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Miami City Ballet

The mission of MCB is to play a leadership role in the arts ecology of South Florida by bringing the best of dance and dance education to the region. Through active investment in creating the next generation of dancers and audiences, and an active outreach program that engages every part of our community, we intend to make South Florida a true cultural destination. At the same time, building and maintaining a world class dance ensemble will allow MCB to become South Florida’s most vital cultural export. Miami City Ballet was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella, former principal dancer at New York City Ballet. MCB is one of the largest ballet companies in the United States, with more than 50 dancers and a budget of approximately $17 million.

Looking to get more involved? The Upper Room is an affinity giving circle of dynamic young patrons who are passionate about supporting MCB’s mission of presenting the best of dance and dance education. MCB’s Upper Room members cultivate interest and excitement in ballet among South Florida’s growing class of young professionals, enjoy social and business networking opportunities, receive exclusive access to the artists of Miami City Ballet and have the opportunity to engage in philanthropic activities at MCB. Upper Room events will immerse members into the world of ballet while connecting them to MCB’s innovative and impactful community programming.