Becoming A Triple Threat – Act

Go behind-the-scenes of West Side Story Suite and watch as our dancers discover what it takes to become a true Triple Threat.

Miami City Ballet Finds Its Voice For ‘West Side Story Suite’

Miami City Ballet dancers are used to whirling and leaping to a big finale, but as they rehearse the ending of their next premiere, their feet are planted firmly on the floor. The only things moving are their mouths, in a familiar, yearning ballad: ‘There’s a place for us,’ they sing, ‘somewhere a place for us,’ before dropping their heads into stillness.The song is Somewhere, from the renowned musical West Side Story. And singing was not the only challenge for MCB as the troupe preparedWest Side Story Suite, which it will premiere Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Dancing What Was Lost

Dancer Jovani Furlan shares his experience learning the lost Paul Taylor solo in George Balanchine’s Episodes.

A Chance To Shine

Find out how Apprentice Leanna Rinaldi landed a leading role in her first year with Miami City Ballet.

Diversity, Thy Name Miami City Ballet

The centerpiece on this program is a 30-year-old work that is new to Miami City Ballet. Yet it feels fresh. Jardi Tancat (‘Closed Garden’) is performed to Catalan folksongs. Three couples, probably farmworkers, enact their struggles with the land and their love for each other.

Miami City Ballet To Dance New Work By Budding Choreographer Justin Peck

It’s a good thing Justin Peck is young and resilient, as well as talented. Peck, 26, juggles a budding career as a choreographer favorably noticed by critics with his responsibilities as a soloist with the New York City Ballet.Mid-December found him in Miami Beach, rehearsing his pas de deux Chutes and Ladders with Miami City Ballet for the program the company will perform Friday through Sunday at the Kravis Center. The night before his arrival, he’d been on stage with New York City Ballet.Directly after his return to New York, he met with composer Sufjan Stevens to discuss a work Peck is creatingfor New York City Ballet that will premiere in May.As if that weren’t enough, the male dancer scheduled to perform Chutes and Ladders sprained his ankle during a Nutcracker rehearsal.

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