Founded in 1997, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master and internationally acclaimed choreographer Vladimir Issaev, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida has been impressing audiences for more than 22 years. The company has performed a rich repertoire in classical pieces and neoclassical works by Mr. Issaev and contemporary international guest choreographers. What most people don’t realize is that they also offer Scholarship Programs, the Dancing With Disabilities Program, the Arts Ballet Goes To School Program and Summer Intensive Programs. One touching aspect of their good work is inclusion of displaced Venezuelan children in such programs, kids whose families are going through the relocation process under a lot of stress. These children have not only achieved excellent goals at school, but also a very special place where they can grow artistically through dance. Amazingly, all these projects are completed every year with a minimal budget that does not reach $900,000 a year, and both the Artistic Director Mr. Vladimir Issaev and his wife, Executive Director Ruby Romero-Issaev, work pro bono for the organization. On the main stage, the company will reprise beautiful ballet for the entire family: Dr. Ouch! in March and end the season with their exquisite Spring Ballet Gala with a very challenging repertoire that includes excerpts of La Bayadere in April; ArtsBalletTheatre.com.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
Continuing a long-standing tradition to benefit the Everglades Literacy Program, J.McLaughlin has partnered with The Everglades Foundation for a Capsule Collection inspired by the River of Grass and many of the causes at the core of its mission.