Arsht Center Unveils Dorothea Green Theater at 13th Annual Gala

Arsht Center President Johann Zietsman, Adrienne Arsht and Dr. Kimberly Green

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County recently hosted its 13th Annual Gala with a momentous celebration. A major highlight of the evening was the announcement by Gala Co-Chair and Green Family Foundation President Dr. Kimberly Green that the foundation awarded a $2.5 million grant to support the Arsht Center’s free arts education programs. In recognition of the Greens’ generous gift, the 2,400-seat auditorium inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House was named in honor of Kimberly’s mother, Dorothea Green, who is a passionate, lifelong supporter of the arts.

Nearly 400 South Florida guests attended the Arsht Center’s 13th Annual Gala, which honored Arnold W. Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & PLC, in recognition of Carnival’s long history as a founding donor of the Center and Donald’s commitment to inspiring our community. Close to $1 million was raised by the Gala, with proceeds supporting the Center’s arts education programs, which annually serve more than 55,000 students of all ages throughout Miami-Dade County.

Nearly 1,300 South Florida guests attended the Arsht Center’s 13th Annual Gala and Concert, which was open to the general public for all local music lovers to enjoy. The star-studded concert highlighted performances by multi Grammy Award-winning sensation Juanes and Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. Immediately after the concert, Gala guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner on the Ziff Ballet Opera House’s Lynn Wolfson Stage crafted by James Beard Award finalist and Arsht Center Culinary Director Brad Kilgore of BRAVA! By Brad Kilgore. Meanwhile, concertgoers continued the festivities at Party on the Plaza, a joyous and vibrant after-party chaired by South Florida philanthropists Marlon and Carla Hill which celebrated Miami’s Caribbean carnival traditions on the Center’s Thomson Plaza for the Arts. For more information, please visit

The Arsht Center 13th Anniversary Concert

Carole Hall & Dr. Ira D. Hall AACT Board Chairman

Party of the Plaza Chairs Carla and Marlon Hill

Kiera Parrish, AileyCamp Miami Alumni


Party on the Plaza

Nancy Batchelor, AACF Board Member, & Jon Batchelor

Arsht Center President and CEO Johann Zietsman and wife Tharri Zietsman

Mrs. Gloria Fonts Suarez & Mayor Francis Suarez

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Party on the Plaza

Arsht Center 13th Annual Gala

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adrienne Arsht and Juanes

Arsht Center 13th Anniversary Concert

Ken Russell, Dr. Kimberly Green, Ambassador Steven Green, Adrienne Arsht, Dorothea Green, Commisioner Daniella Levine Cava

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Juanes, Conchi and Tony Argiz AACF Board Chairman

Party on the Plaza

Ana Navarro and Al Cardenas

Richard J. Alexander & Adrienne Arsht