A World Premiere Commissioned by Miami City Ballet

On November 19, Miami City Ballet premiered a new work by internationally renowned choreographer Claudia Schreier, created especially for the virtual stage.

Places is the first of two MCB commissions made specifically for the digital space and in response to the pandemic. This work features six MCB dancers and an original composition for string quintet and piano by acclaimed Miami-based composer, Jorge Mejia.

Filmed at Miami’s stunning Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts by Alexander Iziliaev, the work is free and available to all.

Places made its world debut on Give Miami Day, Thursday, November 19, 2020. This digital work is our gift to our community. Now more than ever, we need the inspiration, hope, and joy that the arts bring.



Premiered on Miami City Ballet’s Facebook and YouTube
Thursday, November 19 at 8am

Watch on Facebook   Watch on YouTube


Claudia Schreier
Jorge Mejia
Alexander Iziliaev
Nathalia Arja, Emily Bromberg, Renan Cerdeiro, Satoki Habuchi, Kleber Rebello, Damian Zamorano
Piano: Jorge Mejia
Violin 1: Daniel Andai
Violin 2: Sheena Gutierrez
Viola: Modesto Marcano
Cello: Shea Kole
Double Bass: Antonio Escobedo
John Hall and Alexander Iziliaev

This digital commission is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has been a generous supporter of Miami City Ballet with over $11 million in cumulative giving since the company’s founding.

This performance was supported by and filmed at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida.

Thank You For Your Support

We are incredibly grateful to all those that have supported our Dancer Support Fund during this time. As a non-profit organization, MCB employs over a hundred fiercely dedicated operational and artistic staff members, faculty and dancers to deliver the world-class performances, education and engagement programs that bring arts into the community.

As we look ahead to a changed world, we depend on the vital support and generosity of our audiences and donors. If you can help, please consider donating.


Health and Safety

Miami City Ballet is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for our dancers, staff, and crew. We strive to follow all current guidelines recommended by appropriate health authorities and safety experts.

Places was created under those strict guidelines, which included, daily health screening, socially distanced rehearsals, mandatory masks, enhanced cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection protocols consistent with CDC and local governmental guidelines, and regular COVID-19 testing for everyone involved during rehearsals and before entering the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts where the work was filmed.