A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Balanchine / Mendelssohn

Enter this undersea fantasy of magically entangled lovers, fairy royalty, magic spells, and happy-ever-after in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Trailer

This extraordinary reimagining of Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an unforgettable oceanic spectacle inspired by South Florida’s glorious seascape featuring a fairytale cast of children and singers, and the breathtaking Miami City Ballet dancers performing to the treasured music of Mendelssohn, performed live by Opus One orchestra.

Dive into this “shimmery, shadowy, magical jewel box of a show” (Miami Herald) inspired by Miami and sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

Brilliant choreography, vivid performances… the dancers seem like darting fish in the dark depths…. cinematic.” Miami Herald

A most refreshing company, enthusiastic, precise and free… marvelously iridescent.” New York Times

Mesmerizing… offers the intoxicating impact of being seduced.” Palm Beach Daily News

A Midsummer Night's Dream photo

Costume design by Oka Doner pictured in performance photos.


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Felix Mendelssohn

Scenic, Projections, Properties, and Costume Design
Michele Oka Doner

Projection Designs
Wendall Harrington