By Beverly Perkins
In celebration of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s 20th anniversary, the company is launching their new look, new logo, and new website just in time for the grand opening of the upcoming season on October 7th at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
In 2012, the company made its debut in New York at the New Dance Amsterdam Theater, and it continuously tours internationally to Europe, Asia and South America. However, the company has proven to be a force in the ballet community of South Florida and is expanding its performances to most important venues in South Florida. These include the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Willow Theater in Boca Raton, the Sunrise Civic Center and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.
“We are extremely excited about this upcoming season. It is our 20th anniversary and we are planning celebrations and wonderful programs,” says Ruby Romero-Issaev, Executive Director Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. “Besides our four programs, we have been lucky to be included in the International Ballet Festival of Miami last month; the Ballet Gala in Lima, Peru; and this summer we were in Mexico and Hong Kong where our principal dancer Mary Carmen Catoya performed under the direction of our director Vladimir Issaev where he was a judge at the International Ballet Competition of Stars of Canaan in Hong Kong.”
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida receives the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade County, The Division of Culture of Broward County and The Division of Cultural Affairs of State of Florida, Funding Art Broward, Citizens Interested in Arts, Friends of the Cultural Arts, Publix, The Marlins Foundation, The Children’s Trust and donors in the community. The support allows professional performances and community outreach events in Miami-Dade and Broward counties during the 2017-2018 season.
“We continue our educational programs in the community, visiting more than 10 public schools in the area, imparting classes and including children of mixed-abilities in our classes as well as the very renown Summer Intensive Program of Russian Technique,” adds Romero-Issaev. “We invite everyone in our community to come and celebrate with us. Tickets are affordable and the program is of extreme high quality. Don’t miss it! Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is just breathtaking!”
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is located at 15939 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 33160. For more information, please call 305-947-3998 or visit www.artsballettheatre.org.