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The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory offers a comprehensive and thorough education for the aspiring professional dancer.  From Level 1 through Trainee, students receive the highest quality training from an internationally renowned faculty.  The program includes classes in classical ballet, pointe, men’s virtuosity, pas de deux, flamenco, modern, conditioning, Pilates as well as professional development lectures and visiting guest teachers.  With its close connection to The Sarasota Ballet, students receive free tickets to each production, along with the opportunity to attend the Principal Film Series and Inside the studio events.  We also offer a wellness team to provide care for all our students.


To audition, please contact Lauren Taylor: [email protected]  914-225-6520 | Audition Fee $20



The Sarasota Ballet is pleased to announce the launch of its Trainee Program.  As the highest level of the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, the program offers talented students a well-rounded curriculum designed to prepare them for their next steps in their dance career.  Trainees have the opportunity to work alongside The Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company and may be asked to attend Company rehearsals.  The Trainee Program runs all day, and provides performing opportunities as well as career advice and preparation.  This new program began in August 2018.

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243