Miami City Ballet School 25th Anniversary Gala
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Chaired by Kristi & Dean Jernigan, the Miami City Ballet School 25th Anniversary Gala will be the most significant black-tie affair of 2018. Affectionately known as the gala with the very best dancers on the dance floor, this year’s Honorary Chairs Former Principal Dancer Patricia Delgado and Principal Dancer Jeanette Delgado prove the point! MCB’s black-tie affair will showcase its marvelous dancers at the exquisite Faena Forum again. Enjoy 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, and of course, a chance to take the dance floor! Proceeds from the gala 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.
Tables are priced from $15,000 to $25,000, and individual tickets start at $1,500. All Miami City Ballet dancers will be seated for dinner with table sponsors.
For seating and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ruth Robinson by phone at 305-929-7000, Ext. 1450 or by email at Ruth.Robinson@MiamiCityBallet.org.
Founded in 1993, Miami City Ballet School is one of the largest dance training programs in the nation. Expansive education and outreach programs make classical ballet relevant and accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of financial means and circumstances. A focus on the past, present and future, will celebrate a rich history of audience engagement and recognize stakeholders that have been instrumental in the advancement of the school and are key to its future. Join us in celebrating 25 years of enriching arts education as we invest in the longevity of our programs – an exquisite setting showcasing Miami City Ballet’s dancers promises a world-class dining and dancing experience!
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.