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Willa Frantz


Joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2022 as Corps de Ballet and promoted to Coryphée in 2023.

Born: Montgomery, Alabama

Training: The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory,  BalletNova Center for Dance (Falls Church, Virginia)

Previous company: None

Favorite ballet: MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations. Nothing can beat the unique characters, style, and music. With the whole cast onstage for the entire ballet, we really get to cheer each other on and everyone has a lot of fun.

Favorite costume: The Sylph tutu in Johan Kobborg’s La Sylphide. The long white tutus are beautiful and elegant, but it was the whole look- complete with flowers, wings, and a soft romantic bun- that made me feel like a woodland fairy.

Fun fact: I love to read!

Featured Roles include: Ashton’s Dante Sonata, Façade, Les Patineurs; Balanchine’s Divertimento No.15, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Western Symphony; Bintley’s A Comedy of Errors; Bond’s Excursions; House’s Living Ghosts; Kobborg’s La Sylphide; MacMillan’s Danses Concertantes, Elite Syncopations; Wright’s Giselle