Maribel Modrono

Miami City Ballet

A native of Cuba and raised in Miami, Maribel trained at Ballet Etudes and the School of American Ballet as a scholarship student. She danced with the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet and was then invited by Edward Villella to join the Miami City Ballet, performing in leading roles in Balanchine ballets including “Jewels,” “Apollo,” “Square Dance,” “The Four Temperaments” and “Concerto Barocco.” Maribel joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater in 1997 and received acclaim for her portrayals in “Swan Lake” as Odette/Odile, “Madame Butterfly,” “Don Quixote” as Kitri, Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty” and as Marie in Terrence S. Orr’s production of “The Nutcracker.” Today, she’s on the permanent faculty at Miami City Ballet.