Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is a young and vibrating ballet company founded in 1997, under the direction of Russian-born Ballet Master and Choreographer Mo. Vladimir Issaev.

The company repertoire includes works by such Classical Ballet Masters as Petipa, Bournonville and Fokine. The Company’s performance repertoire also includes original choreographic works by its director, Vladimir Issaev.

Focusing on becoming a force in the ballet community of South Florida. The Company performs at important venues such as the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

After closing the season with great success, and touring internationally in Europe and Mexico during the summer, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is gearing up for an exciting new season.

The season opens in October, with the classic Russian tale of Petrouchka, along with Artistic Director, Vladimir Issaev’s The Four Seasons, and a new work by renown guest choreographer, Yanis Pikieris. The performances will be held at the Amaturo Theater, in the Broward Center for Performing Arts, and the new Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.

The company will then journey to the Land of the Sweets, as they perform the seasonal audience favorite, The Nutcracker. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will be presenting The Nutcracker at the Parker Playhouse, and the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, throughout the month of December.

In 2011 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will bring back a fun ballet to the Family Series: Dr. Ouch!, a colorful tale of an animal doctor who travels to Africa to cure the ill monkeys. The production will be held at the Amaturo Theater and the North Miami Beach Theatre during the month of March.

For the close of the season, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is hosting the VI International Ballet Concert, bringing dancers from all over the world to Miami in order to celebrate the art of dance. This is the second time Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will be the host of such festival, and South Floridian audiences will have the wonderful opportunity to see new and international dancers perform along with the members of the company.

In addition to these main productions, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will perform at other venues in Boca Raton and Hialeah. The troupe will also be appearing in various schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as they continue to educate young children about ballet in their education out-reach program.

As our company also continues to grow, we invite you to be part of the upcoming exciting and breathtaking season.


“Issaev's genius and teaching/directing shows through in his dancers,…The entire dance team is a reflection of the notable precision and classical dance beauty for which Issaev has few equivalents."

Ron Levitt, Contributing writer for Entertainment News and Views

“Indeed Issaev’s sweeping choreography for this episode recalled the work of the great Russian choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky. Memorable moments like this are what ballet is all about. Issaev’s family spectacle proved a real winner.”

Lawrence Budmen, Contributing writer for Entertainment News and Views.

Due to the high quality of the organization, Arts Ballet Theater of Florida has been awarded funding from:

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