The Sarasota Ballet's Encore - Our 2020 - 2021 Season In Review

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ANNUAL MAGAZINE THE 2020-2021 SEASON IN REVIEW

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Danielle Brown and Ricardo Graziano in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Walk to the Paradise Garden

IAIN WEBB, DIRECTOR JOSEPH VOLPE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARGARET BARBIERI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 2020-2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Richard Johnson, Chair

Julie A. Harris

Patricia Golemme, Vice Chair

Phil Lombardo

Frank Martucci, President

Teresa Masterson

Jonathan Strickland Coleman, Secretary

Peter B. Miller

Patrick Kenny, Treasurer

Rosemary Oberndorf

Maureen Steiner, Governance

Audrey Robbins

Peggy Abt

Marilyn Sellman

Ginger Cannon Bailey

Hillary Steele, Chair Emerita

Isabel Anchin Becker

Jean Weiller

Paul Cantor

Dr. Bart Price, Honorary

Lynda Doery

Mark Famiglio, Honorary

Jean Weidner Goldstein, Founder and Chair Emerita Sydney Goldstein, Chair Emerita

2020-2021 ADVISORY COMMITEE Ginger Cannon Bailey, Trustee & Chair, Advisory Committee Maryann Armour

Donna Maytham

Judy Cahn

Dr. Joel Morganroth

Sandra DeFeo

Mercedita OConnor

Frances Fergusson

Marilynn Petrillo

Charles Huisking

Rose Marie Proietti

Robin Klein-Strauss

Richard Segall

Peter E. Kretzmer

Jan Sirota

Karen Lichtig

Lois Stulberg

Christine Lieberman

Marcia Jean Taub

Richard March

David Welle

Joan Mathews

Lisa Wicks

Front Cover photography by Frank Atura Victoria Hulland and Ricardo Graziano in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering

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CONTENTS Message from the Leadership of The Sarasota Ballet..................... 3

OUR PROGRAMS The Sarasota Ballet at a Glance................................................................... 5 2020-2021 A Season to Remember................................................................. 6 The Company - Highlights...................................................................................... 7-10 Voices of Her................................................................................................................... 11 The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory............................................................................. 12-13 The Sarasota Ballet School.................................................................................................... 14-15 Dance – The Next Generation..................................................................................................... 16 Community Engagement............................................................................................................... 17-18

OUR FRIENDS Martucci Legacy Society.......................................................................................................................... 19 30th Anniversary Gala..................................................................................................................................... 20-21 Our Supporters..................................................................................................................................................... 22-28 Friends of The Sarasota Ballet............................................................................................................................... 29 Memorable Moments.............................................................................................................................................. 30-33 Join Us.................................................................................................................................................................... 33

Sir Frederick Ashton’s Valses nobles et sentimentales

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Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs

Sir Frederick Ashton’s Façade

Ricardo Graziano’s Amorosa

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D E A R S A R A S O T A B A L L E T F A M I L Y,

On behalf of everyone at The Sarasota Ballet, thank you! As we look back on the challenges of last Season, we also look back on the love, encouragement, inspiration, and support that we received from our Sarasota Ballet community. During the 2020-2021 Season, The Sarasota Ballet produced 7 critically acclaimed Digital Programs for an audience of 4,154 ballet enthusiasts from 30 countries on six continents around the world, including 47 states across the US. In April of 2021, The New York Times included Digital Program 6 as one of their “5 Things To Do This Weekend”. In the spring of 2021, The Sarasota Ballet produced 3 Outdoor Programs featuring the Company, Studio Company, and Conservatory students. Outdoor Program 2, Voices of Her, launched a three-year project showcasing female choreographers. This program featured new pieces created during the pandemic by 3 members of the Company and 3 members of the Studio Company. Education programs engaged over 500 students from across the United States, while offering over 5,000 online and in-person classes through the year. This included classes for children, adults, pre-professional students, and people living with Parkinson’s. Dance – the Next Generation, Joyful Movement Through Parkinson’s, Silver Swans®, and Community Performances all took on a new shape but continued to operate throughout the pandemic. As we look to the future, we can see it is bright! Over the past year, with your help, we established The Sarasota Ballet Endowment Fund and the Advisory Council. We also expanded the Frank and Katherine Martucci Legacy Society and received two inspiring legacy gifts of $1M. With your support we were able to raise important funding to help our entire organization through the COVID-19 pandemic. We shared our art form with children, families, and ballet patrons in Sarasota and around the world. Thank you for supporting the work that we did to take care of our dancers, staff, students, patrons, and audience members throughout this extraordinary moment in history. We look forward to sharing an exciting upcoming season with you. Thank you for keeping our Company alive and thriving over the past year.

Iain Webb Director

Joseph Volpe Executive Director

Margaret Barbieri Assistant Director

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The Four Temperaments Façade

Western Symphony

Clair de Lune

Company B

Brandenburgs

The Walk to the Paradise Garden The American

Amorosa

Summertide

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2 0 2 0 - 2 0 2 1 S E A S O N AT A G L A N C E ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET.................................................... $5.5M ENDOWMENTS.............................................................................. $2.8M Othello

BALLETS PERFORMED........................................................................ 21

The Infernal Galop

COMPANY PREMIERES.......................................................................... 3

Asia Bui’s Song on the Beach

Emelia Perkin’s Washington Square

Macyn Vogt’s Exurgency

VENUES

FSU Center for the Performing Arts | Digital Recordings

Sarasota Opera House | Digital Recordings

The Terrace Stage | Outdoor Performances

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | 30th Anniversary Gala

DANCERS.............................................................................................. 41 Principals.............................................................................................. 9 Soloists.................................................................................................. 5 Coryphée.............................................................................................. 7

Corps de Ballet.................................................................................. 15

Apprentices.......................................................................................... 5 DIGITAL AUDIENCE MEMBERS..................................................... 4,154

States watched in............................................................................. 47

Countries watched in...................................................................... 30

IN-PERSON AUDIENCE MEMBERS......................................................... 909 EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

Studio Company Members............................................................ 11

The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

Trainees............................................................................... 26 Students.............................................................................. 17

The 2020 Summer Intensive Students....................................... 60

The Sarasota Ballet School

Online Class participants............................................. 500

Birthday Offering

Students Ages 2 to Adult............................................. 101

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS:

Dance – The Next Generation Students...................................... 92

Joyful Movement Through Parkinson’s...................................... 22

Silver Swans® Attendees.............................................................. 140

Community Performances Audience Members.................. 1475

2020 - 2021 SEASON COMMUNITY PARTNERS............................... 33 The Mirror Walkers

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“Bravo to all for making this happen.” David Namerow, Patron “Thank you. You couldn’t have chosen better than to offer Façade.” Eileen Markson, Patron

“...an impressive showing, one that attests to the richness of the repertory the troupe has amassed over its 30-year existence.” Marina Harss, The Herald Tribune

“Thank you for this well executed and beautifully performed performance. Well done and very impressive! I look forward to many more visits to watch The Sarasota Ballet.”

Dan McGarry, Patron

“An elegant feast for the eyes” Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts “...and as has been proven throughout this non-traditional season, Sarasota Ballet has once again seized on the opportunity to show the world beyond their municipal boundaries that they deserve their spot on the ballet map.” Cherilyn J. Lee, The Ballet Herald (International)

“A glittering fundraiser: Sarasota Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Gala: a savvy mixture of indoor and outdoor.” Geraldine Fabrikant, New York Social Diary

“As the ballet’s full title insists, Façade is an Entertainment. We thank Sarasota Ballet for reminding digital viewers what fun it can be.”

Jann Parry, DanceTabs (International)

“The New York Times 5 Things to Do This Weekend – Watch The Sarasota Ballet’s Digital Program 6”

Brian Seibert, The New York Times “I’d like to thank you for the digital program that I have just watched from the comfort of my home. Being able to see my favorite dancers at this stressful time is a Godsend. Thanking you for your professionalism and vision - truly superb.”

Natalie Armstrong, Patron

“Sarasota Ballet Winners Invited to YAGP North American Finals” SRQ Magazine

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Ryoko Sadoshima and Richard House in The Mirror Walkers


HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020-2021 DIGITAL PROGRAM 1 Our 30 Anniversary Digital Season launched with a collection of works choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton. The Program comprised of excerpts from Ashton’s Les Patineurs, a whimsical skating party set on a simulated lake; Monotones II, set to compositions by Erik Satie with an ethereal pas de trois; Méditation from Thaïs, a stunning piece crafted on Dame Antoinette Sibley and Sir Anthony Dowell; La Chatte métamorphosée en femme, created on Merle Park; The Sleeping Beauty Vision Solo, for Dame Beryl Grey; the balcony pas de deux from Romeo & Juliet; and finally, the Foxtrot, Valse, and Tango-Pasodoble from Ashton’s comedic Façade. th

Les Patineurs

Monotones II

La Chatte métamorphosée en femme The Four Temperaments

DIGITAL PROGRAM 2 Digital Program 2 paid tribute to the father of American Ballet - George Balanchine. The Program’s opening saw excerpts from Donizetti Variations, including the ballet’s core pas de deux and the so-called ‘grape dance’. Balanchine’s fast-paced Tarantella came next, followed swiftly by the Second Movement of Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Continuing the program saw the first three themes from the The Four Temperaments, hopefully hinting at the ballet’s return to The Sarasota Ballet repertoire. Digital Program 2 finished with extracts from Who Cares?, Balanchine’s iconic work celebrating New York City and the music of George Gershwin.

Western Symphony

Who Cares?

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T H E C O M PA N Y Concerto

DIGITAL PROGRAM 3 Our third Digital Program focused on the Company’s breadth of repertoire. The program opened with the pas de quatre from Sir Peter Wright’s radiant Summertide, followed by Dominic Walsh’s enthralling Clair de Lune solo, then Wright’s elegant The Mirror Walkers pas de deux. Acting as the centerpiece of the Program, Peter Darrell’s Othello brought Shakespeare’s iconic narrative to the stage in a condensed, one-act ballet. The program was brought to a close with the pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s uplifting The American, Sir Matthew Bourne’s hilarious Merman Solo from The Infernal Galop, and finally Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s stunning and iconic Concerto pas de deux.

The Infernal Galop

Othello

Company B

DIGITAL PROGRAM 4 Pivoting from the excerpt-centric structure of the first half of our Season, Digital Program 4 kicked off the Winter-Spring Digital Season with two complete works choreographed by modern icon Paul Taylor. Brandenburgs opened the program, emphasizing the momentum of the score and drawing focus to the purity of dance. The Sarasota Ballet remains the only professional ballet company, other than the Paul Taylor Dance Company itself, to perform Brandenburgs. In contrast, Taylor’s Company B juxtaposed the youthful exuberance of young lovers cavorting to the popular tunes of The Andrews Sisters within the grim reality of war.

Company B

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Brandenburgs


HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020-2021 Amorosa

DIGITAL PROGRAM 5 The next Digital Program, our fifth, expanded on Digital Program 2 with the performance of George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations in its entirety, paired with Resident Choreographer Ricardo Graziano’s crimson-hued creation, Amorosa. Opening with Donizetti Variations, a corps of nine dancers—six women and three men—took the stage with agile footwork reminiscent of the classical patterns formulated by Danish ballet master August Bournonville. Graziano’s Amorosa, meanwhile, was created around the sentiments evoked by the color red, set to exceprts of Antonio Vivaldi’s Cello Concertos. The program also marked the ballet’s first performance since its World Premiere.

Amorosa

Donizetti Variations

Façade

DIGITAL PROGRAM 6 Digital Program 6 brought three full Ashton works to audiences at home – Valses nobles et sentimentales, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, and Façade. Valses was long considered one of Ashton’s lost ballets; after a 1987 revival, the ballet went unseen for twenty-five years until its 2012 American premiere by The Sarasota Ballet. Next, The Walk to the Paradise Garden loosely adapted the doomed love of Romeo and Juliet into a magnificent pas de deux, ending with an inevitable encounter with Death. The Program closed with a full performance of Ashton’s Façade, one of his earliest choreographed ballets and a prototypical display of his musicality and wit.

The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Valses nobles et sentimentales

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T H E C O M PA N Y Nine Sinatra Songs

DIGITAL PROGRAM 7 Digital Program 7 brought a festive finale to our 30th Anniversary Season with Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering and Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. Originally crafted for The Royal Ballet’s 25th Anniversary in 1956, and choreographed on the company’s seven leading ballerinas, Birthday Offering creates a rich, sumptuous aesthetic through a series of complex and virtuoso solos, duets, and ensemble dances. Meanwhile, Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs pays respect to the oeuvre of Ol’ Blue Eyes, his songs’ deep ties to a distinctly American approach to romance shining through Tharp’s iconic choreography. A perfect end to a remarkable 30th Anniversary Season.

Birthday Offering

Birthday Offering

“The Digital Season proved Sarasota Ballet did it their way and pulled off an amazing feat by simultaneously providing thoroughly enjoyable entertainment, making our screens come alive with joy and beauty while also making us long to see everyone in person again.” Bonnie Silvestri | Anything Arts

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Donizetti Variations


VOICES OF

HER The Sarasota Ballet has long maintained a dedication to the preservation of ballet history. Frequently overlooked—but critically significant—component of 20th century ballet is the impact women have made on sculpting the world of dance as it exists today, both through leadership and choreographic output. During the 2019 - 2020 Season, The Sarasota Ballet began plans for a multiyear initiative, titled Voices of Her, to highlight female choreographers of the past, present, and future. Voices of Her launched during our 2020 - 2021 Season.

TERRACE PROGRAM 2 - VOICES OF HER

Exurgency

In the Spring of 2021, as a part of The Sarasota Ballet’s Terrace Program Series, Voices of Her brought six world premieres to the stage in front of live audiences. Comprised entirely of ballets choreographed by female dancers of The Sarasota Ballet and The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company, six talented artists shared their choreographic voices with sold-out audiences on the Terrace Stage at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. The works premiered were Lilian Schwendener’s Scottish Fantasy, Macyn Vogt’s Exurgency, Terri Jean Thomson’s Palladio, Asia Bui’s Song on the Beach, Katelyn Cudiamat’s Luwalhati, and Emelia Perkins’ Washington Square. “Even as they are just beginning their careers, a group of six young dancers are getting a chance to explore a different aspect of their creativity in The Sarasota Ballet’s second outdoor program ‘Voices of Her’. “ Jay Handelman | Sarasota Herald Tribune Scottish Fantasy

Song on the Beach

Brandenburgs

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T H E M A R G A R E T B A R B I E R I C O N S E R VAT O R Y

The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory prepares talented pre-professional students for a career in classical ballet or to enter dance programs in college. Advanced students enter into the Conservatory’s Trainee Program, where they work alongside The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and receive tailored coaching. Despite the pandemic, the Conservatory expanded its student base.

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“The dancers have been carefully trained in ballet technique, reaching for exact placement of limbs in the air and finishing phrases, and looking extremely well-rehearsed.” Iris Fanger | The Dancing Times (International)

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE SERIES Kicking off The Sarasota Ballet’s first in-person performances of the 2020 - 2021 Season, students of The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory and members of The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company opened Terrace Program 1 to sold-out audiences on March 5th. The Program featured excerpts of classical works, new choreography, and Ricardo Graziano’s Feira de Castro. Students returned to the outdoor Terrace Stage for both Terrace Program 2 - Voices of Her and Terrace Program 3 - Images of Dance, performing for hundreds of audience members at night under the stunning Sarasota sky.

YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory continued its relationship with the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) as one of its elite partner-schools. In addition, students of the Conservatory earned high honors at the YAGP Tampa SemiFinals, with siblings Noah and Savannah Campbell scoring First and Second place in their respective divisions, and Hailey Stinchcomb scoring a Third place win. In the following Finals, Noah Campbell and Hailey Stinchcomb competed, with Campbell placing 2nd and Stinchcomb scoring in the top 12. As a result of his Finals performance, Noah Campbell was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London, where he will be attending next year.

2020 SUMMER INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE The Sarasota Ballet Summer Intensive is a fully immersive, multi-week ballet training program that provides dance students an extraordinary environment to train and rehearse alongside leading dance educators from The Sarasota Ballet’s artistic and education staff. In 2020, we modified our Summer Intensive format to maximize safety with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Summer Intensive offered socially distanced in-person and virtual programs for 60 students, culminating in a performance on stage at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts— for some the only chance they had to perform during 2020.

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T H E S A R A S O TA B A L L E T S C H O O L The Sarasota Ballet School offers a quality dance education for children, adults, and people living with Parkinson’s. The Sarasota Ballet School engages approximately 200 students annually and is the only school on the west coast of Florida attached to a professional company.

American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum During the 2020-2021 season, all Sarasota Ballet School faculty became certified to teach Level Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. We are the only school in Sarasota to offer this internationally recognized curriculum.

Over 5,000 classes engaging over 500 students In the summer of 2020, The Sarasota Ballet programs moved to a hybrid format, offering both Digital and In-Person Classes. Through new digital channels, The Sarasota Ballet maintained a solid connection with current students while making new connections with ballet enthusiasts from afar. Students of all ages participated in-person, remotely, or in hybrid programs.

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ONLINE CLASSES Throughout the Season, Sarasota Ballet School students and supporters participated in programs from the comfort of their own homes. Through Facebook Live and Zoom, students across the world were able to connect with our talented and nuturing faculty via a new medium.

NUTCRACKER FESTIVAL The Nutcracker Festival brought 2020 to a close, bringing festive fun and much requested in-person performances to the Rosemary Square District. Collaborating with local businesses, the students of The Sarasota Ballet School entertained families and guests with Nutcracker-themed festivities.

COURTYARD JAMBOREE The school year ended with a circus themed celebration, courtesy of the Courtyard Jamboree. Admission was free for all ages to this in-person outdoor performance. The Sarasota Ballet School once again joined with local businesses to bring dance and the community together.

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D A N C E – T H E N E X T G E N E R AT I O N Dance – The Next Generation (DNG) engages students from Title 1 schools in a comprehensive after-school program operating five days a week at the DNG Studios on Tallevast Road in Sarasota. The DNG Studios house 3 dance studios, 2 classrooms, and a computer lab. Starting in grade 3 and lasting through grade 12, the program includes dance classes, educational support, enrichment opportunities, and mentoring from dedicated faculty and volunteers.

THE PROGRAM HAS THREE MAIN GOALS:

Introduce students to life skills & self-discipline gained through dance

Enable students to achieve academic and personal goals

Ensure students graduate from high school

During the 2020-2021 season, students in grades 3-7 participated remotely through Zoom classes held on tablets given to each student through the DNG program. Grades 8-12 attended in-person classes in the DNG Studios. 92 students participated in the program and all students were invited to dance in the End of Year Performances – Hooked On Dancing – held in the courtyard at the Rosemary Studios downtown.

“We appreciate all that you have done for the kids and your dedication. It has been a crazy year with COVID, and you made ballet a nice escape and allowed the kids to get back to a somewhat normal schedule.” Molly Sauder, Mother of Callen Sauder - DNG Student

Thank you to The Care Institute and the Lela Jackson Foundation for providing new audio visual equipment and electronic tablets for DNG students during COVID-19.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS The Sarasota Ballet’s Community Programs

JOYFUL MOVEMENT THROUGH PARKINSON’S

provide access and opportunity, at little or no cost, for

In partnership with The Neuro Challenge Foundation for

thousands of students, families, and community members

Parkinson’s, The Sarasota Ballet School holds bi-monthly

to enjoy dance.

dance and movement classes for people living with Parkinson’s at the Rosemary Studios. During COVID-19, classes were offered in a virtual format through Zoom and participants were able to enjoy classes from the safety of their homes.

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES Every year The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and trainees of the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory perform throughout the community, engaging audiences of all ages through the beauty of dance. Taking the health of both audience members and dancers in mind, community performances were appropriately scaled in order to safely bring ballet to the Sarasota and Manatee County areas.

2020-2021 Community Performances • Plymouth Harbor • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens • Ellenton Mall • UTC Mall

SILVER SWANS® Designed specifically for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes improve mobility, posture coordination, and energy levels in students over 55. Silver Swans® partnerships include Plymouth Harbor and Senior Friendship Centers. During the 2020-2021 Season, Silver Swans® offered virtual and in-person classes. The Sarasota Ballet also provided Digital Programs to Plymouth Harbor Retirement Community to broadcast to all residents, free of charge, for their in-home viewing through internal television networks.

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2 0 2 0 - 2 0 2 1 C O M M U N I T Y PA R T N E R S EDUCATION: Ringling College of Art & Design State College of Florida USF Sarasota – Manatee CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS: Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Asolo Repertory Theatre Dance USA Key Chorale Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Music Compound Sarasota Art Museum Sarasota Orchestra Youth America Grand Prix SENIOR CENTERS: Plymouth Harbor Senior Friendship Centers COMMUNITY DISTRICT ORGANIZATIONS: Downtown Sarasota Alliance Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Manatee Chamber of Commerce Visit Sarasota County SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: All Faiths Food Bank Child Protection Center Junior League of Sarasota Neuro Challenge Foundation Take Stock in Children Sarasota County MEDIA PARTNERS: Dance Media Observer Media Group Sarasota Magazine Sarasota Scene Magazine Suncoast News Network (SNN) SRQ Magazine WEDU WUSF Public Media

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Ricardo Graziano in Sir Peter Wright’s Othello


MARTUCCI LEGACY SOCIETY We are so grateful to Frank and Katherine Martucci and the following individuals who have included The Sarasota Ballet in their estate plans through wills, trusts, and other avenues. Planned gifts create a lasting impact on our organization, supporting world-class artistry and award-winning education and community programs. Members of The Martucci Legacy Society receive special invitations to events during the Season as well as special recognition and a luncheon in their honor.

Announcing Two Extraordinar y Planned Gifts Celebrating the 30 th Anniversar y Season Jean Weidner Goldstein Having founded The Sarasota Ballet 30 years ago, Jean Weidner Goldstein continues to play an instrumental role in the growth of the organization. Earlier this Season, we received a wonderful surprise when she announced a planned gift of one million dollars to the Ballet. Director Joseph Volpe says of the gift, “We are so grateful to Jean for all she has done and continues to do for our Company. Her gift will directly support the wide range of choreography the Company has become known for long into its future.”

Richard March

A longtime supporter of the Ballet, Richard March has served as President of the Friends of The Sarasota Ballet, and on The Sarasota Ballet Board of Trustees and Advisory Council. In the Spring of 2021, Richard announced a one million dollar Legacy gift to the Ballet. “Richard’s support and leadership over the years has meant so much to everyone in the organization”, explains Director, Iain Webb. “We cannot thank Richard enough for this amazing gift that will have a lasting impact on The Sarasota Ballet for years to come.”

Mar tucci Legacy Society Members Welcome to our Newest Members Martin and Barbara Bowling Dan Denton Laura Feder Frances D. Fergusson Cope and Anne Garrett Jean Weidner Goldstein Julie A. Harris Richard Johnson Dr. Bart and Joan Levenson

George Allison and Alan Watkins Donald H. and Barbara K. Bernstein Jerry and Gay Bowles Martin and Barbara Bowling Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring Donald Britt Ann Burroughs Judy Cahn Lynn Chancer Jonathan Strickland Coleman and Rick Kerby Edward Cooke Dan Denton Douglas Endicott Laura Feder Frances D. Fergusson Micki Gamer Cope and Anne Garrett Ellen Goldman Jean Weidner Goldstein Patricia Golemme Gudrun Graugaard Julie A. Harris Richard Johnson Richard Kemmler

Pat and Ann Kenny Ernie Kretzmer Lydia Landa Julia Laning Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins Dr. Bart and Joan Levenson Richard March Frank and Katherine Martucci Joan Mathews Mary Jane McRae Peter Miller and Dr. Martha Harrison Sandra Miranda Rose Marie Proietti Mary Jo Reston Terry and Susan Romine Will A. Ryall Micki Sellman Bud and Betty Shapiro B. Aline Blanchard and Arthur Siciliano Hillary Steele Marcia Jean Taub David Welle and Rosemary Reinhardt Kim Wheeler Richard Wires

For more information, please contact Senior Development Officer, Lauren Stroman at 941.225.6510

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T H E S A R A S O TA B A L L E T ’ S 3 0 TH A N N I V E R S A R Y G A L A The Sarasota Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season Gala took place Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The evening began with a performance of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering – the first live performance for the Company in over a year. Following the performance, guests were seated socially distanced under the stars as they enjoyed an exquisite meal catered by Michael’s on East. After experiencing a year unlike any other, we welcomed the ability to gather once again as a community to celebrate 30 years of The Sarasota Ballet. We send our sincerest thanks to the incredible patrons and community partners who helped make this event possible. PRODUCTION SPONSOR Bud & Betty Shapiro

DIAMOND SPONSORS

Karol Foss Patricia Golemme and Timothy Fullum Julie A. Harris Frank and Katherine Martucci

EMERALD SPONSORS

Sydney Goldstein Gulf Coast Community Foundation Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins Phil and Kim Lombardo Jean Weiller

SAPPHIRE SPONSORS

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation BMO Wealth Management Jean Weidner Goldstein JoAnn Heffernan Heisen Richard Johnson Pat and Ann Kenny Richard March Bill and Linda Mitchell Mercedita OConnor Stu and Gini Peltz Micki Sellman Hillary Steele Melliss Swenson Marcia Jean Taub and Peter Swain

Claudia McCorkle & Beau

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Bettina Von Walhof, Jean Weidner Goldstein, Ida Zito

RUBY SPONSORS

George Allison, ASID and Alan Watkins, ASID Bob and Ginger Cannon Bailey Paul Cantor and Michelle Roy Community Foundation of Sarasota County Robin Klein-Strauss and Michael Strauss Peter G. and Patricia D. Laughlin Peter B. Miller and Dr. Martha Harrison Tom and Maureen Steiner

PEARL SPONSORS

Ken and Peggy Abt James and Maryann Armour Family Foundation Christopher and Natalie Armstrong Ronelle Ashby Shari and Steve Ashman Isabel Anchin Becker Theda Bohrer Wendy & Tracey Charitable Foundation Jerry and Gay Bowles Kay Delaney and Murray Bring Barbara Brizdle James Brooks Judy Cahn Canandaigua National Trust Company Bonnie and William Chapman Katie Couchot Cumberland Advisors Neil and Sandra DeFeo Sona and David Degann Fred and Lynda Doery Murray Duffin Ronald and Sharon Erickson Laura Feder Frances D. Fergusson and John Bradbury Jennifer Gemmeke Valerie Gill Jane C. Gould and Stephen W. Fillo

Marnie and Stephen Grossman Sherry and Mike Guthrie Renee Hamad Amy Harding Huisking Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County D’Anne Hurd Barbara Jacob Phillip King Kenneth and Victoria Kolbe Vivian Kouvant Tassana and Michael Landy Joan Switt Langbord Melvy Erman Lewis Tina and Rick Lieberman Peter and Teresa Masterson Joan Mathews Donna Maytham Tim Metz and Geraldine Fabrikant John and Mary Ann Meyer Carla and Michael Miller Gloria Moss Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf Dorothy O’Brien and Richard Antoine Kimberley Pelyk Charles and Charlotte Perret Jeffrey Peterson David Welle and Rosemary Reinhardt Pamela Revels Marilyn and Steve Rothschild Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini Thomas and Gwendolyn Watson Charles and Susan T. Wilson Sheila and Merrill Wynne

Frank Martucci, Richard Johnson, & Joel Morganroth


MEDIA SPONSORS

Observer Media Group Sarasota Scene Magazine

GALA PARTNERS

Bill Wagy Productions Cliff Roles Photography Daniel Jordan Quartet Flowers by Fudgie Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering Michael’s on East Noela Chocolate & Confections Plant Parents Sarasota Police Department Serbin Print Marketing & Publishing Sights and Sounds Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Sydney Goldstein

Director, Iain Webb thanks attendees for their support of The Sarasota Ballet

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Anonymous Kay Aidlin Caroline Amory and Marjorie Floyd Charlie and Heather Annaloro Carol Arscott Margaret Barbieri Bob and Billie Baren Bob and Margaret Boeke Bodil Braren Mary Buckley Judy Cahn Claudia Cardillo Louis and Marianne Cohen Margie and Kelvin Cooper Betty Curnow Syble Dolan-Di Girolamo Barbara and Bill Epperson Robert and Iris Fanger William and Janice Farber Bruce and Betsy Finley Laurie Fitch Tim and Ellen Foster Kevin Fulcher and Kim Deme-Fulcher Barbara Vanderkolk Gardner Wanda Garofalo Hermione Gilpin Sheila Gleason David Glorius Gerald and Deborah Hamburg Family Foundation Edward and Roberta Hamilton

Clive & Teresa Samuels

David Welle, Rosemary Reinhardt, Margie Cooper, & Kelvin Cooper

Christopher Hird Paige Petersen and Curtis Jordan Marvin Kadesh Dr. Sidney Katz and Elaine Keating Bruce and Barbara Keltz Waldron Kraemer and Joan Lovell Peter E. Kretzmer Lydia Landa Bruce Lehman Horace Liang Gail Lisi Henry and Ellen Mason Kay Mathers Matthew McAleer Lisa and Richard Merrill Cyndi Miller Marie Monsky Drs. Joel and Gail Morganroth Chad and Ruth Morrison Marian Moss Eric and Mafalda Neikrug Elizabeth and Luke Nicholas Paula Norwood Jennifer Oser Bertha P. Person

Guests were seated in a socially distanced format

Sara and Benjamin Robinson Alan Roer and Patricia Heyman Jennifer and Rob Rominiecki Bob and Diane Roskamp Jack and Lenore Rubin Lydia and John Russo Clive Samuels John and Myra Schmidt Paul Scire Rich and Clare Segall Jane Sheridan Frances and Steve Siegler Jan Sirota and Alison Gardner Richard Vergine and William Sloan Jake and Paula Sorg Audrey and Walter Stewart Lance Stubbs Peggy Sweeney Penny and Paul Thomas Carroll Tobin Eileen Toolin Joan Volpe and Ronald Kluck Tom and Teresa Walsh Lisa Wicks Jay Young

Pat Golemme & Tim Fullum

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OUR SUPPORTERS We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we received from our patrons in the past Season. The listings below represent contributions received during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. For questions regarding recognition, please contact the Development Department.

LUMINARIES CIRCLE $100,000 + Jean Weidner Goldstein In Loving Memory of Alfred Goldstein Sydney Goldstein Patricia Golemme and Timothy Fullum Ernie Kretzmer In Loving Memory of Alisa Kretzmer Frank and Katherine Martucci Paul and Sharon Steinwachs Jean Weiller Our Special Angel

Micki Sellman In Loving Memory of Jerry Sellman Noel and Toby Siegel Marcia Jean Taub and Peter Swain In Loving Memory of Ethel and Ron Taub Jean Volpe Matt and Lisa Walsh

AFICIONADOS CIRCLE $15,000 - $24,999

Mark Famiglio Pat and Ann Kenny Bud and Betty Shapiro In Loving Memory of Bob and Jeanne Zabelle

Ken and Peggy Abt Paul Cantor and Michelle Roy In Loving Memory of John Carrier Eliza P. Culverhouse Fred and Lynda Doery William and Janice Farber Barbara Jacob Richard and Cornelia Matson Donna Maytham In Loving Memory of Walter Maytham Bill and Linda Mitchell Dorothy O’Brien and Richard Antoine Janice Bini and Dean Scarborough Alison Gardner and Jan Sirota Tom and Maureen Steiner Melliss Swenson In Loving Memory of Curt Swenson Jared Winters

GUARDIANS CIRCLE $50,000 - $74,999

PATRONS CIRCLE $10,000 - $14,999

BENEFAC TORS CIRCLE $75,000 - $99,999

Anonymous Julie A. Harris Richard Johnson In Loving Memory of Marsha Johnson Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins Phil and Kim Lombardo Mercedita OConnor Eleanor Schmidt and Bert Schweigaard-Olsen Hillary Steele

CONNOISSEURS CIRCLE $25,000 - $49,999 James and Maryann Armour Family Foundation Bob and Ginger Cannon Bailey Isabel Anchin Becker David Beliles In Loving Memory of Ruth Beliles Robert and Gail Davies Michael and Sherry Guthrie Huisking Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Robin Klein-Strauss and Michael Strauss Richard March In Loving Memory of Helen March Claudia McCorkle and Beau Peter B. Miller and Dr. Martha Harrison Dr. Bart Price Marilyn and Steve Rothschild

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Anonymous Shari and Steve Ashman Margaret Barbieri Kay Delaney and Murray Bring Judy Cahn In Loving Memory of Charles Cahn Neil and Sandra Defeo Laura Feder Karol Foss Ellen Goldman JoAnn Heffernan Heisen In Loving Memory of David Lenihan Renee Hymson Waldron Kraemer and Joan Lovell Tina and Rick Lieberman Bill and Annette Lloyd Karen Glorio Luther Peter and Teresa Masterson Joan Mathews Drs. Joel and Gail Morganroth Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf Stu and Gini Peltz Rose Marie Proietti Mary Jo Reston In Loving Memory of Flori Roberts Gail and Skip Sack

Rich and Clare Segall Lois Stulberg In Loving Memory of Masayasu Tamatani Thomas and Gwendolyn Watson David Welle and Rosemary Reinhardt

DEVOTEES CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Kay Aidlin In Loving Memory of Stephen Aidlin George Allison, ASID and Alan Watkins, ASID Robert and Sara Arthur Betty-Jean and David Bavar Donald H. and Barbara K. Bernstein Family Foundation William and Bonnie Chapman Jonathan Strickland Coleman and Rick Kerby Georgia Court Donna Cubit-Swoyer Bruce Ensinger and Clark Denham Eleanor Faber Frances D. Fergusson and John Bradbury Laurie Fitch The Fletcher Family Charitable Foundation Herman and Sharon Frankel Micki H. Gamer In Loving Memory of Ronald Gamer Valerie Gill Matt and Kristin Glavin Renee Hamad Gerald and Deborah Hamburg Family Foundation Dr. Sidney Katz and Elaine Keating Anne Klisurich Peter E. Kretzmer Lydia Landa Peter G. and Patricia D. Laughlin Betty Menell Carla and Michael Miller Gloria Moss Eugene Noble Marilynn Petrillo In Loving Memory of Marsha Johnson Donald St. Clair, Jr. In Loving Memory of Donald R. St. Clair, Sr. John and Rita Steele Sallie Carter Tyler Beth Uffner and Robert Goldfarb William and Karen Watt Richard Wires Fremajane Wolfson In Loving Memory of Blair Wolfson Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation Sheila and Merrill Wynne Sora Yelin


GOLDEN CIRCLE $3,000 - $4,999 Anonymous Christopher and Natalie Armstrong Carol Arscott Jerry and Gay Bowles James Brooks Peter and Judy Carlin Vivian T. Dauber Revocable Trust

John and Patricia Dupps Ronald and Sharon Erickson Graham and Linda Fell Linda A. Fiorelli D’Anne Hurd Thomas I and Linda Z Klein Philanthropic Fund

Kenneth and Victoria Kolbe Dr. Bart and Joan Levenson Kimberley Pelyk Charles and Charlotte Perret Peter and Joanne Powers Pamela Revels Gabriel and Valerie Schmergel

Karen Vereb and Bud Blanton Kim Wheeler Charles and Susan T. Wilson

Phillip King Vivian Kouvant Tassana and Michael Landy Deirdre Lanesskog Joan Switt Langbord Dorothy Lawrence Arthur and Marcella Levin Melvy Erman Lewis Marlene and Hal Liberman Barbara Fischer-Long and James Long Margaret Maguire Louis and Carolou Marquet Judith Marquis Dr. Noralyn Marshall Jean M. Martin Tim Metz and Geraldine Fabrikant John and Mary Ann Meyer Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman Chad and Ruth Morrison Eric and Mafalda Neikrug In Loving Memory of Virginia Haskins Page Jeffrey Peterson Barbara M. Pickrell Linda Prowten and George Mitchell Jana and Eric Putnal

Susan Rawson Ronald and Marci Rhodes Sara and Benjamin Robinson Ann Hill Roth and Gilbert Roth Bob and Diane Roskamp Wylie Royce William and Marge Sandy Murray and Abby Sherry Arthur Siciliano and B. Aline Blanchard David and Karen Smith Nancy Smith Malcolm Stevenson Elizabeth Stewart Peggy Sweeney Ed Town and Steve Rubin John G. and Anna Maria Troiano Bernard and Lauren Walsh Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini Thomas Weisman Florence Wildner Carol B. Williams Mary Lou and Edward Winnick Jane Woods

Allen and Stephanie Hochfelder Stephanie Horeis Mary Howes Peter and Bonnie Hurley Brett Jenkins Susan Johnson Marvin Kadesh Deborah Kalb Gerald and Nancy Kaplan Frank D. Kistler Ronald Kluck and Joan Volpe Jane Kritzer and Carol Carmenaro Donna Koffman Ike Koziol Richard Leebove Marla and Gordon Levine Sandra and Louis Levy Evie Lichter Gerda Maceikonis Henry and Ellen Mason Lynn and Gary Massel Kay Mathers Bert and Joy Mayerhofer David McLernon Marie Monsky Michael and Michelle Morris

Lee and Jan Peakes Thomas and Christine Perkins DJ Arnold and Richard Prescott Susan L. Robinson Karen Roosen Jack and Lenore Rubin Stanley and Jo Rutstein Mary Scharf John and Myra Schmidt Erwin and Carol Segal Jane Sheridan Frances and Steve Siegler Thomas and Carol Smith Louise P. Stevens Diran and Virginia Tashian Audrey and Walter Stewart Lance Stubbs Joan Tatum Penny and Paul Thomas Robert Tutnauer Carolyn K. Warren Maureen and Daren Wells Robert J. Wilk Ann Williams Scott and Martha Young

SILVER CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,999 Anonymous Peggy C. Allen and Steve Dixon Robert and Elaine Appel Ronelle Ashby In Loving Memory of Everett Behrendt Jonathan and Kristina Berg Jerry Bilik Barbara Blumfield Marty and Barbara Bowling Barbara Brizdle Diana Cable Louise Cashman Stephen and Mary Ellen Cease Natalie and Alan Cohen Diana Smith and Barry Cohen Nadine Cohodas In Loving Memory of Sylvia Cohodas Katie Couchot Mary and Peter Davis Sona and David Degann Murray Duffin Anthony Dyson Annette and Edward Eliasberg Douglas Endicott Douglas Engebretson

Barbara and Bill Epperson Robert and Iris Fanger Shirley Fein Steve and Wendy Fisk Donald Fosselman Paul Francis and Lolli Zarlin Patsy and Ed Garno Wanda Garofalo Jennifer Gemmeke Roz Goldberg Jane C. Gould and Stephen W. Fillo Marnie and Stephen Grossman Helen and John Habbert William and Jo Haraf Amy Harding Alene Hazeltine Janet Hyman Stephen and Lila Huse Ann and Robert Jackson Elizabeth Johnston Ann E. Jones Thomas and Alison Jones Joseph and Teresa Kadow Merrill Kaegi Richard Kemmler

ENTHUSIASTS $500 - $999 Anonymous Caroline Amory and Marjorie Floyd Sumner and Irene Bagby Dr. and Mrs. Gregg A. Baran Ruth Barker Margaret and Isaac Barpal Maria and John Bartlett Lenore Shapiro and Glen Behrendt Marc Behrendt Richard Belle Charlotte Bimba Barbara Blackburn Linda and Glen Bodzy Ina and Carl Born Judith Bowie Claudia Cardillo Lynn Chancer Kyuran Choe-Albano, MD Andre and Isabelle Christen Janine and Douglas Cohen Louis and Marianne Cohen Naomi and Saul Cohen Stanley and Norma Cohen Neal Colton Glenn and Evelyn Cooper Margie and Kelvin Cooper

Patricia Corson and Martin Goldstein Harold and Jacqueline D’Alessio William Cotter Leila and James Day Kumu Dreier Dan Denton Irene Dignan Sandra Jean Eshima John and Marlene Forster Tim and Ellen Foster Michael and Jean Freed Suzanne Freund Alfred and Anne Garrett Jerry Genova and Bob Evans Maria Georgiev Hermione Gilpin David Glorius Bonnie and David Goldmann James and Joann Grace Anthony Grasso Barbara K. Grauer Helen and John Habbert Andrew and Felicia Hall Joelle R. Hamovit Beverly Harms James W. and Mary R. Heslin

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ADMIRERS $250 - $499 Martin and Catha Abrahams Janette Albrecht Francine Alexander Christina Amato Richard and Patricia Anderson Kathleen A. Fischer and Chuck Angulo Amy Barkin George and Frances Barletta Linda and Mark Baron Barbara Barrett Maxine and Irv Bass James and Lynnette Bennett Joseph and Suzanne Brent Patricia Briggs Mary Buckley Cynthia Cuminale Toby Deutsch Michael Dukes and Belle Bulwinkle David Eichlin and Bob Griffiths Sandra Fink Nancy and Peter Finn Priscilla Fort Elaine and Robert Foster Rhoda and Stuart Friedman Dana Gaddis Everett and Mary Gendler Mrs. Otto J. Glasser

Marie and William Goetz Nancy Gold Marilyn Golden Sharon Grisez John and Nancy Harris Kathryn Harvey William Hatz Bob Hemingway Elaine Herda Donald Hoercher Marion B. Hoercher Jeffrey Armstrong Hoerle Oya Horiguchi Dale Horwitz Jean and Peter Huber Vlatka Ivanisevic Susan K Johnson Bruce Kalt Laura and Russell Karlins Ronald and Rita Karns Arno Kastner Bruce and Barbara Keltz John and Barbara Kerwin Richard Kiegler and Ruthann Sturtevant-Kiegler Linda and Neil Kirschner Mary Klimasiewfski Robert Kloss

Patricia M. Knott Philippe Koenig Janet Korte Iris LaJoie Carol Lewis John Hargraves Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Terrance L. Lindemann John Lindsey Julius and Kay Marcus Robert and Vicki McGriff Nancy Milbauer Mary Mitchell Jon Newman Wiley and Fran Osborn Jennifer Oser Lenee and Conrad Owens Laura and Fred Pardee Bertha P. Person Sue and Jerry Peterson Lorena Pollock Tere Reis Brenda Griffiths and Richard Reston Douglas Rife Margot and Jack Robinson Carl and Cornelia Sare Lenore and Isadore Sborofsky Philanthropic Fund Gail Schaeffer and Edward Ellis

Norma H. Schatz Ann Schluederberg Barbara Schott Anne and Alexander Scott Sue Shepard and Don Helgeson Vielka Sheppard Barbara Shivers Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith Jr. Barbara Smith Mark Smith Skylar Smith J. S. Soble Wesley Spencer and Pauline Wood Judi Stern Martin and Hadassah Strobel Veronica Tcherevkoff Nasrin and Mark Thierer Jacqueline and John Thompson Eileen Toolin Marianne and Niels Trulson Helen Vetter Clare Villari Mutsuko Wennersten Betsy Wollman Stanley Zielinski

Dierdre Miles Burger John Caldwell Barbara Callahan Barbara Casey Kymberly Cassada Elizabeth Catanzano Barbara J. Chin Tatyana Chernova Dennis Ciborowski and Meryl Gale Stevie and John Coppin-Polking Aubert Coran Charles Cosler Christina Cowell Mayers Kristie-Lynne Cox Betty Curnow Fiona Crawford Wylie Crawford Glenn Cudiamat Christopher Curtis Louis and Anne DeFrancesco Judith Del Viscio Patrice DeMoss Laura Denault Diane DiBenedetto Marianne and Paul Diczok Kathi Doepfner Shelly Dorfman George Dorris and Jack Anderson William Draeger Jr Thomas and Carolyn Drew Brian and Victoria Eckl Carol and Martin Edelman Hazel Edlinger Patti Eylar Linda Elliff Kathleen Elks

Norris and Denise Elswick Thomas and Patricia Fennessey Elizabeth Ferguson Bradley and Nancy Fields Alan Fishbein Sara W. Fishman Barbara Fisk Joann Flanigan Elizabeth and Ben Forsyth Michael Fox Jane Freeman Lois Friedman Suzan and Barry Friedman Gilber Friend-Jones Michael and Karen Gardiner Elvira Garibovic Kate Relling-Garskof and Melvyn Garskof Lynda and Marvin Geller Jeff George Cheryl Giraudy Sheila Gleason Marjorie R. Goldstein Sue Marquis Gordon Ricardo Graziano Barney Greenhill Andre Guilloton Suzanne Guyette and Bill Citara Dr. Steven Ha Ben Hall Martin and Sherrie Handelman Sistie Fairweather-Harmes Karen and Bert Harris Bonnie L. Harrison Nancy Harvey Hedge Team at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Emma and Daniel Headington Susan Hecker Stan and Adrienne Heishman Marcia Hendler Belle Heneberger Joe and Mary Kay Henson Ronald Hernden Michael Hetsler Anita Pihl Robert Hildebrand Elliott Himelfarb and Janet Minker Judy Hinton Moira Hintsa Christopher Hird Michael Hird John and Nina Hockenberry Melitta Hoenle Judith Hoerr William Holland William Holmes John Holyland Nancy Hutcheson Deborah Hutton Linda Jacob Sue Jacobson Barbara Jacoby Millicent B. Jaekle Oliver and Suzanne Janney Judith Liersch and Allen Jennings Dale and Barbara Jensen Judeth Jensen Bette Johnson Jim Johnson Tim and Mary Johnson Johnston Family Fund Jane Jones

ADVOC ATES $100 - $249 Anonymous Julia Aaron Maria Abraham Cecile Adams Priscilla Adams Gerald and Sue Ellen Addicott James Akers Pamela Akins Sherrie Albrecht Edward Allen and Lorraine Gawronski Lucia and Steven Almquist Paul Altman Peter Amster Andrea Anderson Angela Anderson Helen Arango Claire Arbour Suzanne and Adam Armbruster Brandy Austin Geraldine and Vahan Ayvazian Gretchen Bacon Richard Balestrino Elaine Bankoff Bob and Billie Baren Nicholas and Jocelyn Baskey Kim Bateman Emily Berger Elizabeth Weil Bergmann In Loving Memory of David Bloom Rotraut Bockstahler Bob and Margaret Boeke Gay Boylston Scott and Lisa Bradley Veronica Brady and Keith Monda Sheila and Ed Braun Kristine B. Bundrant

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Edward and Lyn Kahn Martha Kammire Gerrity Roger and Kristy Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Kellogg Roderick Kelly Maura Kenny Julie Keverian Alyson L. King Kim Kirchhofer Eileen Kirk Ilene and David Klein Ellen Klein Rosalyn and Paul Kline Patricia Klugherz Lily Koester Warren Koontz Anita Lambert Kevin Lambert Gail Landry Harriet Lane Robert Lange Joan E. Lappin Claudia Latona Deanne Lay Ellen Layman Nancy Lee Ron Lee Bruce Lehman Joel and Calva Leonard Barry Levin Horace Liang Cynthia Lichtenstein Andrea Lieberman Phyllis and Phil Lieberman Sheryl D. Lindholm Gail Lisi Dr. Vassyl Lonchyna and Dr. Roksolana Tymiak-Lonchyna Jacqueline Lorusso Francine Luque Richard Mace Carol MacLennan Daniel Maksymowicz Myra Malkin Kimberley Mancini Maria Mandler Dr. Lisa Mann and Dr. Rocco Marotta Peter Marion Eileen Markson Mary Lee Martens Jacqueline Massari Andrew and Donna Mateer Gregg and Jill May Eva Maze Matthew McAleer Lynn McBrier Ann McConnachie James and Elaine McCormack

Jane E. McCormack Josephine and Joelle McCoy Henry McFarland Julie Mcgue Marianne McKenna Robert and Sharon McMillan Todd Mechtensimer James and Lynn Medlin Joanne Meighan Robert and Margo Menson Margaret Merlino Lisa and Richard Merrill Joan and Robert Meyer Janet and Paul Michaelson Jack Michelson Cyndi Miller Jean Miller Sharon Miller Sandra Miranda Zachary Morowitz and Julie Brown David Morriss Marian Moss Jean Muccini Phyllis Myers Virginia Mulkin Joan Nasser John and Katherine Nelson Sigurd Nelson Susan Newsome In Loving Memory of Jon Newsome Elizabeth and Luke Nicholas George Nimick Atsushi Nishizawa Marilyn Nordby Richard and Lois Noyes Jennifer Nzeza Maegan Ochoa Mary Olha JoAnne Olian Lauren Ostrander Michael Ostrander Vance Ostrander Thomas Paine Margaret D’Aiuto Palacio Jeannette Paladino Joe and Diane Palermo Anand Pallegar Jeanette Pappas Phillip Parham Michele Pasquini Lorelei Paster Richard Paulsen Barry and Cynthia Pearlman Joe and Janis Peixoto Katharine Pepper Richard Peterson Joseph and Sharon Petty Katelyn Pforzheimer

Margaret Pierce Andrea Pilch Julie Planck Andrea Plautz Dr. Marc and Carol Pohl Katie Powers Richard Prager Kimberly Proctor Carlos de Quesada Jerry and Carole Reid Kate Relling Cheryl Richards Sandra Ripberger Laurie Rizzolo Martin Robbins Mary Berhang Ursula Robinson Alan Roer and Patricia Heyman Jennifer and Rob Rominiecki Beverly Root Sheila Rosenthal Barbara Rosin Sally Ross Sam Ross Dr. Jack and Nancy Rozance Herbert Ruderman Lynn and Ned Rule Lydia and John Russo Sidney and Marcia Rutberg Catherine Ryan Georgena and Paul Ryan Lawrence Sage Paul and Anita Sarno Phyllis Schaen Molly Schechter Sandra Schemske Gary Schieneman Tobi Schneider Paul Scire Eda Scott Herb and Ann Sears John and Carole Segal Diana Sells Philip and Karen Selwyn Susan Serling and David Kessler John and Carol Shabe Paula Sharp Dr. Rosabella Shek Jean Shorr and David Langhaug Estelle Silbert Steve Sills Beth Robyn Silverberg David and Linda Sischy Kiernan and Margaret Skinner Valeria Sloan Richard Vergine and William Sloan Turbi and Paul Smilow Jennifer Smith

Kathie Smith Barbara Somma Helen and Jerry Spindler Terri Spoon Irene J. Stankevics Gordon Stanley Barbara Staton William Stavi-Raines Victoria Sterling Judilee Sterne Joan and Jim Stewart Erik and Lesley Svenson Edward Swindell Fredricka Taubitz Ann Syring Judith G. Taylor Bogdana Tchakarova John and Lillian Thompson Sigmund and Lora Tobias Carroll Tobin Carol A. Tomlinson Tracy Tucker and Joel Howard Carl Tursi Walt and Carole Ulin Stanley Vickers Michael Vlaisavljevich Sarah Walcutt-Febish Paul Walser Michele Ward Judith Waxberg Anna and Jason Webb Elaine and Jeff Weinberg Ann Weingartner Gisela Weinland Janet Weisbord Gail J. Weiser Iris G. Wenglin Ernest Werlin Donald West Bonnie Whisman Jo Ann White Sid and Maryann Whitman Lisa Wicks Barbara Wilcox Peggy and Bennett Williams Aaron Wilner David Wood Gretchen M. Wilson Karen Wiltsie Terry Wohl Mari Wright Betty M. York Jay Young Marsha Zapson Dodie Zehnwirth Wayne Morgan and Charlotte Zurn Elaine Zwelling

T H A N K Y O U F O R S U P P O R T I N G O U R 3 0 TH A N N I V E R S A R Y S E A S O N Thank you for your support during this unprecedented Season. Funds raised during the 30th Anniversary Season supported the performance, education, and community programs of The Sarasota Ballet and The Sarasota Ballet Emergency Fund for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you chose to support our dancers, students, community programs, or the entire organization, thank you for joining us in celebrating our 30th Anniversary Season. With your generosity and support, The Sarasota Ballet will continue to produce world-class dance in Sarasota, now and for years to come.

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F O U N D AT I O N A N D P U B L I C S U P P O R T THE MURIEL O’NEIL FUND FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

BANK OF AMERICA

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SARASOTA COUNTY CORONAVIRUS AID RELEIF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT

CHARLES HENRY LEACH II FUND

ALFRED & ANN GOLDSTEIN FOUNDATION

CORNELIA T. BAILEY FOUNDATION

THE KORS LE PERE FOUNDATION

Andy Frank Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Annette J. Hagens Memorial Foundation Bernard Lewis Charitable Foundation Betty & Marie Healy Family Foundation Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation Costco Wholesale Council of School Supervisors and Administrators Deline Charitable Foundation Designing Women Boutique

Fay A. Scheim Memorial Children’s Dance Fund Florida State University Gilbert Waters Charitable Fund II Jelks Family Foundation Jerome Robbins Foundation Johnston Family Fund Manatee Community Foundation Manatee County Coronavirus Aid Midvale Foundation

Publix Super Markets Charities SRQ Media Gives Back Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at New College of Florida The Leda Freedman Fund Theda Bohrer Wendy & Tracy Charitable Fund Tucker Family Charitable Fund Women’s Outreach Ministry Church of the Redeemer

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AbbVie Amazon Smile Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Cumberland Advisors Feldman & Mahoney, P.A. FlorinRoebig Trial Attorneys Flowers by Fudgie

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Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society Hedge Team at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty IBM Corporation Johnson & Johnson Matching Gifts Longboat Key Education Center Michael’s on East

Network for Good Porch Puget Sound Development, LLC Serbin Print Marketing & Publishing White Oaks Investment Management


MEDIA SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS The Sarasota Ballet is grateful to The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Sarasota County and Manatee County CARES, and the US Small Business Administration for their incredible support for The Sarasota Ballet Emergency Fund. We are also grateful to Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation for hosting The 2020 Giving Challenge, Suncoast News Network for their arts coverage during the pandemic, GGBailey Designs for Sarasota Ballet face masks, Lela Jackson Foundation and The Care Institute for support for DanceThe Next Generation. Through the support of our Institutional partners, The Sarasota Ballet was able to care for our dancers, staff, students and audience throughout the 2020-2021 Season.

Paul Taylor’s Brandenburgs

“On behalf of everyone at The Sarasota Ballet, thank you! Over the past year we have felt your love, encouragement, inspiration, and support. This year has reminded all of us of the value and importance of our dance family.” Iain Webb, Joe Volpe, and Margaret Barbieri

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T H E S A R A S O TA B A L L E T E N D O W M E N T F U N D During the 2020-2021 Season, The Sarasota Ballet received an incredibly generous anonymous donation of $2M to establish The Sarasota Ballet Endowment Fund. This Fund will support the future of The Sarasota Ballet and ensure that The Sarasota Ballet remains one of the nation’s most exciting ballet companies for years to come. In addition to The Sarasota Ballet Endowment Fund, The Sarasota Ballet operates endowed funds for Live Music, Dance – The Next Generation, and general operations. To learn more, please contact Sara Robinson at (941)225-6504.

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F R I E N D S O F T H E S A R A S O TA B A L L E T Friends of The Sarasota Ballet champion the Company throughout the region. Their events and volunteer work provide

important resources for The Sarasota Ballet, while their community of members form close bonds through a mutual love of ballet.

VIRTUAL EVENTS MEET ME AT THE BARRE November 1st The Friends of The Sarasota Ballet’s annual event, Meet Me at the Barre went virtual for the 2020-2021 Season. Although Friends gathered on Zoom instead of the usual Mertz Theatre setting, the virtual edition of Meet Me at the Barre still marked a celebratory beginning to The Sarasota Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season. The event provided an inside look at the history of The Sarasota Ballet and featured special guests including Founder, Jean Weidner Goldstein and former Director, Robert de Warren. UPDATE WITH IAIN WEBB December 4th The Friends had an opportunity to attend an intimate chat with Director Iain Webb during this exclusive Virtual Event. Iain spoke in-depth about the Ballet’s 30th Anniversary Season, covering everything from rehearsals and digital performances to plans for the future. Friends had the opportunity for a brief Q&A with Iain at the end of the call. EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM January 29th The Friends received a virtual invitation to Studio 1 for an inside look at the rehearsal process for Resident Choreographer, Ricardo Graziano’s, original piece Amorosa. During this Livestream Zoom Event, the Friends observed Graziano’s rehearsal and coaching practices while watching the dancers rehearse in real time.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Members can become directly involved with ongoing events throughout the season. Whether it be lending computer expertise, becoming a guide for backstage tours, mentoring our Dance – The Next Generation students, or simply sharing a love and enthusiasm with the rest of the community, there are so many ways that Friends of The Sarasota Ballet are part of The Sarasota Ballet family. “The Friends are grateful that The Sarasota Ballet was able to continue to provide exquisite performances during the 20202021 Season. This year was different in many ways, but it was also inspiring to see the true meaning of friendship on display.” Pat Golemme | President, Friends of The Sarasota Ballet

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MMEEMMOORRAABBLLEE MMOOMMEENNTTSS After moving the majority of our 2020-2021 events to a virtual format, we were grateful for the opportunity to safely gather outdoors at the end of the Season. The 30th Anniversary Season Gala was held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 and the Dinner of Excellence was held on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Thank you to the patrons and community partners who helped make these events possible. 1. Bill Lloyd, Joan Lovell & Wally Kraemer 2. Marian Moss & Gloria Moss 3. Robin Klein-Strauss & Michael Strauss 4. Lou Oberndorf, Katherine Martucci, Rosemary Oberndorf & Paul Cantor 5. Charlie Huisking & Sydney Goldstein 6. Harry Leopold & Frank Martucci 7. Karol Foss & Margaret Barbieri 8. Back Row: Matt Walsh, Kate Honea, Emily Walsh & Tom Walsh Front Row: Lisa Walsh & Teresa Walsh 9. Jackie Fvilokos & Joan Matthews 10. Betty Shapiro, Bud Shapiro, Peter Miller & Claudia McCorkle 11. Phil Lombardo & Kim Lombardo 12. David Lipton & Isabel Becker 13. Todd Carey & Tina Lieberman 14. Laura Feder, Tim Fullum & Pat Golemme 15. Elaine Keating 16. Gwen Watson, Tom Watson, Steve Ashman & Shari Ashman 17. Karen Lichtig & Barbara Jacob 18. Richard March 19. Julie Harris & Renee Hamad 20. Bud Shapiro, Dick Johnson & Betty Shapiro 21. Gail Sack & Skip Sack 22. David Welle, Rosemary Reinhardt, Paul Cantor & Michelle Roy 23. Clare Segall & Rich Segall 24. Amy Harding, Alison Gardner, Jan Sirota, Marnie Grossman & Stephen Grossman 25. Linda Doery & Fred Doery 26. Bill Chapman & Bonnie Chapman 27. Roxie Jerde & Dick Johnson 28. Lydia Landa & Melissa Derstine 29. Marcia Jean Taub & Peter Swain 30. Marlene Kenneway & Peter Kretzmer

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JOIN US FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON! BECOME A PATRON OF THE SARASOTA BALLET Join us as a contributing member for the 2021-2022 Season and receive special benefits throughout the year. Benefits include, but are not limited to: • Recognition in the Annual Magazine, Season Program Book, and other printed and digital publications • Behind-the-scenes experiences such as dress rehearsals and backstage tours • Concierge ticket service • Invitations to special events throughout the Season • And so much more! YOUR GIFT AT WORK Each year contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations make up over 65% of our annual budget. As a non-profit organization, your generous support enables The Sarasota Ballet to produce world-class performances and provide award-winning education and community programs open to everyone. Your tax-deductible gift will have a direct impact and immediate impact on our organization as we shape lives in our community through the beauty of dance. For more information about patron programs: Sara Robinson – Chief Advancement Officer 941.225.6504 | srobinson@sarasotaballet.org Chad Morrison – Institutional Giving Officer 941.225.6513 | cmorrison@sarasotaballet.org Lauren Stroman – Senior Development Officer 941.225.6510 | lstroman@sarasotaballet.org Rachael Fisk – Events and Engagement Coordinator 941.225.6519 | rfisk@sarasotaballet.org

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