Premiere Named

Miami City Ballet’s world premiere from British choreographer Liam Scarlett has a name. The ballet, commissioned by MCB and premiering Jan. 6 to 8 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, is called Viscera. Set to contemporary composer Lowell Liebermann’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Viscera is a dramatic, large-scale work and the first American commission for the 25-year old Scarlett, who has earned critical and audience raves for the piece’s he’s done for Britain’s Royal Ballet, where he is also a dancer, and other English troupes. Tickets for MCB’s Program II, including Viscera, are available at 305-929-7010 or www.miamicityballet.org

My Pointe Shoes

Freed of London came to Miami City Ballet School to do pointe shoe fittings. Meet some of our students as they try on pointe shoes for the first time.

Edward Villella To Step Down From Miami City Ballet

Edward Villella, the founding and current artistic director of Miami City Ballet, will step down at the end of the 2012-2013 season, the company announced on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Villella, a former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, who founded the company with Toby Ansin in 1985, is leaving to continue other professional pursuits…

Front Page News: Edward Villella Retiring From Miami City Ballet

Edward Villella, the founder and director of Miami City Ballet, will be leaving the company he has built into one of South Florida’s leading artistic institutions and one of the nation’s top dance companies at the end of the 2012- 2013 season, it was announced Thursday.The move marks a milestone for a troupe that has been a keystone of South Florida’s cultural growth. The change also marks the end of the second period of Villella’s long and storied career, first as a star dancer with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, and then as the creator of a ballet company that has become renowned across the United States and, increasingly, beyond…

Edward Villella To Depart The Company At The End Of The 2012-2013 Season

(Miami Beach, FL: Sept. 23, 2011): Ron Esserman, Interim President of Miami City Ballet’s Board of Trustees announced today that Edward Villella, the company’s founding and current Artistic Director, will be departing at the end of the 2012-2013 season, twenty-nine years after his first discussions about creating a classical ballet company in Miami. Villella is leaving to continue his professional life.Esserman states: ‘As we all know, Edward has had an extraordinary success. From its modest beginnings

Dance Takes New Leaps This Season In S. Florida

Best BetsMiami City Ballet: The company has commissioned its first new work in three years, a still untitled world premiere from rising young British choreographer Liam Scarlett. Jan. 6-8 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Jan. 27-29 at the Kravis Center.

The Arts Reap Benefits For S. Florida Businesses

By Lewis Mike EidsonSpecial to The Miami HeraldMiami is in the midst of a cultural awakening. What started in 2002 with the arrival of Art Basel Miami Beach and continued with the construction of the Adrienne Arsht Center and New World Symphony’s new home, is now culminating with the development of Miami Art Museum and Miami Science Museum in downtown’s Museum Park.When the science museum is completed, Miami will have lured the world’s largest art fair, and built four world-class arts and science institutions in a 12-year span

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