Virtual Open House
For young artists of color, their families and teachers
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Virtual Open House events have been postponed. We will announce new dates soon. To be notified, please click here to register your interest and we will email you with the date soon.
The MCB family are delighted to invite young artists of color, their families and teachers to our first Virtual Open House events.
Virtual Open House events are free online, interactive experiences designed to welcome and create access for young artists of color to visit behind-the-scenes of Miami City Ballet, one of America’s premiere ballet companies, and Miami City Ballet School, one of America’s leading dance training institutions.
These Virtual Open House events are part of Miami City Ballet’s commitment to create equal access and opportunity for all young artists, to open up relations and create bonds connecting MCB to Black and Brown dancers, and to the future of our art form. This initiative is the first in a number of action steps and reforms we will implement over time to move ballet forward and become an art form for everyone.
The Virtual Open House events will take place using Zoom. Links will be sent to registered participants prior to the event. For the best possible virtual experience, we recommend using the largest device screen you have available.
MCB Company Open House
This event is best suited for Pre-Professional students 16 yrs+, and professional dancers
The virtual visit starts with a short tour of Miami City Ballet’s studios and facilities on Miami Beach, Florida. Then, company class begins, led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. You can take this ballet class with Miami City Ballet dancers from the comfort of your home (or just watch if you prefer).
After class, join a group of Miami City Ballet dancers for an informal town hall meeting where everyone is welcome to chat and ask questions, hosted by Nathalia Arja, Katia Carranza, Renan Cerdeiro, Samantha Hope Galler, Rainer Krenstetter, Jennifer Lauren, Jordan Elizabeth Long, Christina Spigner and Luiz Silva.
This event is best suited for Pre-Professional students aged 16+ training to become professional dancers and interested in learning more about what it’s like to be a professional dancer, and professional dancers who want to know more about Miami City Ballet.
Company class led by Lourdes Lopez
Live town hall meeting with MCB dancers
MCB School Open House
This event is best suited for dance students aged 9 and up
The virtual visit begins with a tour of Miami City Ballet’s studios and facilities on Miami Beach, Florida. Then, you can take part in one of three classes led by Faculty members, Mrs. Kareen Camargo, Mr. Herman Payne and Mrs. DeAnn Petruschke. You select which class you want to attend when you register.
After class, join an informal town hall meeting with MCB students, parents and faculty, where everyone is welcome to chat and ask questions.
Ballet Technique class led by MCB School faculty member Mrs. Kareen Camargo
This class is best suited for students ages 14 and up
Jazz class led by MCB School faculty member Mr. Herman Payne
This class is best suited for students ages 12 and up
Ballet Technique class led by MCB School faculty member Mrs. DeAnn Petruschke
This class is best suited for students ages 9-12
Live town hall meeting with students, faculty and parents
Miami City Ballet is one of many American dance companies committed to creating equal access and opportunity for all young artists and addressing bias in ballet. Read more here.