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ast year, our 25th, was a banner year - not only for its four Company premieres, climaxed by the tremendous artistic and popular success of John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, but for the unprecedented triumph of the Company in Paris this July. We had three weeks of sold-out performances of our repertory of fourteen ballets, all danced to roars of excitement and standing ovations. I’ve been touring with ballet companies for more than fifty years and have never seen anything like it. This fall began with the television program GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp,” featuring Balanchine’s Square Dance and Western Symphony together with Tharp’s ‘The Golden Section,’ which aired October 28th to critical acclaim on PBS stations across the country. Then we move on to our South Florida venues with a thrilling mix of old and new: two of the greatest 19th century classics, Giselle and Coppélia, together with such audience favorites as In the Night and In The Upper Room and, to my great personal pride, a new ballet we’ve commissioned from 25-year-old Liam Scarlett, the youngest choreographer ever invited to stage a ballet, from Britain’s Royal Ballet. When I saw his work in London, I grabbed him for us - his first commission in the U.S., but certainly not his last. It’s called Viscera, and its effect is definitely visceral. Welcome back, and my thanks to you, our dancers and musicians, our staff, our donors and our School. Enjoy!

Edward Villella Founding Artistic Director

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t is with great pride that I welcome you to Miami City Ballet’s 26th season! It all began with a triumph in Paris this past July where Edward and his company performed at the famed Théâtre du Châtelet. My wife Bobi and I were fortunate enough to be there to experience first-hand the marvel, the electricity, and the rapturous ovations from a thrilled audience. The 17 performances at Les Étés de la Danse were filled to 95.5% capacity, and concluded every evening with unprecedented acclaim from the city that is the birthplace of ballet. We all share in Edward’s pride and I heartily congratulate him and our world-class dancers for this achievement.

Program I of this season features four masterworks that captured the Parisian audience so passionately: George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy, and Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room. The incomparable Opus One Orchestra will once again fill the house with gorgeous live music thanks to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Darla and John Karlton, and Trish and Dan Bell. I also thank the following dedicated donors for joining Bobi and me in underwriting the ballets in Program I: Margaret and Mike Eidson, and Francinelee Hand and David Siegel as co-underwriters for Liturgy. I would also like to thank our season sponsor, R. Kirk Landon, for his special support; and Charlene and Ron Esserman to whom we dedicate this season. It is through their generosity that we are able to present to you another marvelous season of dance. I have a special thanks to Ana-Marie Codina Barlick for her leadership and support as President and now as our Chairman. Finally, I would like to salute the legend himself, Edward Villella, and his lovely wife, Linda, our outstanding dancers and our incredible staff for their tireless work in making this season a reality. Thank you for your support. Enjoy the ballet!

Jim Eroncig President, Board of Governors



elcome to Miami City Ballet’s 26th season! We are so delighted to be sharing a new season of high-caliber dance with our loyal and dedicated patrons and friends. I want to take this opportunity to sing the praises of Edward Villella, whose dream it was to create a world-class ballet company. Twenty-six years later, his artistic vision and genius are still evident in every ballet he stages, and in every dancer he molds. These dancers have the unique honor and distinction of carrying Edward’s legacy. We have the benefit of enjoying the fruits of his labor—an internationally-acclaimed ballet company. Thank you, Edward! This season will surely not disappoint. We are especially excited about our two new commissions: the first in Program II from Liam Scarlett, a young, fresh choreographer from The Royal Ballet, creating his first piece on an American company; and of course, the world premiere of Symphonic Dances by Alexei Ratmansky, the world’s most sought-after choreographer. The highly-anticipated premiere on March 1, 2012 will also showcase our collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, considered one of the “Big 5” symphonic ensembles in the United States. The Gala following the premiere will toast this historic artistic partnership for Miami City Ballet. Preparations are already underway for this momentous event. Our diverse programming features masters of ballet and choreography – past, present, and future. This would not be possible without the love and support of some of our most treasured donors, including the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, The Kirk Foundation, and Darla and John Karlton. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate Edward Villella once again, the Miami City Ballet dancers, the staff as well as the South Florida community – corporations, foundations, donors and patrons for making the past twenty-six years a success!

Ana-Marie Codina Barlick Chairman, Board of Governors

MIAMI CITY BALLET Edward Villella Founding Artistic Director Gary Sheldon Principal Conductor Roma Sosenko Principal Ballet Mistress

Francisco Renn贸 Music Advisor to the Artistic Director

John Hall Production and Lighting Director

Joan Latham Ballet Mistress

Hayd茅e Morales Costume Designer and Director

Crista Villella Ballet Mistress

Nicole M. Mitchell Production Stage Manager

The Company Principal Dancers Tricia Albertson Katia Carranza Mary Carmen Catoya Jeremy Cox Principal Soloists Didier Bramaz Soloists Renan Cerdeiro Sara Esty Jennifer Lauren Callie Manning* Kleber Rebello

Jeanette Delgado Patricia Delgado Isanusi Garcia-Rodriguez Carlos Miguel Guerra

Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg Renato Penteado Reyneris Reyes Yann Trividic

Corps de Ballet Nathalia Arja Emily Bromberg Adrienne Carter Andrei Chagas Maya Collins Bradley Dunlap Leigh-Ann Esty Ezra Hurwitz Shimon Ito Rebecca King* Ashley Knox Suzanne Limbrunner Suzette Logue Skyler Lubin Adriana Pierce

Helen Ruiz Christie Sciturro Nicole Stalker Zoe Zien



Company Apprentices Chloe Freytag Lexie Overholt Chase Swatosh Kara White School Scholarship Apprentices Jovani Furlan Jonathan Jab Sara McCahill

Ana-Marie & Robert Barlick • Ana Codina Barlick, Miami City Ballet’s board chairman and former board president, is a director of development for Codina Partners, a real estate development and investment firm based in Coral Gables. She was born and raised in Miami and has been attending MCB performances since the company's first program in 1986. Rob Barlick is originally from New York and is a vice president at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. He is also deeply committed to the arts, having served as treasurer of the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation board and as a member of the Arsht Center Endowment Investment Committee. Ana and Rob are the parents of two young children and both passionately believe in the power of the arts to inspire, uplift and improve our community. Broward Cultural Division • Broward Cultural Division congratulates Miami City Ballet on the completion of its 25th anniversary season and on outstanding critical reviews following a successful Paris debut. In 25 years Broward County is a thriving cultural community, in part due to county leadership and strategic investment leveraging private sector contributions. The creative sector, composed of small businesses that represent a major economic engine, supports more than 5,000 businesses employing more than 25,000 employees. CreativeBROWARD: 2020 Community Cultural Plan provides the blueprint for the next 10 years with strategic cultural developments creating hundreds of construction jobs from various projects, including the recently completed amphitheater in the ArtsPark at Young Circle and new entryway at the Museum of Art│Fort Lauderdale; major expansion with the Museum of Discovery and Science EcoDiscover Center and Young at Art’s Children’s Reading Center & Museum; and shortly, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ upgrade and the development of Central Broward Regional Park Cultural Center. Dr. Margaret & Mike Eidson • Dr. Margaret and Mike Eidson are proud to support one of the world’s most important ballet companies. In Miami City Ballet’s 26-year history, the Eidsons have seen every program, often attending the same program many times to see different company members dance solo roles. As former president and chairman for nine years, Mike has enjoyed working closely with the great Edward Villella and with the dedicated ballet staff. Margaret is now proud to serve on the ballet’s Board of Trustees. In addition to ballet, the Eidsons support many other nonprofit organizations. Mike serves as Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center and Margaret served on the University of Miami Medical School faculty for 25 years. Dr. Eidson and Mike Eidson underwrote an additional performance of Romeo and Juliet and the great Paul Taylor piece Promethean Fire in 2010-2011 and are proud to underwrite Liturgy in the 2011-2012 season. They continue to look forward to every production. Charlene & Ron Esserman • Charlene and Ron Esserman have been strong supporters of Miami City Ballet since it began 26 years ago. “We were extremely excited when Edward Villella came to Miami because we knew that he would bring a world-class ballet program to South Florida. He has even exceeded our expectations.” Mr. Esserman, a former president of Miami City Ballet, agrees with Edward Villella that no community can ever consider itself truly great unless it makes a strong statement in the arts. Mr. and Mrs. Esserman are strong supporters of many arts and quality endeavors including Adrienne Arsht Center, Florida Grand Opera, Coconut Grove Theatre, Actors Playhouse, Zoo Miami and many other world-class programs. Mr. Esserman has been in the automobile business for 42 years selling Acura, Honda, Kia, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicles. He has built his reputation on low prices and outstanding quality customer service and satisfaction.





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Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne bon Haes • Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes are vigorously involved and substantial supporters of many cultural, charitable and philanthropic organizations, but none is closer to their heart than Miami City Ballet. They consider MCB to be the crown jewel in the cultural pantheon of our community. As long-time supporters of MCB, they applaud the genius of Edward Villella and the extraordinary virtuosity and sublime artistry of a company that has successfully brought world-class performances to South Florida’s stages. Marvin Ross Friedman, who also serves on MCB’s board, is a senior partner in the litigation law firm of Friedman & Friedman. He is listed in “The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States,” as well as “Guide to Leading American Attorneys.” In addition to his law career, for the past three decades he has been a respected private art dealer handling important modern master and contemporary works of art. Adrienne bon Haes is a multi-faceted artist and creative spirit. Michele Herbert • Michele Herbert’s passion for dancing was nurtured during her ballet studies at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School. She worked as a dancer, actress and TV talk show host, and appeared onstage in “The Sunshine Boys.” For nine years, Mrs. Herbert was co-chairman of The Children’s Advocacy Center, now New York Center for Children, a privately-funded child abuse center, and for 19 years served on the board of directors, and now the advisory council of The School of American Ballet. She is on the steering committee of The Alzheimer’s Association and IADAF, chaired three New York City Ballet galas, and just recently chaired the 2010 Rita Hayworth Gala. Her husband, Lawrence, is the creator and former CEO of Pantone, Inc., the international leader in color matching systems, and her son, Loren, currently attends New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Herbert is active on the boards of the American Film Institute and New York City Ballet. Jenny’s Flowers Inc. • Jenny’s Flowers Inc. opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1973. It was a very fitting day, as it has been the company’s goal ever since to bring joy, love and beauty to the hearts of the people in the greater Miami community. With great pride, we custom make every arrangement, so that the details reflect all of the wishes of each customer, placing utmost attention and care on personalization and quality. We believe in the European tradition, where flowers are seen as a necessity rather than a luxury, because flowers are for the soul — just like dance and music. Jenny’s Flowers Inc. believes that this common goal makes for a special partnership and has been proud to support Miami City Ballet for more than 10 years.

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Darla & John Karlton • “Thank you, Miami City Ballet, for 26 years of beautiful and breathtaking ballet. We are looking forward to the future!” Darla and John Karlton happily reside in Bal Harbour, Florida, during the winter and spend their summers in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Mrs. Karlton studies ballet and, at one time, worked in New York for the Richard Rodgers Organization. Mr. Karlton, who completed his graduate studies at New York University, is the chairman of a national real estate investment company. Mrs. Karlton is on the board of Miami City Ballet. Now in its 26th year, Miami City Ballet has emerged as one of the top ballet companies in America. The Karltons have an ongoing commitment to support Miami City Ballet in its endeavors to maintain world-class ballet for all generations. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit



R. Kirk Landon & Pamela Garrison • R. Kirk Landon, former chairman and CEO of American Bankers Insurance Group, has been a generous donor to the South Florida community for many years. In his new occupation as philanthropist, he is the president of The Kirk Foundation and The Kirk A. and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation. In addition, he serves on the board of Community Partnership for Homeless. His philanthropic goal is to make South Florida more world class through his contributions to arts and education. A generous friend of Miami City Ballet for several years, Mr. Landon recently joined the Board of Governors and is proud to support the company during its 26th season. The Louis B. Mayer Foundation • Louis B. Mayer Foundation was founded in 1947 by Louis B. Mayer, the head of production at MGM from its inception in 1924 until 1950. It has supported a variety of educational, scientific and artistic activities, with a current focus on leading-edge medical research, film preservation and dance. L. Jeffrey Selznick, a grandson of Louis B. Mayer, was the president of the foundation from 1989 until his death in 1997. The current trustees are Robert A. Gottlieb, president, Carol Farkas and Elliot R. Cattarulla. Recently supported projects include the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the preservation of Janet Gaynor’s films, including a national tour of the preserved works; and cancer research by leading scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mount Sinai Medical Center. The foundation has been a proud supporter of Miami City Ballet since 2001.

The Louis B. Mayer Foundation

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs • The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The department directs the Art in Public Places program and its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the county’s art collection. The department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by Ticketmaster for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council. The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) • The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) publishes two daily newspapers: The Miami Herald, winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, and El Nuevo Herald, an award-winning Spanish-language publication. Together, the newspapers are read by more than a million people each week, in print and online at and MHMC products include the websites and The company produces content across all media, including video, mobile and radio on WLRN/Herald News; as well as over 110 custom publications for hotels, airlines and other clients through its subsidiary, HCP/Aboard Publishing. The Miami Herald is owned by The McClatchy Company, (NYSE: MNI), the nation’s third-largest newspaper company with 30 daily newspapers and 44 non-dailies. McClatchy also owns a network of leading local websites in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering readers information, comprehensive news, advertising, ecommerce and other services. Harriet & Henry Pownall • Harriet and Henry Pownall are long-time residents of Broward County where Henry was the owner and CEO of Imagination Farms, a large dairy farm (formerly Velda Farms). Many South Floridians have fond recollections of their class tours of the dairy operation. After retirement, Harriet and Henry began to study ballroom dance and ballet; they were especially enamored of Edward Villella's The Neighborhood Ballroom. Their appreciation and support of Miami City Ballet grew from there. "We were excited and humbled CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM


to sponsor the spectacular, well-received ‘The Golden Section.’ We proudly sponsored another company premiere by Twyla Tharp last season — the delightful Baker’s Dozen — and are now thrilled to co-underwrite a major new work by the amazing Alexei Ratmansky. The company’s world premiere of Symphonic Dances will be performed to the live music of The Cleveland Orchestra. It is our desire to contribute a diverse repertoire to the artistic future of the splendid, exceptional Miami City Ballet, and to inspire a younger generation to support this terrific company." Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca • The Rocas’ deep devotion to Miami City Ballet has made an impact from Jewels to Giselle, to the home of the company in Miami Beach: the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center. Dedicated in honor of these great philanthropists, the 63,000 squarefoot state-of-the-art facility is an affirmation of Miami City Ballet’s artistic leadership and organizational stability. Part-time residents of Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Roca are based in Santo Domingo where J.J. Roca provides airline services in the Dominican Republic. In addition to their ballet interests, Mrs. Roca has worked with Mother Teresa, helping children worldwide. The Rocas share their love of the ballet with their two daughters, Janette and Janel, and their grandsons. The Rocas are proud to support Miami City Ballet during its 26th season. Lynn Wolfson • Lynn Wolfson, a native Miamian and philanthropist, has actively devoted herself to the advancement of the arts, culture and education in her community. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees for Miami City Ballet, a board member of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Foundation of Miami, a former director of Wometco Enterprises, and a founding member of Young Patronesses of the Opera. The Honorable Louis Wolfson II, her late husband, was a former Florida state representative and senior vice president of Wometco Enterprises. In addition to being a member of the Opera Circle, she served on the Board of Directors and was the honorary chair of the opera’s Magnum Opus Campaign to build the Anderson Opera Center. Ms. Wolfson was the honorary chairman for the gala opening of Adrienne Arsht Center. The opera took place on the Lynn Wolfson Stage at the center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House.




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MIAMI CITY BALLET salutes the individuals that make each season possible through their support of the Annual Fund in the amount of $100,000 or more.

Ana-Marie & Robert Barlick

Charlene & Ron Esserman

Darla & John Karlton

R. Kirk Landon & Pamela Garrison

Harriet & Henry Pownall

Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca

Lynn Wolfson



We couldn’t have made it here without YOU!

PARIS DEBUT! Opening night curtain call at Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet July 6, 2011.

Miami City Ballet would not be Florida’s Internationally Acclaimed Company without the support of a dedicated community. On October 17, 1986, Miami City Ballet, 19 dancers strong, presented their first performance under the genius of legendary Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. Today, we are recognized as Florida’s Internationally Acclaimed Company, with more than 40 dancers and a repertory of over 90 ballets. “Bravo!” to each and every one of our generous donors. It is your gifts that support the artistic excellence of our world-class company of which all of South Florida can be proud. Continue the success—please contribute today! Donate online at, or call Craig Badinger at (305) 929-7000, ext. 1412 Miami City Ballet 2200 Liberty Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139



SPONSORSHIPS & IN-KIND GIFTS season honorees Miami City Ballet salutes the Corporations, Foundations and Government agencies that make each season possible through their support of the annual fund in the amount of $100,000 or more.

The Louis B. Mayer Foundation

chairman’s council Gifts between $50,000-$99,999

president’s council Gifts between $25,000-$49,999

artistic director’s circle & trustee council Gifts between $5,000-$24,999

The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation


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Alexander I. Tachmes Vice President

Jim Eroncig President

Ana-Marie Codina Barlick Chair

Neil Flanzraich Representative

Jorge M. Gonzalez Representative

Darla Karlton Representative

R. Kirk Landon Representative

Gerri LeBow* Representative

Michael Schultz Representative

Patricia Walker Representative

Edward Villella Founding Artistic Director

Pamela Gardiner Executive Vice President, Artistic Affairs

Rosalind Richter Representative

Ron Esserman Treasurer

Bobi Eroncig Representative Chair, Artist’s Circle Steering Committee


Toby Lerner Ansin Founder

Luis A. Cordero

Bob Avian

Nancy Jean Davis

Joan Baxt

Swanee DiMare

Lisa Berg

Lora Drasner

Tina Carlo Ex-officio PEP President

Dr. Margaret Eidson *In Memoriam


Malka Fingold

Marvin Ross Friedman

Lisa Huertas

Adelaida MuĂąiz-Iscoe

Robert T. Kofman

Arthur Levey

Juan Js. Roca M.

Diane E. Siegel

Gillian Fuller

Francinelee Hand

Michele Herbert

Roni Jacobson

Ana Maria Kadre

Miriam Knapp

Martaligia Lopez-Cantera

Patricia E. Lowry

Ophelia A. Roca

Fern G. Rose

Sara Solomon

Diana S. C. Zeydel

Claudia Perles

Past Board Presidents: Stuart S. Danoff, Mark S. Steinberg, Harvey Smalheiser, John E. Porta, Rhoda Levitt, Ron Esserman, Susan Fox-Rosellini, JanĂĄ Sigars-Malina, Mike Eidson, Karen Mitchell Curran, Ana-Marie Codina Barlick

Adrienne Arsht Center, December 15-18, 2011 Broward Center, December 21-24, 2011

Broward Presenter: Miami City Ballet extends its gratitude to the Broward Cultural Council for its support of the 2011-2012 Nutcracker performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Special thanks to the Premiere Sponsors: The State of Florida, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and First Union National Bank of Florida.

Miami City Ballet dedicates the 2011-2012 season to Charlene and Ron Esserman.



A Ballet in Two Acts, Four Scenes and a Prologue Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and The Mouse King (1816) Synopsis ACT I Scene i The holiday party at the Stahlbaum home Scene ii The battle scene; Marie’s dreamland Scene iii A winter wonderland Act II The land of the sweets Choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Production Supervised by Edward Villella Restaged after The George Balanchine Trust Set and Specialty Costumes Designed by José Varona Costume Design by Haydée Morales Lighting Design by Alan Adelman Technical Consultant Richard Carter Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is dedicated to Toby Lerner Ansin, whose energy, enthusiasm and support provided the spark that ignited Miami City Ballet. Miami City Ballet premiere on November 23, 1990 at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Naples, Florida. Miami City Ballet is grateful to the Premiere Sponsors of its production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™: The State of Florida, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and First Union National Bank of Florida.




Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexandre Dufaur.



NUTCRACKER ACT I Scene i It is Christmas Eve. A blanket of snow covers the city of Nuremberg, and a bright Christmas star glows in the sky. As George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ opens, Dr. and Frau Stahlbaum add last minute decorations to the magnificent tree in their living room. Their children, Marie and Fritz, are in the drawing room, playing and waiting for family and friends to arrive. When they do, the parents are the first to gather in the living room. They call the children in and watch their excited reactions to the tree and the fancy wrapped gifts surrounding it. The tree is a marvel, with branches full of sugar plum candies, wooden toys, sparkling candles, and marzipan animals. The children have to wait for Fritz and Marie’s grandparents to arrive before gifts will be distributed, so they go back to play. Dr. Stahlbaum starts them off, leading the boys in a military march around the room. That turns into a dance for the children and Frau Stahlbaum, with the fathers joining in. When the Stahlbaum grandparents arrive, the adults toast the elders and then — finally — give the children their gifts. The presents are traditional, and very much appreciated: beautiful dolls for the girls, and toy bugles and drums for the boys. In the midst of the excitement, the grandfather clock begins to chime and startles the children. A mysterious-looking man enters the room, cloaked in an enormous black cape and top hat, and wearing a black patch over one eye. Oh, it’s only Herr Drosselmeier! He’s an inventor, a magician, and Marie’s godfather. Tonight he has brought more than his usual array of strange gadgets — with him is his handsome young nephew. Marie seems bashful when they are introduced, but she keeps her eye on the princely boy after she runs back to her mother. Noticing her shyness, Herr Drosselmeier pulls a fascinating little watch from his pocket. (Besides inventing gadgets and toys, Drosselmeier also fixes clocks.) He leads Marie to the Stahlbaum’s grandfather clock, which he synchronizes to the watch. Marie grabs the watch out of his hands and runs to show it to her friends, who then pester the inventor.

Ashley Knox and MCB dancers in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexandre Dufaur.

The children eventually quiet down after Drosselmeier performs a magic trick for them, which is just the beginning of his “show.” To the party he has brought three large gift boxes,tied with satin bows. From the first two, he and his nephew remove life-sized dancing dolls, Harlequin and Columbine. The third box yields a toy soldier, who thrills everyone with his military maneuvers. Once the dolls are returned to their boxes, Drosselmeier brings out more gifts for Marie. The first is a hobby-horse, which becomes the center of a struggle between Marie and her brother, won by Fritz. Drosselmeier organizes a tug-of-war to try to smooth things over (silly Drosselmeier!), and then unveils his final gift for Marie. The gift is a charming wooden doll with big expressive eyes, a fuzzy white beard, and a special talent for cracking nuts. Drosselmeier demonstrates its abilities before giving the Nutcracker to Marie. As she admires the Nutcracker’s dashing uniform, the very jealous Fritz pulls the wooden figure away. He runs across the room, throws the Nutcracker to the floor, and stomps on it! Drosselmeier scolds Fritz and then tries to comfort Marie. He carefully wraps the Nutcracker’s now-broken jaw with his handkerchief, and returns the doll to the heartbroken little girl. Her friends cluster around her, and Drosselmeier’s nephew presents Marie with a special bed for the injured Nutcracker. The boys return one last time to disrupt the girls, but their play ends when Dr. Stahlbaum invites everyone to dance a final dance of the evening, in tribute to Fritz and Marie’s grandparents. When the dance ends, the guests bid farewell and the children reluctantly leave. Marie and the nephew are the last to say goodbye: they reach toward each other, but Herr Drosselmeier and Frau Stahlbaum separate the pair. Her mother sends Marie upstairs and turns out the lights. As midnight draws near, only the sweet sounds of a violin are heard, floating through the darkened house. CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM


ACT I Scene ii The excitement of the evening has been too much for Marie, who is unable to fall asleep. She sneaks down-stairs to visit her beloved Nutcracker and finally falls asleep on the couch with the doll clutched to her heart. Within moments, a dark shadow — Drosselmeier — crosses the room. He looks for the Nutcracker in the special bed, but it’s not there. He notices Marie on the couch and moves to her side. Drosselmeier loosens the Nutcracker from her grasp,waves his hands as if performing more magic to repair the doll, then carefully replaces the Nutcracker beside her. All of the sudden, the lights flicker and wake a startled Marie. She sees Drosselmeier, perched on top of the grandfather clock! She runs to hide behind the Christmas tree but a huge, ragged-looking mouse enters the room and frightens her terribly! Marie dodges the mouse, but another mouse follows, jumping past Marie’s head. A third comes and a fourth! As she backs away, the room starts to spin. The Christmas tree trembles and starts to grow. Life-sized soldiers appear, and then a rabbit, a sentry, and a bugler emerge from the shadows. Marie runs to protect her Nutcracker and manages to place him safely in his bed at the foot of the tree. She looks up to the tree for reassurance but it, too, continues to change, growing bigger and bigger. Glancing back, she sees that the Nutcracker’s toy bed has been replaced by one that is human-sized, and the Nutcracker in it is larger than she! The toy sentry sends a warning shot at the return of a mouse, to no avail: an entire army of mice soon appears! With a toot on his horn, the bugler calls the toy soldiers to war. Led by the sentry and the rabbit drummer, the soldiers look to Marie for a command. She points them toward the mice, then wakes the Nutcracker so he can assume command of his troops. The Nutcracker leads charge after charge. He orders his troops to fire the cannon but it doesn’t shoot a shoots cheese, and the mice grab the food and return to CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM


King draws his sword but misses the rabbit, striking his own tail instead. Thankful for the rabbit’s diversion and back on his feet, the Nutcracker returns to battle the Mouse King but is again driven down. In desperation, Marie throws her slipper at the evil rodent. He turns and chases her to the Nutcracker’s bed where she then faints, frightened by the pursuit. Her brave act has saved the Nutcracker, who pushes his sword through the Mouse King’s heart. As the wicked brute lies dead on the floor, the Nutcracker cuts off the king’s crown and walks to the bed where Marie now sleeps. Tricia Albertson as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexandre Dufaur.

Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexandre Dufaur.

fight. The Nutcracker organizes one last charge into the heart of the army but the mice surround the soldiers and carry them all away — all but the Nutcracker and the rabbit. Without warning, the King of the Mice appears, jumping toward Marie. He’s an ugly fellow with a crown on his head. Drawing his saber,the Nutcracker protects Marie but the Mouse King returns the attack, swinging a gigantic sword of his own. The Nutcracker jumps on the creature’s back but is thrown off and trapped on the ground by the Mouse King’s sword. From behind, the rabbit pulls the Mouse King’s tail, causing the royal mouse to about-face. The Mouse



ACT I Scene iii The Nutcracker beckons Marie’s bed to follow him on a journey. Moving on its own, the bed transports the sleeping Marie into another world, where the Nutcracker is magically transformed into a prince. He wakes Marie and presents her with the crown he captured in battle. Together, they behold a breathtaking scene, a winter forest come to life in a sparkling dance of snowflakes. They pass through the flurry and begin their journey to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. As they walk, Marie notices that the Prince bears a striking resemblance to Drosselmeier’s nephew.

ACT II Golden¬winged angels prepare the enchanted Marzipan Castle for the arrival of the Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Land of the Sweets. She soon enters and, bearing her magic wand, sweetly dances with the little angels before summoning the other members of her kingdom to join her. Marie and the Prince come upon the gathering,and are warmly greeted.The Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes them to the Land of the Sweets and invites the Prince to tell his tale. He describes the battle: how the toy soldiers fought the mice, and how he accepted the Mouse King’s challenge to fight for Marie’s safety. Finally, he tells of how Marie saved his life. The Sugar Plum Fairy is impressed by their courage. She praises the Prince and his Princess, and then leads them to a special throne, specially set to give them the best view of the celebration, which is about to begin. It’s a celebration of things delicious! Sumptuous Spanish Hot Chocolate heat up in a spicy fandango...Arabian Coffee moves languidly through a Middle Eastern dance...three Chinese Teas leap acrobatically around a lacquer box. Candy Canes exuberantly prance before their royal guests,led by an athletic Peppermint Stick who jumps through a whirling hoop. Marzipan Shepherdesses remind Marie of the decorations on her Christmas tree and, with great fanfare, Mother Commedia reveals miniature Italian polichinelles who dart out and dance in pairs. Next, a beautiful group of dancing flowers, a whirl of brilliant orange, magenta, and green, make their entrance. Marie and the Prince taste sugar petals while the honey Dewdrop spins through the blooms in the Waltz of the Flowers. Now comes the time when the Sugar Plum Fairy, in a golden tutu, is escorted by her Cavalier to perform for her guests. They begin their classical pas de deux.



Marc Spielberger in Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust. Photo © Alexandre Dufaur.

with soft adagio movements, and build to an exciting crescendo. Holding hands, Marie and the Prince are overwhelmed, hoping someday to dance as magically as that. Everyone joins in for a lively finale, a blaze of color and celebration. As the time to leave draws near, the Sugar Plum Fairy leads her guests to a magic sleigh. The Prince and Princess wave goodbye and are flown to where the moon meets the sun. Daybreak awaits and Marie will soon wake. It is Christmas day. —Adapted from a note by Madeline Pober The Balanchine ballet presented in this program is protected by copyright. Any unauthorized recording is prohibited without the expressed written consent of The George Balanchine Trust and Miami City Ballet. The performance of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service Standards established and provided by The Trust.

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Founding Artistic Director Long before there was a Miami City Ballet, Eddie Villella - he hadn’t yet graduated to “Edward” - had been recognized as the greatest male ballet dancer ever produced in America. And his primacy hasn’t been challenged in the thirty-four years since his dancing career came to a premature end. Villella showed that a tough brash kid out of Maritime College could turn into a major artist, and in doing so, changed the way men danced in America as well as the way male dancers were perceived. Since 1986, he has focused his talent, his intelligence and his energy on creating and maintaining a world-famous ballet company in South Florida. In recognition of his achievements, President Clinton presented Mr. Villella with the 1997 National Medal of Arts. Also in 1997, he was named a Kennedy Center Honoree and was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Recently, Villella was elected as a Fellow into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Edward Villella was born in Bayside, New York in 1936. He entered the School of American Ballet at age ten but interrupted his dance training to complete academic studies. A graduate of the New York Maritime Academy, he obtained a B.S. in marine transportation, lettered in baseball and was a championship boxer. He returned to SAB following graduation in 1955 and, in 1957 was invited to join the New York City Ballet, where he was quickly promoted to Soloist (1958) and then to Principal Dancer (1960). Mr. Villella was the original male lead in many important ballets in New York City Ballet repertoire among them Tarantella, the “Rubies” section of Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, Dances at a Gathering, Watermill and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon). Perhaps his most famous role was in the 1960 revival of Balanchines’s 1929 masterpiece, Prodigal Son. Mr. Villella was the first American male dancer to perform with the Royal Danish Ballet and the only American ever to be asked to dance an encore at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. He danced for President Kennedy’s inauguration and for Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford. He was producer/director for the PBS series “Dance in America” for over a year and in 1975 won an Emmy Award for his CBS television production of “Harlequinade”. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the School of American Ballet. The University of Pittsburgh Press reissued Villella’s 1992 autobiography, Prodigal Son: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic, written with Larry Kaplan, in March 1998. He is married to Linda Villella, the Director of Miami City Ballet School.


Executive Vice President, Artistic Affairs has been an arts management executive for the past twenty-six years, her working partnership with Artistic Director Edward Villella began in 1984 at the Madison Festival of the Lakes, where Villella served as Artistic Director and she served as Executive Director. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Dean of Student Academic Affairs in the College of Letters and Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and as an Assistant Trust Officer at the Cleveland Trust Company. Gardiner holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from University of Wisconsin-Madison; an M.A. degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University. Since 1993, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Foundation of Greater Miami. She is a member of the Florida, Wisconsin and Ohio Bars and of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar Association.


Executive Director recently joined Miami City Ballet and brings his extensive background in performing arts management, administration and fund-raising to the Company. He is the former President of The Nicholas Goldsborough Group, LLC, a national strategic management consulting and fund-raising counsel. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Washington, DC where he oversaw the construction and funding of the $89 million Harman Center for the Arts. He was the Executive Vice President of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, overseeing the managing and planning of the Walt Disney Concert Hall capital campaign. He established a presenting organization for dance and ballet that is now called “Gloria Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center.” Mr. Goldsborough was also Deputy Director of University Development at UCLA, Los Angeles. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City consulting firm C.W. Shaver and Co., which was instrumental in the building of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. In addition, he oversaw the planning and gifts phase of Carnegie Hall’s $60 million restoration campaign and the $50 million campaign to rebuild New York City’s Jewish Museum. He also served as Senior Development Officer at Harvard University for seven years.

BACKSTAGE ROMA SOSENKO Principal Ballet Mistress A former soloist with New York City Ballet, Roma Sosenko works closely with Miami City Ballet dancers re-staging ballets and rehearsing them for each performance. During her career as a dancer, Sosenko performed roles in Jerome Robbins’ The Four Seasons, The Goldberg Variations and Interplay and George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Symphony in C, Chaconne, Coppélia, Jewels and Scotch Symphony, among others. She has been seen on PBS in several productions: Balanchine’s “L’Enfant et les Sortiléges”, “A Lincoln Center Special: A Tribute to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins”, “Live From Studio 8H” and also performed the role of Columbine in the film of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. JOAN LATHAM

Ballet Mistress joined Miami City Ballet in 1992 as a dancer and now serves as ballet mistress, responsible for re-staging and rehearsing the dancers in much of the repertoire. She began her dance training with Damara Bennett at City Ballet School in her native city of San Francisco. She also studied at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School where she performed and toured with their company. As a soloist with Miami City Ballet she performed principal roles in such ballets as Balanchine’s Apollo, Symphony in C, Agon and others. She was also featured in works by Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Edward Villella as well as classics such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Coppélia.

CRISTA VILLELLA Ballet Mistress practically grew up at Miami City Ballet. She trained at Miami City Ballet School, and was Marie in the Company’s first production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. Villella returned to MCB in 2006 after graduating with a BFA in theater from NYU and now works closely with the dancers rehearsing and preparing them for performances. She has served as the Ballet Mistress on many ballets including “The Golden Section,” In The Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, The Neighborhood Ballroom and Liturgy and she’s the Children’s Ballet Mistress for George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM. During the 2007-2008 season, Villella worked closely with Twyla Tharp as the Ballet Mistress on the World Premiere of NIGHTSPOT. GARY SHELDON Principal Conductor returns to Miami City Ballet in his second season, following outstanding acclaim in his first – “impressive debut” (South Florida Classical Review); “fine performance” (Miami Herald). Maestro Sheldon is the winner of the 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Conducting, awarded for recorded performances conducting William Bolcom's music with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra on the Marquis Classics label. He is former principal guest conductor for the San Francisco Ballet and conductor for Ballet Met in Columbus, Ohio. He is also former Music Director of the Marin Symphony in California, where he received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Marin Cultural Center and Museum. Sheldon has guest conducted major orchestras including the BBC Symphony – London, Montreal Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He is currently Artistic Director of the Lancaster Festival in Ohio and Principal Conductor at the Festival at Sandpoint in Idaho. He is a native of Bay Shore, New York and a graduate of the Juilliard School.




Costume Designer and Director Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. Her career has enveloped both design and production for dance, Broadway, opera and film. Morales acquired her theatrical training at Barbara Matera Costume Shop in New York. She joined Miami City Ballet in 1986. Since then, Morales has designed and over-seen countless productions including George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM in collaboration with Jose Varona and Edward Villella’s full-length ballet The Neighborhood Ballroom and Gismonti Brasil. Also, Lynne-Taylor Corbett’s Kennedy Center commission The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses. Ms. Morales has also recreated costumes from the original designs of many Balanchine ballets as well as for dances by Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon and Trey McIntyre. Morales recently designed the costumes for the off-Broadway Show Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz.


Music Advisor to the Artistic Director is the winner of various piano competitions and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in North and South America. He has given solo and chamber-music recitals throughout the two continents, including appearances at Carnegie Recital Hall and The Phillips Collection. For ballet performances, he has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Kansas City, St. Louis, Berkeley, Naples, Torino and The Kennedy Center. Rennó was company pianist for the Kansas City Ballet from its inception in 1981 until he joined Miami City Ballet in 1999. He composed the music to Edward Villella’s “THE WALTZ: Our Lady of Oblivion.”

JOHN HALL Production and Lighting Director joined Miami City Ballet in 1995 and is responsible for coordinating all lighting and scenic design elements for the Company. Some of his lighting design highlights since joining MCB include Jewels, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Giselle, Coppélia, Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom and Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello’s NIGHTSPOT. Mr. Hall and his wife Shannon have two sons, John and William.




North Haven, CT Trained at New Haven Ballet and SAB. Principal Swing for “Come Fly Away” on Broadway and “Dance With Me” in Las Vegas, produced and directed by Twyla Tharp. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Joined MCB as Soloist in 1999. Promoted to Principal in 2007.





Caracas, Venezuela Trained at the School of Everest Mayora Studio. Danced with the Youth Ballet of Venezuela, Contemporary Ballet of Caracas, the Cleveland Ballet and the National Ballet of Caracas. Joined MCB as Principal in 1999.

Miami, FL Trained at Miami City Ballet School, Liana Navarro and Vivian Tobio Ballet School. Joined MCB in 2000 as Company Apprentice. Promoted to Principal in 2007.



Monterrey, Mexico Trained at Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza. Dances also with Ballet de Monterrey. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 1998. Promoted to Principal in 2004.

Miami, FL Trained at Liana Navarro and Vivian Tobio Ballet School and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2003. Promoted to Principal in 2008.

Havana, Cuba Trained at the National School of the Arts in Havana and the Academy of Ballet and Jazz in Brazil. Danced with the National Ballet of Caracas, Torino Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, and Carolina Ballet. Joined MCB as Principal Soloist in 2003. Rejoined as Principal in 2010.



Santa Cruz, CA Trained at SAB and San Francisco Ballet School. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 1997. Promoted to Principal in 2006.



Camagüey, Cuba Trained at the Professional School of Ballet and Plastic Arts in Camagüey. Danced with the Professional Ballet Company of Camagüey and the Ballet Company of Santiago in Chile. Joined MCB as Soloist in 2001. Promoted to Principal in 2003.

Classical Music. It’s In Our Nature.

Edward Villella, the dancers, staff and Board of Trustees of Miami City Ballet wish to dedicate the Company’s 26th season to Charlene and Ron Esserman.

Over the last several years, Ron has provided Miami City Ballet with his time, treasure and leadership. He has guided the Company with faith and passion, helping it achieve world-wide acclaim. Ron, we are forever grateful to you and to your loving wife, Charlene.



Sao Paulo, Brazil Trained at Academy of Movement, Ballet Twin’s Academy, Studium Marisa Ballet, and Municipal Dance School in Sao Paulo. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 1999. Promoted to Principal in 2004.

Jeanette Delgado In The Upper Room © Choreography by Twyla Tharp. Photo © Joe Gato.

Pinar del Rio, Cuba Trained at Raul Sanchez Arts School, the National School of the Arts in Havana. Danced with the National Ballet of Cuba, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Boston Ballet. Joined MCB as Principal in 2010.





Queens, NY Trained with Teresa Aubel, Nicholas Orloff, Norman Walker, Barbara Walczack, and at SAB. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 1994. Promoted to Principal in 2001.



Perpignan, France Trained at Academy of Perpignan and Marseille National Dance School. Danced with Ballet de Rhin and Ballet National de Marseille. Joined MCB as Soloist in 2000. Promoted to Principal in 2003. Rejoined MCB as Principal in 2009.


principal soloist Geneva, Switzerland Trained at the Geneva Dance Center and SAB. Danced with American Ballet Theatre. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 1996. Promoted to Principal Soloist in 2008.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Trained at Escola de Danca Alice Arja, Compania de Ballet in Rio de Janeiro and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2009. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2010. Promoted to Soloist in 2011.


Tuscaloosa, AL Trained at The Dance Centre in Tuscaloosa and with Wes Chapman and Roger Van Fleteren, The Alabama Ballet. Danced with Alabama Ballet. Joined MCB as a member of the Corps in 2007. Promoted to Soloist in 2011.


Gorham, ME Trained at Maine State School for the Performing Arts and Miami City Ballet School. Danced with Maine State Ballet. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2005. Promoted to Soloist in 2011.



Hummelstown, PA Trained with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and SAB. Joined MCB as a CoryphĂŠe in 1999. Promoted to Soloist in 2005.



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Trained at Escola de Danca Spinelli, Companhia de Brasileira de Ballet, and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2010. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.



Boston, MA Trained with Kirov Academy of Ballet and Boston Ballet. Danced with Festival Ballet Providence, Colorado Ballet and Ballet San Jose. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 2010.


Cleveland, OH Trained at Cleveland City Dance, Cleveland School of Dance and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2005. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2008.


Kennesaw, Georgia Trained at Impact Dance of Atlanta and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as a Company Apprentice in 2010. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.


Gorham, ME Trained at Maine State School for the Performing Arts and Miami City Ballet School. Danced with Maine State Ballet. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2005. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2007.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Trained at Escola de Danca Alice Arja, Compania de Ballet in Rio de Janeiro and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2010. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.


New York, NY Trained at SAB, Miami City Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet School. Danced with New York City Ballet. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2006. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2008.





Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Trained at Escola de Danca Alice Arja, Compania de Ballet in Rio de Janeiro, and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2009. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.


corps de ballet San Francisco, CA Trained at City Ballet School and School of American Ballet. Danced with New York City Ballet. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 2011.

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Shelby Township, MI Trained at Rochester School of Dance (Michigan), School of American Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2002. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2003.

Newport, OR Trained at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Previously danced with Ballet de L’Opera National de Bordeaux. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 2003 and rejoined in 2010.




San Ramon, CA Trained at Contra Costa Ballet, The Rock School, Miami City Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2007. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2008.


corps de ballet Sarasota, FL Trained at Sarasota Ballet, Tallahassee Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. Danced with Pennsylvania Ballet and Boston Ballet. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2010. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.


Mary Carmen Catoya and Renato Penteado in Ballet Imperial. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Joe Gato.


Verona, NJ Trained at New Jersey School of Ballet and SAB. Danced with New York City Ballet. Joined MCB as member of the Corps in 2010.


Cherry Hill, NJ Trained at The Rock School and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2010. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2011.

San Juan, Puerto Rico Trained at Julian Blanco, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and SAB. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2007. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2009.



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Sterling Heights, MI Trained at Juliana’s Academy of Dance, The Rock School and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2006. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2008.

THE COMPANY St. Petersburg, FL Trained at Cheryl Lee Studio, The Rock School, and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as Company Apprentice in 2008. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2009.



corps de ballet New York, NY Trained at SAB and Miami City Ballet School. Joined MCB as School Apprentice in 2003. Promoted to member of the Corps in 2005.


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Pamela Gardiner Executive Vice President, Artistic Affairs

Nicholas T. Goldsborough Executive Director

Artistic Principal Ballet Mistress...................Roma Sosenko Ballet Mistress.................................Joan Latham Ballet Mistress................................Crista Villella Company Manager ....................Anne-Camille Hersh

Box Office Manager..............................Richard Dotson Assistant Box Office Manager................Matt Saurusaitis Box Office Customer Service Representatives......Sundra Ali, Tony Castineyra, Maritza Castro, Cynthia Espinosa, Mabel Gonzalez, Diana Herrera, Kaaren Mils, Sheila Sabatino Group Sales.......................................Isabel Gonzalez

“The Five Positions” Building Banner Creative Director...............Jordan Schaps/ Artist/Photographer.Benjamin Martin/

Music Music Advisor to the Artistic Director....Francisco Rennó Principal Conductor...........................Gary Sheldon

Production Production and Lighting Director................John Hall Production Stage Manager........... Nicole M. Mitchell Production Carpenter...........................Brian Harris Property Master..........................Edward Curington Production Electrician................William Schwendel Assistant Electrician .........................Apon Nichols Sound Engineer.............................Sean Deceunick Technical Advisor............................Richard Carter

Wardrobe Costume Designer and Director of Wardrobe ...................Haydée Morales Wardrobe Master..........................Ricardo Asturias Costume Artist............................Maria S. Morales Draper and PatternTechnician ...........Edilberto Perez School Wardrobe Mistress.............Edwidge “Judy” DeJean-Subirats Seamstresses....Martha Dornasimento, Amelia Paille, Ana Maria Romero, Martha Venegas Make-up Artist .................................Carol Raskin

Administration Office Manager / Senior Executive Assistant to Artistic Director.......................Donna Lenchuk Front Office Coordinator ...................Jessica Matlin

Development Senior Gifts Officer.....................Orene Tross-Harris Foundations and Government Relations Manager ...........Viena Howe Grants Writer............................... Emily Parkinson Grants Associate .........................Leah Blumenfeld Donor Relations Manager..................Craig Badinger Special Events Manager.................Rebecca Interian Development Assistant ....................Estefania Garcia Palm Beach Liaison ..........................Philip H. Neal Palm Beach Development Consultant.Deirdre Sykes Shapiro Development Consultant.................Melissa Chaykin

Finance Chief Financial Officer....................Jonah Pruitt, III HR/School Accountant ............Mary Lynn Hohenstein Accountant..................................... Jesus Valdes Analyst.........................................Yoli Contreras

Marketing & Communications Director of Marketing and Communications ................................Bill Miller Assistant Director of Marketing.........Caroline Murray Public Relations Manager ..............Roberto Santiago Marketing / Social Media Coordinator..............................Ailency Martinez Marketing Assistant..............................Sundra Ali

Miami City Ballet School Chairman of Faculty.............................Edward Villella School Director..................................... Linda Villella School Registrars ................Nagia Ortiz, Jesus Vazquez School Administrative Director ........Ricardo Montealegre Director of Student Housing ......................Matt Meltzer Psychologist............................ Dr. Migdalia Figueredo Faculty......................Carter Alexander, Richard Amaro, Geta Constantinescu, Jeanne Elser, Kyra Homeres, Elizabeth Keller, Amanda Knox, Kris Kramer, Rafael Maldonado-Lopez, Elizabeth Malm, Roberto Rodriquez, Kimberly Sonderegger Education Outreach..............................Elizabeth Malm Pianists... Marianela Castro, Juvenal Correa, Gladys Fariñas, Marcel Guerra, Aristides Morejón, Jose Ruiz

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Medical Providers Orthopedics (Extremities) ..............Mark J. Sinnreich MD Orthopedics (Extremities)............... Michael S. Zeide MD Orthopedics (Extremities)...................Joseph Chalal MD Orthopedics (Foot/Ankle)...........Thomas San Giovanni MD Orthopedics (Foot/Ankle)................... Mark Bromson MD Orthopedics (Spine)..........................Jonathan Hyde MD Podiatry ................................Michelle Detweiler DPM Osteopathic Medicine ..................James McCormick DO Chiropractic Medicine ....................Steven Friedman DC Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine ............Amy Chen AP Physical Therapy..Cynthia McGee Laportilla MSPT, LMT, JSCC Physical Therapy....................Elizabeth Maples PT, DPT Physical Therapy ....................Keiko Fernandez PT, DPT Physical Therapy........................Jeff Stenback PT, OCS Physical Therapy....................Cynthia Gonzalez PT, DPT Physical Therapy......................Lisa Oganowski PT, DPT Physical Therapy............. Rebecca Forester PT, DPT, ATC Massage Therapy......................... Alexis Somoano LMT Massage Therapy............................Michael Orkin LMT Massage Therapy................... Christina Dalcomune LMT Medical Imaging..... Open MRI of Hialeah, Eiber Radiology

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Sapphires $100,000 to $249,999 Samuel I. Adler Foundation Ms. Bernyce Adler Ms. Adrienne Arsht BankAtlantic Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Joan Baxt The Herbert Bearman Foundation, Inc. BellSouth Corporation Ms. Betty Madigan Brandt Dr. Amy Buchman Edwina and Joseph Charyk Chastain Foundation Thomas M. Chastain

Owen Cheatham Foundation Celeste & Stephen* Weisglass The CitiGroup Private Bank Claudia Cisneros Macaya Ella Fontanals Cisneros The Coca Cola Company Rita and Jerome J. Cohen Pamela and Todd* Cole Marianna Collins* Wileen T. Coyne Do Unto Others Trust, Inc. Dr. Millie I. Figueredo and Mr. Zeke Delgado



FPL Group Foundation, Inc. Freed of London, Ltd. Ms. Gillian Fuller Funding Arts Network Mr. Robert Gottlieb Ruth Granat* The Green Family Foundation Ambassador Steven and Dorothea Green Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Juan P. Loumiet Flagler Dog Track / Naples-Ft.

Myers Greyhound Track Florence Hecht Isabel and Neal* Amdur Barbara & Fred* Havenick Fran and Paul Heller Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herbert J.M. Family Enterprises, Inc. Jan and Jim Moran Jenny’s Flowers Mrs. Jenny Kallert KPMG Dr. and Mrs. Robert Knapp Mr. & Mrs. Martin Landes, Jr.

Harriet and Ralph Leach Isabel & Marvin H. Leibowitz Dr. Henry H. Lerner* Rhoda and Morris Levitt Nancy and Dr. Bob Magoon Saul Magram* Boris V. Marchegiani Neiman Marcus Ocean Drive The Palm Beach Post Norma and Jack Parker Peacock Foundation, Inc. Estate of Faye A. Phillips Claudia and Alan Potamkin Princess Grace Foundation Jack Reed Rosalind and Daniel Richter Margaret and Godfrey A. Rockefeller*

The Rockefeller Foundation Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises Gloria & Howard R.* Scharlin The School Board of Broward County The School Board of Miami-Dade County Lora and Michael Schultz Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa Mrs. Lois H. Siegel Jana Sigars-Malina and Jay* Malina Gail S. Slomin and Perle R. Slomin Sara and Martin L. Solomon

Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Kendall and Gilbert Spencer Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP The Stamps Charitable Foundation, Inc. Roe and Penny Stamps Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stark Joy and Milton Steinberg Ms. Peace Sullivan SunTrust Bank Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Tate Texaco Latin America West Africa Turbulence Advertising Union Planters Bank United Airlines

Aimee and Albert* Van de Maele Wells Fargo Bank Joanne Warshaver Pinciss, Eric & David In memory of Barry Pinciss WATSCO, Inc. Albert H. Nahmad Bruce Weber Judy and Sherwood* Weiser Helene Westreich* The Mailman Foundation, Inc. Jody Wolfe Ms. Diana Zeydel Dr. Sanford L. and Mrs. Dolores* Ziff

Apollo Society

We honor friends who have helped to create a legacy for Miami City Ballet through their financial and estate plans. Toby Lerner Ansin Mrs. Joan Baxt Dianne and Michael Bienes Mr. Stephen Keller* and Ms. Lesleen Bolt Pamela and Todd* Cole Dr. Samuel J. Colton Dr. Gene Eng

Betty Florman* John J.* and Patricia C.* Foody Trust Evelyn R. Gilbert* Dr. Gloria U. Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Greiner Ina Rae Fox and Neil Fox Ms. Sylvia Kaye

Mr. Eric G. Koskoff R. Kirk Landon The Kirk Foundation Estate of Faye A. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. William Quesenberry Mr. Murray Robbins* Mr. and Mrs. David Sommer Frosene Sonderling*

Mr. Gary and Mrs. Roberta* Soren The Lawrence and Marjorie Stoll Foundation Sheila Wohl Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Family Foundation, Inc. Dr. Sanford L. and Mrs. Dolores* Ziff

Endowment Programs

We are grateful to the following who have provided crucial long-term support in response to our goal to build an endowment, to ensure the vision for the Ballet’s future. Ruth K. Behar Memorial Fund BlueCross BlueShield of Florida

Florman Family Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Evelyn R. Gilbert* (posthumously)



Sheila Wohl Union Planters Bank

Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Family Foundation, Inc.

ANNUAL FUND We sincerely appreciate the gifts of our annual contributors and those who support our capital, endowment, education, scholarship, and other special programs. Represents cumulative giving during the twelve months prior to November 1, 2011. Season Honorees $100,000 and above Anonymous Ana-Marie and Robert Barlick The Codina Family Charlene and Ron C. Esserman Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herbert Darla and John Karlton R. Kirk Landon The Kirk Foundation Harriet and Henry A. Pownall Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca Charlotte* and Thomas Rodgers Corporations / Foundations Broward Cultural Council John S. and James L. Knight Foundation The Louis B. Mayer Foundation Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council The Rockefeller Foundation The Strauss Foundation Eugenia* and Robert P. Strauss Lynn and Louis Wolfson, II Family Foundation, Inc. Chairman’s Council $50,000 to $99,999 Mr. and Mrs. Paul DiMare Mike and Dr. Margaret Eidson Bobi and Jim Eroncig Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes Ms. Gillian Fuller Francinelee Hand and David Lincoln Siegel Roni and Samuel Jacobson Mr. and Mrs. Irving Siegel Ms. Dorothy Usiskin Corporations / Foundations Colson Hicks Eidson J.N. McArthur Foundation, Inc. Nancy Jean Davis Miami Herald Media Company The Shubert Foundation President’s Council $25,000 to $49,999 Toby Lerner Ansin Mrs. Joan Baxt Mr. Robert S. Benson Mr. Hubert Bush Audre and Donald* Carlin Ms. Mariela Cisneros Mr. and Mrs. James Dubin Dr. Millie I. Figueredo and Mr. Zeke Delgado Dr. Kira Flanzraich and Mr. Neil Flanzraich Mr. Robert Gottlieb Dr. and Mrs. Robert Knapp Jacqueline and Irwin E. Kott Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Lorber Rose Miniaci Lora and Michael Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stark Mr. and Mrs. David Mack Ms. Diana Zeydel Corporations / Foundations The Herman Abbott Family Foundation, Inc. Ms. Nancy Abbott AT&T Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. Carnival Foundation Cordero & Associates Luis Cordero Do Unto Others Trust, Inc. CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM

Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Lane Federated Department Stores, Inc. John J.* and Patricia C.* Foody Trust Freed of London, Ltd. GRAFF Diamonds Bal Harbour Ms. Susan Pullin Greenberg Traurig Interactive Services Network, Inc. Investor Solutions, Inc. Frank and Gabriele Armstrong Jenny's Flowers National Endowment for the Arts Nordstrom, Inc. Peacock Foundation, Inc. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP Ms. Pat Lowry & Judge Jim Hopkins Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Robert Kofman Lisa Berg Steinger Iscoe & Greene, PA Adelaida Muñiz-Iscoe & Gary Iscoe Trustee’s Council $15,000 to $24,999 Bob Avian and Peter Pileski Mr. and Mrs. Keith Barish Trish and Dan Bell Mr. Douglas Cramer Karen Mitchell Curran and Dan Curran Ms. Malka Fingold Mrs. Lisa L. Huertas Tyby and Gerry Klein Isabel and Marvin H. Leibowitz Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Levey Mr. and Mrs. Steve Perles Mr. Juan Quiñones In memory of Mr. Fred W. Sutton Jack Reed Mrs. Fern G. Rose Sara and Martin L. Solomon Corporations / Foundations American Express Charitable Fund Career Transition for Dancers Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs Florman Family Foundation, Inc. Goldman Sachs Investor Solutions, Inc. Frank and Gabriele Armstrong Lopez-Cantera Charitable Foundation Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council New Valley Corporation Gerri* and Bennett LeBow Palm Beach Society Magazine Passion Growers Jaime and Cheryl Peisach Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc. Robert Gottlieb Shutts & Bowen LLP Mr. Alexander I. Tachmes Dancer’s Council $10,000 to $14,999 Anonymous Dr. Norman and Mrs. Stephanie Altman Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Clinton Ms. M. Victoria Cummock Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cypen Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dascal Mr. and Mrs. Alec Flamm Mr. and Mrs. Bruce W. Greer Mr. and Mrs. Martin Landes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. Lotspeich 41

Ms. Maria Michaels Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa Ms. Peace Sullivan Ms. Gail White In memory of my beloved mother Helen Westreich* Corporations / Foundations Art of theTimes Ms. Audrey Diamond Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation The Herbert Bearman Foundation, Inc. Dancing Supplies Depot Dr. Helen Carlo Flagler Dog Track / Naples-Fort Meyers Greyhound Track Florence Hecht Isabelle and Neal* Amdur Barbara and Fred* Havenick Northern Trust Mr. Sheldon T. Anderson Rundgren Foundation Samuel I. Adler Foundation Mrs. Bernyce Adler Silversea Cruises The School Board of Broward County William Fox Jr. Foundation Susan Fox-Rosellini Artistic Director’s Circle $5,000 to $9,999 Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Mrs. Cornelia Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Harold Blumenstein Mr. Ted Brian Dr. Amy Buchman Mr. and Mrs. Eric Buermann, Mrs. Shirley H. Rogers Mrs. Karen and Dr. Robert Chaikin Mr. Steven Haas Evelyn and Norman Cohan Pamela and Todd* Cole Patricia and Howard Farber Victor and Sandra Fuller Dr. and Mrs. Philip George Mrs. Joan Getz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Greene Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hart Mrs. Diane S. Heller Mr. Gerald Herman Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Hess Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hodes Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hudson, Jr. Ms. Elayne Hurwitz Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Kalb Ms. Marcia Simon Kaplan Jean Echemendia-Kouri and Greg Kouri Mr. and Mrs. David J. Landau Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Levin Elaine and I. Stanley* Levine Rhoda and Morris Levitt Mary E. Lupo, Circuit Judge (Senior Status) Mr. and Mrs. David Melin Mrs. Eileen W. Meudt Mr. Matthew Sabatella Ms. Roxanne Scalia Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pollio Baylie and Marvin Rosenberg Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rosenblum Mr. John Seligman and Ms. Lisa Howe Mrs. Lois H. Siegel Joy and Milton Steinberg Ms. Bridget Lantzy Richard L. Tooke and Charles L. Marshall, Jr.

Mrs. Jan Willinger Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Zwick Corporations / Foundations Assurant Bozorgi Family Foundation CopyRight Graphics Kent and Angela Harrison db Bistro Moderne Frank Crystal & Company Gaia Hotel & Reserve Boris V. Marchegiani Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc. John L. McHugh Foundation, Inc. MAC Cosmetics, Inc. Nova Southeastern University Palm Aire Friends of the Arts Palm Beach Daily News Publix Super Markets Charities Renato’s Restaurant Ms. Arlene Desiderio Sequoia Foundation for Art & Education Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Roe and Penny Stamps Standard Chartered Bank UBS Royal Palm Wealth Management Group Mr. Fredrick Jay Shapiro Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, PA Choreographer’s Circle $3,000 to $4,999 Anonymous Mrs. Kaye Hancock Apfel and Dr. Robert Apfel Ms. Edith Bjork Lorraine and Keith Bolton Rogers Design Group Ms. Betty Madigan Brandt Mr. Ray Breslin and Mr. Patrick Pecoraro Bernie Butts and Peggy Hering Raquel M. Casuso Richard and Rosalee Davison Ms. Sheila Nieburg Edelstein Ina Rae Fox and Neil Fox In Memory of Patricia Frank Mr. and Mrs. Nathan D. Froot Mrs. Jessica Ginsburg Elaine Gobstein in memory of Harold Gobstein Hon. Pat Seitz and Mr. Alan Greer Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gross Dr. Bruce Horten Karl and Gertrude Huber Stephen A. and Ethel L. Keller Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward Mr. David Kislak Mr. Richard Kuh and Ms. Beth Holland Mrs. Wendy T. Kulberg Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Levine Bernice Lieberman Ms. Marylynne McGlone Dr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Michaels Dr. and Mrs. Medwin M. Mintzis Mr. and Mrs. David Mixer Mr. Ted Mozino Mrs. Geraldine Polinger Mr. William S. Pollak Albert and Dr. Marilyn B. Pollans Earl and Christy Powell Ms. Joan Readding Ms. Robyn Rich Ms. Helen D. Rodbell Steven and Tatiana Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lee Sandler Mr. & Mrs. David Seegul Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherman Jana Sigars-Malina and Jay* Malina Mr. and Mrs. Suhel Skaf Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sobel Lynne and Paul Steinfurth Mr. Dan Tyler and Mr. Todd Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Weinstein Corporations / Foundations Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. Courthouse Express Legal Couriers Joel M. Rosenthal CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM

Gyrotonic Educational Headquarters of Miami Beach, Inc. Habatat Galleries, Inc. The Harkness Foundation for Dance The Lawrence and Marjorie Stoll Foundation Target Vivendi Universal Conductor’s Circle $2,000 to $2,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Edward Agostini Mr. and Mrs. L. Jules Arkin Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Asbel Roy Bartolomei & Peter Wronsky William T. Basler Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berliner Dr. Allen H. Bezner Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bolotin Betty Joan and Henry Burr Paul and Esta Jo Busker Jennifer Stearns Buttrick and Matthew Buttrick Mr. and Mrs. Edward Casel Mrs. Michael J. Chasanoff Ms. Abbey Chase Mrs. Shelley Chatoff Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Chaves Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Cherry Dr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Cohen Mr. Seymour Cohn and Ms. Elaine Marsh Wileen T. Coyne John and Erin Crabtree Dr. and Mrs. Barry J. Cutler The Dauer Family Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo A. Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dinlocker Mr. Chris Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Dresden Mrs. Rea Elias Elaine and Edward Eskind Ms. Ruth K. Fain Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Feldenkreis Marilyn S. Meyerhoff and Samuel M. Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Ferguson Dr. and Mrs. Gary Flax Dr. Tomas Frankel Mrs. Persifor Frazer Mr. and Mrs. Joel Freedman Mr. and Mrs. Jim Freytag Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fromer Mr. and Mrs. Gilberto Fuentes Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gadinsky Mr. and Mrs. John Geberth Lauren Harrison and John Genovese Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Gerson Murray Ginsburg Mrs. Dalia Glottmann Joanne and Ron Goldfarb Mr. and Mrs. David Goldschild Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goodman Corinne and Jerry Gorelick Ms. Cheryl Gowdy Mr. Eric C. Green Dr. Howard and Dr. Joanne Green Mr. and Mrs. Allan Greenblatt Mrs. Ina Haas Dr. and Mrs. Kermit J. Halperin Ms. and Mrs. Ronald Holzer Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hotchkiss Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hubschman Mr. Brooks Jackson and Mr. Kelly King Mrs. Marion Judd Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kahn Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Katz Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kellogg Mr. Eric G. Koskoff and Ms. Stephanie Eisenman Ms. Karen Krause Mr. and Mrs. Murray Laulicht Mrs. Audreylee Leavitt Ms. Bonnie Lerner Bonnie Lerner Fund at The Miami Foundation 42

Ms. Barbara C. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Peter Liebman Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Madan Joel and Susan Martin Ms. Jennifer McClain Phyllis S. McHenry Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Milstein Mrs. Sheila Mondry Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nachwalter Mr. Michael S. Pasano Mr. Steven Patterson and Ms. Carly Thomas Mr. Peter Rains Dr. Patricia O. Rice Ms. Nan Sachs Mr. and Mrs. Saul Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Sapoff Ms. Judith Schalit Raquel and Michael Scheck Judge David Schepps and Alida M. Aponte Mrs. Alice Schonberg Ms. Audrey P. Schwartz Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Shapiro Dr. Richard Sheldon Ms. Roslyn C. Shipko* Stephen Simcock Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simon Ms. Clara Sredni Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Stein Ms. Ethel Steindl James O. Stepp and Peter Zimmer Mr. and Mrs. Burton Stern Mr. and Mrs. John Stiglmeier Ms. Marion N. Stillman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stuzin Ms. Rita Taca Mr. Melvin Tanen Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Tate Margaretta Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Tick Mrs. Sheila Tregoning Yann Trividic Deborah and Michael Troner Mr. and Mrs. Austin W. Tupler Dr. and Mrs. Malvin Weinberger Ms. Ruth Weiss Ms. Marilyn Weissglass Dr. Steven and Ana Weissman Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Weitz Mr. and Mrs. Allan P. White Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wright Mr. and Mrs. M. Richard Wyman Mr. and Mrs. Haim Yehezkel Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Zakheim Mr. and Mrs. Sam Zemsky Dr. Sanford and Beatrice Ziff Corporations / Foundations Ansin Foundation Mr. Edmund Ansin Mr. Andrew Ansin Mr. James Ansin Ms. Stephanie Ansin Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service Brooks Brothers Ortega-Morales Family Joseph S. and Louise B. Rumbaugh Fund Martin and Jane Greenberg Foundation WSVN Channel 7 Performer’s Circle $1,000 to $1,999 Mr. and Mrs. William Albert Ms. Mary Anne Anderson Mr. Philip F. Balbi Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer Mrs. Zelda J. Baum Ms. Jane Beasley Helene & Ady* Berger Ms. Edith Bjork Ms. Jacqueline D. Blaser Mr. Stephen Keller* and Ms. Lesleen Bolt

James Boren and John McCracken Ms. Anne R. Chamberlin Mr. Harvey R. Chaplin Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Cramer Nelson Cubides Ms. Hazel Cypen Mr. Dan Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Alec Engelstein Ms. Linda Flanagan Ms. Audrey Frank Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Morris Futernick Mr. and Mrs. Richard Galkin Dr. and Mrs. Donald Giddon Mr. and Mrs. Leon Gnat Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gresser Mr. Daniel S. Hall Mr. Jeffery C. Haller Mrs. Linda Halperin Barbara and Murray Hazan Ms. Leslye M. Heisler Fran and Paul Heller Mr. Ronald B. Hermann Dr. Michael C. Hughes and Ms. Judith Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Jacobs Ms. Leona Kosh Phyllis and Sidney LaMonte Mrs. Dorothy Lappin Ms. Kristin Lazenby Dr. and Mrs. Roger K. Leavitt Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Leibowitz Mrs. Iris C Lerner Winston Lett, Esq. and Frank Benoit Morton J. Macks and Louise D. Macks Mrs. Donna Martin Ms Beatrice Mayer Mrs. Nanette S. Mayer Mr. and Mrs. Harold Menowitz Mrs. Joanne Mercurio Ms. Edie Nadler Dr. Jules Oaklander Mrs. and Mr. D. Overholt Mr. Nicholas A. Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Milton Podolsky Dr. and Mrs. Irwin M. Potash Irving and Claudia Redel Senator Nan and Mr. David Rich Rosalind and Daniel Richter Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rieder Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rome Philip and Julie Rosenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rosenson Mrs. Renee Rosomoff Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rothman Mrs. Dorothy Singer* Barbara Stiefel Ms. Rosalie W. Stone Ms. Isobel Sturgeon Mr. Michael Tilson Thomas and Mr. Joshua Robison Mr. Theron P. Watson and Mr. Hank Stembridge Mrs. Joan Wepman-Greene Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wohl Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yulman Corporations / Foundations The Blanke Foundation Castroneves Racing Development Mr. Helio Castroneves Greer Family Fund at The Miami Foundation Marlins Community Foundation The Palm Beach Post Francis Ford Coppola Winery Gibraltar Bank, FSB Kim’s Valet Cleaners The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc. Ress Family Foundation Rothfield Dental Associates The Rosenfeld Foundation Rita E. Stein Saint Anthony Foundation for Education W South Beach Residences WPO Miami/Fort Lauderdale Chapter Principal $500 to $999 Anonymous CENTERSTAGEMAGAZINES.COM

Ms. Rosalie Altmark Mrs. Evelyn K. Axler Ms. Karla M. Barnes Ms. Nettie Birnbach Ms. Marilyn Cahn Mr. Andrew Cano Mrs. Erhla Cantor Ernesto Chao Lloyd Cheu and Douglas Mintz Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chretien Mr. Victor Cohen Mr. and Mrs. William Duff Ms. Jo Ann Engelhardt Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph J. Frei Mr. & Mrs. Carlos M. Garcia Mr. and Mrs. David A. Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Michael Garffer Ms. Lenore Gaynor Ms. Laura J. Gelber Mr. Franklyn Glinn Mr. and Mrs. K. Lawrence Gragg Mrs. Ruth Harnett Mrs. Joy Helman Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hesser Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hogan Dr. Stanley and Judy Jacobs William Jurberg and Andrew dePass Ms. Sue Karp Mr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Kaufman Mr. Gary King George Kramer and Barbara Palmer Mrs. Bernice Krupp Mr. Robert A. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Jerol M. Lind Mrs. Mimi S. Livingston Mr. Ralph Lutrin Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Malmuth Peggy Marx and Daniel Forstein Mrs. Judith Matus Ms. Sydelle Meyer Mrs. Betty Lou C. Nanovsky Joyce and William Niles Ms. Andrea Pallen John & Beatrice Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Leroy B. Raffel Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Richmond Mrs. Joan Rodger Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Rosen Dr. and Mrs. Joel Sandberg Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sands Mr. and Mrs. Bennett M. Schlenger Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Siegal Dr. A. Simonetti and Ms. Ansu Cai Dr. and Mrs. Saul Singer Mr. Culver Smith Honorable Eleanor Sobel Gerri and Roger Soman Charitable Fund at The Miami Foundation Ms. Barbara Sommers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steele Ms. Rosemary Stieglitz Mr. Damion Stodola Ms. Simma Sulzer Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumner Ms. Ellen Sussman Mr. Peter Tell Ms. Brandy Stephenson Mr. Erling T. Thoresen Mrs. D'vera Topol Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Traum Betsy and Wally Turner Dr. Alberto Vadillo Ms. Elisabeth M. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Wechsler Jerome and Susan Wolf Mrs. Babbette Wolff Corporations / Foundations The Bierman Foundation Cafe Pilon Daniella Ortiz Design Group Embraer BSL Capital, Inc. Mr. Gorav Khanna Polestar Physical Therapy & Pilates Noah & Sadie Wachtel Foundation Dr. Arthur and Phyllis Wachtel, Directors Wells Fargo Bank 43

Soloist $250 to $499 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Robin Abedon Shirley Aidekman-Kaye and Dorothy Leebow Mr. Lou Ancona Mr. and Mrs. Ken Applegate John C. and Marie Attinello Paul and Kathie Attinello Mr. and Mrs. Burton August Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bander Mr. Robert Barra Ms. Joyce Barsky-Greenstein Mrs. Carole Berk Mr. and Mrs. David Bernstein Ms. Ann Blades Mr. Barry Boren Ms. Rosemary A. Brady Ms. Nancy Brown Mr. and Mrs. Lyle E. Brundage Dr. Richard Budson Ms. Shirley H. Burtoff Mr. Ernesto Cardozo Dr. & Mrs. Richard Chavis Mrs. Rena Chernow Dr. Peter B. Cinelli and Mr. Michael LiPuma Ms. Jeanette Cody Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Cohen Lucille and Herb Cohen Ms. Wendy H. Cohen Ms. Carolyn E. Coleman and Ms. Lisa D. Evans Ms. Tracey Corwin Mrs. Elvira M. Dopico Helene and Murray Dubbin Glen Dworkin Ms. Golda Edinburg Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Edinoff Dr. and Mrs. David Ehrenreich Ms. Harriet Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. Feinberg Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Feldberg Renee S. Fink Mr. and Mrs. Paul Finkel Ms. Karen Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fish Ms. Taeko Fried Ms. Arline B. Frish Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Fuhrman Ms. Donna Genet Ms. Marilyn Girsh Mr. Laurence Goldfein Mrs. Dianne Gordon Ms. Freda L. Hartfield Mrs. Susan Helfman Ms. Barbara Hester Mr. Gene Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Bruce N. Hornik Ms. Nicola Hudson Ms. Katherine Hull Dr. and Mrs. George Jacobson Ms. Natalie Jaffe Mr. Abraham Savitzky Mrs. Judith Kaufman Kiki and Howard Kelrick Mr. and Mrs. Jack I. Ketay Dr. and Mrs. Fred D. Khani Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Klau Mr. and Mrs. Michael Klebanoff Rita and Herbert Krauss Mr. Frank Kruszewski and Mr. David Lammerding Helen Kunde Mr. Christian Langenstein Mr. Gerald Laskey Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Levine Dr. and Mrs. Raul I. Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Luria Mr. and Mrs. Rene Males Mr. and Mrs. Larry Marbert Ms. Jean Marks Mr. Serge Martin Mrs. Linda Matlin

Ms. Ethel H. Mayrsohn Ms. Michelle McClaskey Ms. Evelyn McKinsey Ms. Martha F. McMullen Mr. Alfred Medina Mr. Myron S. Meisel Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Merlin Mr. Richard Milstein Ms. Cristina Moreno Ms. Mary E. Morrow Mrs. Dale Nadel Mr. and Mrs. Edward Narens Ms. Linda Natke Ms. Nora J. Natke Dr. and Mrs. Morton S. Notarius Ms. Ann Pangman Mr. Donald Pasternek Josephine and Rolando Perez Mr. Richard Perrymann Ms. Maria E. Pinillos Dr. and Mrs. Donald L. Platnick Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rehr Ms. Hilary W. Reyl Mr. & Mrs. Sy Rifkin

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence F. Robbins Dr. Maureen L. Robinson Mrs. Sherry Rosenberg Drs. Herb and Carol Rothman Dr. Saul D. Rotter Mr. Louis Ruf Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ruthizer Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Schiff Maurice and Barbara Schlang Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Schlenger Mr. and Mrs. Murray Schneider Dr. and Mrs. Robert Schustak Mr. Ronald Seidle Ms. Cristina Senkowski Mr. and Mrs. Morrie H. Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Robert Siegel Drs. Leonard and Gail Silverman Mr. and Mrs. Van Sommer Mr. and Mrs. Seymour L. Spira Ms. Laura Steiman Ms. Laura P. Stephenson Barbara and Joel Stone Mr. and Mrs. Robert Levinson Ms. Linda Sandelman

Ms. Kelly Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Richard Thurer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Topchik Ms. Patricia Vouch Ms. Marjorie Weil Nora and Ted Weinreich Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whipple Ms. Ruth Wilde Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wilkinson Mr. & Mrs. David Wilson Mrs. Anastasia Wojak Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Zagoria Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zimmerman Mr. Herbert Zohn Mr. George Zuber and Mr. Anthony Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zucker Corporations / Foundations Fraternal Order of Police #31 Albert & Judith Goldberg Foundation Kaplan, Pomerantz, Schaeffer Foundation No nonsense Shibui Palm Beach

We extend our gratitude to the following donors who have made generous gifts, honoring a family member, friend, or colleague. In Honor Stephanie Altman By: Mr. and Mrs. Reville Bunnett Dr. and Mrs. Sylvan Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Wayne Toby Lerner Ansin By: Gerri and Roger Soman Ana-Marie Barlick By: Mr. and Mrs. David Rocker Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust Mary Carmen Catoya By: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Landes, Jr. Mike Eidson By: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hogan Mrs. Bobi Eroncig By: Mr. and Mrs. James Dubin Mr. and Mrs. Howard Frank The Israel, Rose, Henry & Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation Lynn Wiener Dr. Kira and Mr. Neil Flanzraich By: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fain Mr. Marvin Ross Friedman By: Orene T. Harris Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Sackner Meryl and Van Sommer Orene T. Harris By: Sharon and Elliot Asbel

Mrs. Florence Hecht By: Becky Delaster Ana Weissman Mrs. Betty Hess By: Ms. Arline B. Frish Ms. Ellen Kiam Judge Jim Hopkins & Mrs. Pat Lowry By: Mrs. Rosetta M. Lowry Rebecca King By: “Tendus Under a Palm Tree” blog Ms. Denise L. Altman Dr. Norman & Mrs. Stephanie Altman Roy Carlson Mr. William Lokke Lorry Perez Ms. Karen Sandy Dr. Robert and Mrs. Miriam Knapp By: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Peretz Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rechter Judge Judith Kreeger By: Dr. Norman & Mrs. Stephanie Altman Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra By: Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker Joanne Mercurio By: Judith Gelwicks Mrs. Rose Miniaci By: Mr. Lou Ancona Paul and Kathie Attinello John and Eleanor Attinello John C. and Marie Attinello Paul and Lois Castellano Karen Mitchell Curran & Dan Curran

John and Fran Custer Ms. Lisa Galgano Ms. Evelyn Gaudio Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hochberg Carlo and Mary Ann Lattinelli Mrs. Ruchel Louis Ms. Lydia Marcus Ms. Evelyn McKinsey Ms. Sharon Lynch Murrah Nova Southeastern University Ms. Sonia Rojas Saint Anthony Foundation for Education Ms. Marilyn Sherman Jerry & Maria Squadrito Robert* and Millicent Steele Ms. Carol Stiefel Mr. Terry Vitale Mr. Philip H. Neal By: Mrs. Dorothy Lappin Baylie and Marvin Rosenberg By: Dr. Richard Budson Mr. Richard Schewel By: Ms. Betty Goodfarb Lora and Michael Schultz By: Ms. Jane Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Murray Hazan Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Schultz Eunice Seeche’s 90th Birthday By: Bernice Krupp and Maurice Katz Irving and Diane Siegel By: Gerald and Daphna Cramer Toni and Carl Randolph

We compassionately acknowledge the generous gifts that have been received from family members and friends, to perpetuate the memory of a loved one. In Memory Ady Berger By: Mrs. Helene Berger Abraham and Ann Buchman By: Dr. Amy Buchman Zylpha Kilbride Clinton By: Bruce and Martha Clinton The Clinton Family Fund Patricia Frank By: Robert B. Frank Mr. Stuart Klein By: Wileen T. Coyne Orene T. Harris

Lynn Kraidin Shirley F. Natke By: Ms. Tracey Corwin By: Linda Natke Lynne and Paul Steinfurth Nora J. Natke Gerri LeBow Mrs. Dorothy Singer By: Toby Lerner Ansin By: Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Myles Berkman Mr. Fred W. Sutton BSL Capital, Inc. By: Mr. Juan Quiñones Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen Ms. Helene Westreich Mr. Gorav Khanna By: Gail White Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Lorber Mrs. Dorothy Ziff Dr. and Mrs. Irwin M. Potash By: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kaynor Toni and Carl Randolph *Deceased Rosalind and Daniel Richter “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Rosen Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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