Sarasota Ballet of Florida

5555 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34243-2141
The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in the 2014 revival of Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in the 2014 revival of Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Ricardo Graziano's Symphony of Sorrows - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Ricardo Graziano's Symphony of Sorrows, dancer pictured Ricardo Rhodes - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Ricardo Graziano's Symphony of Sorrows - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Ricardo Graziano's Symphony of Sorrows, dancer pictured Ricardo Rhodes - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free - Photo by Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, dancer featured Alex Harrison - Photo by Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free - Photo by Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, dancer featured Alex Harrison - Photo by Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in George Balanchine's Diamonds, Jewels - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in George Balanchine's Diamonds, Jewels - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in George Balanchine's Diamonds, Jewels - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in George Balanchine's Diamonds, Jewels - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's Sinfonietta - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's Sinfonietta, featured dancer Victoria Hulland - Photo Frank Atura
The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's Sinfonietta - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's Sinfonietta, featured dancer Victoria Hulland - Photo Frank Atura

About The Company
The Sarasota Ballet has earned national and international recognition for its unique and diverse repertoire and critically acclaimed performances.

Under the leadership of Director Iain Webb and Executive Director Joseph Volpe, the company’s expanded repertoire includes works by world-renowned choreographers such as Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Sir Matthew Bourne, Dame Ninette de Valois, Michel Fokine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Rudolf Nureyev, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Antony Tudor and Christopher Wheeldon.

The Sarasota Ballet has received national and international recognition for its diverse repertoire of rarely performed ballets, as well as the integrity and artistry of its performances. In the last five years, The Sarasota Ballet has been invited to perform twice at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, as well as week-long residencies at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Joyce Theater in New York. The Company performed in May 2017 at the inaugural National Choreographic Festival in Salt Lake City.

Education At The Sarasota Ballet
The Sarasota Ballet is dedicated to the education of ballet through its three schools: The Sarasota Ballet school, where students can discover dance with our nurturing and exceptional staff; The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, an award winning pre-professional program for students that are pursuing a career in Classical Ballet; Dance - The Next Generation, our high school drop-out prevention that provides at-risk children, through the discipline of dance, a stable and enriching environment.

The Sarasota Ballet In The News

  • "The flame of dance inspiration passes from place to place. Today I’m tempted to ask if the torch is passing to Florida. What these Sarasotans are doing for Ashton is comparable to what Miami City Ballet is doing for Balanchine." - The New York Times
  • “Webb and his ex-ballerina wife Margaret Barbieri have, in a few years, given this small American company the world’s most extensive active Ashton repertoire, the fruits of their labours proudly shown off during this festival.” - The Financial Times
  • "The Sarasota Ballet, ensured its place as the jewel of this year’s Ballet Across America." - The Washington Post
  • "In all, it was a sumptuous conclusion to an ambitious season that added some significant works to the company’s repertoire -- including Balanchine’s full-length “Jewels” and this first Robbins’ work." - The Herald Tribune
  • "The dancers, sleek in their Ashton designed unitards and headhugging caps, perform a small pool of ballet vocabulary austerely, with exquisite care and severe exactitude." - The Boston Globe
  • "If you were one of the fortunate people attending one of the evening performances of The Sarasota Ballet's sold-out, A Tribute to Ashton, (Sir Frederick Ashton), Scènes de ballet and The Two Pigeons, you were fortunate indeed." - Broadway World
  • "The whole affair is phantasmagorical, danced in art deco, bordering on Kandinsky settings, design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Sets and costumes from Birmingham Royal Ballet with the kind permission of David Bintley. I loved the whole thing. It showed the company at its absolute best." - Talkin' Broadway

 

  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation
      • Oct.-May performances, 2 and 7:30 pm.