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Miami Dance: Dance Around Miami

Below are our Miami Dance recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Miami Art.
 

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Founded in 1997 under the direction of Russian-born ballet master and choreographer Mo. Vladimir Issaev, this company offers a repertoire that includes classic works by such ballet icons as Petipa, Bournonville, and Fokine, as well as original works by Issaev. ABTF performs at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and major …more…

Boca Ballet Theatre

Boca Ballet Theatre (BBT)

Unlike the traditional ballet company model, Boca Ballet Theatre (BBT) does not maintain a regular group of performers. Instead, BBT hires professional dancers on a per-production basis for principal and soloist roles while relying on its most advanced students to make up the bulk of the cast. This model has enabled their productions to feature some of the most famous dancers in the world from companies such as American Ballet …more…

Brazz Dance Theater, photo by Mitchell Zachs

Brazz Dance Theater

BDT was founded in 1998 in Rochester, NY as “Inside Out.” Reincarnated in 2004 as Brazz Dance Theater, the troupe is now firmly ensconced in Miami, presenting work flavored with Afro-Brazilian and contemporary dance styles. Founder and Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, a native of Bahia, Brazil, brings his choreographic vision to a company dedicated to expanding the language of dance. Through concerts, workshops, and classes, BDT extends itself to the …more…

Miami City Ballet (MCB)

Miami City Ballet (MCB)

Miami City Ballet comprises 55 professional dancers, many of whom come from some of the most prestigious ballet training centers in the world. The company serves the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach, and Collier on Florida’s west coast. Having danced for 18 years with George Balanchine at New York City Ballet and originated many lead roles, founding artistic director Edward Villella has made the Balanchine style and repertory …more…

Miami Contemporary Dance Company

Miami Contemporary Dance Company

Founded in 2000 by artistic director Ray Sullivan, MCDC has quickly become one of Miami’s foremost modern dance companies. Named one of the “Top Ten in Dance” by the Miami Herald in 2004 and “Best Dance Company” in both 2004 and 2008 by the Miami New Times, the company is composed of culturally diverse dancers who reflect Sullivan’s passion for movement.

Sullivan was initially trained in the techniques of Martha Graham, …more…

The International Ballet Fest of Miami

The International Ballet Fest of Miami

IBFM is considered one of the most important ballet festivals in the United States; each year it showcases some of the most stellar companies and ballet stars from around the world. As part of South Florida’s arts boom, the festival has helped make the area a ballet mecca where audiences can experience the best of ballet in four different locales: Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Fort Lauderdale.

Over the …more…