MCB Toasts Donors and the Outgoing 2014-15 Season


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Armando & Margarita Codina, Choreographer Justin Peck, Dr. Judith Rodin, & Paul Verkuil Armando & Margarita Codina, Choreographer Justin Peck, Dr. Judith Rodin, & Paul Verkuil

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Miami City Ballet hosted a private dinner to toast the major philanthropic supporters who have played a pivotal role in the Companyís success this year, and beyond. Guests included Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the The Rockefeller Foundation; Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho; Armando and Margarita Codina; Ana and Robert Barlick; Chair of the MCB Board, Susan D. Kronick with Edward Shumsky; Title Sponsors of next yearís landmark ballet, A Midsummer Nightís Dream, Claudia and Steven Perles; MCB Founder, Toby Lerner Ansin; MCB Board Member Swanee DiMare; Victoria Rogers; Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace; Jessica Goldman-Srebnick and Scott Srebnick; Kinga Lampert and Alina Shriver; and Amy and Richard Kohan.

The intimate dinner was held in the Cejas Patron Salon, Knight Concert Hall where guests were able to meet and mingle with the hottest ballet choreographer working today, Justin Peck, whose world premiere for Miami City Ballet, Heatscape, was performed that evening to standing ovations. Miami City Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero welcomed the guests, and Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez shared her heartfelt thanks and excitement, not only for that eveningís performance of Heatscape, but for the shining future of Miami City Ballet.

Following the dinner, guests were escorted to the Ziff Ballet Opera House for the opening night of Miami City Balletís final program of the season, Points of Departure. The night ended with standing ovations and cheers followed by a members-only reception to toast the thrilling dancing and look forward to the Companyís landmark 30th Anniversary Season next year.




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