Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami to showcase recently exiled Cuban Dancers

Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 8:00 p.m.

Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and Artistic Director, Pedro Pablo Peña, present “The Best of the Classical Repertoire Gala” on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater.

“The Best of the Classical Repertoire Gala” will feature seven former Cuban National Ballet dancers in their first U.S. performance, the largest Cuban group to seek asylum at once since 1966’s defection of a group of ten in Paris.

Ania Ruiz Diaz, Victor Santana, Randy Crespo, Arianni Martin, Edward Morgado, Josue Justice and Analay Saiz will participate in this exclusive performance with a special appearance by Raydel Cáceres (Cuba),  Prima Ballerinas Alihaydee Carreño (Cuba), Roberta Marquez (Brazil) from The Royal Ballet, Arionel Vargas (Cuba) from the English National Ballet.

The dancers are currently rehearsing for their South Florida debut at the CCBM studios, located at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center – “Ballet White House”, located at 111 SW 5th Ave in Miami.

CCBM’s special Gala performance will include such audience favorites as: Le Bayadére Suite, Le Spectre de la Rose, Harlequinade, Dying Swan, La Vivandiere, Diane and Acteon, Genzano Flower Festival, and Le Corsaire.

Along these seven years since its foundation, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami has presented with great success some of the most important ballets from classical heritage, such as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Corsair, Don Quixote and La fille mal gardee, and has been the very proud host of the Miami International Ballet Festival, created in 1995 by Pedro Pablo Peña, its Founder and Artistic Director.

“Since its inception in 2006, the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami has offered its support and artistic space to Cuban dancers who seek exile in the U.S.” said Pedro Pablo Peña, Founder and Artistic Director of the CCBM. And he adds, “It is our pleasure to present these ballet talents to our South Florida audience who will surely appreciate their artistic excellence and technique.”

Tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $65. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000; the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater ticket box office at 305.673.7300 or visit

Cuban Classical Ballet at the Fillmore
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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