2010-2011 Season

End of The Season Wrap Up.

Posted by on 05.05.2011

The Miami City Ballet dancers love ballet and we love our jobs.  But that doesn’t mean that we don’t look forward to the end of the season.  It is only understandable right?  This doesn’t make us bad people!  I mean, just look back at what we had crammed into the past 8 months: We started our season with a four -month crash course of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.  We then spent two weeks filming three ballets for PBS’ Great Performances: Dance in America, Balanchine’s Square Dance, Tharp’s Golden Section, and Balanchine’s Western Symphony.  Then we hit the stage with Program I in October, followed by a nice long run of Nutcracker.  After...

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A Virtual Romeo and Juliet.

Posted by on 04.22.2011

As you may know, a few weeks ago Miami City Ballet treated South Florida to John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, even if you were not able to attend, you can feel as if you were there.  Again, I would like to take you behind the lens of MCB dancer, Leigh-Ann Esty. Click here to find her amazing snap shots of this production.  When I first browsed through her photos I was entranced.  Since I am on stage during many of the moments that she captured, I was so amazed at how the sets and costumes came across to the audience.  Since she was also dancing, she was only able to get to the camera when she was off stage. So please...

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Tune In For Live Updates From The Stage.

Posted by on 03.22.2011

Today was our last day full day of rehearsals in the studios before we head to the theater tomorrow afternoon.  That’s right, it is almost time for our company premier of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet!  I can tell you that this production is not to be missed!  The music is next to none, the choreography tells the story in a compelling way, and the costumes are extravagant! So, if you live in South Florida; near Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, don’t miss out on this event!  And if you don’t live in the area, get on twitter and join me this Friday as I will be guest tweeting for Miami City Ballet.  The...

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Take a Look at Miami City Ballet Through a Different Lens.

Posted by on 03.19.2011

Do you enjoy the photos of Miami City Ballet dancers that often grace my blog?  These photos have been taken by the multi-talented Leigh-Ann Esty.  Ms. Esty is a Corps de Ballet dancer with Miami City Ballet and whenever she is not onstage, she is in the wings taking gorgeous photos.   And now, you can finally experience all of her work!  She launched her website yesterday and I invite you all to click over and experience ballet through her eyes.   Congratulations Leigh!

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Help Miami City Ballet Bring Relief to Japan

Posted by on 03.16.2011

Miami City Ballet is sending support to Japan with your help. The company is donating $10 to the American Red Cross for each regular priced ticket purchased on Thursday, March 17th and Friday, March 18th for the company premier of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet. Tickets must be purchased between 10AM and 5PM on the 17th and 18th.  To make a purchase, you can call the box office at (305) 929-7010 or toll-free (877) 929-7010.  Tickets are also available online at miamicityballet.org. The much anticipated South Florida arrival of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet is just around the corner; opening night at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the...

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Go On Tour With MCB, Vicariously Through "Digital Diverts".

Posted by on 01.24.2011

This week is going to be a busy one for Miami City Ballet.  Tomorrow morning we will all get up, pile into our cars, and truck across the state of Florida to Naples, for a quick stint of two performances.  Then we come back to Miami, late on Wednesday night, for only one day, before we rush to West Palm Beach on Friday for another weekend of performances.  Yes, we sure will be busy. So follow along with us as we jet across South Florida to bring ballet to our different audiences.  I will be posting updates on my Tumblr, Digital Diverts, by the hour to keep you up to date on our schedule. So come along with me, and with Miami City Ballet as we take Program II on the...

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