As a child obsessed with ballet, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko learned to dance from fellow Cuban refugees after she arrived in Miami on a Freedom Flight in 1968. Her career in the performing arts led her to top front-office jobs at theaters in Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. And now she’s returned home to be Executive Director of Miami City Ballet.
“When I left, I believed it was temporary,” Castroverde Moskalenko said. “It took me a long time to make it back.”
She joins Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez at the ballet, the world’s only dance company led by two Cuban American women. Castroverde Moskalenko will keep the company financially sound while Lopez oversees the artistic side.
“I love and I’m really passionate about the work I do,” Castroverde Moskalenko said. “The strength of finance is what keeps the ballet going.”
Miami City Ballet opens its 2018-’19 season on October 19 with two George Balanchine masterpieces — Concerto Barocco and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 — as well as audience favorite Company B.