Booksmart Ballerina: Kew Gardens’ Jennifer Kronenberg Pens Book

An evening at the ballet is a fascinating event; the lights go dim, the harmonious sound of the orchestra fills the theater, and the plush velvet curtain slowly rises on what seems to be a magical scene…, writes stunning prima ballerina, Jennifer Kronenberg, in her new book for aspiring dancers, So, You Want To Be A Ballet Dancer. A sea of beautiful, porcelain-perfect ballerinas whirl and twirl…skimming effortlessly across the stage, changing seamlessly from one formation to another. It can be almost hypnotizing, the way they move through space to the music, in unison, as smooth and lovely as a beautiful dream.The Kindle Edition of So, You want To Be A Ballet Dancer was released on May 1 on Amazon.com. It contains chock-full of tips and advice for aspiring dancers and their parents, and includes a personal account of the ballerina’s rocky journey to fame.

Stay Fit This Summer With Open Ballet And Jazz Classes

Summer 2011 Open Classes:BalletJazzFor further information call 305.929.7007 or e-mail registrar@miamicityballet.org Ballettaught by Kris Kramer and Kyra HomeresMondays (Beginner):6:30 – 8 p.m.Tuesdays (Intermediate/Advanced):6:30 – 8 p.m.Wednesdays (Beginner):6:30 – 8 p.m.Thursdays (Intermediate/Advanced):6:30 – 8 p.m.Jazztaught by Richard Amaro & Rafi Maldonado-LopezMondays:6:30 – 8 p.m.Wednesdays:6:30 – 8 p.m.Class levels will be based on student ability.All individual classes are $20.00 or you can purchase a card of ten classes for $150.00.No registration required.Any loose-fitting attire can be worn. Proper shoes should be worn.Classes are held at Miami City Ballet Studios (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach). Metered parking is available throughout the area.

Ratmansky’s Odd Man Out

Spending the last two weeks dancing for Alexei Ratmansky has been an absolute joy. The first movement of his new 35-minute ballet, Symphonic Dances–with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff–is finished. Even though it lasts only about 10 minutes, a number of events happen. The plot, however, is still unclear, even to Alexei himself. He is leaving it up for interpretation…

Miami Art Guide Features MCB School’s Student Showcase

Don’t miss your chance to see the future stars of the ballet world as students from Miami City Ballet School take the stage with two exciting programs: the Annual Student Showcase and Benefit May 20-23 and the first Annual Student Jazz Showcase June 3 and 4, 2011…

Miami City Ballet’s Last Call For Open Barre Before European Tour

A toast to the next steps! Miami City Ballet (MCB) offers its hometown public another weekend to celebrate its 25th anniversary before honeymooning in Paris. This Friday and Saturday at MCB’s Wolfson studio theater in South Beach, the company performs excerpts from George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room. Raise a cocktail glass in the lobby (open bar sponsored by Bacardi USA) and preview the repertory the company will bring overseas. Read on to see what you’re in store for…

Miami City Ballet ‘Romeo And Juliet’

Tragedy called for celebration in Miami City Ballet’s plush production of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, a first for the company in its 25th anniversary season. The austere stone architecture of Verona, as well as its denizens’ array of outfits, announced the work’s noble pedigree. (Susan Benson designed the costumes, originally for National Ballet of Canada.) And, under Gary Sheldon’s baton, the orchestra poured forth the riches of Prokofiev’s story-tailored score. The show’s greatest fortune, however, lay in the opening-night cast…