To Our Sarasota Ballet Family,
Due to elevated concerns of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have cancelled our performances and events for the remainder of our 2019 – 2020 Season. Our highest priority is the health of our patrons, dancers, and staff; to that effect, The Sarasota Ballet is dedicated to continue paying our dancers through the rest of the Season, to ensure their security through these tumultuous circumstances.
This is a critical moment in time for so many of us. With the cancellation of Romeo & Juliet and Beyond Words, not only will our dancers miss out on the opportunity to perform several extraordinary ballets, but we stand to take a significant financial loss of nearly $800,000. This is why we ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket to the ballet to help us through this difficult time. Your generosity will make a vital difference, helping to ensure that after this crisis is over, we will continue to bring you the most extraordinary ballets performed to the highest of artistic standards. Our Box Office and Development staff and volunteers will be available to assist.
As Directors of The Sarasota Ballet we are truly grateful to be a part of this incredible family, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your understanding and support. We look forward to being able to welcome to share with you our passion for ballet soon.
Iain Webb & Joseph Volpe