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 the foundation of this company. Yet, the repertory is rounded out with more traditional classics, as well as with works by notable choreographers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
In 2009, Miami City Ballet will launch a new artistic partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra. The project was initiated after a successful residency program with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2007 and the establishment of a Musical Arts Association network of supporters across Miami. With a history of working with internationally renowned ballet companies, there are high hopes for the partnership with Cleveland to bring a new vibrancy to ballet performances, as well as generate future collaborative projects.
Miami City Ballet (MCB) Information
- Other Venues: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Four programs each year, plus the annual Nutcracker. Each show generally runs for one weekend at each of their three regular venues
- Ticket Prices: $19–$175. Students receive approximately 50% off single-ticket prices. Student groups of 10 or more also receive additional discounts on Nutcracker tickets. Some additional offers may be available through Ticketmaster
- Group Discounts: Groups of 20 or more receive a 15% discount
- Subscriptions: Subscription packages are available for two or four shows at one of three venues
- Membership: Membership opportunities start at $250 and include recognition in MCB’s playbills, a subscription to MCB’s newsletter, and invitations to special events.