 13 and older

Jazz
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- ages 7-12Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ballet
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. -- ages 7-12
ages 13 and older, please call for an audition

Jazz
2:15 - 3:15 read more
 //  07.19.09
The Miami Herald
by Rodolfo Roman
Saturday, 7.18.09
 //  06.23.09
Become a fan of Miami City Ballet School.  Stay up to date on the Summer Intensive Program, in session right now, with exciting videos and photos.

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