“When Patricia Delgado joined Miami City Ballet, what thrilled the then-18-year-old ballerina most wasn’t performing in big theaters or being part of a famous company, but getting to dance all the time.” The Miami Herald reflects on a beloved ballerina.
MCB Executive Director Michael Scolamiero remarks on the recent proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts – one of MCB’s most valued partners and the nation’s single largest funder of the arts. Please show your support by taking a moment to sign the national petition to save the NEA.
Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer Patricia Delgado has announced she will step down as a permanent member of the company to pursue other artistic opportunities after the 2016-17 season
“Alexei Ratmansky, the formidable Russian dance artist who is resident choreographer at American Ballet Theatre, is creating his version of “The Fairy’s Kiss” for Miami City Ballet, his second commission for the Miami troupe.”
The New York Times previews Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss” – premiering this weekend at the Adrienne Arsht Center. “While Ratmansky draws from the classical canon, he also shapes the movement with his own accent, with the aim of telling the story with greater immediacy.”
MCB’s spring tour to New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis was just named one of Pointe magazine’s Standout Performances of 2016. Starting with its Lincoln Center debut, with performances that Alastair Macauley of The New York Times said “placed this troupe at the forefront of all those dancing choreography by George Balanchine today,” the Company continued to garner critical acclaim and audience praise in Chicago’s Harris Theater and Northrop in Minneapolis.
Photo: Miami City Ballet dancers in Heatscape. Choreography by Justin Peck. Photo © Gene Schiavone.
MCB principal dancer Renato Penteado won the title of Best Male Performance in Dance Magazine’s “Best of 2016” feature. The magazine’s editors and writers nominated the best dancers and performances that they saw in 2016, and readers got to vote on the winners. This honor is a well-deserved accolade for the 17-year veteran of the company whose featured roles in 2016 included Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the lead in La Source, and also impressing New York audiences during MCB’s Lincoln Center debut in April.
Photo: Renato Penteado in La Source. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Daniel Azoulay.
Legendary ballerina Patricia McBride will be the guest artist featured in Miami City Ballet’s first Open Barre of the season on Nov. 16-17.
On Sunday, August 28, Miami City Ballet will hold auditions at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach for boys and girls from Palm Beach and Broward Counties who want to participate in the South Florida company’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
On Sunday, September 11, Miami City Ballet will hold auditions at Artis-Naples for boys and girls in Naples and the surrounding area who want to participate in the South Florida company’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.