Miami City Ballet’s mission is to produce and present the highest level of dance performances throughout Florida, the United States and abroad, train young aspiring dancers, and develop Miami City Ballet School into a leader of dance education.
On Give Miami Day 2018, MCB will be raising funds for Ballet Bus, a landmark scholarship program that aims to level the playing field for students historically missing from arts engagement, offering support for up to ten years. Presented in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Ballet Bus eliminates two of the largest barriers to arts access: the cost of premier dance training and the challenges of securing reliable transportation.
This year, 14 Ballet Bus students have been chosen to participate in 23 performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® alongside Miami City Ballet’s professional company. Here, Kiara gets a behind-the-scenes look at costume design during a costume fitting with Isabel and Ruben Toledo, the powerhouse artistic design team behind MCB’s new Nutcracker production.