Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School are pleased to announce that Arantxa Ochoa will join the School as its new Director of Faculty and Curriculum. Her appointment comes after three years of steady growth and expansion of the School under the leadership of MCB Artistic Director and MCB School Chairman Lourdes Lopez and Darleen Callaghan, who remains as Director of School Administration.Read More›
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 Bus is a short documentary by Isaac Mead-Long taking you into the lives of two young boys, Kimani and Kelvin, who were selected to be a part of Miami City Ballet’s Ballet Bus Program.
Ballet Bus is a year-round dance scholarship program at Miami City Ballet School, produced in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program provides fully-subsidized tuition, transportation, dance attire, counseling and support to children from District Title I schools – everything a child needs to succeed at one of the nation’s premier dance training academies.
“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!”