MCB School congratulates all graduates of the Pre-Professional Division. This year, as in all others, many have accepted contracts at national and international dance companies, and received scholarships to continue their dance education at the college level. Best of luck and keep dancing!
A full scholarship, long-term investment in young people, creating a new model for national arts experiences for underserved communities
MIAMI BEACH, FL – (August 28, 2015) – On September 8, the very first day of Miami City Ballet School’s school-year program, two buses will pick up 21 children from their elementary schools on the Biscayne Boulevard corridor, North Miami Beach, and Miami Beach and take them to their new after-school dance classes at MCB Studios. But this is just the beginning – these children will receive full scholarships at MCB School for up to 10 years per child – an extraordinary and long-term investment in the young people of Miami-Dade County.
The second season of “Strictly Ballet,” an online documentary by Teen Vogue, is focusing on the hurdles of young apprentices at the Miami City Ballet School. Among those students are many Latin Americans, recruited at an early age from their home countries and hopeful to meet their American dreams of becoming ballet dancers in the US.
Teen Vogue produced a new documentary “Strictly Ballet 2” offering an inside look at the lives of teen dancers.
The show follows six ballet dancers from Cuba, Brazil, Russia and Clearwater, Florida at the Miami City Ballet School.
“I always thought a ballet class was the most democratic place in the world because you walk in and you are judged not by your race or gender or social economic position,” Lourdes Lopez, artistic director Miami City Ballet. “You are judged by your talent and your judged by your effort that you put in.”