Miami City Ballet Estrena Directora

La gran noticia del Miami City Ballet esta temporada que comienza el viernes en el Adrienne Arsht Center, es el debut de Lourdes López como nueva directora art

MCB Blog: Random Act Of Culture At Wynwood Art Walk

This past Saturday, Art Walk goers were minding their business at popular spot, the Wynwood Walls. No one expected a ballet dancer in street clothes to strike a pose right smack in the middle of the crowd as the DJ changed her tune to tango! That dancer was principal Jeanette Delgado, who was soon joined by a group of MCB dancers that trickled into the choreography as the surprise performance mesmerized the spectators. And just like that, Art Walk was flash mobbed by Miami City Ballet!…

MCB Ready For New Season, New Artistic Director

Lourdes Lopez debuts as artistic director when Miami City Ballet opens its season Friday…Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/12/3045783/miami-city-ballet-ready-for-new.html#storylink=cpy

$3M In Donations Lift Troupe

The Miami City Ballet, which has struggled in the past year with financial shortfalls and conflict related to the departure of founding artistic director Edward Villella, has raised $3 million in new donations, company officials said Monday evening…

Miami City Ballet Continues Revival By Naming New Executive Director

After a tough year, Miami City Ballet is suddenly coming back strong. First, the troupe announced $3 million in new donations, a life-saving influx of nearly a quarter of its $13 million budget. And Tuesday, MCB announced the hiring of a top fundraiser at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington as executive director.It’s not that there are no financial issues, but we have really turned a corner, said arts-institution turnaround expert and Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser, who has been consulting with MCB since July. We are heading into a very good time.Kaiser, who engineered rescues of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theater and England’s Royal Opera House. said the moves ensure the company will recover from the most difficult period in its 26-year history.The new executive director is Daniel Hagerty, 40, who as director of individual campaigns at the Kennedy Center heads a staff of 25 that raised $40 million last year. Kaiser introduced him to leaders of MCB’s board a month ago.Hagerty, who starts in late October, said Tuesday he is thrilled at the prospect of working with new artistic director Lourdes Lopez , who took control this month…

Villella Leaves Miami, And The Dance World, A Richer Place

In his 18 years as a dancer, Edward Villella earned fame as an enormously gifted interpreter of George Balanchine, the Russian-born choreographer who transformed American and classical ballet, and as a charismatic figure who brought ballet to popular culture. But his greatest contribution to the art form he loves may have been his 26 years as artistic director of Miami City Ballet…

Message From Edward Villella To Subscribers Of Miami City Ballet

Dear valued subscriber:I am writing to thank you for your patronage of Miami City Ballet. Your continued support has helped us build an internationally acclaimed brand of ballet that is a local treasure for the entire South Florida community to take pride in and enjoy. While we stand on the accolades of the past, we are also ready to build a strong future. That is why I have decided that with the leadership transition plan well underway, it is time for me to leave the company now.I commend the board for its years of support, stewardship and leadership. Through the efforts of their succession planning, I am satisfied that the ballet’s future has been secured. Lourdes Lopez is ready to begin work immediately on the highly anticipated Paul Taylor, Liam Scarlett and George Balanchine performances scheduled for the opening of the 2012-2013 season. I am confident it will be brilliant.I offer one last heartfelt thank you for your support of myself and the ballet. The devotion of ballet lovers like yourself enabled us to bring word-class dancers to South Florida and Miami dancers to the world, and will be what propels Miami City Ballet to its next great milestone and secure its place as one of the world’s great ballets.All in all, my time here in Miami has been life changing and it has been my honor to be part of this community.Thank you for your support,Edward Villella

Message From Edward Villella To Supporters Of Miami City Ballet

TO MIAMI CITY BALLET DONOR COMMUNITY:I am writing to thank you for your dedicated support and unwavering commitment to Miami City Ballet. Through your efforts, we have built an internationally acclaimed brand of ballet that is also a local treasure for the entire South Florida community to take pride in and enjoy. While we can stand on the accolades of the past, we are also ready to build a strong future.That is why I have decided that with the leadership transition plan well underway, it is time for me to leave the company.I commend the board for its years of support, stewardship and leadership. Through the efforts of their succession planning, I am satisfied that the ballet’s future has been secured. Lourdes Lopez is ready to begin work immediately on the highly anticipated Paul Taylor, Liam Scarlett and George Balanchine performances scheduled for the opening of the 2012-2013 season. I am confident it will be brilliant.Our students will not only benefit from Lourdes’ talents, but many of the company’s finest former dancers, trained right here at Miami City Ballet, now serve as teachers at our world-class ballet school. In addition, the board has brought in nationally recognized arts management expert Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to work with Lourdes to create plans that will be of benefit to all donors. Without the important role you as donors serve, the ballet’s ability to fulfill its mission would be diminished. I offer one last heartfelt thank you for your years of support of myself and the ballet. Your devotion to the company enabled us to grow to world acclaim, and will be even more integral as Miami City Ballet aspires toward its next great milestone to solidify its place as one of the world’s great ballets.All in all, my time here in Miami has been life changing. It seems like only yesterday when Toby Lerner Ansin first reached out to me to explore the bold idea of creating a world-class ballet company. Thank you Toby for your vision, and I thank each and every one of you for the critical role you have played and will continue to play in bringing the vision to life. It has been my honor to be part of this community.Thank you for your support,Edward Villella

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