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JUNE 28-JULY 31 2021 | Ages 11-21
Update as of January 12: at this time we plan to run our program as normal, however this could change according to the latest COVID-19 guidelines. New Audition Dates Added.


The Sarasota Ballet is the only professional company on the west coast of Florida. It has an international reputation for the quality and artistry of its dancers. Each summer, our students are given a unique chance to develop these areas and achieve their goals. Students will receive a broad curriculum including classical ballet, pointe, men's virtuosity, pas de deux, modern and conditioning led by our world-class faculty in small class sizes. The program culminates in a performance opportunity for all those who complete either 3 or 5 weeks.  Summer students will also be considered for our Trainee Program and our year-round pre-professional program, The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory, At least 40% of our Trainees started their journey with us in the summer.


Due to Covid-19, we will be only holding auditions in Sarasota or via Zoom. There are 4 options to audition:

1. In Person - Saturday January 23rd
2:00-3:30 | Ages 11-15 | Pre-Register
4:00-5:30 | Ages 16-21 | Pre-Register
Cost: $35
Pre-Registration required - please click above to pre-register. (Note pre-registration opens on Monday November 30)

Zoom from your house/studio and be observed by Sarasota Ballet staff
Cost: $35
Pre-Registration required
January 22 at 6pm | Pre-Register
February 6 at 2pm | Pre-Register

February 13 at 1pm | Pre-Register
February 20 at 1pm | Pre-Register
February 26 at 6pm | Pre-Register

3. National Summer Intensive Audition (NSIA)

As we navigate the current national pandemic, Sarasota Ballet and other professional ballet schools from across the nation have come together to create a unified collective.  We understand the uncertainty of the coming audition season and summer intensive offerings, and we have created an audition opportunity that will keep our students and faculty safe, while providing national visibility. The professional school collective is offering in-person auditions at their facilities, and students who attend the National Summer Intensive Audition will be considered by all schools in the collective for acceptance to their summer intensives. Visit the official NSIA website for more details.

Professional Schools in the NSIA Collective:

Atlanta Ballet | Atlanta, GA
BalletMet | Columbus, OH
Charlotte Ballet | Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati Ballet | Cincinnati, OH
Joffrey Ballet | Chicago, IL
Kansas City Ballet | Kansas City, MO
Louisville Ballet | Louisville, KY
Milwaukee Ballet | Milwaukee, WI
Oklahoma City Ballet, | Oklahoma City, OK
Pennsylvania Ballet | Philadelphia, PA
The Sacramento Ballet | Sacramento, CA
Sarasota Ballet | Sarasota, FL
Texas Ballet Theatre | Fort Worth, TX
Texas Ballet Theatre | Richardson, TX

Sarasota NSIA Auditions
Sunday January 31, 2021 - Cost $80

10:00-11:30 | Ages 11-14 | Pre-Register
1:30-3:00 | Ages 15-17 | Pre-Register
5:00-6:30 | Ages 18+ | Pre-Register

Update as of January 12 - Our NSIA auditions are currently full. We will release places to those who are registered on the waitlist if any become available. However, you may still attend one of our auditions either in person, via Zoom or by video.

Students will have to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols and masks must be worn at all times. All students will be notified within 2 weeks of the final NSIA auditions.

After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email from us, and will include a link to the NSIA collective’s Audition Registration Form. Complete this form to share your information with all participating schools.

4. Video/YouTube - Cost $35
Students may send in a link to video/Vimeo/YouTube with classwork to [email protected] 
Students will need to pre-register - opens 30 November
Video Audition - Pre-Register


Contact us: [email protected] or 941.225.6520

The Sarasota Ballet International Intensive is proud to be sponsored by Freed of London.

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