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The Sarasota Ballet’s 2024 – 2025 Season will bring audiences some truly extraordinary ballets, including new works to the repertoire. The Season promises to inspire with an impressive lineup of seven unique programs that feature the internationally recognized artistic excellence and noteworthy programming for which the Company is known. In addition to the regular Season, The Sarasota Ballet offers exciting Dance Extras including the Martha Graham Dance Company in October, The Nutcracker in December, and Images of Dance in April 2025.

Dance Extra

Martha Graham Dance Company | October 11 – 13, 2024

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Program 1

Relative Works | October 25 – 27, 2024

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

World Premiere | Choreography by Jessica Lang | Music to be Announced

Amorosa Choreography by Ricardo Graziano | Music by Antonio Vivaldi

Napoli Act III | Choreography by Johan Kobborg | Music by Edvard Heisted and Holger Simon Paulli

Program 2

Giselle | November 22 – 23, 2024

Sarasota Opera House

Accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra

Giselle | Production by Sir Peter Wright | Original Choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli | Music by Adolphe Adam

Dance Extra

The Nutcracker | December 13 – 14, 2024

Venice Performing Arts Center

The Nutcracker features The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, plus students from The Sarasota Ballet School and The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

Program 3

Fanciful Journey | December 20 – 21, 2024

Sarasota Opera House

Accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra

Rubies | Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by Igor Stravinsky

Wunderland (Company Premiere) | Choreography by Edwaard Liang | Music by Phillip Glass

The Spider’s Feast (World Premiere) | Choreography by Sir David Bintley | Music by Albert Roussel

Dance Extra

The Nutcracker | December 22 – 23, 2024

Sarasota Opera House

The Nutcracker features The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, plus students from The Sarasota Ballet School and The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

Program 4

Quintessential | January 31 – February 3, 2025

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Rococo Variations | Choreography by Renato Paroni | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Brandenburgs | Choreography by Paul Taylor | Music by Johann Sebastian Bach

Preludes (World Premiere) | Choreography by Gemma Bond | Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Program 5

Mark Morris Dance Group | February 28 – March 3, 2025

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Program 6

Romeo and Juliet | March 28 – 29, 2025

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra

Romeo and Juliet (Company Premiere) | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Production Courtesy by Peter Schaufuss | Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Program 7

Movements of Genius | April 25 – 26, 2025

Sarasota Opera House

Accompanied by the Sarasota Orchestra

Serenade | Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

In The Night | Choreography by Jerome Robbins | Music by Frédéric Chopin

A Wedding Bouquet | Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton | Music by Lord Berners

Dance Extra

Images of Dance | April 29, 2025

Sarasota Opera House

The Images of Dance showcase features dancers from The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory