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