'Strictly Ballet' web series stars join Miami City Ballet

Jul 26, 2015 12:58 PM by News Staff

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami City Ballet has announced several additions to its roster for its 30th anniversary season.

Two stars of the Teen Vogue web series "Strictly Ballet" are joining the company's corps de ballet. Ella Titus of Clearwater and Mayumi Enokibara of Rio de Janeiro graduated from the Miami City Ballet School, where the series chronicled students' journeys to professional dance careers.

Simone Messmer of Minneapolis joins the troupe as a principal dancer. She started her career with American Ballet Theater in 2003, rising to the rank of soloist. She then joined San Francisco Ballet in 2013, performing principal roles.

The company also promoted Jennifer Lauren of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to principal soloist, and Emily Bromberg of Boston and Jovani Furlan of Joinville, Brazil, each have been promoted to soloist.

The season opens Oct. 23.

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