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27th Season Gala

One night a year, everyone dazzles at the annual Gala. This intricately planned evening includes a one-night-only-can’t-miss performance at the Sarasota Opera House, followed by cocktails and Sarasota’s best dinner party complete with the dancers of The Sarasota Ballet and surprise entertainment at Art Ovation Hotel.

Featured performances include:

Opera Star Susan Graham
Misty Copeland & Marcelo Gomes
Ballet World Premiere by Ricardo Graziano

You are cordially invited to The Sarasota Ballet’s 27th Season Gala, honoring Sydney Goldstein.

Gala Performance
5:30 PM   |   Sarasota Opera House

Cocktails, Hors d ’Oeuvres and Elegant Dinner immediately following the performance
7:15 PM   |   Art Ovation Hotel

[ Black Tie   |   Valet at Opera House, pick up at Art Ovation Hotel ]

Tickets for The Sarasota Ballet’s 27th Season Gala start at $500 per person and the proceeds for the Gala will go towards continuing the Company’s artistic endeavors in presenting ballets by some of the greatest choreographers of the dance world. This Gala promises to be a truly memorable evening and we sincerely hope to see you there.

RSVP by 28 March to Anna Passalaqua       941.225.6513   |


Susan Graham is a Grammy Award winning artist and has been hailed as “an artist to treasure” by The New York Times. She rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, and has mastered an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Graham joins The Sarasota Ballet after having just finished performing in the titular role with the Metropolitan Opera in The Merry Widow.

Misty Copeland & Marcelo Gomes are two of America’s greatest Ballet dancers, and together represent the pinnacle of the art form. Their partnership on stage has delighted audiences around the world. Together they have performed all of the great ballets of the classical repertoire and have worked with some of the most celebrated choreographers and dancers of today.

Ricardo Graziano’s unique choreographic voice is one that has awed Sarasota audiences since his first commission in 2011. His choreography has been described as “magical and mesmerizing” and the Boston Globe reflected on his 2015 Premiere at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as “... weighted, with intensity and beauty.”


Gala Co-Chairs and Committee
Co-Chairing the Gala are Peggy Abt, Vivian Kouvant, Audrey Robbins and Hillary Steele.

Members of the Gala Committee currently include Lynda Doery, Jean Weidner Goldstein, Dr. Martha Harrison, Ann Kenny, Teresa Lee, Donna Maytham, Peter Swain, Marcia Jean Taub, Jean Volpe, Jean Weiller, Jytte Winslow and Michael Zuckerberg.

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