Edward Villella has enjoyed a long, illustrious career, beginning his dance education as a child, dancing for Balanchine at New York City Ballet in early adulthood, and finally becoming Artistic Director for Miami City Ballet. This exhibit explores his career and the artistic philosophies that led him to create the dance company in GREAT PERFORMANCES Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.
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Edward Villella at the Miami City Ballet
Edward Villella rehearses dancers
Villella at Barre. Photo by Gio Alma.
Villella rehearsing with dancers.
Villella rehearses dancers for Western Symphony choregraphed by Balanchine.
Villella rehearses dancers for “The Golden Section” choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Villella rehearses dancers for Square Dance choregraphed by Balanchine.
Watch a slideshow of Villella as Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.