Family Fest

Rita Finds Home

Presented by Miami City Ballet School and Adrienne Arsht Center



February 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM


Ziff Ballet Opera House

Run Time

1 hour

Parental Guide

All ages

Rita, a young artist, paints and dreams of living in the big city despite the lush tropical island she calls home. When a hurricane thrusts Rita and her mother into a new life in a metropolis, she struggles to adapt. Feeling lost and as if everything she knew, including her talents, had been washed away by the storm, Rita embarks on a journey that helps her redefine what home means to her. With a little help from her new friends and her family, Rita's spirits are lifted as she explores the beauty of her new city, igniting a new sense of home and the realization that her talents never left her.

Rita Finds Home is a co-commission with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago performed by the Miami City Ballet School. 

Please bring gently used baby books, first readers and picture books to The Children’s Trust Books for Free collection bin in the lobby at this performance.

Join us starting at 12 p.m. for a preshow Family Fest Ballet Ball in the Thomson Plaza for the Arts! Ballet Ball schedule of events:

12 - 1 p.m. Meet a ballerina, face painting, arts camp fair and more
12:15 p.m. Armour Dance Theatre mini-performance
12:30 - 1 p.m. Miami City Ballet introductory ballet class

Admission to Rita Finds Home is free. However, first-access passes are required. Get your first-access passes now!

Please note: First-access passes expire 15 minutes prior to the performance. First-access passes must be obtained for every member of your party regardless of age. There is a limit of six passes per household. Guests will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.


Tickets available now.

Promo for Screen Reader

Online ticket sales are no longer available for this performance. Tickets may still be available in person at the box office or by calling 305.949.6722.


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