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Discover The Sarasota Ballet Difference. The Sarasota Ballet’s Summer Intensive is specially designed to develop technique alongside artistry. Our renowned and nurturing faculty creates an inclusive environment where students will flourish and come away with an experience they will never forget. Classes include classical and modern techniques, pas de deux (for older students), musical theatre, mime, jazz funk, and mental health practices in partnership with Artists Becoming.

Full Summer Intensive June 24th – July 27th (ages 12 – 22) | New Junior Intensive June 10th – June 21st (ages 9 – 12)

World-class Faculty

Education Director – Christopher Hird
Assistant Education Director – Dierdre Miles Burger

Ashley Baszto
Alberto Blanco
Jennifer Welch Cudnik
Macarena Gimenez
Victoria Hulland
Maximiliano Iglesias
Risa Kaplowitz
Addul Manzano
Octavio Martin


The program culminates in performances at the beautiful Mertz Theatre at Florida State University’s Center for the Performing Arts. Students must attend all 5 weeks or the final 3 weeks to benefit from this wonderful performing opportunity.


JULY 25-27, 2024

Performances will be as follows:

7:30 PM Thursday July 25th

2:00 PM Friday July 26th

7:30 PM Friday July 26th

12:00 PM Saturday July 27th

InMotion Performance

2024 Tuition

5 weeks (June 24 – July 27) – $550 per week
3 weeks (July 8 – July 27) – $600 per week – students who wish to be in the final performances must attend the last 3 weeks.
2 weeks (June 24 – July 6) – $650 per week
Additional Registration Fee and non-refundable deposits required. * Tuition is subject to change.

Residential Life

Students enjoy a wonderful home away from home experience. We ensure all students feel safe with a strong and supportive residential staff. Weekend excursions will include Disneyworld, Ringling Museum, and of course, the beach! Please note students must be ages 12 and above to be eligible for our residence.

Video Auditions

Although our in-person audition tour dates have closed, we are happy to accept video auditions. The video should be up to 10 minutes in length and include the following:

Barre – plie, tendu, degage, rond de jambe, adagio, grand battement (only one side)
Centre – adagio, pirouette, petit allegro, grand allegro, pointe (if applicable), tours (if applicable)
Please send the video either as a YouTube or Vimeo link

New Junior Summer Intensive

June 10 – 21
Ages 9-12 (No Audition Required)

Tuition: $500 per week
*$150 non-refundable deposit, $50 registration fee.
Introducing the Junior Intensive: Choose one or two weeks, and enjoy ballet, pointe (1+ year experience), variations/repertoire, contemporary, jazz funk, musical theatre, and Pilates. An informal performance will be held in-studio. Ages 11-12 can audition for the full intensive. This opportunity is separate from the Full Summer Intensive and does not include accommodations.


Junior Intensive Daily Schedule Example:

10:00am – 11:30am   Technique

11:30am – 12:30pm   Pre-pointe/pointe OR boys class, Variations, Repertoire or Pantomime

Lunch (students responsible for their own lunch)

1:30pm – 2:30pm      Jazz/funk, Pirouettes and Allegro, Contemporary or Modern

2:30pm – 4:00pm      Conditioning, Ballet History or Ballet in Film

We are happy to help answer any questions. Please contact us at: [email protected] | 941.351.6005