Miami City Ballet Opens With Fast, Furious Toe-Breaker: Ballo Della Regina

Miami City Ballet’s season opens the evening of Oct. 18 at the Adrienne Arsht Center with Ballo della Regina, a technical feat of precision and speed, with lots of fast turns, hops on point and at times a combination of the two. The ballet, set to music from Verdi’s Don Carlo, is so difficult that it’s not widely performed because many companies don’t have the dancers to pull it off.

Firsthand Knowledge

Balanchine created ‘Ballo della Regina’ for Merrill Ashley, and she taught it to MCB dancers for Friday’s season opener.

Program I At Arsht Center

Casting for Program I: First Ventures at the Adrienne Arsht Center is now available. *Casting is subject to change.

Dance Evolution

All eyes will be on the Miami City Ballet in more ways than one this month. Artistic Directo Lourdes Lopez will finally get to show audiences what she’s been working on since she took over this past fall.

Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez

In the dance world, all eyes will be on the Miami City Ballet.This is the debut season from artistic director Lourdes Lopez, who set tongues wagging last year when she was asked by MCB’s board to take over eight months earlier than previously scheduled, replacing company co-founder Edward Villella who was at the helm for 27 years. Lopez gamely finished out the season planned by Villella and triumphed with the wary dancers.

On Pointe

HOTTEST TICKET – This season, Miami City Ballet debuts anticipated company premieres from new Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.