Miami Hispanic Ballet & International Ballet Festival of Miami
The Miami Hispanic Ballet Company was established in 1993, as a non-for profit dance organization dedicated to identifying and promoting professional dance artists of Hispanic descent in Miami-Dade County. The MHB has produced and presented major galas and performances of proven artistic excellence and is the Parent organization company for the annual International Ballet Festival of Miami considered one of the most important ballet Festivals in the United States.
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
The CCBM was founded in January 2006 as a non for profit dance organization by Pedro Pablo Peña. The main purpose of the CCBM is to promote and preserve the tradition of classical ballet and aims to showcase recently exiled Cuban dancers, as well as other Latin American rising stars, those already residing in the United States and abroad. . Through the establishment of this company, our artists have found a place where they can transform their brilliant technique into tools of expression and share with their American counterparts the grand style and purism of this famed school of ballet. The company also offers a great opportunity for young American talent to raise in the ranks of the company through the fusion of the Cuban technique and American style. The CCBM represents the true essence of classical ballet, and wishes to be recognized nationally and internationally for its high technical standards, artistic integrity and unwavering commitment to presenting the very best in classical repertoire, thus ensuring that the CCBM achieves an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America.
Creation Art Center
Creation Art Center (CAC) is a non-for-profit cultural organization with 501(c) (3) status. The first organization created by Pedro Pablo Pena in 1983 and dedicated to professionals, wishing to enhance the support and progress of Hispanic artists in Miami-Dade County. The organization offers an annual season of theater productions, play-readings, and workshops, which are all presented in Spanish as well as a series of art exhibits and music concerts. These activities are open to the public interested in learning about Hispanic Theater and Culture.
Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami School
Famous for its artistic virtuosity and technical brilliance, the Cuban Ballet School has trained some of the most well known dancers of today and the late 20th Century, and has created a technique that is unmatched in modern day classical ballet. The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s (CCBM’s) goal is to establish a permanent classical ballet company and school that will preserve and further the tradition of the Cuban School of ballet outside of Cuba. The CCBM School will be the only school in Miami that will train dancers to a professional level within the strict regulations of the classical ballet Cuban methodology. The Students will also be introduced to the various schools of classical movement by having internationally renowned guest ballet masters throughout the year. Because of its geography, Miami is the perfect location to attract talented young students from all over the Caribbean and Latin America, and it will be one of the School’s goals to expand its teaching program and extend scholarship opportunities to students of Hispanic descent, as well as others, who may otherwise not have resources to study.
Creation Art Center in collaboration with Gaea Arte Latinoamericano, the Government of the State of Goiás, Brazil, The Goiás State Department of Culture, through the Goiás State Art and Culture Fund, Presents: "Instinct" "Instinct" a virtual arts exhibition by Brazilian artists Gerson Fogaça and Pitágoras López. This exhibit was initially projected as a live event, but due to the setbacks derived from the pandemic, it was necessary to do it in digital format. "Instinct is the result of a joint work experience that goes back more than a decade. Both of these self taught artists have extensive experience and international trajectory that starts from Goiania, State of Goiás in the Center West of Brazil and that has led them to exhibit works in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. According to the curator Dayalis González, "Their art is pure instinct, an absolute and irrevocable need to paint as a way of survival, not only economically, but mainly psychologically. Both are rare artists, less and less common, who do not know how to do anything other than paint. Art for them is a vital instinct, a space that allows them to stay connected with reality and remain as human beings in their environment. This fosters the possibility of appreciating authentic works of art, without contamination (as much as possible), of fashions and artifices imposed by aesthetic culture, by exhibition spaces or by market mechanisms". "Instinct" is an art without added pretensions or poses. This exhibit bit can be visited on the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center and Creation Art Center Facebook pages