Sarasota Ballet

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US ballet company founded in 1987 in Florida by Jean Weidner as a presenting organization and in 1990 expanded into a full-scale resident company under the direction of Eddie Toussaint. In 1994 Robert de Warren succeeded as artistic director, followed by Ian Webb in 2007.

Webb has introduced works by MacMillan, Ashton, van Manen, Balanchine, Matthew Bourne, and others into the repertory, and commissioned The Trilogy (mus. Mozart, 2009) from Dominic Walsh, performed in collaboration with the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.

Subjects: Dance.

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