APRIL 25-30

The Miami City Ballet has come a long way—both geographically and artistically—to make its KenCen debut. Balanchine-trained Edward Villella founded the company in 1986, both filling a market niche (imagine the numbers of untapped theater-going retirees) and establishing a high standard for dance in Florida. Both of this week’s programs capitalize on neoclassical style; the first (Tuesday-Thursday at 8 p.m.) includes Mystery of the Dancing Princesses by Lynne Taylor-Corbett and the MCB-sponsored D Symphonies by Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros; the second (Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.) offers Balanchine’s dazzling Jewels. At the Kennedy Center Opera House. $20.50-50.50. (202) 467-4600. (Brook J. Sadler)