The 20th International Ballet Festival of Miami will be held at multiple venues across Miami-Dade County until September 13th, 2015. Highlighting the ballet-related work of over 200 artists from more than 20 companies in various disciplines, the festival is one of the most ambitious and respected of its kind worldwide. Perfectly located in South Beach Miami, South Beach Hotel is proud to offer ballet enthusiasts from around the globe the quintessential Miami hotel experience with affordable luxury accommodations just minutes away from the performance venues.
The International Ballet Festival of Miami has become recognized as one of the world’s premier ballet events. Featuring dancers from ballet companies based in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and North America, performances are taking place at top-tier Miami venues such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, and the Colony Theater. Programs include the International Young Medalists Performance, featuring gold medal winners of the Youth America Grand Prix; the Etoiles Classical Grand Gala Performance, in which principal Dancers from more than 15 companies from around the world will be in the spotlight; and a closing ceremony that will offer both performances and an awards ceremony.
Besides fantastic live performances, the festival also hosts workshops on weekdays with national and international ballet masters offering instruction to both intermediate and advanced students, while giving the chance to invited students to learn new techniques in the Dance Master classes. In the Art Exhibit Series, works inspired by dance from renowned artists will be on display while the Dance Film Series remains one of the festival’s most highly anticipated events. The festival is presented by the Miami Hispanic Ballet Company, a non-profit dance organization founded by world-renowned dancer, choreographer, and director Pedro Pablo Peña. With achievements such as major stage and film choreography, the foundation of art centers and ballets, and the development and promotion of dance both in Miami and his native country, Cuba, Peña has been honored with many accolades including the ‘key to the city’ to both the City of Miami and Miami Beach.
Festival attendees will find the recently renovated South Beach Hotel is in the prime location for their visit to Miami and offers a great deal on perfect accommodations for the ballet fans, who appreciate art in all its forms. Steps away from the main festival venue, Colony Theater, the hotel is just a minute’s drive away from the rest of the auditoriums and theaters. Also within walking distance is the world-famous Miami City Ballet, one of the largest ballet companies in the United States.
South Beach Hotel is located in Miami’s exclusive Collins Park neighborhood and offers luxury accommodations at a amazingly affordable price. A perfect example of the ‘Streamline’ Art Deco style, it was ensured that during its recent renovation the 51-room luxury boutique hotel retained its stunning appearance and would continue on as one of the jewels of South Beach’s historic Art Deco district. Hotel amenities including croquet sets, bicycles, and beach chairs are available to all guests, along with access to a private beach and rooftop pool.
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