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Hailed by The New York Times’ Alastair Macauley as being “at the forefront of all those dancing choreography by George Balanchine today“, Miami City Ballet has come of age as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world interpreting Balanchine’s choreography.

Brazilian-born Nathalia Arja began dancing at the age of 5 and received a full scholarship to attend Miami City Ballet School at age 15. She joined the Miami City Ballet in 2009, and has been a Principal dancer since 2020.

Shimon Ito began his dance training at the age of 4 at his mother’s dance academy in New York City. Ito joined Miami City Ballet in 2011 as a Corps de Ballet member and was promoted to Principal Soloist in 2019.

Follow the Miami City Ballet on Instagram @miamicityballet

Follow Nathalia Arja on Instagram @nathaliaarja

Follow Shimon Ito on Instagram @sitomiami

Safety Tip:

“Be aware of cars at stop signs - use a ride share app, or a free trip on the Miami Beach trolley to get around safely.”

Nathalia's Favorite Things To Do In Miami Beach:

Broken Shaker
Hang out on Broken Shaker's patio

Broken Shaker

Check out Broken Shaker: “The atmosphere is great you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather of Miami Beach. They also have the best cocktails you will find in South Beach.”

South Pointe Park
Don't miss South Pointe Park

South Pointe Park

Go watch the sunset: “I highly recommend South Pointe, my ultimate favorite spot in South Beach. It’s also a great area to have picnic with friends!”

Favorite Local Spot

“I can’t never go too long without craving my favorite local pizza place, Lucali.

Check out local happy hour favorites

Favorite Night Cap

“A good place to end the night or to stop by for happy hour after work hours is Sweet Liberty, they make really good drinks and really yummy affordable snacks!”

Shimon's Favorite Things To Do In Miami Beach:

Hop on a CitiBike at rental stations all over Miami Beach

Explore The Beach By Bike

Bike riding on the boardwalk using those handy CitiBike rentals.

Bass Museum
Discover the culture

The Bass Museum

Take a walk by the Bass Museum and stop by Miami City Ballet across the street and see the dancers rehearse through the windows.

Espanola Way
Be sure to try Miami Beach's restaurants


Enjoy a variety of foods on Espanola Way!

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Take Care of our City
and it Will Take Care of You

Welcome to Miami Beach, a place filled with exciting and surprising things to do and see. Just like these amazing people that know and love our city, you’ll have a hard time picking your favorite thing to do, because you’ll probably have more than one. Check out some of their favorite things to do and see here in Miami Beach. Enjoy!

Local Laws & Regulations

Don’t forget:

  • Consumption of alcohol in public or on the beach is illegal
  • Possession or consumption of narcotics is illegal
  • Driving a scooter or vehicle irresponsibly, or on the sidewalk is illegal
  • Unruly behavior of any kind will not be tolerated

Prohibited on the beach:

  • Inflatable devices
  • Large tents, tables, and similar structures
  • Loud music
  • Large coolers
  • Glass containers
  • Styrofoam and plastic straws

Miami Beach City Code Sec 82-443