Miami City Ballet Brings Freshness To Balanchine Works, Precision To Wheeldon’s ‘Polyphonia’

Miami City Ballet appears to be thriving under the leadership of its new artistic director, Lourdes Lopez, who is now in her second season with the company. The troupe presented a strong Program I: First Ventures, at the Kravis Center on Friday night, that illustrated Lopez’s commitment to maintaining the works of masters such as George Balanchine while also breathing new life into the company by performing ballets by esteemed living choreographers.