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- Vladimir Issaev -

2023 - 24 Season



THE 2023 - 2024 SEASON

Welcome to the exciting new season of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida! After our grand 25th anniversary celebration, we are thrilled to present a lineup that is more captivating than ever. Under the direction of awarded Ballet Master and Director, Vladimir Issaev, our company is set to deliver a series of dazzling performances featuring our talented troupe of 20 professional dancers, alongside prestigious guest artists and choreographers.

We kick off the season in October with a mixed bill of neo-classical and classical repertoire. Prepare to be mesmerized by Yanis Pikieris' "Danzon" and Issaev's "Four Seasons." But that's not all! We are proud to present the world premiere of "Inspired by Love," a ballet inspired by the love letters exchanged between Manuela Saenz and the Liberator Simon Bolivar. With the enchanting music of Aldemaro Romero and choreography by Vladimir Issaev, this piece promises to be a moving tribute to their extraordinary love story. In addition, we will feature pieces by Vicente Nebrada in this program, creating a diverse and captivating evening of dance. Join us at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to witness these extraordinary performances.

Of course, no season is complete without the beloved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker." We are thrilled to bring back this enchanting ballet with ten performances, including a special Sensory Inclusive presentation designed for a unique audience. We will also have pre-show activities and a quiet room to ensure a comfortable experience for all. Two additional performances will be dedicated to the public schools of Miami Dade and Broward Counties, spreading the joy of ballet to young hearts. The rest of the performances will be open to our loyal audiences who eagerly anticipate our charming production, accompanied by the enchanting score of Peter Illich Tchaikovsky.

In March 2024, "Le Papillon" will grace our stage once again. This charming ballet, set to the delightful music of Offenbach, will transport you into a fairy tale world. With captivating sets and costumes, this production balances tragedy and comedy, creating a truly unique experience.

To close the season, we invite you to join us for our traditional Spring Ballet Gala. This extraordinary evening will feature a unique and diverse repertoire, including Issaev/Stravinsky's "Petrouchka," Fokine/Webber's "Le Spectre de la Rose," and other ballets inspired by the legendary Diaghilev.

As we embark on this remarkable season, we are honored to continue the celebration of Vladimir Issaev's extraordinary achievements. The Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners has declared June 11, 2023, as Vladimir Issaev Day, recognizing his significant contributions as an artistic director, choreographer, and ballet master. Furthermore, Maestro Vladimir Issaev has been invited to receive the prestigious "Life Achievement Award" at the International Ballet Festival of Miami, a testament to his remarkable impact on the world of dance, both locally and internationally.

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida warmly welcomes you to be a part of this wonderful season of performances. Join us as we celebrate the artistry, talent, and passion that make ballet such a captivating art form.


For the past 25 years, the unwavering passion and dedication of Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev, combined with the extraordinary talent and creativity of our artists, have propelled Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida to become a beacon of excellence. Through our commitment to delivering the highest quality ballet productions, we have established ourselves as a formidable organization in the South Florida area.


Since our inception in 1997, Arts Ballet has consistently presented full seasons filled with exceptional classical ballet, new-classical ballet, and contemporary dance works. Our mission is to make professional ballet performances accessible to diverse audiences, including students, the elderly, and the vibrant community of residents and visitors in our area.

Our company dancers are internationally acclaimed artists, adorned with prestigious accolades that reflect the exceptional artistry and technical mastery they bring to the stage. They have transformed Arts Ballet into a truly diverse organization, representing the rich tapestry of cultures and backgrounds that thrive in South Florida.

We take immense pride in our role as a stunning ballet company, delivering captivating performances that inspire, uplift, and entertain. The dedication of our artists, along with Vladimir Issaev's visionary leadership, has positioned Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida as a pillar of the arts in our community.

We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey as we continue to bring the beauty and magic of ballet to the hearts of all who experience it. Together, let us celebrate the artistry, creativity, and inclusivity that define Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida.

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