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25 June - 29 July 2017
Ages 10 - 20


In Summer 2017, students will have the chance to study with guest teachers from The Royal Ballet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures (famous for their groundbreaking version of Swan Lake), Elmhurst Ballet School and The Sarasota Ballet.  This collaboration of these four major dance organizations is the first of its kind in America and offers an unprecedented opportunity for talented young dancers. We are delighted to announce that Phillip Broomhead, former Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet and Houston Ballet will be joining our guest faculty this summer.  He will be teaching the week of July 3-8.  Due to family circumstances Dominic Antonucci from Birmingham Royal Ballet is unfortunately no longer able to attend.

The Royal Ballet/Houston Ballet – Phillip Broomhead, former Principal Dancer, July 3-8
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures – Etta Murfitt, Associate Artistic Director, July 10-22
Elmhurst Ballet School – Robert Parker, Artistic Director and former Principal Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, July 24-29
The Sarasota Ballet – Iain Webb, Director, Margaret Barbieri, Assistant Director, Christopher Hird, Director of Education plus year-round faculty, June 26-July 29


A second performance has been added to the Summer Intensive at the end of the program.  Tickets are now available for:

Friday July 28 – 7:30pm
Saturday July 29 – 1pm

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How to Audition

You can still audition for a place in The Sarasota Ballet's International Intensive! To do so, please contact the Education Department at 941.225.6520 |


Audition Fee:  $30 in cash or check made payable to The Sarasota Ballet

Photos: Please bring a current headshot and a photograph showing first arabesque (pointe or flat)

Video Auditions:  The Sarasota Ballet strongly encourages students to audition at one of the venues listed above. If, however, you are unable to attend in person, video auditions will be accepted.  There is a $50 video audition fee which should be in the form of a check or a money order made payable to The Sarasota Ballet.

All Videos must be received by 31 March 2017.

The video must be filmed between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017 to be eligible.  It must be recorded in a DVD format compatible with USA players (NTSC) or submitted digitally.

The audition video should include the following:

  • Barre:  Plie, Tendu, Dégagé, Rond de Jambe, Fondu, Adagio, Grand Battement
  • Centre:  Adagio, Pirouette, Petit Allegro, Grand Allegro
  • Ladies:  Pointe - Echappé, Relevé in arabesque, pirouettes
  • Men:  Double Tour, Batterie

The video should not exceed 15 minutes.

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