Miami City Ballet School http://blog.wlrn.org en Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Boys In Ballet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rolling-out-red-carpet-boys-ballet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">If you ask someone to name a valuable commodity, they may say gold, or oil. Ask someone in ballet the same question, and there’s good chance they’ll say boys.</span></p><p>Most ballets have almost equal part male and female roles. But in the U.S., boys who want to do ballet are hard to come by. &nbsp;</p><p>For that reason boys often receive full scholarships to ballet schools and other forms of special treatment in order to attract them to the profession.</p><p>Former principal dancer with New York City Ballet Philip Neal was one of those boys.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 13445 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Boys In Ballet Why Ballet Is A Man's World, Except In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-ballet-mans-world-except-miami <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legendary choreographer George </span>Balanchine<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;once said, “ballet is woman,” and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls. &nbsp;But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Ballet’s Glass Ceiling</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 13436 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Ballet Is A Man's World, Except In Miami WLRN's Continuing Coverage of Big Changes At Miami City Ballet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrns-continuing-coverage-big-changes-miami-city-ballet <p></p><p></p><p>On September 4th, the Miami City Ballet suddenly announced the company’s founder, Edward Villella, had resigned that morning from his post as artistic director 8 months earlier than planned. Not only is Villella one of America’s most famous dancers, he is one of South Florida’s biggest cultural commodities. In 25 years, he created a world-class ballet company from scratch and helped spark Miami’s arts renaissance. But, the last year at Miami City Ballet had been marked by financial troubles and power struggles. Insiders claimed that Villella had been forced out.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:57 +0000 Arianna Prothero 9704 at http://blog.wlrn.org For The First Time In 27 Years, Miami City Ballet Performs With New Artistic Director http://blog.wlrn.org/post/first-time-27-years-miami-city-ballet-performs-new-artistic-director <p></p><p>It’s opening night for <a href="http://www.miamicityballet.org/Program_I.php">the Miami City Ballet</a>.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:40:46 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3187 at http://blog.wlrn.org For The First Time In 27 Years, Miami City Ballet Performs With New Artistic Director What Edward Villella's Wife Will Always Carry With Her http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-edward-villellas-wife-will-always-carry-her <p>An era is ending at Miami City Ballet. In addition to the resignation of its founding director Edward&nbsp;Villella, his wife Linda is stepping down from her post at the helm of Miami City Ballet School on August&nbsp;31<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>A former professional ice skater, she never intended to immerse herself in the ballet world and follow her husband’s artistic pursuits. The idea sprung from her desire to create a ballet school for her daughter, Crista. She wanted a ballet school closer to her husband's Miami Beach company.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:05:32 +0000 Arianna Prothero & Jackie Skevin 3168 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Edward Villella's Wife Will Always Carry With Her