In 2011 the MHB received a grant of one million dollars from Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council for the purchase of the property that houses the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center (MHCAC) since 2012, and was also the proud recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Grant Award 2011 of one hundred thousand in support of the restoration of the original building. This exciting new Cultural Arts Center resides in the magnificent 1911 fully restored Miami Landmark building, The J.W. Warner Place, House and Garden, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the only one from Miami featured in Remaking America, the definitive book of historic houses. The property is centrally located between the Miami River, Downtown and Brickell, easily accessible to the Miami community and our visitors. The future plan is for the original colonial style building to be complemented by contemporary architecture housing brand new state of the art ballet studios and black box theater, designed by architect Omar A. Morales. The planned activities at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center will enrich the arts in Miami and preserve our Hispanic cultural legacy.
The Miami Hispanic Ballet’s mission is to encourage excellence in dance, support artistic and cultural diversity and increase opportunities for the public to experience the best in classical and contemporary dance forms. The organization is committed to developing and educating audiences in the appreciation of dance through the production and presentation of high quality events and educational programs, as well as to identify and promote professional dance artists in Miami-Dade County.