The Sarasota Ballet enters our 26th Season with an exciting repertoire. Director Iain Webb celebrates a decade as Director in the 2016 - 2017 Season, and has brought The Company unprecedented national and international acclaim. Gerald Dowler of the Financial Times London said, “Webb and his (Assistant Director) wife Margaret Barbieri have, in a few years, given this small American company the world’s most extensive active Ashton repertoire.” Apparitions, to be performed April 2017, will mark the 25th ballet by Sir Frederick Ashton in The Sarasota Ballet repertoire.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Iain Webb started ballet at 14 and moved to London at 16, where he trained for 2 years with The Rambert School of Ballet and a year at The Royal Ballet School.Read More
Born in South Africa of Italian parents, Margaret Barbieri, ARAD, PDTC (Dip) PG Cert., moved to England to study at The Royal Ballet School.Read More
Joseph Volpe, retired General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera and theater and management consultant, was appointed Executive Director of The Sarasota Ballet in February 2016.Read More