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The Friends of The Sarasota Ballet

The Friends of The Sarasota Ballet is an amazing group of individuals who champion the Company throughout the region. Through their events and volunteer work, they act as the lifeblood of The Sarasota Ballet community, forming close bonds through a mutual love of the art form while playing a vital part in the continued success of The Sarasota Ballet.

In normal times, one of the highlights of the end of summer is anticipating the approaching fall Season of The Sarasota Ballet.  The excitement of choosing subscription tickets, looking forward to seeing our favorite ballets and dancers, and the joy of watching performances lift our spirits.  

While this year is different, love of the ballet remains. The Friends of the Sarasota Ballet community remains strong and eager to maintain the ties that are shared. Please be assured that there will also be events for Friends and Members of the Ballet during the fall and winter so that we can maintain our ties to the Ballet and to each other. Many of our events and functions will be moved to virtual formats until we are certain that we can gather safely together again. 

Get Closer, Get Involved

As ambassadors, the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet share in the achievements of the Company through their volunteer work. Each Season their events and volunteer opportunities allow you to participate in the growth of Company and develop a keener understanding and appreciation of the art form – as well as get to know some of their favorite dancers!

Showcase Luncheons and Events

Luncheons and events are held by the Friends in a variety of locations and are open to both members and guests. Each luncheon and event features a program designed to enhance your understanding of the inner workings of the Company and, in addition, give you the opportunity to interact with other people who share your enthusiasm for The Sarasota Ballet. Due to COVID-19, our special events have been modified for this Season into virtual events.

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer*, you can become directly involved with ongoing events throughout the season. Whether you wish to lend your computer expertise, community engagement experience, become a guide for backstage tours, mentor our Dance – The Next Generation students, or simply share your love and enthusiasm with the rest of the community. There are so many possibilities for you to become a part of The Sarasota Ballet family!

* Due to COVID-19, most of our volunteer opportunities are on hold, but we’re hoping to start them up again as soon as we feel safe and secure doing so!

Join the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet

Join the Friends Today

Click the image below to download our Friends of The Sarasota Ballet brochure!

Friends Brochure 2021

Mission: To support the performances and programs of The Sarasota Ballet through advocacy, fundraising and volunteering.


Box Office: 941.359.0099
Phone: 941.359.0099
5555 North Tamiami Trail  Sarasota , FL  34243