Miami City Ballet Launches Groundbreaking Program to Miami-Dade County Public School Children — Ballet Bus

A full scholarship, long-term investment in young people, creating a new model for national arts experiences for underserved communities

 MIAMI BEACH, FL – (August 28, 2015) – On September 8, the very first day of Miami City Ballet School’s school-year program, two buses will pick up 21 children from their elementary schools on the Biscayne Boulevard corridor, North Miami Beach, and Miami Beach and take them to their new after-school dance classes at MCB Studios. But this is just the beginning – these children will receive full scholarships at MCB School for up to 10 years per child – an extraordinary and long-term investment in the young people of Miami-Dade County.

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MCB Holding Nutcracker Auditions for Children in Naples

Aspiring Child Dancers of Naples Can Be A Part of Miami City Ballet’s Spectacular
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ – The Biggest Holiday Production In South Florida

Auditions to be held Sunday, September 13 at Artis-Naples.

MIAMI BEACH, FL – (August 3, 2015) – For many young ballerinas, the idea of performing alongside Miami City Ballet dancers in the holiday extravaganza—George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™— would seem like a distant dream. However, for the children of Naples, the opportunity comes on Sunday, September 13 at Artis-Naples, where auditions will begin at 11:30am.

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MCB Holding Nutcracker Auditions for Children in Palm Beach

Aspiring Child Dancers of Palm Beach County Can Be A Part of Miami City Ballet’s Spectacular
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ – The Biggest Holiday Production In South Florida

Auditions to be held Sunday, August 23 at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.

MIAMI BEACH, FL – (August 3, 2015) – For many young ballerinas, the idea of performing alongside Miami City Ballet dancers in the holiday extravaganza—George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™— would seem like a distant dream. However, for the children of Palm Beach County, the opportunity comes on Sunday, August 23, at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, where auditions will begin at 11:30am.

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MCB Announces 2015-16 U.S.Touring Engagements

Performances Scheduled at Major Festivals and Theaters in New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis

MIAMI BEACH, FL – (July 30, 2015) – Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce several national touring engagements, with performances scheduled for New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis.

“I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our 30th Anniversary than by sharing these marvelous dancers with our audiences and lifelong fans across the nation,” said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “We are so excited to be back on the road bringing to New York, Chicago and Minneapolis audiences the vitality, energy and diversity that MCB is known for.”

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‘Strictly Ballet’ Web Series Stars Join Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet has announced several additions to its roster for its 30th anniversary season. Two stars of the Teen Vogue web series “Strictly Ballet” are joining the company’s corps de ballet. Ella Titus of Clearwater and Mayumi Enokibara of Rio de Janeiro graduated from the Miami City Ballet School, where the series chronicled students’ journeys to professional dance careers.

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Two Stars From ‘Strictly Ballet’ Will Join Miami City Ballet

The Miami City Ballet announced several additions to their corps de ballet for its 30th season.

Among the announcements are Ella Titus and Mayumi Enokibara, two recent graduates of the Miami City Ballet School and stars of the Teen Vogue web series Strictly Ballet. The web series chronicled the journey of preteens and high school students who competed for limited spots in the prestigious ballet. Titus is a bit of a local, she hails from Clearwater; Enokibara’s appointment keeps to the international spirit of both ballet and Miami, she’s from Rio de Janeiro.

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MCB School Announces Third Annual Open House

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Miami City Ballet (MCB) School invites prospective students and parents to attend its third annual Open House on Saturday, August 8, 2015. This exciting event will give families the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the School and its programs: students ages 8-18 may audition for the 2015-2016 School Year Program; children ages 3-6 may participate in free sample classes; and building tours will be given throughout the day. Located at the state-of-the-art, 63,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Miami Beach’s Collins Park area, visitors can also meet the student dancers featured on Teen Vogue’s “Strictly Ballet,” a web series that follows the teens’ journeys to becoming professional dancers.

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MCB Announces New Dancers and Promotions

Miami City Ballet Announces New Dancers and Promotions
Advancing Three and Hiring Three Dancers, Two from Miami City Ballet School
Featured on Teen Vogue’s “Strictly Ballet”

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – For its landmark 30th Anniversary Season, Miami City Ballet announces the promotions of dancers Jennifer Lauren, Emily Bromberg and Jovani Furlan, as well as the additions to the company roster of Simone Messmer, Ella Titus and Mayumi Enokibara.

Two of the new additions, Ella Titus and Mayumi Enokibara, will join the corps de ballet as recent graduates of Miami City Ballet School and the stars of Teen Vogue’s “Strictly Ballet,” a hit web series that followed the students’ journeys to becoming ballet dancers at a professional company.

“We are thrilled to be promoting these wonderful, deserving artists,” said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “And we are so pleased to be adding three new members to our family just in time for the company’s 30th anniversary, including two recent graduates from Miami City Ballet School.  Our audiences are really in for a treat this coming season.”

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Miami City Ballet Announces Social Events Of The 30th Anniversary Season

MCB’s 30th Anniversary Gala to be set on the Sands of Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – (July 14, 2015) – Set on the sands of Miami Beach’s scenic shoreline, Miami City Ballet will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, January 23, 2016 celebrating three decades of artistic leadership and community impact, and featuring elements of the company’s highly anticipated, all-new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Inspired by the idea of Shakespeare’s midsummer forest transposed onto Miami’s ocean floor, this black-tie affair will unfold directly on the beach, housed beneath a tent overlooking the water. The evening begins at 5:30 pm for sunset cocktails and breathtaking views, followed by a tented dinner under the stars; dessert and dancing with the 51 Miami City Ballet dancers; and an exclusive after party under the moonlight.

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Miami City Ballet Single Tickets On Sale July 6

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Single-show tickets for Miami City Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season go on sale July 6, 2015 including performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Swan Lake, and an all-new production of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances take place in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples.

Tickets begin at just $20, and are available at miamicityballet.org or by calling the MCB Box Office at 305.929.7010 or 877.929.7010 toll-free.

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A Conversation With Michelle Oka Donor

From public space to public stage: A conversation with Michelle Oka Donor.

In this interview, the acclaimed artist and author discusses her craft, growing up in Miami Beach and her future projects, including a special collaboration with Miami City Ballet for the Company’s 30th anniversary season. 

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A Creative Finale for Mainly Mozart

The Mainly Mozart Festival has come a long way since the series’ early years in a Coral Gables hotel ballroom. The past two installments of the annual summer event under new artistic director Marina Radiushina have brought an expanded number of concerts in a variety of venues and more diverse and ambitious repertoire. Sunday afternoon at downtown Miami’s Arsht Center, Radiushina presented her most innovative offering yet.

The sensitivity and tonal coloration of their playing in the softer moments wonderfully complemented the choreography of Adriana Pierce … the athletic leaps and fitful angular movements of the penitents were brilliantly executed by dancers Emily Bromberg, Leigh-Ann Esty, Michael Sean Breeden and Eric Trope from Miami City Ballet.

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