Nutcracker Magic Family Luncheon – Reserve Your Seats

Ring in the holiday season with a fun-filled celebration for the entire family! Experience the magic of the Nutcracker both on and off the stage with a special luncheon, taking place Saturday, December 20th at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami. Following the festivities, it’s off to the Adrienne Arsht Center to enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, Sugar Plum Fairies and more in the holiday spectacular, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™.

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Holiday Magic on Instagram

Leigh Ann Esty

Leigh Ann Esty

The Nutcracker may have left the Arsht Center, but Marie and her Prince are just getting started on their magical journey! We now travel north to West Palm Beach for performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Kravis Center, where corps de ballet dancer Leigh-Ann Esty will be capturing the magic on Instagram. Follow her on our feed #LeighMCBphotos to make the holidays last.  Leigh-Ann shares why this beloved holiday tradition is so special to her below!

I’m so excited for the holiday season. Nutcracker means so much to me! It brings families together and really gets you in the holiday spirit. I’ve been performing in The Nutcracker since I was 7, so it’s been a huge part of my life! I love how happy it makes the audience. 

There is still time to catch The Nutcracker at the Kravis Center (Dec. 27-30) and Broward Center (Jan. 3-5). GET TICKETS NOW!

 

Making Nutcracker Memories on Instagram

AshleyKnox_headshotIt has been said that this time of the year is the most wonderful and we can’t agree more! Tomorrow, we open George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Adrienne Arsht Center, starting our our magical journey into a world of dancing snowflakes, sweets and flowers for the next three weeks, until our final performance at the Broward Center on January 5, 2014. With every holiday tradition comes brand new memories, so to capture the special backstage moments on Instagram is corps de ballet dancer Ashley Knox.

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Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Meet the Sugarplum Fairy and get your ticket to the Land of the Sweets!

Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ runs from December 19-January 5 in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. GET TICKETS NOW!

Thanksgiving with MCB!

Patricia Delgado

Patricia Delgado

While most of you are digging your nose deep into cookbooks and fighting the crowds at the local grocery store, we are preparing for Thanksgiving with rehearsals of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™!  This weekend, we head to Naples for our first Nutcracker performance of the season! Dancer Rebecca King will be capturing the magic of this holiday classic on our Instagram feed and shares how The Nutcracker has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition in its own right below. Follow Rebecca #RebeccaMCBphotos!

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2013-2014 Season Preview!

Check out our latest video to discover what exciting dance masterworks Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has in store for Miami City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season. What ballet(s) are you most excited to see next season?

Subscription packages and single tickets are on sale now! Visit miamicityballet.org or call 305.929.7010 for more information and tickets.

The 12 Days of Christmas: MCB Version

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

12 Floating Angels

11 Grown-Up Party Guests

10 hours of Production Load-In

9 Mischievous Mice

8 Miniature Italian Polichinelles

7 Fly Men (who make it snow!)

6 Prop People

5 Marzipan Shepherdesses

4 Call Lights

3 Giant Gifts

2 Colossal Bags of Snow

and

1 Magical Growing Christmas Tree

Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM.  Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photos © Kyle Froman, Leigh-Ann Esty, Nicole Mitchell

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