Miami City Ballet

By Miami City Ballet's Sara Esty


The mood is a little tense as Alexei Ratmansky peeks in the window during our warm-up barre. The dancers exchange smiles, as if to agree silently to our excitement. After class, we are all introduced to Mr. Ratmansky, and settle in for a talk. He greets us warmly, and at once all our nerves seem to disappear.

Published January 26, 2010
MCB's Allynne Noelle never expected to become a neoclassical knockout.more »
Published January 26, 2010
Brand: Freed of London Size: 4 1/2 XXMaker: Maltese (Iron) CrossYears wearing this shoe: 15!Padding: She tapes her second toe and two last toes with first-aid tape, and wears Bunheads “jelly tips” on her big toes. Occasionally, she’ll use corn pads between her toes for added comfort.Break-in p…more »

Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra in George Balanchine's "Agon"

Photo by Joe Gato

Photography By Jeffery Salter

Published December 9, 2009
At a time when other companies are struggling, Miami City Ballet ends its 20th anniversary on a high note.more »
Published November 23, 2009
The recession is hitting the ballet world hard. Faced with significant shortfalls, New York City Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Florida and Miami City Ballet have been forced to cut dancers from their ranks. Eleven NYCB, nine NBT and nine BF members will not be returning next season, and eigh…more »
Published November 23, 2009
Six principals discuss their approach to daily technique class.more »
Published November 20, 2009
We’ve all experienced it—a performance so striking that you leave the theater entranced, wishing it didn’t have to end. Each year, dancers all over the country wow us. It might be their dazzling technique, a surprising interpretation or their moving artistry. To wrap up the year, Pointe looked…more »
Published December 16, 2007
Pointe follows Artistic Director Edward Villella as his company, Miami City Ballet, prepares for another opening night.more »