Includes Major Commitments by the Ford Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Miami City Ballet is thrilled to announce $6.5 Million in new support as the Company heads into its landmark 30th Anniversary Season. These generous gifts support one of the nation’s most prolific and diverse professional ballet companies, an elite pre-professional ballet training academy, and vibrant community-based dance education programs serving the South Florida region.
“This extraordinary support from two national foundations such as Knight and Ford, our Board members, and individuals as we launch our 30th anniversary is transformative,” says MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. “It is a powerful indicator of our successful efforts introducing and sustaining high-quality art over thirty years and becoming an integral part of our South Florida community. This support lifts us to the next level as an important voice for dance, and ballet in particular, in the 21st century.”
“Miami City Ballet is a company on the move both literally and figuratively,” says Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Susan D. Kronick. “Our dancers are young, fresh, dynamic artists and our repertoire is increasingly distinctive. Our Board, donors, and audiences have been invigorated by Lourdes’ vision for innovative programming and collaborative commitment to arts education and outreach. Our artistic growth and deep community impact are thanks in large measure to these tremendous gifts.”