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.

The Florida Ballet’s professional Company, under the direction of Roberto Forleo, presents a season of performances featuring a mixture of classics, contemporary works and world premieres from well-known masters of ballet to internationally acclaimed choreographers.

Artistic Staff

Roberto Forleo
Artistic Director


The Florida Ballet is looking for a male dancer with strong classical and contemporary technique for the 2024/2025 season.

Requirements: 18yo or older, minimum 5’9″ tall and must be a US citizen or have a valid work visa.

Please send  your application to Artistic Director Roberto Forleo at

Application deadline: July 31, 2024.


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