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Director of The Sarasota Ballet Iain Webb announces the Company’s 30th Anniversary Season, opening October 2020 and running through till May 2021. The Season serves as a nod to the artistic strides The Sarasota Ballet has made over the past three decades, especially during Webb’s leadership as he begins his fourteenth year as Director. Season highlights include seven Company Premieres; several long-awaited revivals; and, closing the Season, a program dedicated to, and featuring works by three of the greatest female choreographers who impacted the history and evolution of ballet in the 20th century. The centerpiece of the Season is the much-anticipated Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton’s full-length choreographic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, to be performed at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in December. Repertory favorites such as Will Tuckett’s Changing Light and George Balanchine’s Serenade also see their return. In addition, continuing The Sarasota Ballet’s tradition of presenting a visiting dance company, the Mark Morris Dance Group will perform at the Sarasota Opera House in April, bringing Morris’ distinctive, musically driven works to the stage.

Full Season Subscribers can renew their subscription now, and new Full Season Subscriptions to The Sarasota Ballet’s 2020 - 2021 Season are now available. Four Ballet Packages will be available starting 15 June 2020. For information, please visit our Subscription page or call the box office at 941.359.0099, Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Individual tickets for The Sarasota Ballet’s 2020 - 2021 Season, starting at $35, go on sale 3 August 2020 at or by calling 941.359.0099.

30th Anniversary Season Announcement Video


Performance Schedule and Ticket Information

23 – 25 October 2020
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations
Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa
Paul Taylor's Company B


20 – 21 November 2020
Sarasota Opera House

Sir Frederick Ashton's Birthday Offering
Sir Frederick Ashton's Dante Sonata
Sir David Bintley's The Spider's Feast


ROMEO & JULIET (Program 3)
18 – 19 December 2020
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Sir Frederick Ashton's Romeo & Juliet
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev


26 February – 1 March 2021
FSU Center for the Performing Arts

Peter Darrell's Othello
Will Tuckett's Changing Light
Yet to be announced third ballet


26 – 27 March 2021
Sarasota Opera House

George Balanchine's Serenade
Mark Morris' The Letter V
Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Elite Syncopations


9 – 10 April 2021

Sarasota Opera House

The Sarasota Ballet Presents
Mark Morris Dance Group


HEROINES (Program 7)
30 April – 1 May 2021
Sarasota Opera House

Agnes de Mille's Fall River Legend
Dame Ninette de Valois' Checkmate
Bronislava Nijinska's Les Biches

Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
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