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MIAMI HISPANIC CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

 

"THE ONLY  CULTURAL ART CENTER IN MIAMI THAT OFFERS A VARIETY OF ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES"  

 

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. Since its inception, Miami Hispanic Ballet has also taken the role of producer and presenter bringing major gala performances of proven artistic excellence leading to the creation of the Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami, recognized as the most successful in the US and is the only one of its kind in the State of Florida, giving our residents and visitors the unique chance to view a wide range of local, national and international artists of exceptional merit. 

In 2010 the MHB per the recommendation of Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro 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. In 2011, 

Miami Hispanic Ballet was also therecipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant Award in support of the restoration of the historical building.  In 2012, Miami Hispanic Ballet, per the recommendation of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Jimenez and the Cultural Affairs Council Director, Michael Spring,  received a GOB Grant  to remodel the entire historical building.  The Miami Hispanic Ballet also received, per the recommendation of Miami City Mayor Tomas Regalado, a Community Development Block Grant to assist with renovation costs.  All renovations were done pro bono under the guidance of renowned architect Omar A. Morales of the Form Group.  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 Juan Damas. 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 Cultural Arts Center "The White House of the Ballet" is the residence of three of the most recognized and prestigious cultural art institutions in Miami Dade County with more than 20 years of experience; The Miami Hispanic Ballet (MHB), the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) and Creation Art Center (CAC), all not for profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and also  introducing  The MHCAC Schools of Music, Paint and Theater , and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami School (CCBM School).  MHCAC purpose is to culturally enrich the region by offering multi-disciplinary programming, becoming  the only Cultural Arts Center in Miami that offers a variety of artistic disciplines: Intensive Workshops, Theater, Art Exhibits, Films, Performances and regular instruction in Ballet, Music and Theater, with an exceptional national and international staff of teachers, artists and directors dedicated to quality, affordable performances and instruction.

The diverse range of cultural activities offered at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center enriches the arts scene in Miami and preserves our hispanic cultural legacy for future generations. 

 

La diversidad de disciplinas ofrecidas en el Centro Cultural Hispano de Miami no solo enriqueceran las artes de Miami sino nuestro legado hispano cultural en la cuidad.

 

-Eriberto Jimenez

 

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