Program Three: Firebird

Feb 14 – Mar 1, 2020

A trio of thrilling, inventive ballets featuring iconic music, each one radiating super-human charisma and adventure.

Don’t miss the premiere of Firebird, a spellbinding new production of the beloved fairy tale. Be seduced by the elegance of Nine Sinatra Songs, as swirling couples dance to Frank Sinatra’s hits. In the irrepressible Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes 15 male dancers and one female dancer enhance Aaron Copland’s beloved American score with an infectious sense of play and joy.


Program includes:



Balanchine, Robbins / Stravinsky

Welcome to the fantastical world of Firebird.

Be the first to experience the premiere of Miami City Ballet’s Firebird, a thrilling new production of a beloved classic. Inspired by Russian folklore, this unique vision reveals all the drama and magic at the heart of one of the world’s greatest fairy tales.

While out hunting, Prince Ivan strays into a mystical realm where the Firebird dwells. Deep in the forest, he encounters a princess and they fall in love. But, mighty forces block their romantic dreams – Ivan’s true love is held in captivity by the evil sorcerer Kastchei. To free her, Ivan must battle Kastchei and his mythical monsters. He calls upon the enchanted Firebird, the only one who has the power to defeat this dark magic…

The magnificent Miami City Ballet dancers, Stravinsky’s sublime score and vivid new costume and projection designs combine to create an exhilarating adventure. This is not a Firebird you’ve seen before, and it won’t be one you’ll soon forget.

See you in the forest.

“Compelling and mysterious… a masterpiece of musical narration.” New York Times

George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Jerome Robbins
Igor Stravinsky

Nine Sinatra Songs

Tharp / Sinatra

This inventive and elegant work was created by a trio of legendary artists – be seduced by Twlya Tharp’s choreography, seven swirling couples in costumes by Oscar de la Renta, and of course, the best of Frank Sinatra’s swinging hits including My Way, That’s Life and One for My Baby (One More For The Road).


Twyla Tharp
Frank Sinatra


Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes*

Peck / Copland

With a cast of 15 men and one female dancer, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes is a ground-breaking work that challenges conventions and showcases the power of MCB’s exceptional male dancers. Tony Award-winning Justin Peck’s thrilling choreography works together with Copland’s beloved American score to make “many people rejoice watching dance in the 21st century… Its effect on the audience is inspiring.” New York Times


Justin Peck
Aaron Copland


*Company Premiere



Select your preferred date below to see available seats. Tickets start from $30.





Approx. 2hr 20min including 2 intermissions

Discover More

Casting Announced
Feb 14 – 16, Arsht Center Miami
Feb 21 – 23, Kravis Center West Palm Beach
Feb 29 – Mar 1, Broward Center Ft Lauderdale

Download the Program Book

Free Downloadable Firebird Storybook
The perfect way to share the story, introduce the characters and capture the imagination of the whole family before you see the show.

Download one-page summary here.
Download the full Storybook here.

Spotify Playlist
Listen to Stravinsky’s fantastical score filled with magic and adventure, Frank Sinatra’s irresistible hits and Aaron Copland’s beloved American score.


Preview of Program Three: Firebird


Preview of Nine Sinatra Songs


Preview of Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes


Miami City Ballet in the Palm Beaches is generously sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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Useful downloads

2019/20 season brochure.
Calendar of performance dates and times.
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Playlist: listen to music highlights from the 2019/20 season.