August 29th to September 13th



In 2015, Miami Hispanic Ballet will present the 20th edition of the International Ballet Festival of Miami (IBFM). The Festival, the only one of its kind in the State of Florida, is responsible for bringing to Miami-Dade County the works of over 100 artists from more than 20 ballet companies representing countries from Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.

The festival incorporates film, art, literature and live performances to provide an event that serves the diverse audience of Miami-Dade County.  The festival will take place at six different venues across Miami-Dade County including, Chapman Conference Center at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Miami  Beach Cinematheque, Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center,  Colony Theater and Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, and Dade County Auditorium.


International Young Medalists Performance
Contemporary Performance

The program for the International Young Medal Winners Performance is presented in collaboration with the Youth America Grand Prix,

 drawing on their international network of dance talent,

This matinee performance will invite public schools and college students to attend this unique event free of charge.

Date: Friday, September 4th / 2015, at 11:00 am (Free for Students only) 

8:00 pm. (Open to public)

Venue: Chapman Conference Center at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

300 N.E. Second Ave. Building 3, Miami Downtown


Cutting Edge Contemporary and Modern dance featuring the sensational soloist Klever Viera , Ecuador

Ray Sullivan and Dancers, Dance Town Miami and Compania de danza Espanola  Elena Andujar (Flamenco)

Date: Sunday, September 6th/ 2015, - 5:00 pm

Venue: Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach


Etoiles Classical Grand Gala Performance
Ballet Kim SunHee Performance

Dance Stars from around the world perform the most famous classical ballet repertoire

Presentation of "A Life for Dance" Lifetime Achievement Award

to Azari Plisetsky, famous Russian Dancer, Director and Master Teacher.

Grand opening "Oda a la Danza"

A tribute to honor the hard work and dedication of all dancers in the world, with singers and grand chorus

Music by: Isaac Rodriguez,  Lyrics by: Ubaldo Medina

"XX Anniversary Grand Prix Gold Medal"

This special award will be presented to Nina Loory, Artistic Director of  the prestigious "Benois de la Danse" awards at the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow Russia.

Friday,  September 11 / 2015- 8:00pm

Venue:  Adriane Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

For the first time in Miami from Korea performing as a tribute to September 11

Kim SunHee Ballet Company

Venue:  Lehman Theater Miami Dade College North Campus 

11380 NW  27  Ave. North Miami.


Festival Closing Gala of the Stars Performance

Dance Stars from around the world perform a different program of classical and neo-classical ballets at this Gala.

Presentation of  the "Criticism & Culture of Ballet" Critics Award  

to Jean Pierre Pastori distinguished French Journalist

Sunday, September 13 / 5:00pm

Venue: Miami Dade County Auditorium

2901 Flagler Street, Miami



Participant Guest Companies

Ballet Estable Teatro Colon   (Argentina)

Companhia Brasileira de Ballet  (Brazil)

Klever Viera  (Ecuador)

Ballet de L'Opéra National de Nice  (France)

Bavarian State Opera Ballet  (Germany)

Dutch National Ballet  (Holland)

Hungarian National Ballet  (Hungary)

Ballet Kim SunHee  (Korea)

Corpo di Ballo del Teatro di San Carlo  (Italy)

Teatro Alla Scala  Ballet Company  (Italy)

Compañía Nacional de Danza  (Mexico)

Ballet Nacional de España  (Spain)

Compania de danza española Elena Andujar   (Spain)

LaMov (Spain)

Ballet Inc.  (USA)

BalletX  (USA)

Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami  (USA)

Dance Town (USA)

New York City Ballet  (USA)

Milwaukee Ballet   (USA)



Official Festival's Poster Unveiling

Saturday, August 29th / 2015

The XX Anniversary International Ballet Festival of Miami 2015

poster was created by Cuban Artist Jorge Santos Marcos

Unveiling of the new "Life for Dance Award"  Statuette

inspired by prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya 

created by  the Mexican Artist David Camorlinga.

Dance inspired Art Exhibit:

"World Ballet Divas & Divos" by Jorge Santos

Cocktail Reception 8:00 pm.

Fashion Show   "Glamour of Dance"

20 female dancers model in point shoes to celebrate the XX anniversary

By: Coutier:Alberto Ravelo

"Invitation to Dance"

A collective art exhibit by 22 Cuban artists, by curator  Alaen Ledesma Fernandez

Artists:   Zaida del Rio, Ernesto Garcia Pena, Alicia Leal, Carlos Guzman, Alicia de la Campa, Ania Toledo, Esteban Blanco, Michel Mirabal, Sinecio Cuetara, Ernesto Capdevila, Lian Domínguez Fong, Li Dominguez Fong, Lorena Gutierres, Leticia Sanchez, Reinier Llanes, Estela Estevez, Eira Arrate,G abriel Cuetara, Cristian Gonzalez, Gabriel Mantilla. David Rodriguez, Romel Orta.

Date: Saturday, August 29th / 2015, 7:00 PM

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami



Classes of classical ballet, modern dance and jazz will be offered during the weekdays of the festival.

The instructors are National and International Ballet Masters invited for their reputation, teaching abilities and technique.

The workshops will be from 4:00pm through 8:00pm

classes are offered to intermediate and advance dance students.

Date: September 1st – 11th / 2015

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami


Dance Books Launch and Presentation

"Caritate"  Magazine

Presentation of the August Edition dedicated to the

XX Anniversary of the International Ballet Festival of Miami and it's founder

Mr. Pedro Pablo Pena

In collaboration with Fundacion Apogeo

Presented by:  Baltasar Marting editor of the magazine

Date:  Wednesday, September 2/ 2015 / 8:00 pm

Venue:  Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center  

111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami


"Papeleria sobre la Danza y el Ballet ll"

Author: Roger Salas, El Pais, Spain

Presented by Orlando Taquechel, El Nuevo Herald

Date: Saturday, September 12 / 2015, 8:00 pm

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami



Dance Film Series

Miami Hispanic Ballet develops the Dance Film Series in collaboration with the Cinemathèque de la Danse de Paris, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus & North Campus, Coral Gable Art Cinema and Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Premiere in Miami:

"True Prince"  Vladimir Malakov

"The Lady of Camellias"  Sylvie Guillem and Nicolas Le Riche


Date: September 1st / 2015- 8pm

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center  (Open to Public)

111 SW 5th Avenue, Miami

Date:  August 30th / 5:00 pm - 31st / 8:00 pm / 2015

Venue:  Tower Theater  1500 SW  8 Street.  (Open to Public)

Date: September 2nd - 3rd/ 2015 different times

Venue: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus  (Open for college students)

300 N.E. Second Ave. Building 3, Miami Downtown

Date: September 3rd / 2015 - 2pm

Venue: Coral Gables Art Cinema

260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables  (Open to public)

Date:  September  3rd. - 4rd. / 2015  different times

Venue:  Miami Dade College North Campus  (Open for college students)

11380 NW  27  Ave.  North Miami.






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