Nutcracker Magic Children's Gala
Benefits Miami City Ballet
Co-chairs Tina Carlo and Ana Codina Barlick with MCB's Artistic Director Lourdes LopezSunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
305-929-7000, Ext. 1450
Miami City Ballet will debut an all-new production of the holiday favorite George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® this December. To help celebrate this milestone for the company, the treasured tradition of the holiday Nutcracker Magic Children’s Gala will provide an extraordinary opportunity for guests to participate in this unforgettable encounter with Balanchine’s iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score to a live orchestra - a new element featured as part of the opening production.
Guests of Nutcracker Magic will attend the children’s magical brunch experience followed by a VIP performance experience, with spectacular new sets and costumes designed by award winning power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo.
Nutcracker Magic guests will enjoy prime seating along with an extraordinary backstage experience for all guests participating at the sponsorship levels. Children’s tickets are $150, and adult tickets are $250 per person. VIP Tables range from $2,500 to $5,000. Sponsorship levels are available and include tailored VIP benefits.
VIP tickets and information, email Ruth.Robinson@MiamiCityBallet.org or call 305-929-7000, Ext. 1450.
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.