This transformational support — $3 million over five years — will be used to further strengthen the Miami City Ballet’s cultural relevance in Miami by supporting a new administrative and leadership infrastructure emphasizing experimentation, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
On Sale Now! Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck and celebrated artist Shepard Fairey beautifully merge ballet and guerilla street art. Plus, Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, a violinist and pianist perform Stravinsky’s high-spirited music, alongside the two dancers.
Orchestra Seats Available! The season grand finale features our extraordinary reimagining of Balanchine’s captivating story ballet. Enter the undersea fantasy of entangled lovers, fairy royalty, magic spells, and happy-ever-afters in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love.
This Nutcracker builds on Balanchine’s choreography and has a huge cast. The Miami City Ballet is bringing its full company of 52 dancers, plus seven pre-professional and three student dancers, Miami City Ballet Executive Director Tania Castroverde Moskalenko said. In addition, there are nearly 60 local student dancers (some still in elementary school) from the Colburn School and the Gabriela Foundation’s everybody dance! program, as well as performers from the Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
“If the evening’s three pieces share anything in common, it is the intense difficulty and pin-point precision required of the dancers. And they really deliver. ”
“The opening gala began with “Serenade,” Balanchine’s windswept embodiment of Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade in C Major for String Orchestra,” …Miami City Ballet did the honors impressively, with Simone Messmer being carried off for the elegiac ending of the 4-part suite keenly framed by the center’s intimate space.”
“Miami City Ballet proved that it belongs in the festival. An offshoot of City Ballet, the Miami company understands what Balanchine discovered and taught: how exactitude needn’t sacrifice warmth; how even in Romanticism, rhythmic accuracy allows momentum to build.”
“Without the complex musicality, Balanchine seems wooden, pointless. No surprise, then, that the companies on the first two programmes most steeped in his work were the ones that most illuminated it. “