Haute Secrets Miami: Edward Villella

Haute Secrets Miami

Name: Edward Villella

The stats: Born in Queens, N.Y.; has lived in Miami Beach for 25 years.

Why he loves Miami: The winter!

Distinguished as the greatest male ballet dancer in America, Edward Villella created the world-renowned Miami City Ballet in 1986 and today holds the title of artistic director. Revolutionizing the way men danced in America, Villella was awarded with the 1997 National Medal of Arts and was named the Kennedy Center Honoree. Today, as a member in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and the only American ever to perform an encore at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Villella serves on the Board of Trustees of the School of American Ballet. This year, the Miami City Ballet celebrates its 25th anniversary season.

An expert performer, Edward Villella shares with us his savvy Miami favorites in Haute Secrets.