2019 Miami City Ballet Gala
Benefits Miami City Ballet School
The 2019 Miami City Ballet Gala, to Benefit Miami City Ballet School, will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Miami Beach’s iconic Fontainebleau Hotel. Join us for an elegant, black-tie affair with Miami City Ballet Dancers and featuring the School’s Pre-Professional Students in a one-time-only performance choreographed by School Alumnus, Durante Verzola.
Chaired by Margot & Allen London and Lisa & Jay Massirman, the Miami City Ballet Gala is affectionately known as the gala with the very best dancers on the dance floor! MCB’s black-tie affair will feature an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and more. Seated at each gala table will be a Miami City Ballet dancer, giving patrons a chance to get to know our fabulous company members and their stories.
Individual tickets start at $1,500, and tables of ten range from $15,000 to $35,000. For seating and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ruth Robinson by phone at 305-929-7000, Ext. 1422 or by email at Ruth.Robinson@MiamiCityBallet.org.
Proceeds will support Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage and in our community, bringing the magic of the live performing arts to people from all walks of life.
Miami City Ballet is dedicated to presenting world-class artistry on stage, inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds. Expansive education and outreach programs through community engagement make classical ballet relevant, accessible and inviting to every audience, regardless of financial means and circumstances. MCB School’s Scholarship Program serves a vital function in maximizing enrollment for gifted students with a financial need. The School, founded in 1993, is one of the top dance training institutions in the nation and is an important talent stream for the Company. Nearly half of Miami City Ballet’s current roster is made up of MCB School graduates and former scholarship recipients — a true testament to the impact of scholarships on the lives of young artists.
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, founded in 1993 and 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.