The World Premiere of Two Islands Presented by Koubek Center

Koubek Center presents the world premiere of TWO ISLANDS, a musical and dance performance by Afro-Cuban artists from Miami and Aboriginal artists from Australia. Two Islands is an international cultural exchange residency featuring Afro-Cuban artists from Miami and Aboriginal artists from Australia who will explore how these two different cultural traditions, in their ceremonies and rituals, speak to their ancestors through a musical and dance performance. Featuring Miami-based Afro-Cuban musician and educator Michael Gil, and NT Dance Company Artistic Director and Choreographer Gary Lang from Larrakia nation, elder Banula Marika from Yolngu and singer songwriter David Spry from Marranunggu Marrathiyel. Afro-Cuban musician and educator Michael Gil will be working with the First Nation artists along with Afro-Cuban dancer and choreographer Marisol Blanco from Sikan Afro-Cuban Dance Project and musicians Manuel Clua, René Pedroso, and Caridad Paisán, and dancer Suramy Suarez. This collaboration will fuse rhythms and instruments to create new sounds, stories, and choreography rarely explored.

Vladimir Issaev's The Nutcracker Presented by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents the beloved classic ballet, "The Nutcracker." Immerse yourself in a world of snowflakes, sugarplums, and magical dolls in this captivating production, set to the iconic score by Tchaikovsky, inspired by the tale of Ernst Hoffmann. Choreographed and directed by awarded Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev, this critically acclaimed performance is a true masterpiece. Witness the extraordinary talent of Arts Ballet Theatre's own ballet stars as they bring the principal roles to life with grace and precision while featuring a community cast, including local character artists and children, adding an authentic touch to the performance.

Classical & Neoclassical Ballets Presented by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Join us for the grand opening of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida's 26th season this October. ​Experience the grace and passion of Yanis Pikieris' "Danzon," a neo-classical masterpiece accompanied by the enchanting music of Arturo Marquez. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Issaev's "Four Seasons," set to the magnificent score by Verdi, as our talented dancers bring each season to life with their artistry and skill. The highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of "Inspired by Love," a historical ballet that unveils the extraordinary tale of Manuela Saenz and Simon Bolivar. Journey back in time as we explore the intense love between these two influential figures of South America's fight for independence. Witness the power of their connection, as Manuela's unwavering devotion and bravery earn her the title of "liberator of the liberator." The evocative music composed by Aldemaro Romero will stir your emotions and enhance the narrative, in a breathtaking performance

Dance Theatre of Harlem Presented by The Moss Center

Dance Theatre of Harlem is a singular presence in the ballet world that tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs as a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. 

Antonio Moreno "Polito" - LUCHA Presented by CCEMiami and MDCA

The multifaceted flamenco dancer Antonio Moreno Fernández “Polito” presents his new show “LUCHA”, a journey and a tour of his intense professional career that goes from 1991 to the present. His unique performance of exquisite elegance and avant-garde reveals his energy and virtuosity on stage. Polito is part of one of the most important families of flamenco artists in Spain, he is the cousin of Farruquito. Polito has danced with the most renowned flamenco companies and artists. He was part of the company of Joaquin Cortes, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales, and Tomatito. He has also had the fortune to be a dancer to Beyoncé, Madonna, and Marc Anthony, as well as Antonio Carmona and Estrella Morente. Lately, he has been the opening act of the singer Rosalía.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker Presented by Miami City Ballet

A Magical Experience for the Whole Family! When Miami City Ballet staged its new production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in 2017, our audiences were delighted that a South Florida dance company could create a winter wonderland despite the lack of snow. Every season since, we have continued to capture the holiday spirit with this captivating display of Balanchine’s choreography performed by over 100 dancers against a background of spirited Tchaikovsky music, dazzling costumes, and glimmering sets. Leave the world behind, and treat yourself and your family to seeing the stunning Miami version of this classic piece, snowflakes and all! “Exquisite dancing, music, and costumes” – The Miami Herald Recommended for ages 4 and up. Duration: 2hrs, including one 20-minute intermission

Dance NOW! Program I featuring "Random Patterns of Falling Leaves" and other works

Kick your holiday season off right with this saucy contemporary dance interpretation of the Nutcracker. “Clara” charts the journey of a young woman, exploring and experiencing the unknown, in search of love, identity and self-determination. The evening will also include the Dance NOW! Classic “Chronicles” and “Introducing,” a world premiere contemporary ballet trio.