Miami City Ballet Hosts Nutcracker Magic Children’s Gala

Nutcracker Magic Chairs Ana Marie Codina Barlick and Tina Carlo

Miami City Ballet hosted its annual Nutcracker Magic Children’s Gala at the Four Seasons Grand Ballroom, followed by a VIP performance experience of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Nutcracker Magic Chairs Ana Codina Barlick and Tina Carlo created a spectacular holiday extravaganza inspired by the Land of the Sweets, and brought the magic of The Nutcracker to life with centerpieces by Revel Events and artwork by MCB supporter Lesli Brown. The children enjoyed dancing and divine desserts, and went home with a We Love Colors gift bag filled with festive tights, a glittering custom Nutcracker and other goodies provided by Ali’s Sweet Treats. After the performance, children had the opportunity to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, and to take a commemorative photo sitting in the sleigh with snow falling!

Magic sponsors included Toby Lerner Ansin, Ana and Rob Barlick, Tina and Dan Carlo, Margarita Codina, Joely Kauffman and Margot London. Sugar Plum sponsors included Constance Fernandez, Margie Luis MAPFRE Insurance and Veronica Zulueta. Proceeds from this gala directly benefit Miami City Ballet’s education and outreach programming serving thousands of local children and families each year.

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