Miami, FL.- Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida achieves a major milestone this upcoming season as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Founded by maestro Vladimir Isaaev, the company has been repeatedly heralded for its repertoire, which excels in the highest artistic and technical values of Russian technique, and extends to the added maturation of neoclassical and contemporary works.
The 2017-2018 season will offer no less than a full array of works that will surely please audiences of all backgrounds. From newly commissioned pieces, to company premieres, audience favorites, and of course the traditional holiday return of “The Nutcracker,” Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will not disappoint its fans and supporters.
Coincidentally, this season also marks the 200th anniversary of the most celebrated choreographer in ballet, Marius Petipa. To that extent, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will select and present excerpts during its third and fourth program of some of his finest works including Harlequinade, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Talisman, Swan Lake, Don Quixote and Le Corsaire. Post South Florida, the company with tour the program throughout Poland at the International Dancers Festival in celebration of the 100th anniversary of their independence. The opening program “Latin Bravura” showcases the valuable contributions of Latin culture to the art form, including Nuestros Valses, Danzón, and Vertigo.
With international success and growing visibility - and under the artistic direction of Vladimir Issaev, the company continues to draw the attention of acclaimed performers from all over the globe. Returning for the 2017-2018 season is an impressive cast of dancers including prima ballerina Mary Carmen Catoya along a roster of international and local dancers: Janis Liu (Hong Kong); Kazuya Arima, Hinano Eto, Saori Morioka, Izumi Masaki, (Japan); Lusian Hernandez (Venezuela); and Kevin Zong (USA) among others. This past season the company toured Mexico, Indonesia, Peru, and Cuba.
Audience development and broad access to underserved communities remains a constant goal for the company. Thereby affordable ticketing practices, student and senior discounts are implemented in an effort to bring arts & culture to communities across South Florida.