2018 Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée
Benefits Miami City Ballet
Sunday, December 16, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center
Peacock Foundation Studio
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-929-7000, Ext. 1422
(Lisa Pollack) Lisa.Pollack@MiamiCityBallet.org
Miami City Ballet will host its annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Soirée on Sunday, December 16, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy a spectacular holiday brunch in a winter wonderland setting in the Peacock Foundation Studio before attending a VIP performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
During the 10:30 a.m. brunch reception hosted by event Co-Chairs Asha Elias, Nikki Squire and Tina van der Ven, there will be dancing, sweet treats, and kids will have the exclusive opportunity to meet dancers from the production.
After brunch, guests will make their way to prime seating in the main theater for the 1 p.m. performance of The Nutcracker. Guests will be transported to a magical world of toy soldiers, colorful characters and the enchanting “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy”. Balanchine’s iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, performed by a live orchestra, complete the experience. Backstage access with themed photo opportunities are available for VIP and sponsor level ticket-holders.
VIP Tickets are $500 for children and adults. For tickets, information and sponsorships, contact Lisa.Pollack@MiamiCityBallet.org or call Lisa at 305-929-7000, Ext. 1422.
About Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet recently celebrated its 30th anniversary season, earning critical acclaim from The New York Times: “Bold, light, immediate, intensely musical, the dancing of Miami City Ballet flies straight to the heart.” Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez since 2012, MCB was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 51 dancers and a repertoire of more than 100 ballets. MCB performs for nearly 100,000 patrons annually during its South Florida home season in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, and tours to top theaters domestically and internationally.
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is one of the most respected ballet training academies in America. The School’s renowned faculty, challenging syllabus and affiliation with Miami City Ballet make it a place where all students – from children to adults – can receive comprehensive dance training. The School trains approximately 400 students, ages 3-18, in its year-round program, and 400 during its summer programs, granting nearly $500,000 in scholarships annually. More than 500 adults participate in a vibrant community division.
Miami City Ballet is headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica.