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. Company auditions for the 2022/2023 season will be held in early 2022. Please check back for details. Interested dancers are welcome to send audition materials to Artistic Director, Roberto Forleo, rforleo@floridaballet.org.


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