Reaching New Heights, Miami City Ballet Ballerina Lands On Cover Of Dance Magazine

Cover Girl Jennifer Kronenberg Will Perform in MCB’s 24th Season, Opening on October 23rd with Program IAcclaimed for her graceful allure, technical prowess and natural lyricism on stage, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is proud to announce that Principal Dancer Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg graces the cover of the October issue of Dance Magazine. A major national publication in the industry, Dance covers news on leading dancers, choreographers and dance companies as well as provides reviews and multiple resources to students, professionals and teachers. The issue offers an inside look into Kronenberg’s dancing career, her challenges, her successes and how she became ‘More Than a Balanchine Baby.”Being on the cover of Dance has been my dream since I was a little girl and used to thumb through the magazine’s pages, full of photographs of my favorite dancers,’ says Kronenberg. ‘This is not only a prestigious publication that has covered the finest of the industry in the last 80 years, but that it has shaped the culture and vision of American dance as a whole.’A native of Queens, New York, Kronenberg started taking Ballet classes when she was seven years old. She trained with renowned dancers and directors including Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff and Barbara Walczack. She joined the School of American Ballet in New York City in 1993. That same year, she was awarded the Villella pointe-shoe scholarship. At 17, she auditioned for MCB and joined the Miami troupe as an apprentice during the 1994-95 Season. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2001. Five years later, Kronenberg married dance partner Carlos Guerra, a MCB principal. ‘Kronenberg’s style of dancing is purely within the Balanchine realm,’ says Edward Villella, founding artistic director and chief executive officer of MCB. ‘Her dancing is a fine blend between delicate beauty in the movement and the portrayal of intense emotion.’According to Dance’s article, last winter, Kronenberg’s performance in Symphony in Three Movements at City Center stirred The New Yorker critic Joan Acocella to praise how ‘she moved through the piece like a symbol of winged victory.’ On October 23rd, the South Florida audience will have the opportunity to watch Miami’s cover girl dance this dazzling and colorful Balanchine ballet when MCB kicks off its 24th season at Adrienne Arsht Center. MCB’s Program I will open with four exciting dances including Symphony in Three Movements, a large-cast Balanchine chef-d’oeuvre containing some of the most dynamic and interesting patterns found in dance and set to a driving Stravinsky score, and Company B, a Paul Taylor masterwork performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war. Program I will also show at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on November 6-8 and at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on November 20-22.Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, MCB was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 45 dancers, and a repertoire of 88 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, and around the world. MCB maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Company’s school, the Miami City Ballet School. For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305.929.7010 or call 877-929-7010 toll-free or visit You can also become a fan of MCB on Facebook or follow the Company on Twitter. # # #