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Update: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Sarasota Ballet has made several major changes to the 30th Anniversary Season, including the introduction of a Digital Fall Season. For more details, click here to read the latest Press Release.


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 a new Digital Fall Season to enjoy ballet from the safety and comfort of your home; 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. 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 Subscriptions are now available as well. 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, will go on sale in the near future at or by calling 941.359.0099.

30th Anniversary Season Announcement Video


Performance Schedule and Ticket Information



Digital Program 1
23 October 2020

Featuring performances and excerpts of Sir Frederick Ashton's:

  • Meditation from Thaïs - first performed by Dame Antoinette Sibley and Sir Anthony Dowell 21 March 1971, to music by Jules Massenet
  • Monotones II - first performed by The Royal Ballet 24 March 1965, to music by Erik Satie orchestrated by Claude Debussy and Alexis Roland-Manuel
  • Façade, Extracts - first performed by the Camargo Society 26 April 1931, set to William Walton's score originally created as a setting for the poetry of Edith Sitwell
  • Romeo & Juliet, Balcony pas de deux - first performed by Royal Danish Ballet 19 May 1955, to music by Serge Prokofiev
  • La chatte métamorphosée en femme - first performed by Merle Park 31 March 1985, to music by Jacques Offenbach arranged by Philip Gammon
  • The Sleeping Beauty, Vision Solo - first performed by Sadler's Wells Ballet 20 February 1946, to music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Les Patineurs, Extracts - first performed by Vic-Wells Ballet 16 February 1937, to music by Giacomo Meyerbeer arranged by Constant Lambert
  • Additional content includes rehearsal footage, along with coaching and an interview with retired British ballet dancer and former Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet Sir Anthony Dowell.


Digital Program 2
20 November 2020

Featuring performances and excerpts of the works of George Balanchine, such as:

  • Tarantella - first performed by New York City Ballet 7 January 1964, to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk reorchestrated by Hershy Kay
  • The Four Temperaments, Extracts - first performed by Ballet Society 20 November 1946, to music by Paul Hindemith
  • Donizetti Variations, pas de deux - first performed by New York City Ballet 16 November 1960, to music by Gaetano Donizetti from the opera Don Sebastien
  • Additional content to be announced


Digital Program 3
18 December 2020

Programming to be announced soon


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

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