Just as turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes are sure to bring friends and families together November 29, the popular Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, is set to officially start the Southwest Florida holiday season when Miami City Ballet brings its version to the Hayes Hall stage at Artis,Naples from November 29-December 1.
Dancer Rebecca King takes over our Instagram feed for the first Nutcracker performance of the season and shares how this classic ballet has become a Thanksgiving tradition at MCB in its own right!
Get a sneak peek of Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Like most ballerinas, Jennifer Kronenberg has been absorbed with dancing since she was a little girl. But the Miami City Ballet principal dancer has long loved another sort of expression, too.’I’ve always liked writing. In school English was my favorite subject,’ says Kronenberg. ‘It just flowed, and I enjoyed it. I always said one day I’d like to write a book. But I never saw it happening.’
The 19-story dancing lady still has her moves, but after adorning the side of the InterContinental Miami for the last year
Ballet figures into each and every day for Patricia and Jeanette Delgado. Miami, for that matter, does too. Born and raised in the city, the Delgado sisters are homegrown stars, who have worked their way up from the Miami City Ballet School to the main company, Miami City Ballet, where Patricia was named an apprentice in 2000 and principal in 2007 and Jeanette in 2003 and 2008.
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.
Miami Beach, FL , On Friday, November 1 at Fienberg-Fisher Elementary School in Miami Beach, the Miami City Ballet School, the official school of the critically acclaimed Miami City Ballet (MCB), auditioned over forty 2nd and 3rd grade children for the School’s 28-week long Explore Dance outreach program. Explore Dance is an educational outreach program designed to promote the arts to our community’s youth through weekly-held classes that take place at MCB’s 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in Miami Beach.
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Christopher Wheeldon breaks down the ballet that made him one of today’s most important choreographers in our latest INSIGHTS video!
New York City Ballet dancer Merrill Ashley was returning from a seasonal layoff in 1977, feeling out of shape and nursing a scraped foot, when ballet master George Balanchine hailed her on her way to class.
Casting is now available for performances of Program I: First Ventures at the Kravis Center.