As part of the Education Department, The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company provides an opportunity for young dancers to prepare for a professional career. The Studio Company provides a comprehensive training curriculum for dancers to refine their artistic and technical skills alongside gaining valuable performance experience.
Studio Company members have the chance to rotate into main Company class and understudy main Company roles. Seventy-three percent of the 2023-24 Studio Company members are graduates of The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory’s Trainee Program.
Performing in the local community is an important part of the Studio Company’s outreach. In previous years, the Studio Company has performed as part of a collaboration with Key Chorale, Liechtenstein Nights at Marie Selby Gardens and at retirement communities including Plymouth Harbor and Valencia Lakes.
Former Studio Company members are now dancing with The Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Austin, Croatian National Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, New York Theatre Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and The Washington Ballet among others.