NORTHEAST FLORIDA’S PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA’S PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY.

The Florida Ballet was founded in 1978 by Laurie Picinich-Byrd and Michael Byrd as a presenting organization with the goal of becoming Northeast Florida’s professional ballet company.

For over a decade, The Company of The Florida Ballet performed regionally and locally before disbanding in 1989 due to financial restraints.

In 2018, The Florida Ballet’s leadership team, re-established our founders’ goal to institute a professional ballet company in Northeast Florida. Substantial growth has already been achieved beginning with three dancers for the 2018/19 season to a current Company of twelve members for the 2020/21 season.

Artistic Staff

Roberto Forleo
Artistic Director

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Katie Slattery
Company Coordinator & Rehearsal Assistant

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Auditions

Thank you for your interest in The Florida Ballet. It is uncertain at this point if the Company will be able to offer any new contracted positions for the 2021/22 season. Interested dancers are welcome to send audition materials to Artistic Director, Roberto Forleo, rforleo@floridaballet.org.


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