ALERT - Temporary Closing of Auditions
We appreciate your interest in auditioning for Miami City Ballet. However, due to the overwhelming number of audition requests we have received , our artistic director has decided to put a temporary hold on the application process until she has been able to review all the material that we have collected so far.
Body types are slender but there are no height requirements. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez looks for dancers with the ability to move with quickness in a neo-classic manner.
Length of Contract
Generally there is a guarantee of 38 to 40 weeks, with an option for additional touring weeks. Miami City Ballet is not an A.G.M.A. company but we use the A.G.M.A. contract as a guideline.
Company and School apprentice contracts may also be available.
Benefits for Company members include: HMO medical coverage, Life and AD&D paid by Miami City Ballet. The Company contributes towards dental and PPO. Other options are available to all dancers at their expense. We also have an optional 403b Retirement Savings Option. Any injuries while at work are covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance as mandated by the State of Florida.
Classes are taught by members of the artistic staff.
Performances include subscription series in our four home cities - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, Florida. Combined with George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ and touring, Miami City Ballet provides 140-160 performances each year.
As a classical ballet company, Miami City Ballet places emphasis on the masterwork of the 20th century and new work of the 21st century, while holding the traditions of the 19th century in great respect and high regard.
MCB has a varied repertoire, including the Grand Russian imperial, French romantic, Bournonville, English 20th Century style, neoclassical styles of both Balanchine and Robbins, and the contemporary styles of Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp.
Major national and international tours include major festivals such as Wolf Trap, Vail, Aspen, Ravinia, Jacob's Pillow, Spoleto, Edinburgh in Scotland, Biennale de la Dance in France; Les Etes de la Danse in Paris, engagements in England, Israel, Guatemala, Italy, Ecuador, and Venezuela; New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Universities of Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Long Island, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Princeton; Arizona State University, George Mason University, Union College, and University of California at Berkeley. Miami City Ballet was the seventh and last major American dance company to receive a Kennedy Center Ballet Commission for premiere in April of 1995. We were part of a select group of artists invited to perform at the Cultural Olympiad at the 1996 Olympic Games. Miami City Ballet opened and closed its 2000-2001 Season with performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
If you are coming from out of town for an audition, you may arrive in South Florida via Miami International Airport, as well as Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Miami City Ballet is in close proximity to many hotels. Hotel information can be obtained from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. In addition, below are a few hotels that are within walking distance of Miami City Ballet:
Riviera South Beach
2000 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139