Meet Our New Dancers!

Miami City Ballet is welcoming several new dancers to the company this season – get to know them on our blog!

2013-2014 Season Preview!

MCB BlogCheck out our latest video to discover what exciting dance masterworks Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has in store for Miami City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season.

All-American Goddesses

The New York TimesCan you have ballet without ballerinas? Yes. In the 18th century, women were the second sex in Western theater dance. Though some female stars were called ‘queens’ of dance, men were known as ‘gods.’ Yet for the last two centuries, mainly since the establishment of female point work, the ballerina has been the quintessence of ballet.

In Ballet, Females Dominate Stage While Males Direct Leadership

Legendary choreographer George Balanchine once said, ‘ballet is woman,’ and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls. But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership. Right now, the biggest U.S. ballet companies are run by men

A Grimm Season Finale

Pictorial of Miami City Ballet Dancers performing ‘The Frog Prince’ during Sunday’s season finale of Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children at the Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Former Macy’s Vice Chairman Susan D. Kronick Elected President Of Miami City Ballet’s Board Of Trustees

Miami, FL (May 9, 2013): Miami City Ballet’s Board of Trustees today elected Susan D. Kronick as its new President of the Board. Kronick is regarded as one of the nation’s most effective retail marketing and merchandising strategists. She is the former Vice Chairman of Macy’s Inc., where she was responsible for approximately $25 billion in sales and 850 Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores nationwide. ‘I am excited and honored to be part of Miami City Ballet,’ said Kronick, ‘particularly at a time when the cultural life of South Florida is exploding with energy and creative force. Our internationally acclaimed company has a magnificent legacy, supremely talented dancers and an exhilarating future. The beauty, power and discipline of dance have been important to me since I was 6 years old. And sometimes you are fortunate when life brings you full circle.’

For A Night, Former Baseball All-Star Joins Miami City Ballet

Former Major League Baseball catcher Mike Piazza made his cameo with Miami City Ballet Friday night.The 44-year-old retired Miami Beach native and father of two put on his gangster face for a performance of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.’ Piazza’s daughter is a student at Miami City Ballet School…read more

Mike Piazza Makes His Ballet Debut In Miami, A Hit Man Again

MIAMI – More than 20 years after making his major-league debut, Mike Piazza, considered one of the best-hitting catchers in history, made another debut. This time he traded a baseball jersey for a tan suit, loud tie and dark fedora, and a baseball bat for a gun. Well, sort of. Piazza, who retired from the big leagues in 2007 and holds the record for most home runs by a catcher with 427, made his ballet debut Friday night. He played a hit man in a Miami City Ballet production of George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami…read more

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