Miami City Ballet’s 2019 Gala
Supports School Scholarships and Community Engagement
 
Miami City Ballet held its annual Gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was co-chaired by Lisa and Jay Massirman and Margot and Allen London. Over 480 guests including board members, local philanthropists, and government officials were transported back to the Art Deco era, a theme inspired by the school’s beginnings on Lincoln Road and the venue being an iconic Art Deco property. Attendees were treated to an original performance choreographed by Miami City Ballet School Alum, Durante Verzola, and performed by pre-professional students of Miami City Ballet School. Kristi Jernigan, Board Chair, introduced Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, Miami City Ballet’s Executive Director, who then introduced the new senior staff of the organization, consisting of all culturally diverse women. Miami City Ballet’s Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez introduced the company dancers and students performing that evening and spoke on how dance impacts our community with its transformative power to change lives.

Photos by Manny Hernandez and World RedEye


Allen & Margot London and Lisa & Jay Masirman

Alberto M. Carvalho and
Kristi Jernigan


Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez speaking

Maria & Alberto M. Carvalho with Miami City Ballet School Students


Durante Verzola (center) and MCBS Students


Toby Lerner Ansin and
Sanford Evans

Johann & Tharrie Zietsman and Dr. Margaret & Mike Eidson


Kleber Rebello, Mayumi Enokibara, Jovani Furlan, Nina Fernandes, Renan Cerdiero and Nathalia Arja

Trish & Dan Bell


Kristi Jernigan, AnaMaria Correa, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, Lourdes Lopez, Julii Oh and Elena Quevedo


Alexi Moskalenko & Tania Castroverde Monskalenko

Maria & Alberto M. Carvalho


Sparkle Ballroom


Toby Lerner Ansin & Sanford Evans

Trish & Dan Bell

Alex Peters and Kathy Guttman


Adam Koffler, Kathryn Mikesell, Sue Kronick and Dan Mikesell

Arantxa Ochoa and Sasha Iziliaev


Candice Wilkinson, David Pyle, Nancy & Jon Batchelor, Marieta Del Mar Anuel, Roberto Raynes, Nina Farmer, Hunter Runnette, Mark Van den Bosch, Isabel Brewster and Michael Raynes


Asha & Jamie Elias

Charles & Deborah Adelman

Charmaine & Randy Waterfield


David Herro, Kleber Rebello, Shimon Ito, Julia Cinquemani, Amir Yogev and Jay Franke

Juliana Russell and Mamie Joeveer


Larry & Mimi Kuppin

Elysze Held, James Ansin and Rhoda Levitt


Jacqueline Kott (center) MCB Trustee Emeritus, with Dr. Ronald Gup and Susan Shaffer

Jill Braufman, Daniel Nir, Lori Ferrell and
George Lindemann


Ken & Juliana Russell, Shana Willinsky Molina, Cesar Molina, Antonella & Nester Machado, Diana & Juan Puig, and Gabriela & Gonzalo de la Iglesia


Maria Carvalho, Alberto M. Carvalho, & Miami City Ballet School Students

Michael T. Miller and Jeffrey Davis


Nancy & Jon Batchelor

Richard & Amy Kohan