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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

City-Owned Cultural Facilties

Miami City Ballet

Organizational Background

Located in the heart of South Beach and led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, Miami City Ballet nurtures dancers, creates innovative collaborations, and opens avenues of inclusivity within classical ballet. Founded in 1985 by Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, MCB boasts a repertory of 110 ballets, including 18 world premieres. The Company serves 100,000 patrons annually through performances and programs in Miami Beach, across South Florida, and touring engagements. The Company is anchored in its signature building in Miami Beach, and uses this facility to rehearse throughout the year and provide community programming in its Wolfson Theater.

Providing enrichment through holistic dance education, MCB School offers $500,000 in annual scholarships, to students from diverse socioeconomic strata. Each school year, more than 400 students-many from Miami Beach-participate in MCB School's ballet training program. Ancillary programs include several summer intensives, choreographic training workshops, and open community classes for the public-all of which attract nearly 1,500 students annually. All School classes are conducted at the main facility in Miami Beach.

Serving 12,000+ annually in schools, communities and social service centers, the MCB’s community engagement programs see to use the power of ballet to uplift, unite, enchant, and bring joy. MCB collaborates with community partners including the City of Miami Beach to bring STEAM curriculum and Explore Dance After School programs into Title I Schools. MCB also partners with venues such as the Colony Theatre to host the Ballet for Young People free performance program and Company performances.

List of Capital Improvements

  • Wolfson Theater Upgrades
  • Studio Conversion Capabilities
  • Other Studio & Facility Upgrades
  • Workforce Housing Upgrades

Estimated Project Timeline

Approximately in 36 months

Project Amount