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We invite you to join the heart of the Sarasota Ballet Community, the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet.

The Mission of the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet is to support the performances and programs of The Sarasota Ballet through advocacy, fundraising, and volunteering.

Advantages of being a Friend

  • Contribute to the success of one of the most exciting ballet companies in America.
  • Share in The Sarasota Ballet’s growth and achievements. Become “an insider” of The Sarasota Ballet through exclusive programming.
  • Meet the Dancers, key staff members, and leadership of The Sarasota Ballet.
  • Deepen your understanding of the art form.
  • Form new relationships with those who are also dance and art enthusiasts.
  • Receive a monthly letter from the President of the Friends.
    Receive invitations to special events.
  • Discover the inner workings of the Company through volunteer work.

Become a friend

To learn more about the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet, events, or volunteer opportunities, please contact Membership Chair Betty Ferguson at 917.885.4699 | [email protected]


Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of The Sarasota Ballet have the opportunity to volunteer their time and get involved in the many different aspects of The Sarasota Ballet. Whether you wish to assist the box office, act as a performance greeter, mentor our Dance – The Next Generation students, or simply share your love for The Sarasota Ballet, there are endless opportunities to become an Ambassador for The Sarasota Ballet.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Will Call & Box Office Support, Welcome Table Representative, Dance – The Next Generation Mentor, and Backstage Tour Guides

For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet, please contact Rosalyn Ehrenpreis, Volunteer Coordinator, at 941.400.1584 | [email protected]

Letter from the Friends President

Stay up to date with the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet! Below you will find the latest Letter from the President of the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet, Patricia Golemme. These letters will provide you with updates on the Friends and The Sarasota Ballet.


Friends Leadership


President, Patricia Golemme

Vice President, Sara Rachon

Secretary, Bruce Ensinger

Treasurer, Elaine Foster

Past President, Richard March


Board of Trustees Chair, Sandra DeFeo

Director, Iain Webb

Executive Director, Joseph Volpe

Friends of The Sarasota Ballet Liaison, Doricha Sales


Advisory Council Liaison, Laura Feder

Communications Committee, Laurie Fitch

Showcase Luncheons, Elaine Foster & Phyllis Myers

Meet Me at the Barre, Laurie Fitch

Membership, Betty Ferguson

Outreach, Andi Lieberman & Carolou Marquet

Volunteer Coordinator, Rosalyn Ehrenpreis

Will Call/Box Office, Carol Arscott

Member-At-Large, Brenda Belsito