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“Miami City Ballet's The Nutcracker”
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Miami City Ballet
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Owner description: Miami City Ballet's (MCB) regular performance season takes place in three major theaters in South Florida: the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami, the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Please check your tickets carefully for your performance location, or call the MCB box office at the telephone number provided in this listing for more information. Critically acclaimed by The New York Times, MCB is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. The Company has more than 40 dancers, and a repertoire of over 90 ballets which they perform in the four home counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Collier, and around the world. MCB maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Miami City Ballet School.
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Miami City Ballet is one of our city’s greatest and most beloved treasures. In its more than 30 years, it has emerged to become one of the leading dance companies in the United States. Each and every performance by Miami City Ballet that I have attended, has been beautifully and flawlessly executed. Although I have enjoyed many of the ballets in its repertoire, I’m noting the production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker which they performed at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this past December. As this was a new production with updated costumes and set designs by the famous team of Isabel and Ruben Toledo, I had secured front row seats where I could view the performance, the artistry, the costumes and the orchestra from my enviable vantage point. I hoped that the redesign would live up to the buzz that had surrounded it for months. Miami City Ballet didn’t disappoint, and the great reveal was worth the wait. As much as I loved the previous version, which I had seen several times, this new production was stellar, gorgeous and glorious. The costumes, which invoked the tropical colors of South Florida, featured intricate designs, updated silhouettes and moved beautifully on the dancers. Large new sets made for grandeur and fantasyland on the stage. Special effects enhanced the backdrop and made the opening snow scene and the soaring Christmas tree particularly enchanting and memorable. Most important, the dancers were effervescent, exuberant and a joy to watch. Even the program was special with whimsical and lovely illustrations by Ruben Toledo. My favorite scene: Arabian Coffee in her beautiful jewel-toned costume, her languid and sinuous movements combined spectacular jumps! The enthusiasm of the orchestra in unison with the artistry of the dancers made for a phenomenal and magical performance. Continued success and well-deserved applause Miami City Ballet!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I recently saw Miami City Ballet perform and it confirmed everything I’ve read about the company, and performances I’ve seen in the past of it and other companies. This is one of the great companies in the world. They dance the ballets of the great choreographer Georges Balanchine better than any other company around as well more modern choreographers like Justin Peck. They possess energy, talent, wit and offer a fresh look at some of the great classics. If you are in Miami between October and March make sure you get tickets to see this company perform! If you’re not a ballet lover now, you’ll be one by the end of the evening.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

My child attends Miami City Ballet and she loves it! She has improved so much and looks forward to going every week! We love her teacher that she has had for 2 years, Ms. Kris! Thank you for helping my daughter improve!

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My child attends Miami City Ballet to learn more about being a ballerina. She has improved so much and has had so much fun! Thank you to her awesome teacher Ms. Chris. The staff was so nice and my daughter loves it there!

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Went for the first time with my daughter . Great welcome , answers to questions .
Store open , area clean , people smiling.

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