The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
“Great art and great artists constantly find ways to make art that touches our souls, binds us to place, to each other and to them. At the core of our arts community, Miami City Ballet is constantly evolving, finding ways to make our city greater. Presenting groundbreaking new collaborative work such as the reimagining of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is just another example of how Miami City Ballet is moving the art form forward. They are helping to build a community where outstanding art and dance are embedded into the fabric of our cultural identity.”
Alberto Ibargüen
President and CEO
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Ford Foundation
“Miami City Ballet is building inclusivity and opportunity – one young soul at a time. The arts, and ballet in particular, are important drivers of self-worth and self-esteem in young people. Miami City Ballet is a profound example of arts broadening individuals’ horizons and changing the face of classical ballet as we know it.”
Darren Walker
The Ford Foundation

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
“Miami City Ballet reaches into our community with our community with outstanding arts education and outreach programming that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Greater Miami. For more than thirty years, Miami City Ballet has been a major cultural force in our city, providing access and opportunity for young people and underserved communities to experience the wonder and joy of the very best live experiences in the performing arts. Miami is now the place to raise a family, grow a business and take a vacation thanks to Miami City Ballet’s leadership role as a cultural institution deeply rooted in giving back to its hometown.”
Michael Spring
Senior Advisor, Office of the Mayor
Director, Department of Cultural Affairs

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
“Each season, Miami City Ballet brings the very best of ballet to the stage, playing a key role in creating exciting and innovative cultural opportunities in Palm Beach County. They help to establish The Palm Beaches as a vibrant tourism destination. Ballet for Young People brings world-class dance directly from the stage into the community, making an impact that will last for generations to come.”
Rena Blades
President and CEO
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
“Miami City Ballet represents the artistic heartbeat of Florida. The Company serves as a cultural ambassador for the State of Florida throughout the country and beyond, bringing widespread recognition to our artistic offerings and their tremendous benefits to the state’s economy and diverse communities, underscoring the vital role the arts play in our cultural ecosystem.”
Sandy Shaughnessy
Division Director
Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs

Rockefeller Foundation
“Miami City Ballet is at the forefront of creating dance and educational programming that touches and transforms our evolving national arts and culture landscape creating a dynamic platform for unique collaboration and daring invention – and leaving a lasting impact. The extraordinary partnership between choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey could only happen at Miami City Ballet, where the street art of Wynwood Walls collides with the classical perfection of Balanchine heritage and the athletic vitality of MCB’s dancers. This is art for the next generation.”
Dr. Judith Rodin
The Rockefeller Foundation

Broward County Florida Cultural Division
“Miami City Ballet’s diverse artistic programs in Broward appeal to avid ballet fans and newcomers alike, fostering a dynamic cultural environment for both residents and visitors to Broward County. Each holiday season, Miami City Ballet’s dazzling rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ delights families with its magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes, and enchanting choreography. We are delighted to partner with Miami City Ballet each season to bring this holiday classic to thousands of young people, free of charge.”
Earl Bosworth
Broward Cultural Division

The City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs
“Miami City Ballet is a cornerstone of our thriving urban core here in the heart of Miami Beach. For more than three decades, this world-class company has brought extraordinary dance works and exceptional education and outreach to our local community, providing residents and visitors to the City of Miami Beach with great opportunities to engage with the arts. We are lucky to have this national treasure call Miami Beach its home.”
Mayor Philip Levine
City of Miami Beach

The Miami Foundation
“With Miami City Ballet as a leading factor transforming the arts in Miami abd sgaping the next generation of dance artists through Miami City Ballet School, the future of the art form is in safe hands. Miami City Ballet School and its programs—serving Miamians of all ages and backgrounds—are key to The Miami Foundation’s ability to achieve our goals of increasing access to the arts, leveraging creativity and fostering diversity in Miami’s growing cultural community.”
Javier Alberto Soto
President and CEO
The Miami Foundation