Miami City Ballet is an American dance company based in Miami Beach, Florida. Founded in 1985 by Toby Lerner Ansin, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is one of the largest ballet companies in the United States and has achieved international acclaim for its artistry, technical ability, and innovative approach to classical dance.
The company has grown to include a main company of more than 50 dancers, a School of Dance with more than 400 students, and an extensive touring schedule. The company has performed throughout Florida and across the country in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
The repertoire of MCB is heavily weighted toward 20th century works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins as well as other masterworks from a variety of choreographers. In 2015 the company premiered two new works by Alexei Ratmansky and Liam Scarlett.
MCB also regularly performs works by Balanchine such as Apollo (1928) and Serenade (1935). In addition to these classic works the company performs new ballets created for them such as Justin Peck’s Everywhere We Go (2015) and Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit (2012).
In addition to performing in its home city of Miami Beach at its Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts home base MCB also performs throughout South Florida including West Palm Beach at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Fort Lauderdale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; Naples at Artis—Naples; Key Biscayne at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; Coral Gables at The Biltmore Hotel; Coconut Grove at Coconut Grove Playhouse; Coral Gables Merrick Park; Homestead at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park; West Palm Beach at Norton Museum of Art; Fort Lauderdale at Parker Playhouse; Miami Springs City Hall Auditorium; Key West’s Tennessee Williams Theatre & Waterfront Playhouse; Marathon Community Theatre; Key Largo’s Murray E Nelson Government & Cultural Center ; Islamorada Community Park ; Marathon High School Auditorium ; Jupiter’s Maltz Jupiter Theatre ; Miami Shores Village Field House ; Wellington’s Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse ; Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater ; Pompano Beach Cultural Center ; Palm Beach Gardens’ Eissey Campus Theatre ; Boynton Beach High School Auditorium ; Margate’s Catharine Young Library Community Room & many more!
Where Does Miami City Ballet Perform?
Miami City Ballet is based in Miami Beach but they perform all over South Florida including cities in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Monroe County and beyond. They have also toured nationally including cities like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Conclusion: Miami City Ballet is one of America’s premier ballet companies that have achieved international acclaim for their artistry and technical ability. They are based in their hometown of Miami Beach but they perform throughout South Florida including cities like West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Naples and many more as well as touring nationally including cities like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.