Along with two full-length classical ballets showcased during the Miami City Ballet 2023-2024 season, the company offers three repertory programs, each featuring a work by George Balanchine and at least one world premiere.
Southern Florida audiences in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach will have the opportunity to see Balanchine’s Nutcracker, Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake, and diverse programs that
pay homage to dance history and the monumental legacy of George Balanchine, while also highlighting the choreographic genius of some of today’s most gifted choreographers and the promise of tomorrow’s brightest stars.
"As we journey through our 38th year of dance at Miami City Ballet, I find it more important than ever to simultaneously honor the roots of our art and drive it further toward its most fully-realized state."
Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet 2023-2024 Season Schedule
Fall Mix | October 20-22, October 28-29 & November 4-5, 2023
Arsht Center, Broward Center, Kravis Center
Serenade by George Balanchine
In the Upper Room by Twyla Tharp
World Premiere by Jamar Roberts
Miami City Ballet opens the season with a milestone in dance history – George Balanchine’s first original ballet created in the United States, Serenade. Set to a lush, emotionally rich score by his frequent musical inspiration Tchaikovsky, this cherished work is the pinnacle of Balanchine’s ability to transform everyday inspiration into tremendously expressive art.
Joining the first program of the season are Twyla Tharp’s exhilarating exploration of movement in all its challenging modalities, In the Upper Room. From boxing to ballet, yoga to all-out sprints, dancers must push through the full spectrum of movement and the intricate timing inherent in Philip Glass’ commissioned score.
Rounding out Program One is a world premiere work from Bessie Award-winning artist Jamar Roberts, former Resident Choreographer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
The Nutcracker | December 8-9, December 15-24, December 28-30, 2024
Broward Center, Arsht Center, Kravis Center
The Nutcracker by George Balanchine
The company continues its mastery of the Balanchine catalog with the seasonal favorite George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerⓇ, delighting audiences for four weeks throughout December.
Winter Mix | February 3-4, February 9-11 & February 17-18, 2024
Kravis Center, Arsht Center, Broward Center
Firebird by Jerome Robbins & George Balanchine
Concerto DSCH by Alexei Ratmansky
World Premiere Margarita Armas
World Premiere Durante Durante
The second mixed program of the season and the first of 2024 is highlighted by two pieces originally created for the New York City Ballet and now part of Miami City Ballet’s own repertoire.
The company’s mounting of Balanchine and Jerome Robbins’ Firebird – the only production of this version to exist outside of NYCB – returns for the first time since its 2020 sold-out world premiere, bringing the magic and dazzling display of talent for which MCB is known.
Concerto DSCH, originally created for NYCB by Alexei Ratmansky in 2008, puts on full display the dancers’ mastery of classical technique and contemporary sensibility.
World premieres from Miami native and MCBS alum Margarita Armas and rising star Durante Verzola round out a thrilling winter of dance.
Spring Mix | March 8-10 & March 23-24, 2024
Arsht Center & Kravis Center
Agon by George Balanchine
Following the Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King
World Premiere by Ricardo Amarante
The great works of Balanchine continue as a throughline for the season into the spring, in a program of his own work paired with choreographers who were later influenced by his mastery of the form. The 1957 tour de force Agon heads the triple bill, with mesmerizing movement set to the groundbreaking Stravinsky score.
Alonzo King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream follows, exploring how we can return to joy.
The final world premiere of the season, a new work from Brazilian born, Miami-based Ricardo Amarante, delivers the fiery passion of tomorrow’s dance world in spades.
Swan Lake | April 18-21, April 25-28, May 10-12, 2024
Arsht Center, Broward Center, Kravis Center
Swan Lake by Alexei Ratmansky
Closing out Miami City Ballet’s 2023/2024 season is the highly-anticipated return of Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake. Playing to sold-out audiences and to rave critical reviews from around the world during its American premiere in MCB’s 2021/2022 season, this polished gem sees fifty of the company’s phenomenally talented artists lovingly reinterpret the timeless tale for a modern audience.
With Tchaikovsky’s splendid score played by a live orchestra, prepare to be swept away once again by the new, definitive version of an enchanting classic.
Featured Photo for the Miami City Ballet 2023-2024 season of Nathalia Arja, Stanislav Olshanskyi, Alexander Kaden, Damian Zamorano, Hannah Fischer, Katia Carranza, and Brooks Landegger. Photo by Christian Lockerman.