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Miami City Ballet School Hosts Choreography Showcase Tonight

Miami City Ballet School Hosts Choreography Showcase Tonight

Tonight, April 26 at 7pm Pre-Professional Division students from Miami City Ballet School will present 12 original works created during a seven month Student Choreography Class - a program new to the School.

The choreography created and performed by advanced students of Miami City Ballet School, will be presented in both the classical ballet and contemporary idiom. Pupils who participated in the new Student Choreography Class have been responsible for all aspects of these works including music selection, lighting, and costume design. A total of 60 students participated in the classes when the course began in September. The Student Choreography Showcase is a culmination of their work.

The performance will be held at Miami City Ballet Studios, Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Center in the Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Theatre (2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach). Tickets cost $15. Call the MCB Box office at 305.929.7010, toll free at 877.929.7010 or visit miamicityballet.org.

School Director Darleen Callaghan explains, "This is a wonderful opportunity for our Pre-Professional Division students to explore their own creative processes and to learn about the different aspects that go into creating original works of dance. Not many professional dance schools offer this type of coursework. We look forward to this program developing into a strong component of the School's curriculum. It is also a great way for the community to engage with and support the next generation of professional dancers."

About Miami City Ballet: Hailed by The New York Times as "one of America's most beloved dance companies," Miami City Ballet is led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez. The Company has more than 40 dancers and a repertoire of over 90 ballets. Among the Company's notable achievements have been critically-acclaimed performances in Paris and New York City and the nationally televised PBS THIRTEEN special: Great Performances - Dance In America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.

During its October to April season Miami City Ballet performs in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples. Miami City Ballet maintains its headquarters in Miami Beach in a facility designed by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica. The facility houses rehearsal studios and administrative offices as well as the Miami City Ballet School, home to one of the nation's leading pre-professional ballet training programs. For more information on Miami City Ballet or to purchase tickets, call 305.929.7010, toll-free 877.929.7010 or visit miamicityballet.org. You can also join us on Facebook, follow the Company on Twitter and subscribe to the MCB Blog.

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