POSTPONED: 2020 Miami City Ballet Gala
Join co-chairs Lisa & Jay Massirman and Margot & Allen London for a dining and dancing experience inspired by the colorful and fiery production of Don Quixote.Charity & Social Events, Gala Guide, Save the date
Miami City Ballet’s 2020 Gala will be the premier opening gala for the rooftop ballroom of the newly redesigned Miami Beach Convention Center. A dining and dancing experience inspired by the colorful and fiery production of Don Quixote with a performance by MCB company dancers as the highlight of the evening. Funds raised will support Company, School and Community Engagement.
About Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet is an American ballet company in Miami, now in its 34th season, led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. Lopez was recently named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today” by Dance Magazine and is on The Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. MCB was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. The Company has 52 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.
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