Ballet and football? Some may not see the connection, but it’s no secret to the pros that ballet training is unmatched for developing speed, flexibility, core and leg strength.
The Green Bay Packers, NY Jets tackle Steve McLendon and even legendary Hall of Famer Lynn Swann have all incorporated ballet into their offseason training regimens.
So when New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski visited Miami Beach, our Principal Soloist Nathalia Arja was more than happy to put him through the paces… Gronk-style, of course!
See the video on GQ.com, with special thanks to Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Miami City Ballet’s 2016-17 season opens October 21 with the classic full-length Giselle, plus six major additions to the company’s repertoire, including the world premiere of The Fairy’s Kiss by Alexei Ratmansky.
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Miami City Ballet, presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation, took NYC by storm during the Company’s Lincoln Center debut, April 13 -17. For this spectacular appearance on the Koch Theater stage, the Company performed NY premieres of commissioned works, including Justin Peck’s Heatscape, Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, and Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances. The Company also thrilled audiences with glorious pieces including Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields and George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, Serenade, and Bourrée Fantasque.
The rave reviews from Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times chief dance critic, are especially noteworthy. He remarked in his first review, “Bold, light, immediate, intensely musical, the dancing of Miami City Ballet flies straight to the heart.” Marina Harss from Dance Tabs commented, “This is dancing that makes one hungry for more,” and Nancy Dalva from the Observer remarked, “What a triumph!” about the Company’s performances.
“Ballet is so hard. It’s hard on your body, and it’s hard on your mind… we’re constantly pushing ourselves.”
For its 30th Anniversary Season, Miami City Ballet asked members from every rank of its international, 51-member company to tell their stories; what inspired them to dance, and what motivated them to devote their lives to this incredible physical and artistic discipline.Read More›
Miami City Ballet participated in Give Miami Day 2015 to raise funds for our groundbreaking new outreach program, Ballet Bus.
Presented in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ballet Bus was created to eliminate barriers that prevent young children from underserved communities from participating in the arts.Read More›
Season Two of Teen Vogue’s Strictly Ballet web series wrapped with an exciting season finale and rave reviews, including a spot on NY Magazine’s popular “Approval Matrix”.
Strictly Ballet followed six MCB School students’ journeys to professional careers. “After viewing all the episodes, I’m so proud to have been a part of this incredible experience,” said Ella Titus, one of two students featured who received a contract to join Miami City Ballet next season. “It was amazing to relive the happiest day of my life!”
No ballet by the 27-year-old choreographer Justin Peck is much like another; with each assignment he sets himself new choreographic hurdles. But Mr. Peck has quickly become the most eminent choreographer of ballet in the United States — and two particular characteristics have propelled him to the top: the exciting formal architecture of his dances and the kinesthetic thrill of his movement.
Certainly his latest ballet, “Heatscape,” which had its premiere at the Kravis Center here over the weekend with Miami City Ballet, shows his gift for memorably picturesque, changing group shapes… Meanwhile the dancers infectiously show the appeal of the ebullient movement he gives to them, with contrasting through-the-body ripples, pounces, bends, jumps and changes of direction…
“Heatscape” was sandwiched by excellent performances of Balanchine’s ultraclassical “Raymonda Variations” (1962) and Jerome Robbins’s classic comedy “The Concert” (1956). The level of dancing in the “Raymonda” was extraordinarily high at both performances, with virtuoso coloratura made musically acute and danced with full-out verve. Miami City Ballet, a jubilant and endearing company, refreshes the eyes and spirit.”
Twenty 1st and 2nd grade students from Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach are learning to dance through Miami City Ballet’s Explore Dance Program.
This educational outreach program is designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly classes held at MCB Studios. Led by esteemed MCB School faculty member and former MCB dancer Kris Kramer, students learn the fundamentals of ballet based on the School’s official Ballet Preparatory curriculum.