MCB Summer: Rebecca King Ties the KNOT!

RebbecaKing_HeadshotCorps de ballet dancer Rebecca King shares the special moments of her wedding day as part of our ‘MCB Summer’ series.

After 365 days of anticipation, organizing and planning, our big day had finally arrived on June 1, 2013.  After a rainy and dreary week, suddenly the sun was shining, illuminating

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A ‘Model’ Day!

Leigh Ann Esty

Leigh Ann Esty

You may have seen sisters Leigh-Ann and Sara Esty gracing the pages of various dance magazines this season. Why? Earlier this year, they became the official spokesmodels for Suffolk Pointe’s new leotard line! We caught up with Leigh-Ann to hear about their amazing experience. Here is what she had to say!

When my sister and I received an email from our PR manager about being the new Suffolk Pointe leotard models, we went absolutely nuts! To model for the company that makes our pointe shoes would be the coolest thing ever. After a few weeks of planning, we found ourselves in a stretch limo to the airport after one of our shows in West Palm Beach. Talk about movie star treatment! We flew out at about 5pm to Dallas.

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Ella Titus captures MCB School on Instagram!

Ella Titus in costume for Petipa's Paquita.

Ella Titus in costume for Petipa’s Paquita.

While the company is off for the summer, aspiring ballerina Ella Titus from MCB School will be taking over our Instagram feed this week! She will be snapping behind-the-scenes shots of MCB School students preparing for their upcoming Student Showcase, May 17-19.  The Student Showcase celebrates the hard-work, hours of training, and dedication that these outstanding students withstand each year in pursuit of becoming professional dancers.  Follow Ella #EllaMCBphotos to check out the dance stars of tomorrow!

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ITS A WRAP! Jennifer Lauren Shoots Final Program of 2012-13 Season

Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren

Soloist Jennifer Lauren will bid farewell on Instagram as we say good-bye to the 2012-2013 Season during Program IV: Broadway and Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center May 3-5. She will be catching the best of Broadway, Ballet and Baseball….what? Yes, Baseball! When MLB All-Star Mike Piazza makes his debut as the Gangster in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Jennifer will be snapping shots of all of the backstage action! Don’t miss out on the fun. Follow her at #JenLaurenMCBPhotos.

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Baseball All-Star Mike Piazza becomes the Gangster!

Former MLB catcher Mike Piazza visited our studios yesterday for a quick costume fitting and round of rehearsals in preparation for his cameo appearance as the Gangster in George Balanchine’s Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.  Channeling his Italian heritage and adding a mafiosa twist, Mike turned out to be a natural fit for the role.  Check out his impressive acting skills in this sneak peek video!

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Adriana Pierce captures ‘Poetic Fusion’ on Instagram!

Adriana Pierce

Adriana Pierce

While most dancers are taking full advantage of their one week off before final performances of Program IV: Broadway and Ballet at the Broward Center and Adrienne Arsht Center, corps dancer Adriana Pierce is taking over our Instagram feed as this week’s guest photographer. Not only will Adriana be snapping pics, but she is also creating a new work on dancers Leigh-Ann Esty, Sara Esty and Nicole Stalker , in collaboration with poet Barbara Lisette Anderson, for the month-long  O, Miami Poetry Festival.  Check out how Adriana bridges the worlds of ballet and poetry when our MCB ladies perform Poetic Fusion on Friday, April 12, at The LAB Miami. Follow her #AdrianaMCBPhotos.

We caught up with Adriana to learn more about her upcoming work.  Here is what she said!

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From Our Dancers to YOU!

We can’t believe that its already our final program of the 2012-2013 Season!  While we feel like the year has just flown by, many of us have been anxiously awaiting the opening of Program IV: Broadway and Balletespecially our dancers who can’t wait to get onstage.  Find out why!

EmilyBromberg_HeadshotEmily Bromberg, Corps de Ballet, on Program IV: Broadway and Ballet – I’ve been looking forward to Program IV since last July [2012] when we started rehearsing for both ballets!  I was overjoyed when I saw that I would be learning the “mauve” girl in Dances at a Gathering.  For me, this part has a lot of meaning. From what I understand, her character is portrayed as a bit internal and full of thought.  Finding my own way of portraying this has been my favorite part of the rehearsal process because everyday I get to go into the studio and experiment with how I want to feel, while dancing each movement.  This experimentation along with the personal molding of each of the difficult, but liberating steps is such a fulfilling process.  I couldn’t look more forward to performing such a role!  Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is so much fun to perform with the audience! We use their energy, applause and reactions to fuel our every step!  I’m happy to get the chance to be a part of it!

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Adrienne Carter is back on Instagram!

Adrienne Carter

Adrienne Carter

Corps dancer Adrienne Carter takes over our Instagram feed during this performance packed week! Adrienne will capture the company bringing the best of Broadway and Ballet to audiences in Naples on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then in West Palm Beach over the weekend — for a total of SIX performances (let’s not even mention the rehearsals).

Don’t miss out on the action! Follow Adrienne #AdrienneMCBPhotos.

For the opening of Program IV: Broadway and Ballet, we caught up with Adrienne to find out what ballet she is most excited about performing this week.  Here is what she said!

I’m really excited for Slaughter on Tenth Avenue because I have always loved jazzy type things and its also my first time performing after my injury!

See Adrienne onstage during our final program of the 2012-2013 season!

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