August 27th to September 11th

Presented by:

Miami Hispanic Ballet


Considered the most important ballet festival in the US Featuring

world prestigious ballet companies represented by their greatest stars.


From August 27 through September 11/ 2016, Miami Hispanic Ballet will present the 21st 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 worldwide ballet companies representing countries from Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.  The festival incorporates a dance film series, art exhibits, book presentations, workshops, master classes and six live performances to provide an event that serves the diverse audience of Miami-Dade County. The festival will take place at seven different venues across Miami-Dade County including Chapman Conference Center Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Lehman Theater Miami Dade College North Campus, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Cinematheque, Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, Colony Theater, Miami Dade County Auditorium, theFillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater and the Miramar Cultural Center, Broward County.




Contemporary Performance
Saturday, September 3/  8:00 pm*

Colony Theater - Miami Beach.


Cutting Edge dance program featuring national and international guest Modern and Contemporary dance companies (guest participants to be announced).  The Festival also invites local companies to promote our city's talent.


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International Young Medalists Performance

Wednesday, Sep. 7/ 11:00 am (Free for Students only)  


8:00pm (General Public )

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Box Office open 2 hours before perfomance

Lehman Theater Miami Dade College North Campus


This program is presented in collaboration with the Youth America Grand Prix, drawing on their international network of dance talent.  The festival invites national and international young ballet artists that are medal winners of the YAGP for two special performances. The matinee performance will invite public schools and college students to attend the mornings unique event free of charge. The evening performance  is  for general public.

Etoiles Classical Grand Gala Performance

Saturday, September 10/ 8:00 pm*

Miami Dade County Auditorium

Dance Stars from around the world perform the most famous classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire, featuring prestigious ballet companies represented by their greatest stars.

"A Life for Dance" Lifetime Achievement Award is presented during this Gala to outstanding worldwide renowned Ballet Dancers, Choreographers & Directors, honoring their legacy and brilliant careers.

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Festival Closing Gala of the Stars Performance
Sunday, September 11 / 5:00pm*

Miramar Cultural Center

All guest Principal Dancers perform at this Gala performance with a different program. The “Criticism and Culture of Ballet” Award is presented at this Gala honoring the most important national and international dance critics.

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* All dates and venues are subject to change

*Guest participant companies to be announced

Collateral Activities

2016 Festival's Poster Unveiling Reception

The IBFM opens with a cocktail reception to unveil the Festival's Official Poster created every year by a different artist, the Festival's Award Statues and the opening of the Art Exhibit Series.  This event is by invitation only to our sponsors, donors and the media.

Date: Saturday, August 27 /  7:00 PM   

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center


Dance Film Series

The IBFM has developed a Dance Film Series in collaboration with the Cinemathèque de la Danse de Paris and the Dance Film Association (New York).  The films are shown at Miami Dade College Wolfson & North Campus, O Cinema Coral Gables & Wynnewood and the Miami Beach Cinematheque.   Through this Film Series the Festival's aim is to educate the public by presenting dance documentaries and films exposing the beauty of this art form.

Program  I

Date:  August 29 & 30/  8:00 pm  (Open to Public - Free)

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Program II

Date: September 1 & 2  /  11:00 am.    (Free for students)

Venue: Miami Dade College North Campus Conference Center Rooms 3201 & 3202

Program  III

Date: September  3 & 4 /  4:00 pm.    (Open to Public)

Venue: Miami Beach Cinematheque

Program IV

Date: September  5 & 6 / 11:00 am.   (Free for students)

Venue: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus


The IBFM has developed a series of workshops offered to intermediate and advanced dance students during the two weeks of the Festival, featuring a group of national and international instructors invited for their reputation, teaching abilities and technique, offering classes in classical ballet, modern, contemporary dance and jazz.  The students will have the chance to learn new dance styles and techniques with the Festival’s guest teachers.

Dates:  August  29 through  September 9   (11:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center


Ballet Master Classes

Selected students will be invited to observe the Ballet master classes offered to the Festival's guest principal dancers at the different venues of the performances.

Date: September  10 & 11

Venues:   Miami Dade County Auditorium & Miramar Cultural Center


Art Exhibit Series

Every year the IBFM present a thematic art exhibition inspired by dance and selects a different artist  to create the Festival's Official Poster. During the month of September they will have the opportunity to showcase their art at Pena's Gallery.  This year the Exhibit will include works by (to be announced)

Art Exhibit Series are open to the public and free of charge

Date: August 27  - September 30

Venue: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center (Pena's Gallery)


Book Presentation

The IBFM has also created a space for the special presentation of Magazines and Books dedicated to the dance. Each year authors and editors are present for the release and signing of their books, as well as to be interviewed by Miami Herald critic Orlando Taquechel and share their stories with the audience. 

Book Presentations are open to the public and free of charge

Date:  Saturday,  September 9 /  8:00 pm.

Venue:  Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center


* All collateral programs dates and venues are subject to change