A World Premiere Commissioned by Miami City Ballet

On November 19, join Miami City Ballet for the world premiere of 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 makes 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.


When you give to Miami City Ballet on Thursday, November 19, you are supporting our Dancer Support Fund, which is keeping our dancers and artistic team employed so that they may continue creating the transformative experiences that you love.

Your donation to Miami City Ballet on Give Miami Day will enable us to bring the healing power of the arts back to you and your community as soon as possible.


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

Click ‘Get Reminder’ on the links below to get a notification from our social channels to tune in for the world premiere.

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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.

Donate on Give Miami Day, Thursday November 19.




Health and Safety

The health and safety of our dancers, students and employers are of paramount importance to Miami City Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. We continue to closely monitor the latest developments regarding novel coronavirus (“SARS-CoV-2,” which causes the disease known as “COVID-19”) to ensure that we are following appropriate recommendations from health authorities and to proactively implement measures to ensure a safe environment for classes and rehearsals.