MCB’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Benefits Miami City Ballet

Charity & Social Events
Date Saturday, January 23, 2016 Categories Charity & Social Events
Place On the Sands of Miami Beach Address Between the W South Beach and The Setai Phone 305-929-7000, Ext. 1400

Set on the sands of Miami Beach’s scenic

shoreline, Miami City Ballet will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, January 23, 2016, celebrating three decades of artistic leadership and community impact, and featuring elements of the company’s highly anticipated, all‐new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Inspired by the idea of Shakespeare’s midsummer forest transposed onto Miami’s ocean floor, this black‐tie affair will unfold directly on the beach, housed beneath a tent overlooking the water. The evening begins with cocktails at sunset and breathtaking views, followed by a tented dinner under the stars; dessert and dancing with the 51 Miami City Ballet dancers; and an exclusive after-party under the moonlight.

Presented in partnership with the City of Miami Beach, this signature event is made possible by an esteemed chairing committee, including Grand Honorary Chairs Claudia and Steven Perles, who recently gifted MCB with $1 Million for the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Susan D. Kronick, Chairman of MCB’s Board of Trustees and

Jonathan & Criselda Breene, Tina & Dan Carlo

Edward Manno Shumsky; Ana Codina Barlick, Vice Chairman of MCB’s Board of Trustees and Robert Barlick; Tina Carlo, Chair of the Partners en Pointe Committee and Dan Carlo; and Michele and Larry Herbert, Palm Beach Committee Chairs, among many other notable Miami, Palm Beach and New York philanthropists.

Also of special note, the Gala will be attended by the Miami City Ballet dancers, who will be seated with gala sponsors.

Tables are priced from $25,000 to $100,000 with single seats available at $2,500. Proceeds from the Miami City Ballet 30th Anniversary Gala benefit MCB’s education and outreach initiatives in the community, including more than 200 annual scholarships and thousands of complimentary
performance tickets for students in the Miami‐Dade County school system.

For seating and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eva Silverstein, Director of Development, at or 305-929-7000, Ext. 1400.

About Miami City Ballet

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s

Gala Chairs Ana & Robert Barlick
most beloved dance companies,” Miami City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. The Company has 51 dancers and a repertoire of more than 100 ballets. The Company performs for 120,000 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. Among the Company’s notable achievements have been critically acclaimed seasons in Paris and New York City and the nationally televised PBS THIRTEEN special: Great Performances ‐ Dance In America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.

Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is an elite pre‐professional ballet training academy with a vibrant community division serving 1,500 students and granting $500,000 in scholarships annually.

Miami City Ballet is headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica.

MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez with Knight Foundation President & CEO Alberto Ibarguen

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