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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece

November 30, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet performs Jewels, Balanchine’s Full-Length Masterpiece Balanchine’s glorious Jewels provides a unique and exquisite treat for the holiday season with its beautiful and mesmerizing choreography and costumes. George Balanchine’s Jewels opens at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 16, marking the first time The Sarasota Ballet will perform Emeralds, Rubies and […]

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The Sarasota Ballet presents an evening of choreographic giants

November 4, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet presents an evening of choreographic giants Featuring George Balanchine’s coming of age ballet, Apollo, with Sir Frederick Ashton’s Sinfonietta and Antony Tudor’s comedic Gala Performance Balanchine, Ashton & Tudor will open at the Sarasota Opera House on November 18, featuring three ballets from some of the great choreographic masters of 20th Century.  The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

November 2, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation The Sarasota Ballet is delighted to announce that this year it has been awarded a $55,000 Arts Appreciation Grant by Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The Sarasota Ballet is truly honored to be among the 9 organizations chosen to receive Arts Appreciation Awards and […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Makes a Change to the January Program

October 20, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Makes a Change to the January Program Graziano, Ashton & Tuckett will include Ricardo Graziano’s 2014 premiere, Before Night Falls Director Iain Webb announced today a change to the fourth program of the 2016-2017 Season, postponing Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano’s world premiere until next season.  It will be replaced by Before Night […]

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The HARID Conservatory Calls Sarasota Ballet Home While Evading Hurricane Matthew

October 8, 2016

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The HARID Conservatory Calls Sarasota Ballet Home While Evading Hurricane Matthew Boca Raton-based professional training school for gifted young dancers finds safety in Sarasota The HARID Conservatory based in Boca Raton, Florida, sought safety in Sarasota this week as Hurricane Matthew approaches the east coast of the state.  The Sarasota Ballet opened its doors to […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Opens the 2016-2017 Season

October 8, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Opens the 2016-2017 Season Highlighting A Variety of Styles and the Versatility of the Company Including the Company premiere of Antony Tudor’s Continuo, Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano’s new work Sonata in Four Movements and the revivals of Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang for Webb and Joe Layton’s The Grand Tour The Sarasota Ballet Director […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Hires Boston Ballet School’s Artistic Manager to Head Education Department

June 17, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Hires Boston Ballet School’s Artistic Manager to Head Education Department Christopher Hird appointed Director of Education & Principal of the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory In its continued commitment to provide students with the highest quality of dance training, The Sarasota Ballet, led by Director Iain Webb, announced today the appointment of Christopher Hird […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Announces 2016-2017 Season

April 1, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Announces 2016-2017 Season First American Company to premiere Sir Frederick Ashton’s Scenes de Ballet; featuring the North American premiere of Ashton’s Apparitions and a world premiere by Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano; including the exciting Company premieres of George Balanchine’s Jewels, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and Antony Tudor’s Continuo The Sarasota Ballet Director […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Presents Smuin Ballet

February 10, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Presents Smuin Ballet Program includes Broken Open (World Premiere) by Amy Seiwert, Maslow (World Premiere) by Den Needham-Wood, French Twist by Ma Cong, and Bouquet by Michael Smuin Smuin Ballet’s vibrant original program features two world premieres: a highly anticipated new work by Smuin Ballet’s Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, and another exciting addition […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Adds Unprecedented Seventh Performance to Program 4

December 23, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Adds Unprecedented Seventh Performance to Program 4 Balanchine, de Valois & Graziano program adds a Monday matinee performance  Director Iain Webb of The Sarasota Ballet announced today the addition of a seventh performance for the Balanchine, de Valois & Graziano program  after unprecedented demand for seating. A third matinee performance on Monday, […]

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The Sarasota Ballet presents an audience favorite this holiday season with John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker

December 2, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet in Matthew Hart's John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker - photo Frank Atura

The Sarasota Ballet presents an audience favorite this holiday season with John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker   Encouraging community involvement, The Sarasota Ballet kicks off a “12 Days of Nutcracker” event Continuing in the tradition of bringing the spirit of the holidays to Sarasota, The Sarasota Ballet will once again enchant audiences with Matthew Hart’s John […]

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The Sarasota Ballet presents an all-Ashton program during Joyce Theater’s 2016 Spring & Summer Season

November 15, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet presents an all-Ashton program during Joyce Theater’s 2016 Spring & Summer Season Making its Joyce Theater debut, the Company will present Ashton’s Façade and Valses nobles et sentimentales and divertissements To celebrate the finale of its 25th Anniversary Season, The Sarasota Ballet presents a program dedicated to Sir Frederick Ashton titled A […]

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The Sarasota Ballet becomes first American company to bring Sir Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand to the stage

November 10, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet becomes first American company to bring Sir Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand to the stage An evening of premieres, the Company also performs Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto and Sir Peter Wright’s Summertide The Sarasota Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled MacMillan, Wright & Ashton featuring works by three Knights of […]

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Dance – The Next Generation Program Unveils New Studio Space

October 21, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Dance – The Next Generation Program Unveils New Studio Space With over 5,000 square foot of renovated studios and classrooms on Tallevast Road The Sarasota Ballet will unveil Dance – The Next Generation’s (DNG) renovated studios and classrooms at a special ribbon-cutting event on October 27, 2015. The event will take place […]

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The Sarasota Ballet opens its 25th Season with a Special Tribute Program

October 15, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet opens its 25th Season with a Special Tribute Program Featuring five ballets created by company dancers and a tribute reprisal of Ballet Master Pavel Fomin’s Hommage à Chopin The Sarasota Ballet’s 25th Anniversary Season will open with five performances October 23 – 25, 2015 at the FSU Center for Performing Arts.  The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet’s At-Risk Children’s Program Partners with All Faiths Food Bank

October 6, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet’s At-Risk Children’s Program Partners with All Faiths Food Bank The partnership allows Dance – The Next Generation (DNG) to provide nutritional nourishment to over 200 students at no cost to the program or the child  The Sarasota Ballet’s Dance – The Next Generation (DNG) program has provided a safe haven for children […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Lead Gift to Expand Studio Space for Professional Company

September 1, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Receives Lead Gift to Expand Studio Space for Professional Company The new studios will be named The Ernie and Alisa Kretzmer Sarasota Ballet Studios SARASOTA, FL (September 1, 2015) – The Sarasota Ballet, celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary season, announced today receipt of a major gift to kick-start a $2.5-million campaign to lead […]

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The Sarasota Ballet is the first American company to perform two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s greatest ballets in its 25th Anniversary Season

August 4, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet is the first American company to perform two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s greatest ballets in its 25th Anniversary Season Featuring the famed Enigma Variations and the timeless Marguerite and Armand Sarasota, FL (July 30, 2015) – Known for reviving ballets nearly lost and bringing Sir Frederick Ashton’s works back to America, The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet Opens its 25th Anniversary Season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

July 30, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet Opens its 25th Anniversary Season at the Acclaimed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival The Company will be in residence for seven performances from August 12 through the 16  The Sarasota Ballet is excited to open its 25th Anniversary Season in historic Becket, Massachusetts, participating in America’s longest-running international dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow.  The […]

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory Hires New Principal

July 1, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory Hires New Principal Nancie Woods brings 25 years of pre-professional ballet training to Sarasota  The Sarasota Ballet Director Iain Webb announced today that BalletNova Center for Dance Artistic Director Nancie Woods has accepted the position of Principal for the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory.  Ms. Woods, whose remarkable tenure with BalletNova […]

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